The northeast monsoon officially announces its arrival at Kuala Rompin today.
We’ve been seeing the usual signs of the impending weather changes over the past weeks so the arrival of the northeast monsoon is expected, although perhaps not so soon.
The northeast monsoon usually sets in sometime mid-November although we can never be certain.
This year, most things came late. The unwelcome haze which usually happens around July-August came in around September, the baitfish run of anchovies arrived late, too this season on the second half of September. Could it be the cyclical El Nino having an affect on things?
We have two more bookings to go in Rompin before we call it a Goodyear.
I’ve just rescheduled the first one pushing it back a couple of days as we expect rough seas over the next few days. The second booking should just see calmer skies and waters and hopefully frenzied bites before the rough weather returns to settle down until February or March next year.
Have you started planning your next sailfish trip yet? Better get some dates early before they get filled up.
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