Every now and then we have 1-day bookings either by individuals or small groups. The knowledge that there is no contingency days to fall back on in case of unfavourable weather or a slow day out on the water adds on some pressure to the pleasure of fishing.
This is one of those trips in the earlier part of May with Colly and his Irish mates.
Kuala Rompin’s most famous resident, Istiophorus platypterus aka indo-pacific sailfish is the agenda. The first fish that came to the boat however, turned out to be a decent sized tenggiri or narrow-barred Spanish mackerel. It fought hard but was no match for the heavy sailfish tackle it was caught on. More spanish macks cut us off as the day progressed as we were not targeting them with wires.
We lost two sailfish that threw the hooks and had a double hookup.
At the end of the day, we had five sailfish on with three landed including one that threw the hook when leadered at boat side. Unfortunately all the sailfish lost appears to be bigger ones.