Kuala Rompin Sailfish Fishing Charters


The seas east of Kuala Rompin, Malaysia are home to one of the largest aggregation of Sailfish found anywhere in the world. Tens of thousands of Sailfish feed on massive schools of baitfish between March and end of October. Calm seas, experienced crews and quality equipment have made Rompin a world-class fishery. There are a number of charter boats in Rompin but few are as professionally crewed and equipped as Magic Billfish Charters fleet. Our boats, skippered by experienced English-speaking crew, have the best catch rates of the local charter fleet. Our crews work hard to keep our boats close to the schools of Sailfish and follow the migration of these majestic fish as they move along the Rompin coast. During the Sailfish season our boats are the most heavily booked boats in Rompin, this gives us day-to-day knowledge as to where the baitfish schools and Sailfish are located and saves us time in finding the fish for you. Multiple hook-ups and double figure catches in a single day are a reality during the peak season. The areas we fish are close to port which maximizes your time spent fishing.

2024 - 2025 season for a private charter (only you or your group on-board plus the crew) in Kuala Rompin:

We offer two different kinds of day trips from Kuala Rompin, the first is a full package trip and are priced at 800 USD for a private charter for the 2024 - 2025 season for max 4 anglers, we use our six 36 feet long boats with twin 150 hp. 4 stroke Suzuki and Yamaha engines for 4 anglers. For 5 anglers we got a bigger 39 feet long boat with twin 200 hp. 4 stroke Yamaha engines that is 860 USD for a full day trip.

The full package trip includes:
⦁ A full-day charter for up to 4 people
⦁ Hotel transfers to the boat and back to the hotel after the fishing
⦁ lunch boxes
⦁ Mineral drinking water and soft drinks
⦁ Free use of professional fishing equipment (new Shimano Thunnus 12.000 CI4 bait runner reels filled up with fresh Daiwa Braid line, Japanese Major Craft Nano resin 7,2ft Sailfish rods, Daiwa Bait fish spinning reels with high quality Sabiki live bait rods, Owner SSW Inline Circle hooks for Sailfish live bait fishing, Japanese Nylon and Fluorocarbon Sailfish leaders, High quality Sabiki rigs, weights, bottom fishing tackle and Sailfish fly fishing and popping tackle. Rod belts and all terminal tackle needed.
⦁ Experienced English speaking crew (holds both the release record per day in Rompin of 38 Sailfish (Captain Ah Bing) and biggest Sailfish ever caught in Rompin waters (a 60 kg fish by Captain Jonas and captain Ah Pei)
⦁ We also bring you to Rompin's best seafood restaurants (if you wish) after the fishing so you can enjoy the fish you just caught. 

Not included:
⦁ Accommodations, room /board, however contact information & recommendations are provided upon request.
⦁ International and domestic Airfare
⦁ Beer or other alcoholic beverages.

Second kind of day trip is a Basic day trip. This trip is for anglers on a lower budget and cost 660 USD.

The Basic day trip includes:
⦁ A full day trip for up to 4 people
⦁ Mineral drinking water
⦁ 3 sailfish equipment's (Shimano Baitrunner D reels) and 3 livebait rods
⦁ 3 Sabiki live bait equipments

Not included in Basic day trip: 
⦁ Hotel to Jetty transfers (Taxi is available for this)
⦁ Lunch boxes
⦁ Bottom fishing tackle, Fly fishing tackle, Popper casting tackle
⦁ Photo service
⦁ Accommodations, room /board, however contact information & recommendations are provided upon request.
⦁ International and domestic Airfare
⦁ Beer or other alcoholic beverages

Deposit to confirm a charter is 50%, can be paid by PayPal or by TT bank transfers, the balance you can pay in cash in USD, Singapore dollar or in Malaysian Ringit before departure. Closest airport to Kuala Rompin is Kuantan airport, 130 km north of Rompin, we can arrange pick up from the airport and we also arrange transfer from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur in minivan or cars to Rompin (extra cost). Best hotel in Rompin is Rompin Beach Resort, their Chalet rooms are OK and around 35-45 USD per night and can be booked from www.agoda.com or www.bookings.com We also got a private 4 bed room villa, fully air-conditioned with wifi, living room, kitchen close to the city center for 300 Ringit per night (around 75 USD)
Our boats can also be can be booked on a share basis (you split the charter rate with max 3 other anglers, if other anglers are available during your preferred dates)

For reservation and inquiries please contact us here.

Visit http://www.rompin-sailfish.com to find out more about our multi-day Rompin Sailfish packages

How to travel to Kuala Rompin

New for the 2024 - 25 season is Live-aboard trips on a fully equipped Bertram 510

We are very proud to present this beautiful and recently upgraded Bertram 510 Convertible for live aboard trips to Tioman and Aur Islands and for the world famous Sailfish grounds East and North East of Kuala Rompin with departure from Malaysia between April to November, during the period November to April the vessel is available for charter to the protected islands in Indonesia south of Singapore. 

She is a stunning 51ft Bertram with a full Pipewelder Tuna Tower, Rupp triple and centre riggers, huge cockpit with many rod holders. 
The cockpit has loads of room for multiple anglers to fight fish simultaneously, the cockpit contains most amenities any serious angler would demand: a large circular baitwell to starboard, tackle station on centreline with a sink and drawers beneath, a large freezer outboard to port and the engine room hatch next to the salon door. The interior features gorgeous cherry wood with a flawless gloss finish, while the galley boasts all the latest amenities. Three steps down finds a double cabin amidships with twin beds. Portside, the master stateroom holds an island double berth and private head with shower. Another double in the bow offers an island berth on centreline and shares a starboard-side head and shower with the other guest cabin. All cabins are fully air-conditioned with individual temperature setting controls. The flybridge got a big U-shaped seating area with a big table in the center infront of the helm, perfect place to be for watching the sunset with a cold drink in your hand. She get a very respectable 36-plus-knot top speed from the German made 1050 hp MAN engines. Please contact us for more details and charter rates and packages available for this vessel.

The boats we use to fish these waters are Malaysian built and made out of fibreglass, 36 ft. in length and powered by new Suzuki and Yamaha 4 stroke low emission outboard engines. They are fast and stable with ample sunshade. GPS navigation systems, VHF radios, Fish finders, livebait tanks, life jackets, and first aid kits are standard on all boats and crews are fully licensed to operate in Malaysian waters. 

Sailfishing season in Rompin begins in March and ends last week of October.  Mid November to March is the period of the Northeast monsoon in Rompin. This monsoon wind often brings strong rainfall and this season is not recommended for fishing in Rompin due to strong wind and choppy condition. The Sailfish fishing area is in 60-100 ft depth, relatively shallow water and a short run from the jetty. The fishing day normally starts with jigging with Sabiki feathers for live bait to fill up the live bait tank.

Drifting with live bait is the preferred fishing method here as this is the most effective way of catching Sails in huge numbers. Slow trolling with live bait is also very productive and sight and cast, lure and bait switching, casting stick or popper surface lures, saltwater fly fishing are other methods often used here for catching Sailfish. The waters off Rompin are world renowned for flyfisherman who wish to experience landing a Sailfish on a flyrod. We troll teasers to raise the Sails to the fly. Our hook-less daisy-chain teasers are effective in making the Sails aggressive and bringing them to within the casting range of our guests. Oftentimes the Sails become so aggressive that they can be teased all the way to the boat. The number of raised Sailfish per day here, will probably be higher than anywhere else in the world. We will supply light and medium trolling, spin, bottom and fly fishing tackle to include  TFO lefty kreh bluewater series Sailfish fly rods, Danielsson Control Infinity anti-reverse, state of the art saltwater fly reels, Sailfish fly fishing teasers and custom tied Sailfish tube flies with Cam Sigler popper heads, circle and J-hooks, surface lures, leaders, sabiki feathers, sinkers, snaps, pliers and rod belts at no extra cost, everything is provided so you don't need to bring anything. The Rods and Reels we use are quality brands…. Shimano, Daiwa, Penn and Tiburon. All our reels are loaded with fresh Suffix mono or braid. We maintain our fishing equipment to the highest standards. Below is a simple guideline for tackle suitable for Rompin fishing if you like to bring your own rods & reels:

  • 7-8 ft. spinning outfit 12-16 lbs. class for bait catching and bottom fishing.
  • One extra 7 ft. heavy spinning outfit 20-30 lbs. class for surface popper casting or sight casting for Sailfish.
  • Class 12-14 fly rod with matching reel with a good break system, filled with min 400 meters of 50lb. backing, Sailfish flies and leaders.

It is advisable to carry high UVA / UVB waterproof sun crème and good quality polarised sunglasses during the trip. Fishing hats should be worn at all times during exposure to sun.