Fish Kuala Rompin

Located on the south east coast of peninsular Malaysia is the city of Kuala Rompin. This destination is fast becoming a hotspot for catching game fish and is often referred to as a sailfish “playground”. The tropical seas are also home to the black, blue and striped marlin and its deep waters featuring atolls and drop-offs are a magnet for wahoo, giant trevally, yellowfin tuna and dorado. Fishing Kuala Rompin is a truly unique experience for your next fishing holiday.


These world class fishing grounds create exceptional game, sport and fly fishing opportunities.  Anglers here use a variety of different techniques to hook their next Sailfish. With slow trolling, casting and fly fishing being the most popular.

Kuala Rompin has a strict catch and release policy in its waters which only ensures that not only the Sailfish are abundant but they are of high quality too. Other species living in these pristine waters include Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, Snappers and Dorado. The myriad of islands offshore from Rompin, and its uninhabited rocky islands, have steep drop-offs that provide excellent trolling fishing opportunities. Popping along atoll drop-offs often produces impressive Giant Trevally.

Top fish Species

  • Sailfish
  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Giant Trevally
  • Dorado
  • Wahoo

Best Times to Fish

Fishing season in Kuala Rompin is from March to early November. Sailfish are present throughout the season but the numbers grow around July.

Getting There

Kuala Rompin is only accessible by road or helicopter.

Flying into Kuala Lumpur you can then travel 270km about 3 ½ hours by road to Kuala Rompin.


Kuala Rompin has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our active travel experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor made fishing experiences.

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