East Coast Jigging – Rompin 2015
As the monsoon was easing, it was time to have a jigging trip along the East coast of Malaysia. Our destination was Kuala Rompin, Pahang. Micro and light jigging were the main fishing styles for this trip. The 5 Amigos for this trip were Sebastian, Andy, Noel, Barry and myself.
My gear for the trip were:
Reels : Daiwa Emeraldas 2508, Morethan 2510R-PE,
Morethan 3012H & Tatula HD Custom 150SHL-TW.
Rods : Storm Gomoku Keiryo (PE0.4-1), Gomoku Erito (PE0.8-1.5) and Gomoku Kaiten (PE1-3).
Lines : Sufix 832 braid in 4,6 and 10lb.
Leaders : Sufix Invisiline fluorocarbon leader in 15, 20 and 25lb.
Assist Hooks : VMC 7110 and 7117.
Onwards with the catch report!
Enjoying the sunrise at Rompin Jetty
Part of the arsenal
Decent Barracuda that took the Storm Koika 40g in UVCGZ on the fall.
Andy with a good-sized Pompano that took a Storm Gomame 60g (Glow).
After a few good fish were landed, the mobster decides to show up.
Skipper decides to move to new grounds that proved fruitful with coral trout.
Storm Gomame 60g in Glow was on Andy’s Coral Trout menu.
The Trout that fell for a Storm Super Gomoku 20g in UVSI…..
As the tide was going to change, the skipper decided to jig for Sagai that were a plenty.
Noel with a nice Sagai that took a Storm Micro Jig 30g in DF3.
Even slow-jigging with Storm Koika 40g proved effective on the fast feeding Sagai.
Fast or slow didn’t matter, the Sagai were on the chew…..
Soon the bigger fishes joined in the Sagai frenzy. This one almost spooled me.
Thanks to the skipper who chased the fish down.
Turned out to be a nice-sized Golden Trevally that took a Storm Micro Jig 30g in DF3 pattern.
Andy was so excited for me that his hands were up in the air!
Then the Goldies took over the shift from the Sagai. Noel was on as well.
A smaller Goldie joined in the fun and took a 20g Storm Micro Jig in UVSI pattern.
Barry scored a cracker Gold Spot Trevally.
Last fish for the day was a nice Pompano on Storm Micro jig in 30g UVSI pattern.