The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge is an annual off-shore fishing competition under the auspices of the Pahang State Government. It is jointly organized by Tioman Development Authority Culture Malaysia, in collaboration with the Malaysian Angling Association. The competition is only for catches of sailfish and marlin, and contestants are guided by the rules of conduct based on international standards set by the Billfish Foundation and The International Game Fish Association. “Catch and Release” is compulsory whereby after capture, the fish is unhooked, photographed and returned to the sea before it experiences exhaustion or injury. The event is held at Lanjut, Kuala Rompin, about 125 kilometres south of Kuantan in the state of Pahang. The area is known as the “Billfish Capital of Asia’’ where sailfish and marlin spend much of their time cruising the seas off Kuala Rompin during their active migration season in the months of March through September each year. The billfish at Kuala Rompin are not big in size but you can’t deny its beauty, incredible fighting spirit, breath-taking high leaps, somersaults and tail dances. Both participant and spectator will enjoy this high-level action-packed event of spectacular game fishing!
Organiser : Pahang Tourism & Culture Office & Tioman Development Authority
Venue : Pantai Bernas, Kuala Rompin, Pahang
Contact : +6 019-336 6862 / 012-220 7618
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.rpbic.com.my