November 26, 2015

It’s that time of the year when we reflect back on the previous twelve months and start writing up our New Years resolutions.

 

Here at Bluesails Sportfishing, our New Years Resolutions are pretty much the same every year (ie: “Catch record breaking Sailfish”) so moving on to our reflections for 2015....and since it’s not only Thanksgiving Day but also Thursday, we think it's a perfect day for...

August 7, 2015

The extensive coverage in the news and social media over the past few weeks involving Cecil the Lion, killed by a recreational hunter in Zimbabwe on the 1st July 2015, really got me thinking about whether sport fishing—with its reputation for being a bit of a trophy hunt itself—can ever be compatible with conservation. 

 

It's a concept that I first had to wrap my mind around in January 20...

July 1, 2015

For many years the accepted local lore in Kuala Rompin has been that the fishing is slow during the summer– as if the Sailfish, like everybody else, go on vacation or home leave with the kids from June to August. 

 

The reality is that the Sails are still around during the summer….just enjoying a vacation of sorts closer to Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

 

The hot summer months have always been the perf...

June 26, 2015

 

I have been busy researching the history of Pulau Tioman for the Bluesails Sportfishing Blog, and except for the minor irritation of a race horse named (of all things) "Pulau Tioman” in the 1980's that played havoc with my keyword searches, it was great fun and extremely interesting. 

 

So, following are a few of the more fascinating (and lesser known) facts about Pulau Tioman, an unspoilt isl...

June 18, 2015

Ah, who can forget actress Mitzi Gaynor working up a lather while singing "I'm gonna wash that man right outta my hair” in that famous scene from the 1958 Hollywood movie 'South Pacific''?

 

The movie was based on the hit Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the same name (that was in turn, based on a book by James A. Michener entitled Tales of the South Pacific) and tells the tale of an American...

June 5, 2015

Standing on the jetty, gazing down admiringly at the new boat (cruising speed 23kn, according to Capt. Mike Tan, with a safe maximum speed of 27kn, clean and spacious and with the latest Lowrance fish-finder and GPS perched at the wheel, and powerful brand new Yamaha four-stroke twin outboard motors with 150 hp growling at the stern), I experienced a sudden flashback to the last time I steppe...

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