KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, — Angling enthusiasts can enjoy the Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge next month, which takes place in the small village of Kuala Rompin.
Every year fishing professionals and amateurs from all over the world come to the town to take part in the competition, which is based on the catch and release concept.
People will have the chance to measure and take a picture of their prize before putting it back in the sea.
Running from August 5th to 7th 2011, the event will allow competitors to benefit from huge quantities of the marine animal, as they come to the nearby reefs to feed on the shoals of anchovies and other small fish.
“The Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge actually takes advantage of the active migration season of the billfishes, such as marlin and sailfish (istiophorus platypterus), passing the Rompin area from the northern hemisphere to their destination in Australia,” explained the organisers in a statement.
Established in 2004 by the Malay-language newspaper Berita Harian, the occasion has helped put the town on the map and provided a huge tourism boost to the local economy.
Kuala Rompin is located in Pahang, around 125 kilometres south of Kuantan.
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Find out more about the competition by visiting www.motour.gov.my