Open Sea Fishing In Sabah

What do a pair of successful business owners do for recreation? They turn their passion into a fun and profitable past-time. I have known some anglers who will go out to sea at a moments notice, and they seem to be a happy and adventurous lot. But these guys not only bought their own boat, they turned it into a business taking anglers from all over Malaysia and Asia out to sea.

If you are interested in open water fishing, and spending the entire day out at sea, keep reading. These are the guys who will take you out in the waters around Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and all the way to Labuan. Or around the islands of Manatani, a group of isolated islands northwest of Kota Belud. How about a chance to fish in the deep sea off Layang Layang? Or fish off the coast of Kudat, the Tip Of Borneo?

On Board The 7 Star

7 Star

7 Star

You will be angling on board The 7 Star, a vessel 65 feet by 14 feet, registered in Malaysia. It the capacity to handle up to 12 anglers, including bunks for overnight trips. Modern amenities such as toilet and showers are included. It also has a functional kitchen, and a stocked beverage counter. You can go out to sea for days on this boat, having a great time fishing and feasting on an amazing variety of freshly caught fish.

Fancy fishing off Pulau Tiga (Tiga Island), the Survivor Island from the hit reality series? The cool factor about hiring an angling boat is that you can take a break from fishing, and go sight-seeing from an unique perspective. How about the mysterious Mengalum Island, northwest of Kota Kinabalu city? Not very many locals have heard of it, much less travelled there. Yet, these islands are safe to go to and have modern resort facilities. And the fact that you are fishing in clear waters off these islands.

The boat is skippered by the experienced Captain Moktar. And equipped with satellite phone, GPS and sonar. From what I understand, the sonar is used to find fish. They will provide the bait, but you have to bring your own rods.

What’s In The Sea
Here are plenty of photographs to show you what can be caught. Look at the size of them fish! Seriously, if you managed a haul like that, you have thousands of Ringgit worth of fish. This is what draws anglers from Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong to fish in Sabah, as well as the occasional Europeans.

Angling Boat For Hire
Most people who hire this boat will book its services for a couple of days. Because of the distances and time to get to the fishing sites, the shortest hire is for 2 days. Basically, everything is included in the package. Just let them know your budget and needs, and how long you want to go out to sea for. They will make sure the arrangements are taken care off. If you are flying in to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, they can arrange the pick-up from the airport to your hotel, and pick-up to the boat.

The boat is based in Kota Kinabalu city, Sabah. All excursions will be from Kota Kinabalu city, to wherever the fishing is good. The cost of a fishing adventure depends on the number of days you want to out to sea, the number of people in your group and what your other needs are. You will get back what you pay in fishes caught, see the video.

Sunset On A Fishing Boat

Sunset On A Fishing Boat

Contact Details
If you want to go on a fishing adventure out in the open seas in Sabah waters, if you need to get away from the city to recharge your energy, then here is how you can contact them by email or telephone.

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Cellphones: Steven at 6 019 810 3689 or Lee at 6 019 820 9322.

I know Lee personally, and I can tell you that you are in good hands. He also has a plenty of stories and anecdotes, and mostly important, he doesn’t come back empty handed.

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  4. michael j yap Says:

    just to inquire about a trip to fish sabah waters

  5. adrian Says:

    @ Michael, you can always email them directly. Or give them a call. They will be glad to chat with you.

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