Bluesails Sportfishing’s veteran guide, 45 yr old Mike Tan—a certified MPA (Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore) Captain since 2002 & current IGFA Captain since 2009—first fished the waters off Kuala Rompin in 1996 after making contact with the local pioneer skipper during off-roading trips to nearby Endau Rompin National Park, & was thrilled to discover the Sailfishing potential of this previously unknown spot. Sailfishing in Rompin was later introduced to the region after a magazine article was published in 1997.
Capt. Mike caught his first Sailfish in Puerto Morelos near Cancun, Mexico in 1993 & has been hooked ever since. Since 1997, he has personally released well over 1000 Sailfish & has caught as many as seven Sails on cast poppers in one day.
After wetting his lines as a recreational fisho for many years at K. Rompin, Capt Mike Tan established Bluesails Sportfishing & Off-Road Adventures in 2003 after witnessing that much better standards, service & expertise could be implemented.
Since establishing Bluesails Sportfishing & Off-Road Adventures, Capt Mike has released well over 5000 Sails for his fishing guests along with a decent number of juvenile Black Marlins. He is a regular contributor to the International Hot Bites report in Bluewater Boat & Sportfishing Magazine since 2007. He is also passionate about fish conservation & was the first ever IGFA Capt to be invited to the Maldives in 2011 to conduct an inaugural catch & release program for the resort fishing crews. For him, fishing is about passion, dedication, local knowledge, sustainability & conservation. For more information about the Maldives Catch and Release Fishing Program please visit www.bluesailsmaldives.com
Bluesails Sportfishing caters mainly to international game fishos from the well-travelled expat community in Singapore & the region, who would like to experience personalized service and a well-organized, hassle-free, & comfortable game-fishing experience based on international recreational fishing industry standards. We believe that quality service, optimal fishing results, comfort & expertise are essential to the running of a professional fishing charter.
In line with Bluesails Sportfishing’s aim of attaining the highest possible fishing standards, IGFA Capt Mike Tan attended the prestigious Marlin University in Kona Hawaii in July 2013 & was conferred the degree of Master Angler.