Well, you're in luck! I'm Martin Wiles, local expat fishing guide to Kota Kinabalu's ample fishing opportunities and Sabah's amazing angling exploits! I also do personal birdwatching and nature tours, but let's focus on the fish first! If you're making Malaysian Borneo your next travel destination, your best bet is to tell me what you want to do and for how long and I can be on hand to give you the best advice and even personally show you the way! That's because I've been fishing in and around Sabah for almost a decade now and can assure you that Bornean waters are a joy to fish whether it's just wetting a line in a local pond catching freshwater fish, or reeling in the big ones from 900 ft deep at the Spratly Islands off the coast of North West Borneo !
HERE'S A BIT ABOUT ME
A 15kg Shovelnose Ray
Martin Wiles, born 1964 in Surrey , England
British citizen, Malaysian resident
Fished in UK , Canada , America , Argentina , Australia , Egypt , Portugal , Spain and of course Malaysia to name a few.
Joined various competitions including Sabah International Fishing Tournament and Labuan IGFA International Fishing Tournament.
LAND BELOW THE WIND
Known as The Land Below The Wind, Sabah is widely considered the jewel of Malaysia as we offer a pristine tropical rainforest 50% of which is still considered untouched and home to countless of species of flora and fauna. Borneo is home to the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia which could grow up to a metre wide.
Sabah is also acclaimed for some of the best dive spots in the world including Sipadan, Mabul and Layang-Layang islands.
If it’s heights you’re after, we are also home to South East Asia’s tallest mountain, Mt Kinabalu, standing proud at 4101m above sea level.
In short, Sabah offers you sun, sea, sand and sights you’ll never be able to find anywhere else.
The city of Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, teeming with budget lodges to 5 star hotels which can be easily arranged to suit your personal requirements.
My own home situated in the suburbs of Papar (45 mins from the city) is open to guests who appreciate the rustic lifestyle. This river adjacent property presents its own fishing opportunities amidst thriving wildlife.
My lovely wife and I would be extremely pleased to offer you our hospitality so do get in touch!