IGFA Representative Ian Nicolson confirm the catch of an huge size sailfish that could be a potential IGFA world record; this incredible great catch could be the heaviest Atlantic sailfish ever recorded by a woman as well as the fourth heaviest Atlantic sailfish ever recorded by the International Game Fish Association (www.igfa.org).
Angler Luisa Baptista caught a 136 lb - 61.60 kg sail on 20 pound test.
During the same billfish tournament, an other huge 142 lb - 64.32 kg sailfish was caught by Marco Couto. This fish could beat the 30 lb class record and all-tackle record. The previous all-tackle was also caught in Angola in 1994.
During the tournament 513 sailfish and 7 blue marlin; over 99% of them were released and most with a "Billfish Foundation" tag.
For sure this could be be the most successful billfish tournament held on the West Coast of Africa, if not the whole continent.