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March 21, 2014

ANGOLA: Potential World Fishing Record for the Biggest Atlantic Sailfish

Lots big and fat sails were caught during the 10 th "Logito Big Game Tournament" off southern Angola in West Africa.

 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 (

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.

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