When it comes to Atlantic sailfish Angola has long been associated with big fish since the current all-tackle world-record Atlantic sailfish of 142 pounds 6 ounces was taken here in 2014 along with most of the 100-plus-pound records.
Biggest sailfish in the world. More info and credits at. Nicolson confirms that this tournament wrapped up with a record for itself the most billfish caught in a tournament in Angola513 sailfish and seven blue marlin 993 of them were released and most with a Billfish Foundation tag_ _Nicolson belives that this could be the most successful billfish tournament held on. Sailfish can live for 13 to 15 years.
The current IGFA all tackle world record Atlantic sailfish of 141 pounds was caught off Angola in 1994. To earn world record status the fish had to have been caught according to the IGFA International Angling Rules. The sailfish bite is still good but not peak but in May and June you will see more marlin mahi-mahi and tuna.
We raised two marlin and caught one but to me the highlight was some of the really big. The record Atlantic sailfish ever caught was 141lbs in Angola and the largest Indo-pacific weighed in at 221lb which was caught off the coast of Ecuador. However a quick look at the record books shows that Panama and Costa Rica has some of the biggest sailfish found anywhere on the planet.
Its always a tough life for fishermen. Now angler Marco Couto stands to bust that all tackle world record with his leviathan 142-pound 6-ounce spindlebeak plucked from Angolan waters. This is one reason that interest in Angola remains high among sailfish enthusiasts.
The previous all-tackle was also caught in Angola in 1994. Prime time for sails in Panama runs from December through April though they can be caught here year-round. We ended up with a great trip catching 9-15 sailfish a day and we caught a lot of mahi and tuna.
Panamas prolific waters support an unusually rich food chain and the sails here eat big baits. The largest sailfish ever caught was 112 feet 340 cm long and weighed 2205 pounds 100 kg. However sailfish caught and released by sport fishermen have an average lifespan of only 4 to 5 years.