World Record Atlantic Sailfish

Angler Carlos Moran was fishing off his home town of Luanda, Angola with Dr. Iain Nicholson on November 12, 2011 when he hooked into a fish of a lifetime and the potential new men’s 15 kg (30-pound) line class record for Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus). Weighing in at a whopping 60.9 kg (134 pounds, 4 ounces), Moran needed one hour to best this potential world-record sail after it ate the skirted ballyhoo being trolled for bait.


The current IGFA record is 55.2 kg (121 pounds, 11 ounces) and was set by fellow Luandan Hakan Ekberg in February of 1996.

The International Game Fish Association, or IGFA, is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. The IGFA are the official record holders for world-...