On July 24, James Hodgson, of Western Cape, South Africa, was guided by IGFA Representative Iain Nicolson, while fishing the Barra Do Dande, in Angola, Africa, when he landed a giant African threadfin (Polydactylus quadrifilis) for a potential men’s 10 kg (20 lb) line class record.
Hodgson needed two hours to subdue the impressive yet aggressive 45.4 kg (100 lb 1 oz) fish after it hit the plastic shad he was using for bait.
The current IGFA record is 37.1 kg (82 lb 14 oz) caught by Nicolson in 2004 from Angola’s Barra do Kwanza.
Also from Barra Do Dande, Angola, Africa, Carlos Alberto Leal Simoes, of Luanda, Angola, with guide Marcio de Oliveira Inocencio was casting top water poppers in the waters of the coastal town just north of the capital city on June 1, when a monster crevalle jack (Caranx hippos) exploded on Simoes’ lure.
After a 15 min fight, Simoes landed a 30 kg (66 lb 2 oz) potential IGFA All-Tackle record fish. The current IGFA record is 26.5 kg (58 lb 6 oz) from Barra do Kwanza just south of Luanda 10 years ago.