THREADFIN AFRICAN GIANT (Polydactylus quadrifilis)

James Hodgson, guided by Cpt. Iain Nicolson, while fishing the Barra Do Dande, in Angola,  landed a giant African threadfin of 45.4 kg - 100 lb 1 oz.

A couple of nice size giant threadfin African caught in Agnola during an expedition trip organized by Tourette Fishing

Theresa Sakko with a giant African threadfin weighting17.6 kg - 38lb 12oz.

Dr. Iain Nicolson  landed a huge specimen weighing 39.1kg - 86 lb 3 oz  on 8 kg (16 lb) class tippet while fishing Barra Do Kwanza, Angola.

South African angler Stephan Bellingan caught a giant African threadfin (Polydactylus quadrifilis) of 55.4 kg - 122 lb 2 oz. while fishing the Kwanza River in Angola. 

The threadfin Giant African occurs in the shallow and often muddy waters of estuaries and lagoons or along beaches in the Eastern Atlantic mainly from Senegal to Congo. Best fishing hot spots seems to be  Angola and Gabon.
This fish is a carnivorous feeder with a main diet of small fish, crabs, prawns, squid or octopus. The long "threads" in the pectoral area are thought to be used in finding food in the muddy water where they are frequently found. Like all others members of the Polynemidae family, the  African threadfin  giant is excellent table fare.

DISTRIBUTION: East Atlantic Ocean
MAX SIZE: 110 lb / 50 kg
MAX LENGTH: 70 inch / 180 cm
MAX AGE: Unknown

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