Pompano, African (Alectis ciliaris)

(Bloch, 1787); CARANGIDAE FAMILY; also called Cuban jack, Atlantic threadfin, threadfin, pennantfish, cobblerfish
The African pompano is the largest and most widespread species of the genus Alectis. It can be distinguished from other members of the genus by the lower number of gill rakers on the first branchial arch (18 22 as opposed to 30 35 in A. indicus of the Indo Pacific and even more in A. alexandrinus of Mediterranean and West African waters).
It is characterized by 4 6 elongated, thread like rays in the front part of the second dorsal and anal fins. In juveniles the first two of thes... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
22.90 kg (50 lb 8 oz)
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
21-Apr-1990
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
100 cm
Key West, Florida, USA
17-Jul-2011
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
2.58 kg (5 lb 11 oz)
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico
24-Apr-1999
M-02 kg (4 lb)
14.62 kg (32 lb 4 oz)
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
01-Apr-1985
M-03 kg (6 lb)
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
31-Jan-1997
M-04 kg (8 lb)
18.37 kg (40 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
24-Feb-1996
M-06 kg (12 lb)
20.63 kg (45 lb 8 oz)
O'Quinns Channel, Stuart, Florida, USA
10-Jun-1986
M-08 kg (16 lb)
20.18 kg (44 lb 8 oz)
Jupiter, Florida, USA
24-Mar-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
22.67 kg (50 lb 0 oz)
Stuart, Florida, USA
26-Mar-2000
M-15 kg (30 lb)
21.82 kg (48 lb 2 oz)
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
21-Feb-2000
M-24 kg (50 lb)
20.01 kg (44 lb 2 oz)
Stuart, Florida, USA
05-Jan-1991
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
13-May-1994
W-02 kg (4 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
15-May-1994
W-03 kg (6 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
21-Jan-1995
W-04 kg (8 lb)
17.23 kg (38 lb 0 oz)
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
18-Dec-1993
W-06 kg (12 lb)
15.87 kg (35 lb 0 oz)
Dry Tortugas, Florida, USA
17-Mar-1992
W-08 kg (16 lb)
19.05 kg (42 lb 0 oz)
O'Quinn's Channel, Jupiter, Florida, USA
23-Feb-1997
W-10 kg (20 lb)
17.83 kg (39 lb 5 oz)
Ft. Pierce, Florida, USA
27-Apr-1985
W-15 kg (30 lb)
19.95 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Jupiter, Florida, USA
25-Mar-1994
W-24 kg (50 lb)
16.10 kg (35 lb 8 oz)
Long Key, Florida, USA
10-Nov-1979
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
02-May-1994
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
11.33 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Port Canaveral, Florida, USA
25-Jul-2006
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
14.17 kg (31 lb 4 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
20-Feb-1993
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
15.19 kg (33 lb 8 oz)
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
21-Dec-1968
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
13.74 kg (30 lb 5 oz)
Stuart, Florida, USA
14-Mar-1982
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
14.28 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Jupiter, Florida, USA
24-Jul-1993
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-May-2012
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.03 kg (15 lb 8 oz)
Key West, Florida, USA
30-May-2012
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
05-Sep-2003
F-Smallfry
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Key Biscayne, Florida, USA
23-Dec-2011
M-Junior
19.95 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Jupiter, Florida, USA
23-Feb-2008
M-Smallfry
16.32 kg (36 lb 0 oz)
Miami, Florida, USA
28-Jul-2006

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