Sardinata Real (Pellona Castelneana)
Their average size is between 40 and 70 cm. It is a species of South American Orinoco and Amazon tropical rivers. It is a fish that feeds on the surface of minor fishes in a noisy way on cloudy days and twilight hours. Reproduction is synchronized with the rainy season.
It is a fish of a great similarity with the shad (Atlantic tarpon). It is normally found in the same places of the Payara, but not located in areas of rapid waters but slightly below, where the current has dissipated. Growing up to 20 lbs.
It's a bit more difficult to catch and to find, but is also closely linked to specific time when is most easy to be found, but are difficult to predict. Its distribution covers the systems of the high Orinoco and Amazon rivers.
The sporting value of the Real Sardinata, is immense. It has similar fighting skills like species such as Tarpon and Salifish, dancing in its tail when it jumps (Tail Walking). The fishing season is the same as the Payara and Pavon.