Don’t we all want to be the one to set a world record? Who doesn’t want to catch the largest marlin, or fattest bass? That’s something many of us strive for, although 99.9% of us probably won’t break any records. It’s a tough feat. It’s a mix of luck, skill, and determination. If you really plan to go after a world record fish, you have to find the perfect location, use the right bait, and be in the right spot at the right time. There’s a whole ocean of fish! That world record fish is out there somewhere. Here are some of the biggest fish ever caught.

Blue Marlin
Weight: 1402 lb 2 oz
Location: Vitoria, Brazil
Date: February 29, 1992
Angler: Paulo Amorim

Yellowfin Tuna
Weight: 427 lb
Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Date: September 18, 2012
Angler: Guy Yocom

Atlantic Halibut
Weight: 418 lb 13 oz
Location: Vannaya Troms, Norway
Date: July 28, 2004
Angler: Thomas Nielsen

Tiger Shark
Weight: 1785 lb 11 oz
Location:Ulladulla, Australia
Date: March 28, 2004
Angler: Kevin James Clapson

Goliath Grouper
Weight: 680 lb
Location: Fernandina Beach, Florida
Date: May 20, 1961
Angler: Lynn Joyner

Tarpon
Weight: 286 lb 9 oz
Location: Rubane, Guinea-Bissau
Date: March 20, 2003
Angler: Max Domecq

Freshwater World Record Fish

Alligator Gar
Weight: 279 lb
Location: Rio Grande, Texas, USA
Date: December 02, 1951
Angler: Bill Valverde

Rainbow Trout
Weight: 48 lb
Location: Lake Diefenbaker, Canada
Date: September 5, 2009
Angler: Sean Konrad

Pink Salmon
Weight: 14 lb 13 oz
Location: Monroe, Washington
Date: September 30, 2001
Angler: Alexander Minerich

All of these world record fish were compiled thanks to the IGFA World Record website. Check out their site to see world records for nearly every species of fish. Can you imagine catching a world record fish like one of these? A 48 lb rainbow trout!? a 680 lb goliath grouper? Who knew these fish could get so big. Of course we’re all after that BIG one, so keep on hunting and maybe you’ll actually catch one. No matter what, fishing is still a fun time even if we don’t ever make a real world record. You can be sure we having a fishing chart to help with any area you plan to fish. If you’re going after the largemouth bass record, you’ll want our Lake Okeechobee fishing chart. For deep sea dwelling world records, you may want our Cape Canaveral Offshore chart. Find the perfect chart for you on the best fishing chart site!

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