Big fish come from different places and locations, and sometimes in the most unexpected ones. Some of the biggest fish have been caught off Lake Biwa in Japan while others in the freshwaters in Thailand. But big fishes are not limited to these places as you’ll also find some of the biggest fish have been sighted and captured off the Chilean and Brazilian coasts. Here are 5 largest fish ever caught!
- Largemouth BassThe largemouth bass is a pretty big fish, but the biggest one ever captured weighed in at 22 pounds 5 oz. The fish was captured by Manabu Kurita off Lake Biwa in Japan in 2009 and it caused an immediate sensation and even some controversy. Kurita’s catch is just an ounce heavier than the largemouth bass that George Perry of Jacksonville, Georgia caught on June 2, 1932.
The record for the largest catfish ever caught belongs to the Mekong Giant “Grizzly Bear”, caught by some fishermen in 2005. The fish measured 9 feet long and weighed 646 pounds, earning it the name Grizzly Bear since that’s how much the bear weighs.
The biggest swordfish caught so far was measured at 179.25 inches, or 14.9 feet long, and it weighed in at 1182 pounds. The fish was caught by Lou Marron in the waters off Chile back in 1953. According to Marron, it took him nearly 2 hours before he was able to rell the fish in, and the remains are preserved today in the International Game Fishing Association in Miami, Florida.
4. Blue Marlin
The biggest atlantic blue marlin caught weighed in at 1402 pounds. It was captured by Paulo Amorim off Victoria, Brazil on February 29, 1992. According to Paulo, it took him nearly 80 minutes to haul it in.
While there are a lot of other reportedly bigger marlins, this is the only one that has been officialy measured. There have been other blue marlins said to weigh in at 1560 pounds, but these have not been verified.
5. Bluefin Tuna
The biggest bluefin tuna ever caught weighed in at 1496 pounds. The fish was captured off Nova Scotia back in October 26, 1979. Because of the size of the fish, it wasn’t immediately declared and had to be measured first before the figures were released to the public.
The tuna was captured by Ken Fraser and he became famous for it, even writing a book about his exploits.