It is a known fact that all the fishermen of the world are all chasing the biggest fish. Everybody wants to break a record and perhaps even be recognized by the International Game Fish Association. Catching big fish, however, is easier said than done. It requires perseverance and skills. One needs proper knack on the art of angling. Although, a bit of luck always comes in handy.
Marlin is one of the world’s largest fish and can swim at speeds of up to 130 kph. It is targeted by many anglers but indeed, it is difficult to catch! However, history was created in 1953 when the Angler ‘Alfred Glassel’ caught Black Marlin off the Cabo Blanco waters. It weighed over 700 kg and until today, it reigns as the largest Black Marlin ever caught.
Blue fin Tuna are yet another favorite of anglers because of their size and beauty. They put up a great fight once hooked and it takes an enormous amount of strength and perseverance to finally reel them in. In 1979, Ken Fraser set a record by catching a ginormous 678 kg Atlantic Bluefin. After which, there were a few fishermen who caught other variants of Marlin setting a few records. While catching a fish, it is not just the weight that determines the ‘bigness’ of the fish, but catching difficulty and availability in the sea is also taken into consideration.
In 1953, another record was made when a angler called Louis Marron caught a dangerous swordfish. One needs an immense amount of Stamina to catch a swordfish. Catfish are also extremely difficult to catch but holds the record for largest fresh water fish caught in most countries. The largest catfish was caught in Thailand by two fishermen. It was nine feet long and weighed 645 pounds.