The 30 Biggest Record-breaking Fish Ever Caught #infographic

The 30 Biggest Record-breaking Fish Ever Caught #infographic

Fishing is a common worldwide practice, and has been going on for more than 40,000 years. While others see this ancient occupation as a source of food and some see it as something of a leisurely pastime, in sport fishing there are some anglers out there for glory.

Using the world record rankings of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), we discovered which of these anglers were the major winners and can boast they had reeled in one of the world record's 30 biggest fish ever caught.

When sharks are among the biggest fish in the world, it's no wonder sharks were 17 of the 30 biggest fish ever caught. Since more than 60 years, the great white shark, the biggest fish ever caught, has held the record and is the most aggressive of all. Dive into this chart to see just how much this world-record fish weighed and how surprisingly short the angler took to reel in this massive shark.

The 30 Biggest Record-breaking Fish Ever Caught #infographic

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