What was the largest fish that’s ever been caught? It’s definitely not one you’re likely to see scrolling through your social media feed. With the lightest fish on this list of ‘The 30 Biggest Record-Breaking Fish Ever Caught’ reaching just over four hundred pounds and more than one-third of the fish weighing in at over one thousand pounds, you won’t believe the mammoth sizes these 30 different species of fish reached.
The biggest fish of all was a whopping 2,664 pounds, roughly the size of a small car! This one-ton beast was none other than the great white shark. Alfred Dean has held the title of world’s biggest catch since 1959 when he caught the great white off the coast of Australia in just fifty minutes using a porpoise as bait. Due to new fishing laws and restrictions, his title hasn’t been challenged in over sixty years and probably won’t for at least sixty more.