15 Biggest Fish Ever Caught by Hand

88 lb. 2 oz Albacore

88 lb. 2 oz Albacore
*not the record breaking albacore tuna but a very large one source


“After a 45-minute battle, Siegfried Dickermann caught an 88lb. 2 oz albacore in the waters of Gran Canaria, Spain. Bait – live mackerel. – Charter Fishing Destin

Albacore can be caught from northern California to Spain, apparently! Siegfriend caught this record-breaking Albacore in 1977. These fish were at one time a very popular species in southern California but have since disappeared. You can still catch them in a variety of different places but you rarely see one this big!