Albacore (Thunnus alalunga)

(Bonnaterre, 1788); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called longfin tuna, long finned tunny
Found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, including the Mediterranean. Pelagic and migratory. Usually remains in deep clear blue tropical or warm waters, but makes seasonal migrations into colder zones (New England, South Brazil, and northern Gulf of Mexico).
The most distinguishing feature of this member of the tuna and mackerel family is its very long pectoral fins that reach to a point beyond the anal fin. The pectoral fins of other adult tunas may also be moderately long, but never extend all th... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
39.97 kg (88 lb 2 oz)
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
19-Nov-1977
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
76 cm
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
06-Feb-2022
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
77 cm
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
06-Feb-2022
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 7 oz)
Jackson Bay, New Zealand
21-Feb-2008
M-02 kg (4 lb)
22.68 kg (50 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
15-Sep-1994
M-03 kg (6 lb)
21.00 kg (46 lb 4 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
07-Jul-2016
M-04 kg (8 lb)
27.55 kg (60 lb 11 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
30-Apr-1992
M-06 kg (12 lb)
31.18 kg (68 lb 12 oz)
Port San Luis, California, USA
07-Nov-1984
M-08 kg (16 lb)
32.54 kg (71 lb 12 oz)
Catalina Channel, California, USA
14-Nov-1984
M-10 kg (20 lb)
34.47 kg (76 lb 0 oz)
San Pedro, California, USA
14-Nov-1984
M-15 kg (30 lb)
36.74 kg (81 lb 0 oz)
Morro Bay, California, USA
27-Oct-2001
M-24 kg (50 lb)
38.00 kg (83 lb 12 oz)
Miyake Island, Tokyo, Japan
20-Jan-1986
M-37 kg (80 lb)
39.97 kg (88 lb 2 oz)
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
19-Nov-1977
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
5.80 kg (12 lb 12 oz)
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
21-Feb-2013
W-02 kg (4 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
San Clemente Island, California, USA
11-Aug-1984
W-03 kg (6 lb)
12.50 kg (27 lb 8 oz)
Port MacDonnell, Australia
08-May-2014
W-04 kg (8 lb)
19.50 kg (42 lb 15 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
04-Sep-1988
W-06 kg (12 lb)
26.19 kg (57 lb 12 oz)
Point Loma, California, USA
02-Nov-1982
W-08 kg (16 lb)
27.20 kg (59 lb 15 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
21-Aug-1988
W-10 kg (20 lb)
34.01 kg (75 lb 0 oz)
Catalina Channel, San Pedro, California, USA
08-Nov-1984
W-15 kg (30 lb)
32.65 kg (72 lb 0 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
05-Sep-1983
W-24 kg (50 lb)
32.50 kg (71 lb 10 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
10-May-1987
W-37 kg (80 lb)
29.00 kg (63 lb 14 oz)
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
11-Oct-1977
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.99 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Bermagui, NSW, Australia
11-Jun-2013
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.44 kg (14 lb 3 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
14-Jul-2002
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.06 kg (22 lb 3 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
14-Jul-2002
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
15.87 kg (35 lb 0 oz)
Santa Cruz, California, USA
23-Aug-2001
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.59 kg (43 lb 3 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
26-Sep-2003
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
21.31 kg (47 lb 0 oz)
Hudson Canyon, New Jersey, USA
07-Sep-1992
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
10.20 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
San Diego, California, USA
03-Aug-2005
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
25.40 kg (56 lb 0 oz)
Wilmington Canyon, New Jersey, USA
03-Oct-2004
F-Smallfry
16.87 kg (37 lb 3 oz)
10-10 Trench, Mexico
05-Aug-2004
M-Junior
33.05 kg (72 lb 13 oz)
Cape Town, South Africa
27-Apr-2001
M-Smallfry
28.30 kg (62 lb 6 oz)
Hout Bay, South Africa
30-Mar-1997

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