Tuna, bluefin (Thunnus thynnus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); SCOMBRIDAE FAMILY; also called Atlantic bluefin tuna, tunny fish, horse mackerel
Occurs in subtropical and temperate waters of the north Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and in the Mediterranean and Black seas.
It is a pelagic, schooling, highly migratory species. The smallest fish form the largest schools and vice versa. Its extensive migrations of all fish, appear to be tied to water temperature, spawning habits, and the seasonal movements of fishes on which the bluefin feeds. The giants of the species make the longest migrations.
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All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
678.58 kg (1,496 lb 0 oz)
Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
26-Oct-1979
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
10.21 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Ocean City, Maryland, USA
15-Jun-2011
M-03 kg (6 lb)
17.69 kg (39 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
08-Oct-1983
M-04 kg (8 lb)
29.89 kg (65 lb 14 oz)
Atlantic Ocean, Ney York, USA
09-Oct-2004
M-06 kg (12 lb)
45.50 kg (100 lb 4 oz)
Porto Barricata (RO), Italy
22-Oct-2008
M-08 kg (16 lb)
86.18 kg (190 lb 0 oz)
Big Ten, North Carolina, USA
07-Jan-2005
M-10 kg (20 lb)
112.49 kg (248 lb 0 oz)
Cape Lookout Shoals, North Carolina, USA
05-Feb-2003
M-15 kg (30 lb)
190.00 kg (418 lb 13 oz)
Albarella Island, Italy
16-Sep-2000
M-24 kg (50 lb)
407.00 kg (897 lb 4 oz)
Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
25-Mar-1977
M-37 kg (80 lb)
506.21 kg (1,116 lb 0 oz)
North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada
26-Sep-1985
M-60 kg (130 lb)
678.58 kg (1,496 lb 0 oz)
Aulds Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
26-Oct-1979
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
03-Jul-1977
W-04 kg (8 lb)
20.41 kg (45 lb 0 oz)
Jackspot, Ocean City, Maryland, USA
18-Aug-1997
W-06 kg (12 lb)
24.94 kg (55 lb 0 oz)
Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
07-Sep-2001
W-08 kg (16 lb)
36.57 kg (80 lb 10 oz)
19 Fathom Lump, Delaware, USA
10-Jul-2008
W-10 kg (20 lb)
56.78 kg (125 lb 3 oz)
Rock Piles, Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
13-Feb-2000
W-15 kg (30 lb)
184.16 kg (406 lb 0 oz)
Ballantyne's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
20-Sep-2016
W-24 kg (50 lb)
247.50 kg (545 lb 11 oz)
Ballantynes Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
18-Sep-2018
W-37 kg (80 lb)
442.00 kg (974 lb 6 oz)
Azores Bank, Azores, Portugal
05-Oct-1996
W-60 kg (130 lb)
530.71 kg (1,170 lb 0 oz)
North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada
02-Oct-1978
 

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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Montauk, Long Island, New York, USA
30-Aug-1981
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
12.92 kg (28 lb 8 oz)
Indian River, Delaware, USA
07-Aug-1997
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.27 kg (42 lb 8 oz)
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
20-Jul-1997
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
46.04 kg (101 lb 8 oz)
Hatteras, North Carolina, USA
22-Feb-1996
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
89.16 kg (196 lb 9 oz)
Morehead City, North Carolina, USA
12-Jan-2001
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)
9.52 kg (21 lb 0 oz)
Fisher's Island, New York, USA
28-Jul-2005
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
9.24 kg (20 lb 6 oz)
Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
28-Aug-2005
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
19.66 kg (43 lb 5 oz)
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
07-Sep-2006
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
280.32 kg (618 lb 0 oz)
Ballantyne's Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada
07-Oct-2014
F-Smallfry
24.21 kg (53 lb 6 oz)
Sams Hill, Wachapreague, Virginia, USA
11-Jul-2010
M-Junior
394.00 kg (868 lb 9 oz)
North Lake, Prince Edward Island, Canada
18-Sep-2014
M-Smallfry
384.50 kg (847 lb 11 oz)
Fisherman's Bank, Prince Edward Island, Canada
04-Oct-2015

Fishing World Records

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