25 Creepiest Creatures Caught While Fishing

Posted by , Updated on April 27, 2017

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Massive and deep, the ocean is a great mystery, full of unexplored regions and undiscovered species. Yet, over the centuries, fishermen have caught the creepiest creatures, sending shivers down our spine and giving us a taste of what lies beneath. Here are the 25 Creepiest Creatures Caught While Fishing.

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Largest Thresher Shark

ThresherSource: http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Thresher sharks average about 700 lbs, but a fisherman out in Cornwall, England caught a 32 ft, 1,250 lb thresher shark, the largest ever caught. We’ll stay clear of that one, thank you very much!

24

Monstrous Ocean Sunfish

Enormous_SunfishSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Enormous_Sunfish.jpg

Considered a delicacy around the world, ocean sunfish usually swim in tropical or temperate waters and can get up to 2,000 pounds. This sunfish was caught by W. N. McMillan in 1910, and the weight was estimated to be 3,500 pounds.

23

Massive Mantis Shrimp

Mantis_Shrimp_(11670919523)Source: https://twitter.com/stevebargeron/status/506841970283905024

These alien-looking creatures are called Mantis Shrimp. Most only grow to about 3 inches, but Steve Bargeron caught a massive 18 inch long mantis shrimp.

22

680 Pound Tuna Caught by JKL Ross

JKL_Ross_with_680lb_tunaSource: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JKL_Ross_with_680lb_tuna.jpg

In 1913, JKL Ross caught a 680-pound tuna with just a rod and a line in Nova Scotia.

21

Humongous Manta Ray

Manta_birostris-ThailandSource: https://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/human-impact/massive-oceanic-manta-ray-accidentally-caught-in-peru/

Accidently caught off the coast of Caleta la Cruz in Peru, fisherman reeled in a massive 2,200-pound manta ray in April 2015.



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