Grouper are among some of the toughest fighters in saltwater fishing. They’re naturally strong fish, but often it’s their pure size and weight that makes them difficult to land.
There are multiple species of grouper, but none are more popular than goliath grouper. This species of grouper can weight hundreds of pounds, and they’re often responsible for broken lines and lost tackle. Below is a collection of some of the biggest grouper ever caught, including a world record goliath grouper. You just might think twice about targeting giant grouper after seeing the photos in this list. These catches were approved as IGFA all-tackle world records.
And if you want to see what it takes to land a giant grouper, watch this video.