Top Five Most Difficult Fishes to Catch

Fishing is an art not most people can come to love. Some consider it as a hobby, a livelihood, and maybe just a past time maybe to impress the girls.


You can learn to catch a fish with the proper equipment, skills, and patience. As my love for this art grows each day, I always thought of ways on how to get men and women out there to love the idea of fishing. What better way to do that than to share the most difficult fishes to catch in sea or in the river? This post aims to encourage more fishing enthusiasts by informing them that no matter the difficulties, the feeling of a having a big catch is priceless.

Giant Trevally

By looking at its face you may think that this simple looking breed of a fish is so gentle, think again. The Giant Trevally or more commonly known to fishermen as the GT or the ulua, is considered as one of the strongest and smartest apex predators in the sea. They hunt in schools or on their own. They eat almost anything but if you are going to set a bait, try the rigged and unrigged poppers and stick baits.


Smart, fast, and really strong when hooked, the amberjack is a breed that is not for the novice fishermen. They tend to pull off, twist, turn, and swim as strongly and quickly as they could once you catch and start pulling them. They tend to grow more than a hundred pounds. Try catching that!


Mostly found in rivers and in lakes, Sturgeons are not only scary looking, they are also strong and long. Once they are caught, they leap, splash back into the water, and swim away causing the fisherman to get dragged. They tend to grow as big as 600 pounds.


They grow to weigh as heavy as 1,000 pounds. Some can leap across a boat’s width once they react after being caught. These are meant for anglers who are aggressive and let’s face it, daredevils in the fishing world. This breed has injured various anglers and survive even with holes in their chests.



The biggest tuna ever caught weighed up to 411kgs. It was caught my game fisherwoman Donna Pascoe. But even if tunas are little, they are still stubborn, strong, and wild when caught. Once they are hooked, they never stop struggling to break free. It took Pascoe’s team four hours before they could drag the fish in the boat.

The experience you achieve once you get that first big catch is difficult to explain and contain. The strong fishes mentioned are tough, but nothing beats the iron will of men.