Can We Guess the Biggest Fish You Ever Caught?

Ian Fortey

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About This Quiz

According to some counts, the average number of fish caught each and every year is somewhere between 790 billion and 2.3 trillion give or take a couple hundred billion. You know, nothing major.  That's more fish than you can shake a stick at and a heck of a lot of fish sticks waiting to happen, too. Most of that is commercial fishing, that large-scale industrial sort of thing that involves big nets and bigger boats and is in no way anything like the sport of angling or the relaxation of just sitting in a chair by a lake with a line in the water and a drink in your hand. Ahh, fishing. It can be the most fun you have on a Sunday morning if you let it. It can also be an intense battle between you and nature, or a bonding experience between friends and family. There's a lot more going on when it comes to reeling in a salmon than it seems at first glance. 

When it comes to fishing, it's hard not to get caught up in the thrill of hooking the big one. The challenge of that mix of luck and skill that goes into getting the biggest fish you ever caught. Think we can guess what your biggest was? Take the quiz and see!

Every angler has a spot they love. What's your favorite location?

What's your go-to bait for catching a big one?

As someone who catches fish, you must like to eat fish, right? What's your favorite kind?

There's more in the sea than just fish! What's your favorite non-fish creature from the depths?

The sea has long been a source of myth and legend. Tell us, what aquatic creature sounds coolest to you?

The world is full of some very weird lakes. Which one would you want to visit the most?

Do you keep fish as trophies, eat them or toss them back?

How long have you been fishing?

Fishing can be extremely relaxing. Is there anything else you do to relax?

Hunting and fishing are often lumped together. What's your opinion on hunting?

What kind of rod do you have?

There are a lot of fish in fiction. Which one do you like the most?

Some of the most amazing fish in the sea are sharks. What's the coolest kind?

How many fishing tournaments have you taken part in?

Fishing has become big business on TV. What's the best fishing show?

So do you own your own boat?

When you go fishing, who are you usually going with?

When you caught the biggest fish you ever caught, who was there to see it?

Not every fish in the world is destined to win a beauty pageant. What's the ugliest fish you ever saw?

What kind of water do you prefer fishing in?

What's the best time of day to go fishing?

How much of your fishing trips involves sitting and drinking?

How good are you at cleaning fish?

What's the best way to prepare fish for a tasty meal?

Is there any fish you've always wanted to catch, but haven't managed to hook just yet?

How many different rods do you own?

Have you ever put in a fight against a fish and lost?

Be honest - have you ever exaggerated about the size of a fish you caught?

What's the worst thing someone can do when they're fishing with you?

The weather took a turn for the worse and now fishing is not an option. What will you do instead?

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