International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
6.4 kg. ,   14.1 lbs.
Mackerel, Cero    Scomberomorus regalis
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: David Fritch
Date: 2/17/2018
Location: BAHAMAS


Diving off of west end in a spot we expected to see a few more hog fish we ended up with a yellow jack Andy this Cero. We anchored near the reef and swam over. I was still testing my new pole spear when my dive partner Stephany shot a yellow jack. I watched and made sure she had the fish secured and handed her my knife when I noticed the cero coming in. After a quick breath up I cut the fish off and it turned into my path for an easy shot that entered just behind the pec fin. I allowed the fish to pull me around using the polespear rubber to soften the tension. I was able to gill, brain, and swim the fish back before any sharks gave us much attention.

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