International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
6.4 kg. ,   14.1 lbs.
Parrotfish, Bumphead    Scarus perrico
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Lisa Ferrier Rafkin
Date: 5/4/2018
Location: MEXICO


I was at Flippe's Point and the surf had picked up considerabley and wind swells as well. I had already speared a nice Cabrilla and a few others and as I was kicking away from the rocky point during a set of swells coming in. Under me, I saw this huge parrot fish next to a rock at the bottom. In the midst of large surges, I dropped on top of it and it with a direct shot, and thank goodness with no rocks to swim and hide in, fought and pulled it in on my float line and with a Riffe float breakaway system! I struggled a bit as I was fighting to stay off the rocks as well as the swells were 8-10 feet, there was a bit of current and a lot of wind waves/chop with 15 knot winds. It was so large, I swam it back the 1/2 mile swim along the shoreline to a safe entry point on my shaft ( through a gill and out the mouth). The only way I could brain it was up through the eyes. I have been trying to get this same fish at the point for 9 months! I had hit it twice before obviously without a hold, and third time was it!!!!

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