International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
13.1 kg. ,   28.9 lbs.
Coralgrouper, Roving    Plectropomus pessuliferus
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Corey Fujita
Date: 10/13/2019

This Roving Coral Trout was taken while drifting a high spot at Castor Bank. We finished hunting the doggie spot and opted for a "fun" dive to see what we could find. We put the flasher down and started a burley trail. While on a drop I noticed the fish coming up on the chum. It turned for the flasher and showed some interest. Recognizing the shape of the fish as a large coral trout, I proceeded towards the fish. I extended and hit it just behind the pectoral fin. I grabbed for the line and began to hardline it as I didn't want it to reef up, or attract the attention of any sharks. As I got the fish closer to the surface, the vibrant red and purple hues began to show. Once in hand I knew that I had a nice catch, but it wasn't until back on the boat the Chris Coates thought it might be a world record.

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