International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
6.7 kg. ,   14.8 lbs.
Blue Warehou    Seriolella brama
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Hugh Howard-Collins
Date: 11/25/2019

David, Nick and myself went out for an afternoon spearfish out of the Makara coastline on Wellington's west coast. We found birds working a current line offshore which we went to check. David jumped in first to find schools of Kahawai on the surface, and Blue Warehou underneath. We all had turns drifting and shooting Blue Warehou, when on a drift late in the dive, I saw a large school of Blue Warehou from the surface. I did a drop, and slowly dropped into the school, leveling out very slowly at 12m or so, to not spook them. I spotted 3 large Blue Warehou, and picked out this fish as it came close enough. It was a good shot, hitting it in the spine so there was little to no fight, pulling the fish in quickly and dispatching it via iki to the brain.

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