International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
5.5 kg. ,   12.1 lbs.
Hogfish, Giant    Bodianus macrognathus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Francisco Loffredi
Date: 12/11/2019
Location: OMAN

I was diving a super shallow spot, drifting over a bottom that mas no more then 2 meters deep. Full of good fish to spear, my attention was towards a big GT that I had seen, but this big sheephead called my attention, as i was way bigger then other ones. It did not let me approach, so I started drop next to it and stay motionless while hiding in crack on the bottom. Eventually he swam close enough and I landed a solid shot with my pole spear on it's dorso. Not experienced with pole spear, I distractedly let go of the weapon and had to chase pole spear and sheep head before securing my catch and landing the fish. I was alone in the water but action was caught on camera.

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