International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
9.9 kg. ,   21.8 lbs.
Parrotfish, Midnight    Scarus coelestinus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Brett Leable
Date: 7/3/2022
Location: BAHAMAS

I’d spotted a few of these jumbo Midnight Parrotfish in an area 7 months prior to taking this record and marked the spot on gps knowing they were potential World Records. While drifting the area with Dan, I pointed them out to him and made my drop. It was good steady current, and as I kicked down past 50’ the current carried me upon him swiftly, and the fish was unsuspecting. I placed a solid shot from close range just behind his gill plate and let the fish run with the Redtide Roller pole spear and I played him from the Gannet Hybrid Skinny Floatline. He was hurt badly from the shot and came off the bottom with me. As soon as I hit the surface I swam to the waiting boat and tossed him through the rear tuna door, spear and all. I knew he would be a record fish, so I immediately got aboard, put the fish on ice and ran to the nearest Cay to record his weight and length and documented the process with video and pictures.

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