International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
15.3 kg. ,   33.8 lbs.
Grouper, Yellowfin    Mycteroperca venenosa
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Brent Stevens
Date: 9/10/2022
Location: BAHAMAS

Rob, Dan and I were covering some ground along a small drop off when we spotted this magnificent Yellowfin Grouper sitting above the entrance to a large cave system within the ledge. As we got closer to him he bolted into the cave and on my second dive I spotted the fish wedged into a far corner. I loaded up and managed to place a good holding shot near the pectoral fin. Whilst we were waiting for dust to settle he made an ettempt to leave the cave but the slip-tip cable was wrapped around a pillar. I swam down with a 2nd polespear and shot him in the head, while Rob and Dan kept an eye on the sharks. I grabbed a pair of wire cutters from the boat and cut the first shots' cable, freeing the fish from the cave and ascended with it to the surface. After capturing some pictures I handed the grouper to the captain, Dean, who used a Boga Grip to lift the fish into the boat. The scale on the boga only went to 30lbs, and seeing the fish surpass that mark we ran back in to hang it on the Crane Scale.

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