International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
10.2 kg. ,   22.6 lbs.
Tuna, Blackfin    Thunnus atlanticus
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Kelly Yazdi
Date: 9/13/2022
Location: US

AS soon as I put the bonita in the boat a big Blackfin Tuna came in but the sharks were fired up. I grabbed one of the reel guns and jumped back in the water and took my time waiting for the Blackfin to come close enough for a shot. After a few dives he passed and I shot breaking his spine. He jumped and Cam and Z were yelling at me to grab him. He came off the spear and jumped again then did the death spine at Mach 5 on the surface. I had tunnel vision and the sharks were not going to get my fish so I charged into the middle of the whitewater and started trying to tackle the Tuna before the sharks could get him. When I finally grabbed him I was so far from the boat and the sharks were right there I don’t know how I was able to grab him free swimming! Blackfin Tuna WR and my first tuna Spearfishing!!

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