International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
4.8 kg. ,   10.6 lbs.
Triggerfish, Grey    Balistes capriscus
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Nathan Lancaster
Date: 9/17/2023

Got together with some local divers to dive some chicken coop reefs. Started with some really good Red snapper in around 70ft of water. Water was very dirty in the top and middle column but got fairly clear along the bottom. After stopping at a few coops we dropped in on what appear to be and triangle structure but was not enclosed. Previous diver shot a good Gag Grouper that tore off but said there were really big Triggerfish on the structure. I went down to the bottom and stoned what appeared to be a rather larger Grey Triggerfish. Once I made it too the top it was clear that this was the biggest Grey Triggerfish I had ever seen. Incredible fish.

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