International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
18.5 kg. ,   40.8 lbs.
Barracuda, Pickhandle    Sphyraena jello
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Jacobus Francois Jordaan [Koos]
Date: 8/11/2013

While spearfishing off Richards bay,at Petingo wreck, on the 8 November at 13:00 I noticed that a shoal of sea pike were swimming underneath me.The visibility was about 9 meters.I dived down and noticed the biggest fish among the shoal. While approaching the fish it dived to about 15 meters, I took aim and shot it behind the head. it was still alive and had to fight it hard to prevent it from being eaten by a bullshark. The fight was about 5 minutes long.

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