International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
5.7 kg. ,   12.5 lbs.
Snapper, Mutton    Lutjanus analis
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Cary Christian
Date: 5/14/2014
Location: BAHAMAS

We had been diving a spot in southern Crooked Island for 2 days and we had seen a bunch of good sized mutton snapper on the sand at 70-90 feet. We had managed to land a couple that tied the IUSA record of 11pounds, but a record breaker had elluded us so far. On a dive where we had dropped a small chunk of mackerel for chum I managed to get close enough to a large mutton that I got a shot into him with my polespear. The slip tip held and I managed to land the fish using my floatline. Once we got it back to the scale it was 12.5 lbs!

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