International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
10.7 kg. ,   23.5 lbs.
Permit    Trachinotus falcatus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Michael Bush
Date: 7/15/2014
Location: BAHAMAS

We had just had a big school of mid sized permit swim by us. I had shot one but lost it and Brad had landed one about 12 lbs. After we put Brad's in the boat, we jumped back in and swam over the the rock we had been diving. I noticed a tail that kept moving under a ledge so I dove on it. It was a stud Permit in a cave! I shot it with a Headhunter Guerrilla sling and was very glad I had a reel! That Permit worked me all over the reef and almost got eaten by three reef sharks. Kyle fended off the sharks while Brad filmed the whole fight from start to finish. I got the Permit into the boat in one piece.

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