International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
11.8 kg. ,   25.9 lbs.
Dolphinfish, Common    Coryphaena hippurus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Tony Eynon
Date: 1/2/2015

It was early in the season and the dorado had only just turned up at ascension. There numbers were good but their size topped out at about 15Kgs. The visibility was a good 30 – 40m, no chum or flasher was used. The dorado were circling a FAD about a 75m away from it. Although they were quite easy to shoot with the gun, getting close enough with the spear was problematic. I dropped on a couple that were fairly close, one turned his flank to take a look at me and I did a rapid 2 -3 power kick to close as much distance in half a second, full stretched and extended my shooting arm, fired and got a solid good shot. It was a high shot but in a thick meaty area. I played it very slowly for quite a while. Every time it got with grabbing range it would find more energy and run some more. After 5 – 10 mins she gave me her gills and I was able to securely end the fight with my knife.

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