International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
11.8 kg. ,   26.0 lbs.
Catfish, Channel    ictalurus punctatus
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Luke Herrick
Date: 6/1/2015

I was in some nice clear water swimming in the willows around 12 to 15' of water.When i come to a spot in the willows that was bare no trees or willow. When i looked at the bottom i could see a black figure i pulled up my speargun and went to shoot the catfish turned to swim away i pulled the trigger and speared him right through the head.And then the battle was on i pulled him up and realized that catfish is the biggest i had ever shot.My dad was there and so was my daughter they both couldn't believe the size of the head on the catfish.

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