International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
15.7 kg. ,   34.5 lbs.
Yellowtail, S Pacific    Seriola lalandi grandis
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Ryan Myers
Date: 3/9/2016

In mid-March, Hecs Aquatic invited some of the best divers and cameramen from around the world to participate in a 3-day film shoot. I was lucky enough to be included among them. Ryan Gattoni and I had our sights set on the yellowtail pole spear record. On day one, I landed the first record fish but Ryan Gattoni beat it shortly after. On day two, we were fishing a deep pinnacle off Tutukaka that held a massive school of kings around 100 feet. I made a deeper dive with a cameraman directly behind me. The entire school came in front of me and I selected the largest fish before delivering a flawless holding shot to the fish’s shoulder. The fish then sounded as I hauled ass towards to surface. I made it to the surface before my 60 meter belt reel was completely spooled and then immediately began fighting him back to the surface. I fought him super hard as we had spotted a large mako shark just moments before. After a short struggle, I managed to get the fish under control and secure my 5th world record.

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