International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
5.6 kg. ,   12.3 lbs.
Gar, Longnose    Lepisosteus osseus
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Alex Edwards
Date: 6/19/2016
Location: US

I traveled to Beaver Lake USA with the Kiwi Spearo team for the us nationals. On one of the scouting days, I was swimming around a patch of broken trees and logs, looking for catfish under logs and carp. I dove down a branch that was siting 1m below the surface and it led me about 3m to a log and a few boulders. I was looking under the logs and when I turned my head up I saw a strange looking branch sticking out of a log and swum up to the surface. I thought about what it was and realized that it could be a garfish so I followed the branch down again and was surprised to find out it was a gar fish, I put a spear through its head with my Wettie Predator spear gun, and it gave no fight.

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