International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
14.9 kg. ,   32.8 lbs.
Snapper, Pacific Cubera    Lutjanus novemfasciatus
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Aaron Sturtevant
Date: 5/30/2016
Location: MEXICO

Minutes after arriving to a new spot, I swam over an area that looked to hold good structure. From the surface before I could even make a dive I noticed two nice pargo swimming along a ledge next to a sand channel. After watching which caves they liked, I made a few dives exploring the area. I returned to find one fish hiding inside a very small cave, facing away from the entrance. I placed a mid-body shot to ensure good penetration, then began pulling on the spear. It took a few dives to tire it out before I could grab it by the tail to remove it from the cave and subdue it on my way to the surface.

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