International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
120.7 kg. ,   266.0 lbs.
Tuna, Yellowfin    Thunnus albacares
Record Category: Men Sling / Polespear

Diver: Daniel Hulme
Date: 8/4/2016
Location: UNITED KINGDOM


The Aussie crew invited me to join them on the last day of their trip, they were going to try and take pictures of free swimming yellowfin tuna as they had all shot one over 100kg. We went out at about 1:30pm, chummed for about 45 mins and we had 2 tuna come into the slick, they were pretty skittish, we had them in the chum for about 20 mins before they left. We chummed the same slick for another 20 mins when we had 3 tuna come in all over 100kg, we took pictures of them for a while and then the Aussies told me to grab the polespear, i made a dive to about 5 meters and waited for the tuna i picked as being the biggest one to come and eat the piece of chum i had lined up on, it made a wide loop and i returned to the surface, once i had caught my breath again i made another dive to 5 meters the tuna made a loop and came straight towards the slick where i was waiting patiently. It swam under me and i shot it from above the polespear punched all the way through! i fought it for about an hour before i got it close enough to swim down and Finnish it off with a polespear! YEEEEWWWW

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