International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
2.3 kg. ,   5.1 lbs.
Tiliapia    Oreochromis spp.
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Carl Crist
Date: 10/14/2016

I was up at Fisher’s Landing on a spearfishing trip with my family. We got into the water around 1pm; my brother Gabe, my sister Jayne, my dad and I were all targeting Tilapia. We saw a lot of small Tilapia but not any big, big Tilapia. I swam to the shore where there were a bunch of reeds. I looked into the reeds and there it was! I was staring face to face and then it swam fast around A big bunch of reeds and I had a very small window to shoot between as I anticipated it would swim right between them. I pointed my Riffe Metal Tech speargun right behind his eye and BAM! Stoned him! He got all wrapped around the reeds so it took me a while to get him untangled but I swam over to my Fox Float and strung him to my stringer.

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