International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
8.9 kg. ,   19.6 lbs.
Tuna, Blackfin    Thunnus atlanticus
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Summer Sawaya
Date: 2/14/2017
Location: UNITED STATES


A group of friends and I went fishing and diving off of Key West. We pulled up to an area where we were hoping we would see some blackfin tunas. We began chumming, and shorty after we had the blackfins busting close to the boat. I got all of my gear ready and jumped in! I watched the tunas for a few minutes to try and get an idea of how to approach them. I then made a drop to about 20 feet and waited for one to come close enough to take the shot. One came close enough and I shot it mid body and hit his spine. I swam to the surface and began to pull him up by my float line. My shot nearly stoned him so it didn't put up too much of a fight! Within one minute I had my fish in the boat!

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