International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
5.9 kg. ,   13.0 lbs.
Jack, Horse-Eye    Caranx latus
Record Category: Women Sling / Polespear

Diver: Danielle Kenney
Date: 7/13/2017
Location: UNITED STATES


It was our last day diving the rigs in the gulf. As soon as we approached the rig, my dad pointed out three big horse eye jacks swimming together. I dove down but was unable to get a good shot on one so I just continued exploring the rig. A few minutes later, I saw Cameron pointing down at what I assumed was the horse eye jacks again deep below him. Two of them followed Cameron on his way up so I dove down about 40 ft and shot one. Even though my belt reel was attached to the band, I held on to the spear and attempted to swim to the surface but once I realized that fish was pulling me even deeper, I let go of the spear and swam to the surface. As soon as I got to the surface I began pulling the fish away from the rig and pulling up the line. Once I had the spear in my hands, I slid my hand down the cable slip tip, grabbed the fish by the gills, swam to the boat, put the fish on the transom, and kept diving.

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