International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
11.1 kg. ,   24.5 lbs.
Hogfish    Lachnolaimus maximus
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Bruce Elliott Mock Jr
Date: 8/3/2017

We almost didn’t go out due to heavy thunderstorms and gusty wind but we eventually left mid-day and made it to the shoals around 2 pm, after smashing through 12-15+ knot winds and waves. Fishing was slow as we made several drifts across the ledge systems. After about an hour of diving, I made a dive to the bottom and saw nothing so I turned to head up and to my great surprise see this fish swimming mid water about 30 ft. off the bottom. He swam to within two inches of my spear as I took a few seconds to marvel at this amazing fish before shooting him point blank. He was stoned and put up no fight. The fish was taken on August 3, 2017 at Frying Pan Shoals in 50 ft. of water from the boat Fins Up (39 ft. contender) and the captain’s name is Chris Warden. The fish was landed unassisted using a self-made 58” spear gun with two 2 bands.

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