International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
7.7 kg. ,   17.0 lbs.
Grouper, Gag    Mycteroperca microlepis
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Laurel Jankura
Date: 8/28/2017
Location: UNITED STATES


I was out spearfishing with my friends Charlie, Ben, and Tom in our local playground. We had better than usual viz so we were trying to map out a familiar area for future expeditions. On my second drop I shot the fish and it proceeded to get tangled up in the structure. My reel locked up but luckily we were shallow so I could see my floating gun while breathing back up. On my fourth attempt I was able to yank the gag and my bent shaft out and bring him to the surface with Charlie cheering me on. I swam it back to the boat happily then enjoyed some cold beers in celebration.

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