International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
9.8 kg. ,   21.6 lbs.
Barracuda, Blackfin    Sphyraena qenie
Record Category: Women Speargun

Diver: Lori Nishimura
Date: 7/25/2017
Location: KIRIBATI

I was swimming away from our dinghy and taking drops, just checking out this school of barracuda that had been swimming around for the last few days. I took a 30ft drop and the school came swimming past from my left. I lined up my 125cm Pathos Sniper on what I thought was a nice one, pulled the trigger, and off it took. It put up a good fight for having been shot in the gill plate but after a few minutes I was able to wrangle it in, slip my hands in its gills and brain it.

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