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Recent Records

Men Speargun
12/28/2017
Francois Smuts
Blackbarred Hogfish
Women Sling
5/8/2018
Skye Bailey
Jack, Almaco
Women Speargun
5/4/2018
Lisa Ferrier Rafkin
Parrotfish, Bumphead
Men Sling
3/17/2018
Donovan Gadingan
Trevally, Giant
Women Speargun
4/29/2018
Lisa Ferrier Rafkin
Triggerfish, Blunthead
Men Speargun
5/7/2018
Gregory K Dudley
Bass, Striped (Freshwater, Landlocked)
Women Sling
2/16/2018
Morganne Esteves
Snapper, Atlantic Cubera
Women Speargun
6/5/2018
Lisa Ferrier Rafkin
Parrotfish, Bumphead
Meritorious
2/4/2018
Simon Solomon
Marlin, Black
Men Sling
2/23/2018
Cole Daniels
Cobia
Women Speargun
5/12/2018
Andrea Tromben
Snapper, Atlantic Cubera
Women Sling
5/25/2018
Kaitlyn Michelle Alise
Snapper, Pacific Cubera
Men Sling
2/17/2018
David Fritch
Mackerel, Cero
Men Speargun
5/9/2018
Craig Copik
Conger eel
Men Speargun
5/13/2018
Christopher Ricouard
Gar, Alligator
Men Sling
2/25/2018
Giovanni Vitalie
Yellowtail, S Pacific
Men Sling
3/9/2018
Forrest Galante
Speckled Flounder
Women Speargun
1/7/2018
Kelsey Albert
Wahoo
Women Sling
5/26/2018
Skye Bailey
Snapper, Northern Red
Women Sling
6/7/2018
Hanna Hicks
Grouper, Tiger
Men Speargun
4/14/2018
Dimosthenis Adamis
Dentex, Common
Women Speargun
4/15/2018
Andrea Tese
Halibut, California
Men Sling
5/27/2018
Nat Davey
Jobfish, Green
Men Sling
4/5/2018
Jonathan Barretto
Trevally, Giant
Men Sling
2/8/2018
Giovanni Vitalie
Wolf Eel
Women Sling
6/6/2018
Hanna Hicks
Grouper, Yellowfin
Women Speargun
4/19/2018
Poppy Macintyre
Coralgrouper, Blacksaddle
Men Sling
5/20/2018
James Adams
Wahoo
Men Sling
4/25/2018
Luke Maillis
Snapper, Atlantic Cubera
Men Sling
5/3/2018
Brian Webster
Halibut, California

T
he mission of the International Underwater Spearfishing Association is to promote ethical, safe, and sportsmanlike spearfishing practices, to encourage and support a sense of environmental responsibility among divers, to establish uniform regulations for the compilation of world spearfishing records, to provide basic spearfishing guidelines for use in other spearfishing activities, and to participate in educational and scientific programs.


Every fish is a gift. Only one is Fish of the Year!

2017 Fish of the Year - Nikki Watt - Black Marlin  - Tanthra Australia

             The IUSA Board evaluates all world records approved during the year and determines which, in its opinion, is the Fish of the Year. The criteria for the Fish of the Year is based on the following factors:

  • size of the fish
  • Difficulty due to the fish’s behavior
  • How much more the fish weighs than the prior record
  • How long the prior record was in place
  • Method of catch
  • Rarity of the catch
  • Depth the fish was taken


RULES UPDATED


IUSA Has updated the rule D(2) regarding eligible sling/polespear gear as follows:

The spear must be charged by muscle power, the charge held in place by hand and released
by hand release only, no mechanical trigger release or holding mechanism is allowed to
be used or to be on the polespear or sling.




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