International Underwater Spearfishing Association
WORLD RECORD
62.6 kg. ,   138.0 lbs.
Wahoo    Acanthocybium solandri
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: John Pengelly
Date: 9/17/2014
Location: FRENCH POLYNESIA


We left the jetty at 6.00am and cruised out to location. We werent in the water for more than 20 minutes when a school of wahoo came through. There was one Wahoo in the school that was much larger than the rest. I dived on the fish and swum into range. Pulled the trigger and watched the shaft land low in its gill plate. The fish exploded off as i watched my 30m hardline and home made foam float fly just under the surface followed by my 30m bungee and 1x riffe 2 atmosphere. The Wahoo took roughly 10 minutes to fight and i carfully played the fish into my arms before dispatching it and handing it to the captain. We then cruised back to shore to weigh the fish and collect measurments.

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