This Pacific Blue Marlin may be the most well documented World Record for Marlin ever taken. I was with Terry Maas and Paul Smith and between us we all have more than two dozen world records so there should be no excuse for not getting the record. Terry filmed it in HD perfectly, I landed it single handed, we weighed it on a good scale, yet due to a faulty application I was denied the World Record.
Its time for some Record Application Writing 101.
If you are like me, it may only be a few years of your spearfishing career that you were even aware there was such a thing as SPEARFISHING WORLD RECORDS.
The IUSA, or International Underwater Spearfishing Association is the most commonly used here in the United States and I hope that in the coming years with more participation from around the world and divers like you, we can increase the quality of the records contained therein.
Stay tuned and I’ll walk you through the do’s and don’ts of submitting a World Record Application and covering your ass in the process. In the past few months, some of the requirements have come to light during my own application process that may be overlooked and cost you the record when you don’t pay attention to the fine print.
These details sadly are what scare some people off of the entire process but I’m going to help you through it to make it easier.
If you are going to make a record application, do it right and make it count.
Before we even start, take a look at some of the records below, Which World Records have you already filleted that you never submitted?
I know there are a few on here that I have enjoyed with a bit of fresh lime squeezed over them and cold beer and can only imagine hundreds of you have as well… time to make your mark on the spearfishing world and stake your claim to fame. Lets get you a World Record
Click on the link below to find your next World Record