World Record Pacific Blue Marlin? It should have been

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


6 Responses to “Spearfishing World Records: IUSA”

  1. Paul Smith says:

    Definitely one of my top 10 most memorable spearfishing trips. I’ll never forget the excitement that everyone on the boat shared when you landed this beautiful fish! Even though it isn’t in writing, there is no denying that this record is yours, Cam!!!

  2. Cousin Blake says:

    Wow. That’s kind of cheesy. Sorry to hear that. I remember my single world record story. I thought I shot a world record mangrove snapper. We couldn’t figure out where to find a certified scale, so I grabbed the fish out of the cooler and ran into a grocery store with the dripping fish in my hands at like 8 at night to have the seafood department weigh it…only to find out it was a few ounces short. DENIED!

  3. Luckily, thanks for Pual I was there.
    I shared the boat with them and dove by turns.
    I shared a exciting moment also.

    Your record is great and It was a first Marlin I saw catching by freediver with spear fishing. It happened in front of me! Moreover It was the world record class! It was incredible moment.

    When I saw the sail of the marlin from the boat and Cameron chasing it. I prayed he landed it, and he did it.

    I saw Cameron catching fishes and I felt that he felt what I couldn’t feel and knew what I didn’t know about under water.

    You are the great guy!

  4. Ephraim says:

    What part of the app did you mess up on that caused you to be denied? Can’t you just fix the blunder and submitt a new applicaition?

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