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April 07, 2006

The Spectacular Spearfish

A Look at the Most Elusive and Enigmatic Billfish

Longbill spearfish

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All-tackle(lbs.) 127 lb. 13 oz. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain 5/20/99  Paul Cashmore 

M-6

52 lb.  Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain 7/08/00 Stewart Campbell
M-8  45 lb. Madeira, Portugal 7/23/99 Stewart Campbell
M-12 62 lb. 12 oz. Madeira, Portugal 9/06/96 Stewart Campbell
M-16 67 lb. Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain 6/19/02 Stewart Campbell
M-20 72 lb. 12 oz. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain 6/26/02 Dave Friedrich
M-30 127 lb.13oz. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain 5/20/99 Paul Cashmore
M-50 90 lb. 13 oz. Madeira, Portugal 6/02/80 Joseph Larkin
M-80 100 lb. 4 oz. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain 9/22/00 Frank O'Toole
W-8 46 lb. 4 oz. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain 7/10/02 Sharon Friedrich
W-12 59 lb. 8 oz. Puerto Rico,  Gran Canaria, Spain 7/09/02 Sharon Friedrich
W-16 62 lb. Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain 6/04/02 Jennifer Prowse
W-20 54 lb. Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain 6/18/01 Jennifer Prowse
W-30 49 lb. 8 oz. Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain 6/20/00 Lone Jensen
W-50 64 lb. 5 oz. Dakar, Senegal 10/14/94 Chantal Romieu
W-80 66 lb. 2 oz. Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Spain 5/12/00 Emilia Artiles
Fly, M-8 56 lb. 6 oz. Cozumel, Mexico  4/18/91 Charles Owens, Jr.
Fly, M-16 61 lb. Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Islands 3/20/98 Charlie Tombras
Shortbill Spearfish

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All-tackle  74 lb 11 oz Whangamata, New Zealand  2/12/05  Ted Williams
All-tackle (tie)  74 lb 8 oz Bay of Islands, New Zealand  3/16/99 Leonie Patterson

M-4

 34 lb 8 oz Keahole Point, Kona, HI 4/23/94 Dennis Harris
M-6  62 lb Keahole Point, Kona, HI 2/08/05 Gary Carter
M-8  42 lb Kona Coast, Hawaii 5/10/94 Jeff Meyer
M-12  44 lb Keahole Point, Kona, HI 2/20/01 Peter Maxwell
M-16  43 lb 8 oz Kona, Hawaii 2/03/03 Dave Free
M-20  66 lb 2 oz Narooma, NSW, Australia 3/01/81 Kevin Hawkins
M-30 70 lb 15 oz Bay of Islands, New Zealand 4/13/02 Graham Murdie
M-50 74 lb 11 oz Whangamata, New Zealand 2/12/05 Ted Williams
M-80 72 lb 4 oz Cape Karikari, New Zealand 4/26/03 Peter Goodburn
W-4 31 lb 8 oz Kona, Hawaii 6/07/02 Sharon Handgis
W-6 31 lb 8 oz Kona, Hawaii 3/17/00 Sharon Handgis
W-8 39 lb 8 oz Kona, Hawaii 3/17/00 Sharon Handgis
W-12 39 lb Kona, Hawaii 4/16/91 Janeen Davis
W-16 40 lb Kailua, Kona, Hawaii 7/30/83 Louise Hawkins
W-20 63 lb 14 oz Port Stephens, NSW, Australia 3/01/84 Sharon Parkins
W-30 62 lb 9 oz Gisborne, New Zealand 2/19/95 Glenys Knox
W-50 63 lb 14 oz Botany Bay, NSW, Australia 4/02/00 Kathryn Waite
W-80 74 lb 8 oz Bay of Islands, New Zealand 3/16/99 Leonie Patterson
Fly M-6 35 lb 6 oz Keahole Point, Kona, HI 3/21/97 Glenn Scott
Fly M-8 32 lb 0 oz Kona, Hawaii 2/18/03 David Linkiewicz

Fly M-12

37 lb 8 oz Keahole Point, Kona, HI 2/23/03 Thomas Irizarry
Fly M-16 48 lb 8 oz Port Stephens, NSW, Australia 3/10/02 Fouad Sahiaoui
Fly M-20 57 lb 12 oz Bermaguie, NSW, Australia 2/17/04 Thomas Evans, Jr.
Fly W-20 26 lb 8 oz Keakoke, Hawaii 6/28/03 Courtney Scott
Mediterranean spearfish

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All tackle 90 lb 13 oz Madeira, Portugal 6/2/80 Joseph Larkin