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New SA Record Yellowfin Tunna speared

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Desk Driver
Dec 6, 2001

On the spearfishing front, the guys have also been climbing on the band wagon and three SA records were set and broken this week. It has been a while coming, but we are finally getting the hang of spearing these fish and the three records set were yellowfins of 58, 63 and 69 kg. According to the divers that landed these fish, it is a case of shoot, pray, and then hang on for the ride of your life. Tommie Kruger shot the 69kg fish near the tail and apparently got pulled around by something akin to a steamtrain. This type of spearfishing must be the pinnacle of blue-water hunting and is certainly not for the faint hearted. I have no doubt there wll still be many records set, but at the same time there will be as many stories of smashed or lost gear and near death escapes.

Hell Yeah !!
ride of your life!

I bet 69kg of swimming muscle pulling you.. I would like to try that.....

I've tagged a 37 Kilo one in December - took me down to about 15 meters (holding on to my float for life) in about 8 seconds flat .... Nantucket sleigh ride.
Only photo I could find ....

Here it is .... it's not the biggest of the tunny's ..


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YUMMY.......YUMMY !!!!

That is at least 50 kg, I know cause I sold Tuna-s a long time ago.

Damn, the biggest tuna I saw U/W was about 40 kg, and I had a JBL Magnum.........naturally I didn't pull the trigger cause it was 6 meters away, at least. My friend with a same gun pulled his trigger and it only hit water...........

Yummy yummy when will I get my 40 kg tunny ?????
Thanks for the photo SA.

In the next 60 days I might see some tuna......... planning a far away trip........already got a new "Quite A Blue Water Gun" ..... tested 3 shots yesterday N nearly farted to death pulling the rubbers................

That's 52kg's of solid Nantucket sleigh ride. If I'm lucky (and the signs are good ... so far ... touch wood) I'll post a pic or two of my own up here in two weeks time ...
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