Spearfish, shortbill (Tetrapturus angustirostris)

Similar species: longbill spearfish, Tetrapturus pfluegeri (Robins & de Sylva, 1963); Mediterranean spearfish, Tetrapturus belone (Rafinesque, 1810); roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgi (Lowe, 1841); ISTIOPHORIDAE FAMILY;
The shortbill spearfish has a specific line class. Other spearfish inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean are in a separate line class as Atlantic spearfish, Tetrapturus spp.
The spearfishes are cosmopolitan, but nowhere are they abundant. The longbill spearfish is known to occur in the northwest Atlantic from New Jersey to Venezuela, including the Gulf of M... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
50.00 kg (110 lb 3 oz)
Botany Bay, Sydney, Australia
03-May-2008
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
16.10 kg (35 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
03-May-2015
M-02 kg (4 lb) (tie)
15.65 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
24-Apr-2015
M-02 kg (4 lb)
15.64 kg (34 lb 8 oz)
Keahole Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA
23-Apr-1994
M-03 kg (6 lb)
28.12 kg (62 lb 0 oz)
Keahole Point, Kona, Hawaii, USA
08-Feb-2005
M-04 kg (8 lb)
19.76 kg (43 lb 9 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
14-Jan-2016
M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.95 kg (44 lb 0 oz)
Keahole, Kona, Hawaii, USA
20-Feb-2001
M-08 kg (16 lb)
20.66 kg (45 lb 9 oz)
Garden Patch, Far North, New Zealand
13-Jan-2020
M-10 kg (20 lb)
30.00 kg (66 lb 2 oz)
Narooma, N.S.W., Australia
01-Mar-1981
M-15 kg (30 lb)
32.20 kg (70 lb 15 oz)
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
13-Apr-2002
M-24 kg (50 lb)
38.05 kg (83 lb 15 oz)
Gisborne, New Zealand
25-Jan-2019
M-37 kg (80 lb)
44.20 kg (97 lb 7 oz)
Barrier Bank, New Zealand
27-Feb-2016
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
14.28 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
07-Jun-2002
W-03 kg (6 lb)
14.28 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
17-Mar-2000
W-04 kg (8 lb)
17.91 kg (39 lb 8 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
17-Mar-2000
W-06 kg (12 lb)
17.69 kg (39 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
16-Apr-1991
W-08 kg (16 lb)
18.14 kg (40 lb 0 oz)
Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, USA
30-Jul-1983
W-10 kg (20 lb)
29.00 kg (63 lb 14 oz)
Port Stephens, N.S.W., Australia
01-Mar-1984
W-15 kg (30 lb)
28.40 kg (62 lb 9 oz)
Gable End, Foreland, Gisborne, New Zealand
19-Feb-1995
W-24 kg (50 lb)
32.50 kg (71 lb 10 oz)
Port Stephens, Australia
13-Mar-2016
W-37 kg (80 lb)
33.80 kg (74 lb 8 oz)
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
16-Mar-1999
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
16.04 kg (35 lb 6 oz)
Keahole Point, Hawaii, USA
21-Mar-1997
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
18-Feb-2003
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
17.00 kg (37 lb 8 oz)
Keahole, Kona, Hawaii, USA
23-Feb-2003
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
22.00 kg (48 lb 8 oz)
Port Stephens, Australia
10-Mar-2002
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
26.20 kg (57 lb 12 oz)
Tuross Canyon, Bermagui, Australia
17-Feb-2004
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
14.97 kg (33 lb 0 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
06-Feb-2019
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
28.40 kg (62 lb 9 oz)
Gisborne, New Zealand
13-Feb-2004
F-Smallfry
16.47 kg (36 lb 5 oz)
Kona, Hawaii, USA
03-Aug-2012
M-Junior
34.50 kg (76 lb 1 oz)
Alderman Rise, New Zealand
23-Mar-2019
M-Smallfry
20.40 kg (44 lb 16 oz)
Waihua Bay, New Zealand
08-Jan-2022

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