On Dec. 23, 2018 Luis Viyella set a new record (still pending confirmation) when he captured a 480 lb Yellowfin Tuna while spearfishing out of Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic.

The fish represents a new spearfishing world record and is larger than the current IGFA All-Tackle rod and reel mark for the species, which stands at 427 pounds. The previous All-Tackle record was held by angler Guy Yocom while fishing out of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Luis Viyella’s Yellowfin measured 109 inches in length and 62 inches in width and he was fishing aboard the 68 Viking Lady Shell.

Previous Record Details 

Angler Guy Yocom
Weight of Fish 193.68 kg (427 lbs 0 oz)
Length of Fish 223.52 cm ( 88 in)
Girth of Fish 158.75 cm ( 62.5 in)
Location of Catch Cabo San Lucas
Date of Catch 9/18/2012
Type of Rod Melton
Type of Reel Shimano Tiagra
Type of Line Jerry Brown
Line Size 100 lb
Method of Catch Bait fishing
Lure or Bait chunk