Teak Sea's

Why records ?

The capture of a big fish can be due to luck, be the result of a quest or the result of a systematic practice of spearfishing at appropriate level.
In any case, it is a matter of being at the right place, at the right moment and be able to seize the opportunity that will present itself.
Strive for excellence, practice at highest level, sense of opportunity; this is the essence of spearfishing and the essence of TEAK SEA.

Besides, in a longer term prospective, keeping track of records can be an indicator of the evolution of the population of large specimens.

The Teak Sea record table allows evaluating the character of a catch, the frame of comparison being the IBSRC/IUSA spearfishing records or even the IGFA. Large catches not homologated as records will be tabulated and displayed as noteworthy catches.

With over thirteen years of history, the TEAK SEAs have already achieved remarkable catches, as can be seen in the 2013 table of records and noteworthy catches. Before even the birth of TEAK SEA in 2000, Manolis Peristeris caught several exceptional fishes with his companion, the ancestor of Azimuth 125, an Azimuth 123cm. He deserves a table of his own. But that was last century catches. Will these records hold? It’s up to you!

Homologation conditions

Eligibility for a TEAK SEA record requires:
• The fish must be captured with a TEAK SEA speargun, the model, origin of which and, when existing, the production tag having to be communicated.
• That the TEAK SEA speargun would be the first gun to spear the fish (a fish shot with a gun of another brand and doubled with a TEAK SEA will not be eligible)
• That the catch be duly photographed and weighed with the gun used in the capture clearly visible. A measurement of total length and girth will be appreciated.
• That the weight of the catch exceeds the previous record by 2% (ex. If a record is at 8kg, 8*2%=0,16kg are required to validate a new record. Filming the weighing session will be appreciated (starting from zero).
• A catch within 2% of an existing record will be an equal record and will be eligible to the draft.
• A witness.
• The story of the catch, and all required data (date, location,…).

The conditions of validity of the catch are such as described in the IBSRC rules, in particular:
• No artificial light used.
• Spearfishing in forbidden or protected zones is not allowed.
• No use of net or rope or any device given an illegitimate advantage.
• Etc…

The record file submission will be made through the closest TEAK SEA Ambassador or directly to TEAK SEA via our website e-mail address.

TEAK SEA Contest

To encourage the long term constitution of the record table, TEAK SEA will put at stake at least a speargun every year. A draft will be made among all hunters having a validated record for the given year.

Unless specified differently, the year of application will end december 31st at sunset, local time and start January 1st at sunrise local time.

The contest rules are the following:
1. Every person suspected of fraud might be indefinitely excluded from the TEAK SEA draft.
2. Every catch duly photographed under water or in the water with the speargun used for the catch will be granted double points for the draft.
3. Every catch recorded with a an action camera will count triple in the draft (does not combine with the previous bonus).
4. Catches that do not fulfil all criteria can be reported as noteworthy catches however they will not be eligible for the draft.
5. The draft will be held every year after reviewing all applications of the previous calendar year. The result will be put on line on TEAK SEA website.
6. The last date for submitting the application will be the 31st of January of the year following the year of the catch.
7. Every catch homologated as IBSRC/IUSA record will automatically be granted a speargun, on top of the other spearguns.
8. Any exceptional catch fulfilling the criteria of a species not present in the initial table can be submitted to TEAK SEA who will be decide whether this catch will be eligible for the draft.

Launch of the record campaign
For the first year, 3 TEAK SEA spearguns will be put at stake.

On top of the general rules already formulated, the fish will have to exceed the threshold size indicated in the table of records, generally 50% of IBSRC or if not available IGFA record weight.

Angelo Germidis
President TEAK SEA Ltd

Read the records files
Clic on the pictures to display PDF files

2013 Records:

2012 Records :

Manolis Peristetis personal records:

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