Current Lionfish Records

Think you have a world, country or state record lionfish for largest lionfish caught by spear or on a fishing pole? We’re waiting for your submission!

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World Record – Largest Lionfish (Spear)

  • Michael Randle – Florida, United States | 48.8 CM

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Michael Randle with his 48.8 cm world record lionfish

New largest lionfish world record

Aruba Record 

  • Ricky Refunjol | 47cm | Spear

Bahamas Record 

  • Anonymous local fisherman | 44cm | Spear (submitted by researchers at Cape Eleuthera Institute)

Barbados Record 

  • Julian Walcott | 43cm | Spear

Belize Record 

  • Polly Alford | 44cm | Spear

Bermuda Record 

  • Jonathan Pedro | 48cm | Spear

Bonaire Record

  • Michael Pement | 45cm | Spear

Cayman Islands Record

  • Chris Redlund | 44cm | Spear

Colombia Record

  • Diego Duque | 43cm | Spear  captured in the Parque Nacional Natural Corales del Rosario y San Bernardo

Curaçao Record

  • Peter Deleu | 45cm | Spear

Dominica Record

  • Desiree Bell | 45cm | Spear

Dominican Republic Record

  • Pablo Santos | 44cm | Spear
  • Unknown fisherman| 45cm|Hook&Line (submitted by Saona Cafe, Bayahibe)

Grenada Record

  • Gary Ward | 46cm | Spear

Guadeloupe Record

  • Bertrand Depoisier | 47cm | Spear

Honduras Record

  • Brian Forte | 44cm | Spear

Mexico Record

  • Scott Harrell | 45cm | Spear

Martinique Record

  • Karim Brahmi | 42cm | Spear
  • Stephane Arribat | 40cm |Spear

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Rachael Cotten | 44.5cm | Spear

Trinidad and Tobago

  • Adrian Minty (Englishman’s Bay, Tobago) | 45cm | Spear/Freediving

    Adrian Minty with Tobago Record

    Adrian Minty with Tobago Record

Panama Record 

  • Gabriel Lopez Dupuis | 44cm | Spear

United States – Individual State Records 

  • ALABAMA- John Kovalchick | 45.9cm | Spear
  • FLORIDA – Michael Randle | 48.8cm (WR) | Spear
  • LOUISIANA – Wil DeMuth | 41cm | Spear
  • NORTH CAROLINA – Erin Burge | 45cm | Spear
  • MISSISSIPPI – Tommy Krumland | 41.7cm | Spear
  • SOUTH CAROLINA – Casey Lee-Ann Fissel| 44cm | Spear
  • TEXAS – Alex Fogg | 44cm | Spear
Smallest Lionfish Ever Caught?

Smallest Lionfish Ever Caught?

Lionfish Hunters acknowledges that there might have been bigger, longer, larger lionfish caught and recorded by the scientific community or by other sportsmen prior to the establishment of the Lionfish Hunters Unified Records program. However, if we do not have a potential-record entry of the fish as outlined by our regulations defining record submission requirements it is not in the spirit of the program to formally acknowledge the catch.

Don’t forget to report your lionfish removal on the Lionfish tracking map at Lionfish.info

Updated July 21, 2020