Fresh Water World

World Freshwater

Spearfishing Championship

The 2023 Freshwater World Spearfishing Championships will be held at Southern Lake Powell, near Page Arizona, USA

2023 Freshwater World Spearfishing Champions

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2023 USA


The 2023 World Freshwater Spearfishing Championship (WFSC) took place at Lake Powell, Arizona, from May 16th to 20th. This event marked the culmination of efforts by the USA to improve their performance after previous championships were dominated by other countries. While Ukraine emerged victorious in the Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles categories, the USA secured the Master's division and achieved strong placements overall.

2021 USA


Despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19 restrictions on international travel, the World Freshwater Striper Championship (WFSC) successfully held its third iteration in Beaver Lake, Arkansas. Building on the momentum of the previous events in 2017 and 2019, the competition attracted 44 divers from 8 countries. Notably, two world record drum fish were caught, and a significant portion of participants secured fish, with several exceeding 20 pounds and even 3 exceeding 30 pounds.

2019 New Zealand


The 2019 World Freshwater Spearfishing Championships competition held on March 9-10, 2019, in Taupo, New Zealand. Was proud to host this new event. Designed to be accessible for competitors, the competition did not require boats, allowing participants to reach catfish locations by car and a short swim. The water depth and visibility varied across the competition sites.

2017 USA


The USA hosted it's first World Freshwater Spearfishing Championship in Lake Head, Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was 2 days,. 67 competitors completed from 13 different countries.

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