Grouper Steals Spearfishing Catch

Skip to 3:05 – 3:40 minutes to see this large “potato cod” in action!

Besides being a very neat summary of a spearfishing trip while in Mozambique, this video has something special to offer. When a spearfisherman thinks of a predator stealing his catch, sharks would most likely be the first thing that come to mind. Well, this clip goes to show that there truly are always bigger fish out there. After spearing a nice sized fish, spearfisherman and videographer Barret Harvey was caught by surprise by a very large potato grouper, otherwise known as “potato cod”. After spearing the fish, the potato grouper darted up from the bottom and snatched the fish right from his grasp, taking Barret’s hand with the mouthful. After a small struggle the grouper let his hand go, but managed to dine-and-dash with his catch. Skip to 3:05 – 3:40 minutes to see this large “potato cod” in action!