NSP:074 Anthony Hafoka CO2 training benefits

Interview with Anthony Hafoka Benefits of CO2 training for spearfishing | underwater hockey Fitness – better than altitude training Lose Weight Swimming and Movement in the water The Relaxation > Self Control Reflex Recovery Breathing Finning Exercise Increases Red Blood cell count and volume Anthony joins us from New Zealand to chat about his experiences spearfishing and playing underwater hockey. This chat has some great insights about breathing, specifically surface intervals and recovery breathing. I enjoyed the stories and tips about blackout, training and thinking more seriously about buying a dive watch to help you keep a longer surface interval. If you would like to learn about CO2 training benefits then this is a good listen. Time Stamps 5:00 Anthony Hafoka introduction and background 8:00 …

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Chris Dillon spearfishing hunting techniques chat on Noob Spearo Podcast

NSP:073 Cris Dillon spearfishing hunting techniques

Interview with Cris Dillon Spearfishing hunting techniques for days in this interview. Cris walks us through techniques he has used to successfully hunt Bohar Snapper, Kuta (Spanish Mackerel), and Yellowfin Tuna. In the Veterans Vault Cris shares 9 huge spearfishing tips and at least a few will surprise you. His preparation for this interview was excellent and the information shared is absolutely gold. With several world records, countless spearfishing  in exotic locations and his practical South African manner Cris is a real wealth of knowledge and this interview is brilliant. I have to admit it, I’m spewing I missed this chat with Cris. Due to time and work and pressures I couldn’t make it so yesterday I had a few rum and cokes and listened …

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North California Underwater Hunters President Matt Mattison

NSP:072 Matt Mattison Nor Cal Underwater Hunters

Interview with Matt Mattison North California Underwater Hunters President Matt Mattison is an avid abalone acquirer. In this chat with him we get right into Abalone and North California spearfishing. Matt’s got plenty of experience and he’s a genuinely nice bloke so this episode packs a tonne of information and banter. Time Stamps 5:00 Matts story about getting started spearfishing. Learning how to stalk fish properly, how to hold his breath and equipment. Family traditions chasing Abalone. 9:00 North California Spearfishing and the forum No Cal Underwater hunters. 14:00 What has been your most memorable catch? 19:00 What is your favorite Spearfishing Hunting technique? 23:00 Whats one of the toughest situations you’ve faced in the ocean? 27:00 Veterans Vault | Abalone Chasing (recorded late 2017) …

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5 Spearfishing Tips to Shorten your Learning Curve

NSP:071 5 Spearfishing Tips to Shorten your Learning Curve

5 Spearfishing Tips to Shorten your Learning Curve   This episode I chat with Luke Potts from Aquatic Rehab TV in New Zealand. Its our second live interview (the original Episode 9 Luke Potts here) and just like the first one we learn a tonne. In this episode we focus in on 5 spearfishing tips and techniques that can make the world of difference in your spearfishing. We learn why hydration is such an issue for spearos, how to make buddy diving uber practical, + body language hacks, breathing and relaxation tips as well as a couple of laughs along the way. Listen in to 5 actionable spearfishing tips and techniques. As discussed in the interview here is a full review of the How To Spearfish series, …

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How To Spearfish Video Series

How To Spearfish Video Series

Aquatic Rehab TV’s How To Spearfish Video Series   This brand new How To Spearfish Video Series is live and available now on Vimeo On Demand. If you would like the discount code then scroll down to the bottom of the article. The five videos available so far from Aquatic Rehab TV cover spearfishing equipment, spearfishing with sharks, two spearfishing hunting technique videos for both reef and pelagic species and also a guide to increasing your breath-hold. Here is an overview of the series plus a discount for the Noob Spearo community. A Bit About Luke   A while ago we interviewed Luke Potts from Aquatic Rehab TV. I learned that he is a well traveled and prolific spearo who fully loves spearing. Along the …

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Swanson Paua Gyoza Seafood Recipe

Swanson Paua Gyoza

Abalone Seafood | Swanson Paua Gyoza Recipe   This paua gyoza recipe is from the Swanson tribe in Taranaki, New Zealand. Former New Zealand spearfishing champion and a recent guest on the show Pat came up with this recipe with his daughter hazel who both clearly share some culinary skills! Paua is a special seafood as the black meat can be delicious when cooked right! The shells are beautiful and so not a bit of these sea snails is wasted, perfect food for the ocean-loving spearo. Check out Pats recipe below. I saw Pat post this pic on the New Zealand Spearo Forum page on Facebook. Several people (including me) pestered him for the recipe. Common Names Pāua is the New Zealand Maori name for the highly …

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Targeting Species Spearfishing with Tim McDonald

NSP:070 Tim McDonald | Targeting Species Spearfishing

Interview with Tim McDonald Targeting species spearfishing with Tim McDonald, what a treat! We have a good Q&A session about finding and hunting Barramundi, Pearl Perch and the infamous Green Jobfish that challenge many spearos. There are some hairy stories in here about boating mishaps, sharks, big fish stories as well as some mindset discussion that might help you take your spearfishing to the next level. Listen into this episode with one of Australia’s best spearfisherman, Tim McDonald. ‘Fan-boy alert‘ – Tim’s been one guy I’ve looked up to since I started spearfishing 6 years ago. He used to feature heavily in the now extinct Spearfishing Downunder Magazine DVD’s, of which I spent countless hours watching. He’s an interesting character that many of you may …

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James Nestor

NSP:069 James Nestor Journalist, Freediver and Spearo | Author of Deep

Interview with James Nestor   This is a wide ranging, free flowing chat with James Nestor, the Author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells us About Ourselves. I found out that James is also a spearo and came to it through freediving. Spearfishing was the logical next step after pairing his strong sense of responsibility towards the ocean, along with his new found passion freediving. His selective mindset towards fishing is awesome and its something that many of us recognize in our own spearfishing mindsets. In this interview we delve into his experience starting both freediving and spearfishing, which were both unusual introductions to say the least. We also discuss his bestselling book Deep and many of the situations and information …

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spearfishing the greek islands. Gerasimos Kavvadias

NSP:068 Gerasimos Kavvadias

Interview with Gerasimos Kavvadias One of Greece’s best spearo’s joins us for a good chat about last years spearfishing world championships. We also talk about Greek spearfishing and he shares some of his ninja spearfishing hunting techniques. Gerasimos Kavvadias (Jerry) also shares some good insights into what a spearfishing mentor really is. Perhaps you don’t need to have a close relationship with someone in order for them to be an effective mentor. Jerry’s enthusiasm and passion for spearfishing and the Greek spearfishing lifestyle come through loud and clear and despite English being his second language, Jerry communicates very effectively in this interview. Listen in here! Gerasimos Kavvadias Interview Time Stamps 3:00 Jerry’s spearfishing background. Corfu spearfishing beginnings and learning from his Father. 6:00 Trial and …

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Pat Swanson New Zealand Spearfishing Interview

NSP:067 Pat Swanson Veteran Kiwi Spearo

Interview with Pat Swanson Should I try diving for a job? I love the water and I think could spend all day in it so why not make it my job? This is a thought Ive had and in this chat with veteran spearo and ex-commercial diver Pat Swanson we dig right into whether its a good idea or not. Pat’s a three time New Zealand spearfishing champion and a resident of Taranaki, New Zealand. This is where I grew up so I was pretty stoked to catch up with Pat in his New Plymouth home. In this interview Pat also lays out some practical tips and ideas for scouting a potential area and we dig into some of the key considerations for assessing its …

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NSP:066 David Hochman Spearit Charters

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E66_-_David_Hochman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 54:07 — 63.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with David Hochman One of the coolest dudes in spearfishing, David Hochman joins us fresh from a day out spearfishing aboard his Rhode Island based, Spear-It Charters vessel. With 40+ years spent in the water spearfishing and commercial fishing, Davids knowledge of the marine environment is extensive. We do a massive drop down into targeting Striped Bass, their behavior, environment, sustainable fishery and more. He holds the current world spearfishing records for Striped Bass with both Pole Spear and Speargun + he’s put more guys onto Striped Bass than anyone alive – he knows his stuff! Listen in for all the usual …

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the best spearfishing book

99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing Stockists Information

Actionable Information to Improve Your Spearfishing!   The counter-top magazine for every developing spearfishing enthusiast   99 Tips To Get Better At Spearfishing Stockists Information   Why should you stock 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing? Looks phenomenal Very well reviewed Actionable, useful and practical information Great retail price point providing retailers with opportunity to provide further value to customers Not brand biased Not ego-driven Read more about 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing here and see the reviews Your customer has just spent $$ buying equipment to improve their spearfishing. A spearfishing guide that contains brief, actionable information about how to further improve is a logical extra purchase! Free Marketing Noob Spearo Podcast Exposure – Stockists of 99 Tips to Get Better …

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NSP:065 Travis Hogan Aimrite Spearfishing Australia

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E65_-_Travis_Hogan.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:11:40 — 83.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Travis Hogan   Manufacturing some of the toughest gear in spearfishing, Travis Hogan from Aimrite Australia gives us a good rundown on DIY speargun modification. He shares a phenomenal personal story about shooting a 250lb marlin from a trailer boat as well as a scary moment 60 miles out to sea. A fellow crew member was bitten (badly) by a reef shark and had to be taken by helicopter into Cairns Hospital. If you like listening and talking about all the facets of spearguns then this will be a great listen for you. We have a targeted discussion about trying and …

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Deep James Nestor Book Review

Deep Book Review

Deep Book Review   This book pissed off a few freedivers and scuba divers so I decided to read the book myself and see what all the huff was about.   Thanks to Chris Schlenner who reached out to me and recommended the book. He enjoyed it and so did I.   So here is my Deep book review   James Nestor began the Deep book project with no exposure to freediving and for me this is one of the books greatest appeals. Throughout the book you travel vicariously along with an inquisitive journalist who learns all about the ocean, the human body and many of the ways humans have studied, lived and interacted with the ocean since records began. He travels places and learns things …

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NSP:064 Brandon Hendrickson spearfishing deep

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E64_-_Brandon_Hendrickson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:17:49 — 90.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Brandon Hendrickson   Recently Brandon Hendrickson competed in the Roatan World Freeediving Championship and he finished very highly placed. In this interview we talk about deep spearfishing and how to choose both dive buddies and travel companions wisely. In the Veterans Vault section we get into some of the inherent risks of deeper spearfishing, how to manage the risks, the different phases of a longer dive + a few hints and tips about slowly acclimatizing your body for greater depths. Brando is definitely a competitive type of person and so this interview lends well to people that are serious about taking …

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NSP:063 Overcoming Common Spearfishing Issues

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E63_-_101_Common_Issues.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 52:04 — 61.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSOvercoming Common Spearfishing Issues This one was a while in the planning and so its fairly comprehensive! Turbo and I encountered a significant number of obstacles starting out and so doing a podcast on overcoming common spearfishing issues was inevitable! If we don’t cover your issue then please let us know in the comments below. Heavily mentioned throughout this episode is our Master-spearfishing-post here that contains links to most of our blog posts, guides, videos, podcast episodes and more. If you are in your first year of spearfishing or have yet to shoot your first fish then this is a great episode to …

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Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips

Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips

Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips My quick spearfishing podcast listening tips + a good run though for people who are just discovering what a podcast is. How to listen Its surprising but lots of listeners stream our show straight from our website using their internet browser. Some people even listen to them on YouTube! I’ve got news…there is a better way. Get your mobile phone and go to the app store, search for ‘podcast’ and lots of apps will show up in the results. Download one that suits you (my recommendation above bottom right picture) and search for Noob Spearo Podcast (as seen below). Hit the subscribe button and the next time one of our episodes goes live your phone will automatically download it to your …

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NSP:062 Jim Russell North California Spearfishing

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E62_-_Jim_Russel_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:35:11 — 110.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Jim Russell Monkey Face Prickle Back state record holder Jim Russell….wait a minute. What? Monkey Face Prickle Back? before we continue this is what they look like. That’s right Jim Russell from North California joins us and gives us a full orientation to spearfishing in North California. From conditions to species as well as insights into equipment, local clubs and hunting techniques this is a phenomenal chat with a top bloke:) Jim was super humble when I reached out to him through social media and was very forward about telling me he’s ‘just a weekend warrior’. Well that’s sometimes exactly what …

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NSP:061 Erez Beatus Apnea Australia Founder

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E61_-_Erez_Beatus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:06:10 — 77.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Erez Beatus   In this interview we learn why freediving courses are essential for spearo’s   Erez Beatus from Apnea Australia joins us to give us a great overview of what you can learn on a freediving course. An Israeli born Australia based instructor of the highest caliber, Erez speaks about his background, experience and the benefits to doing a freediving course as a spearo. His knowledge of water and human physiology is phenomenal so this is definitely an important interview to listen to! Erez Beatus Interview Important Times 4:00 Erez’s background and a brief overview of his history 9:00 Conditions …

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NSP:060 Moss Burmester Kiwi Olympian and Spearo

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E60_-_Moss_Burmester_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:00:41 — 71.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Moss Burmester New Zealand competitor in multiple disciplines Moss Burmester joins us to discuss parallel skills and more from competitive swimming to spearfishing. We learn more about his personal spearfishing journey and the things that keep him pushing for more. Kiwi Olympian #886 Moss has lots of advice and experience training and competing at top levels and so this is a great interview if you share a similar drive. Enjoy:) Time Stamps 5:00 Moss’s background and early beginnings spearfishing. Maori Wrasse and other humble spearfishing beginning stories. 10:00 Swimming, becoming serious about competing. 14:00 Joining a spearfishing club and enjoying the …

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101 Spearfishing with Sharks

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E59_-_101_Sharks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:06 — 57.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS 101 Spearfishing with Sharks. Tips, stories, wisdom and more This is a 3 part interview talking about the hazards of spearfishing with sharks. The first section kicks off with Turbo interviewing Mitchell Marriott, a Brisbane local spearfisherman who had his first scare with a 3m shark and wanted to learn more about spearfishing with sharks. Second interview is with one of my good Twitter buddies Rene Nel, @diverene who joins us all the way from South Africa where he recently experienced a severe Great White Shark attack while spearfishing close to Capetown. Rounding out the interview with just a good solid overview …

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NSP:058 Kevin Daly spearfishing comp veteran

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E58_-_Kevin_Daly_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (101.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Kevin Daly 6 x UK spearfishing champion Kevin Daly joins us for a cracker chat about everything from competition strategy to maintaining ear health over prolonged days diving. We discuss spearfishing world competitions in multiple locations including last years competition in Greece. Kevin is also the former world record (current South African record holder) for Spanish (King) Mackerel. Its a great story as he shot the fish and then carried on diving for crayfish, hanging the huge behemoth from his float! Kevin’s been spearfishing in many locations including the U.K, South Africa, Australia, Europe, Venezuela, Croatia, and more. Listen into a chat with a …

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Ant Judge freediving for spearfishing

NSP:057 Ant Judge Freedive Training for Spearos

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E57_-_Ant_Judge_-_Bounce_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (89.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Ant Judge Freedive training for spearfishing. In a pool, in the ocean, in a lake, Ant Judge is adamant that training improves your techniques so that you can improve your spearfishing. In this interview Ant lays out some gold nuggets about not only the advantages of pool training but also some specific techniques that you can try. As an experienced and highly regarded freediving instructor this interview has tonnes of insights and also provides a compelling reason why everyone should do a freediving course. Ant Judge Interview Highlights Include;   5:00 Ant’s background and early stories getting started spearfishing 16:00 Most memorable fish 20:00 …

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Sean Hascup Costa Rica spearfishing

NSP:056 Sean Hascup Costa Rica Spearfishing Guide

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E56_-_Sean_Hascup_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (82.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Sean Hascup Costa Rica Spearfishing Guide at Hascup Hunts   Sean joins us to share a bit about his spearfishing journey. The adjustment from Florida to Costa Rica spearfishing conditions was quite interesting to learn about. He started spearfishing in Stuart, Florida chasing Lobster and other species while pole fishing but when the fish weren’t biting Sean decided to jump in and try spearfishing. He saved up money slowly to buy his first spearfishing gun,  an AB Biller. Seans hunters mindset becomes quickly apparent in this interview. Listen into how he observes his environment and fish behavior. Big highlights of Sean Hascup’s interview were …

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Coastal Bar Crossing with Bill Corten

NSP:055 101 Coastal Bar Crossing with Bill Corten

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E55_-_101_Barcrossing_with_Bill_Corten_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (58.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSBoating 101 Episode Bar Crossing with Bill Corten   Bills is a renown Australian boating, fishing and bar crossing teacher with many years of experience in the marine industry. A little known fact  about Bill is that he also used to spearfish and play underwater hockey. These days Bills regularly runs coastal bar crossing courses and the occasional fishing charter. Bills passion is helping guys to get the most out of their boats by teaching them all of the fundamental skills that every boat-going waterman should learn. Managing a bar crossing with all of the variables like swell, tide and wind requires a definite skill set …

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spearfishing taranaki new zealand

Taranaki Spearfishing

My little bro’s wedding and a sneaky Taranaki Spearfishing adventure   Fly-Buys came in handy on my recent trip over to the old stomping ground, thankfully the weather was clean too! “Flights in and out of Wellington have been cancelled today due to fog. Air New Zealand wishes to apologize for any inconvenience….” the female speaker’s voice said over the loud speaker. This did not however signal a major inconvenience to my trip home to the Naki. Despite Wellington being close to Taranaki, the Pilot had only to battle rain and low level cloud to get us there from Christchurch. Arriving in New Plymouth Airport at 10pm, I quickly hopped into the baby blue Prius rental and had the tires squealing on my way out to my bro’s place in …

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Jeromy Gamble Noob Spearo Podcast

NSP:054 Jeromy Gamble Spearing Mag’s burly bomber

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E54_-_Jeromy_Gamble_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (87.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Jeromy Gamble  **Retro – Episode**Throwback Soundbites Jeromy Gamble is one of the drivers behind Spearing Magazine. A resident born and raised Floridian. 12-13 years ago Jeromy got serious about spearfishing and read everything available in forums and online. His attitude and approach to spearfishing these days is very relaxed and he speaks a lot about how his mindset has changed over the years. We get several wicked spearfishing hunting techniques in this chat and we dig right in and learn specifically about a burly bomb and another technique I’ve dubbed ‘overwatch’. “spearfishing is relaxing. It’s changed for me from trying to get as good …

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Nat Davey Spearfishing 50kg Yellowtail Kingfish

NSP:053 Nat Davey Spearfishing 50kg Yellowtail Kingfish

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E53_-_Nat_Davey_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (58.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Nat Davey In this chat with multiple world record holder Nat Davey we learn about hunting the elusive New Zealand Snapper, DIY Kingfish Sashimi, claiming world records and how rewarding it is to be with someone else who shoots a fish of a lifetime. Nat started diving at 9-10 y/o however he didn’t start spearfishing until he was 35! This meant he had to learn the techniques of freediving later and he shares how he overcame some of these challenges. Listening to Nats insights into the New Zealand marine environment was also a highlight as he spent years commercial fishing which allowed him to …

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Interview with Niall Cameron

NSP:052 Niall Cameron the Mussel Cracker

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E52_-_Niall_Cameron_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (102.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Interview with Niall Cameron the Mussel Cracker (Unfortunately we lost a bit of sound quality with this interview so our apologies!) Bloody cracker interview with Niall Cameron, a small charter boat operator in South Africa. Niall is a tonne of fun and he’s exactly the type of bloke I love to go spearfishing with. Fresh from an Ascension Island trip chasing and landing Yellowfin Tuna with a bunch of experienced Kiwi and Aussie spearo’s, Niall shares some of the valuable tips and wisdom he has picked up over the years. As a regular listener to the Noob Spearo Podcast himself Niall comes prepared with stories and …

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Improve Bottom Time. how to improve your bottom time

NSP:051 101 6 Tips To Improve Your Bottom Time

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E51_-_101_6_Tips_Bottom_Time.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (32.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS6 Tips To Improve Your Bottom Time This episode is Turbo and I discussing multiple ways to increase and improve your bottom time. Several meta themes are identified including relaxation, streamlining, economy of movement, as well as several options to explore if you would like to go even further. If you would like to extend your bottom time spearfishing then this episode will definitely have something in it for you! Mentioned was the Fresh Water World Spearfishing Championships find out more at this website here Next Steps For The Advanced Diver For those of you who are serious about improving your breath hold while learning more about your body …

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the last of the blue water hunters

Last of the Blue Water Hunters Book Review

Last of the Blue Water Hunters Book Review   Here is my review of a spearfishing classic. I’ll let you in on a secret, my Last of the Blue Water Hunters book review is extremely biased. I loved reading it and I hope that after you’ve read my review you understand why.   Who is this book for?   Spearo’s everywhere at every level.   Pro’s Incredible stories on everything from spearfishing’s pioneers to hunting on long subsistence trips reliant on spearfishing Hard won insights into our ocean, its inhabitants and ecosystems The composite stories, wisdom, knowledge and mind-set of a prolific ocean explorer The writer connects with reader’s who understand the spearfishing experience in its purest form Timeless Con’s Not a technical “how to” spearfishing book A dangerous technique (hyperventilating) is …

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spearfishing how to get started

Spearfishing, How To Get Started Book Review

Spearfishing, How To Get Started Book Review   Who is this book for?   Spearfishing, How To Get Started is for aspiring spearo’s and people in their first 2 years of spearfishing. The Authors background is East Coast USA, predominantly the North however this doesn’t make the information irrelevant to spearo’s from elsewhere. I live in Australia and the information is helpful for Aussie divers in a diverse range of conditions. Pro’s Highly relevant info for spearo’s in their early years. Easy to read and you’ll save time, energy and money by not learning everything the hard way. Information is mostly general and adapts well to different contexts. Authors personal stories with lessons learned are honest and helpful. Author is observant and communicates his thinking process in useful situations such …

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Peter Saunders USFA President. Noob Spearo Podcast interview. Benefits of Spearfishing Clubs

NSP:050 Peter Saunders President of the Underwater Skindiver’s and Fisherman’s Association

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E50_-_Peter_Saunders_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (62.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSEpisode 50! Interview with Peter Saunders In this chat with Peter Saunders we talk about issues relevant to every spearo such as; The broad threats to spearfishing and how spearo’s can make a difference What representative bodies such as the USFA and AUF in Australia do for spearfishing Easy actions everyone can take to improve our situation as recreational fisherman Peter shares stories and examples illustrating some of the political moves that have been made in the past to remove, reduce and eliminate spearfishing in various ways from Australia. An active and engaged population of spearo’s who sign petitions, fill out surveys and write letters to their …

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Sebastian Kramer interview on Noob Spearo Spearfishing Podcast. remote spearfishing locations

NSP:049 Sebastian Kramer German/Kiwi Freediving Instructor and guide

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E49_-_Sebastian_Kramer_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (74.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Sebastian Kramer Sebastian Kramer is a German born spearo living predominantly in Wellington, New Zealand. An adopted kiwi by choice, Sebastian now trains people about how to freedive and he also takes guided spearfishing trips to various locations in the Pacific including Tonga which is famous for sail fish and dogtooth tuna. In this interview we discuss some practicalities for traveling and spearfishing in remote locations. With personal stories from spearfishing all over South East Asia and the Pacific Islands Sebastian had plenty of examples to draw from as he lays out some practical tips and wisdom for the intrepid spearo. Enjoy! This Noob …

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DIY Spearfishing world travel guide. Spearfishing with adventure man dan

NSP:048 Adventureman Dan Byrne

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E48_-_Daniel_Byrne_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (112.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Adventureman Dan Byrne Interview with a young American bloke traveling the world spearfishing. This interview comes from a listener request (James Fisher) and Dan was good enough to join us over skype while he was in South Africa. This episode is jam packed with Dan’s stories, adventures and tips for guys and girls interested in taking off on a traveling and spearfishing adventure. Originally from up-state New York Dan began his spearfishing journey in Monterey, California. His stories about chasing reef fish in the huge kelp forests give us all some insight into his early experiences. Listen into this interview with a natural storyteller …

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Spearfishing Safety Protocol. Relax on the surface. Take the time to breath up and focus. 101 Spearfishing Buddy Protocol

NSP:047 101 Spearfishing Buddy Protocol

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E47_-_101_Divebuddy_Protocol_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (23.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSSpearfishing Buddy Protocol Episode covering buddy basic’s for spearfishing *This episode is heavily based off this blog post by Turbo. The reasons to have a clear spearfishing buddy protocol are multitude; Your mate could save your life in the event of blackout You could save your mates life in the event of blackout You land more fish (more fish in the cooler/esky/chilli bin). Second shots etc You can relax more knowing someones got your back Increased visibility – boats and other ocean users can see you easier You enjoy each others success (high five times) You learn your buddies habits and learn more More! Put your …

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Creating spearfishing video. Interview with Jose Debasa. Spearfishing Photographer

NSP:046 Jose Debasa SpearHeads Underwater Photographer

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E46_-_Jose_Debasa_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (89.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Jose Debasa Renown spearfishing photographer and videographer Jose Debasa’s photography has been inspiring me for ages. He has a unique style that really puts you in the perspective of the underwater hunter (check out some examples here). In this episode we dial in on Jose’s experience and progression filming and editing  spearfishing videos. To see some of the videos spoken about during the interview you can peruse the SpearHeads YouTube channel here. About Jose Debasa Jose’s photography journey started in his teens capturing the wildlife of the greater Florida area. His spearfishing experience soon demanded that he partner the two passions and after some …

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Scottish Spearfishing with Grant Laidlaw

NSP:045 Grant Laidlaw Scotland Spearfishing and Pneumatic Spearguns

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E45_-_Grant_Laidlaw_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (95.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSSpearfishing in Scotland? Pneumatic Spearguns?   Thats right! Listen into this interview with Grant Laidlaw, a proper kilt wearing, Mcewan’s lager drinking Scottish Spearo   In this episode we make a call to Scotland to learn about Scottish spearfishing and hear about Grant Laidlaw’s personal spearfishing journey.  Overcoming different challenges he has faced is a huge theme for the chat. One highlight of the interview is the story Grant shares about changing from a conventional banded speargun to a pneumatic or air-powered speargun. He was able to walk us through this challenge and how he eventually overcame the learning curve. Big sections of the interview are …

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how to dive longer

6 Actionable Tips To Increase Your Bottom Time

6 Tips To Increase Bottom Time Here are some actionable tips to increase your bottom time. Don’t try to implement everything at once, focus on one or possibly two tips at a time. Get each technique dialed in before moving on. If you have some tips of your own, share them in the comments below. 1. Relax Before you even get to your dive spot, do some full breathe-ups to stretch your lungs and prepare your body for diving. On the surface, close your eyes and concentrate on releasing all muscle tension. Hold your gun lightly in your hand and breathe slow, deep and even. If you can, go with the current and use the boat to put you on the right spot. Plan your drops – if you are …

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GoPro for Spearfishing

NSP:044 101 GoPro for Spearfishing

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E44_-_101_GoPro_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (46.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSPodcast Tips, Accessories and Hacks To Help You Master Your GoPro for Spearfishing Finally an episode dedicated to using a GoPro for spearfishing! This episode covers everything from after purchase to post edit GoPro use. About this episode We start the episode in the studio, with Turbo and I giving a run through on some of the common questions we get asked and then offer some creative advice about how to solve these problems. We discuss; Water on the lens Fog in the housing The GoMask and other mount techniques as well as some of the challenges After that we put some media production questions to …

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Drones for spearfishing

NSP:043 101 Drones for Spearfishing

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E43_-_101_Drones_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (71.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSHow To Use Drones for Spearfishing Interviews with UAV Coach Alan Perlman and Adreno Drone Enthusiast Kahlee Andrews This Drones for spearfishing episode was inspired partially by watching Drone footage that uniquely captured a spearfishing adventure. The first guest in this episode, Adreno Manager Kahlee Andrews is a former womens spearfishing champion and has taken numerous videos of spearfishing drone footage. Kahlee has been using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional [link here] but she also talks about what she wants to purchase next. I ask Kahlee about her experience’s with drones and how Drones can be used effectively by spearo’s. In the second part of the …

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Ted Harty interview Noob Spearo Spearfishing Podcast

NSP:042 Ted Harty Equalizing Ninja from Immersion Freediving

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E42_-_Ted_Harty_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (82.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Ted Harty In this interview with Immersion Freediving Instructor Ted Harty we do a deepdive into equalizing. Ted also shares a bulletproof buddy protocol which is simple but foreign to many spearo’s. Its the best buddy technique I’ve heard and I know it works when implemented. Some key takeaways from the interview for me were; longer surface interval = longer time on the bottom, looking at and reviewing the data from a dive watch can help you to see the surface time/bottom time correlation and make buddy diving a priority. If you would like heaps of practical advice about freediving, equalizing, improving bottom time, …

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how to stop sea sickness

NSP:041 101 Preventing Seasickness

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E41_-_101_Seasickness_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSHow to Prevent Seasickness   Preventing Seasickness is brought to you in partnership with Adreno Save $20 when you spend $200 or more on your next spearfishing equipment purchase at spearfishing.com.au   In this episode Turbo and I share about what we’ve learned about preventing seasickness. This interview is heavily based on Turbo’s popular blogpost how to get over seasickness along with some research I did, to help out a BBC columnist while Turbo was away spearfishing in the Coral Sea (in other words I got shafted with 5 hours academic research and Turbo went spearfishing – typical!). Turbo has had to overcome significant episodes of seasickness and he’s come a long …

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spearfishing the Greek Islands

NSP:040 Vasilis Koroneos Greek Deepex Finalist

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E40_-_Vasili_Koroneos_w-IntroOutro_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (67.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSAudio Interview With Vasilis Koroneos Creator of ‘My Blue Mind’ 2nd place film in the Deepex – Ill Pescatore in Apnea Video Competition Joining us from Greece for this interview is Vasilis Koroneos a Civil Engineer who is well known for his spearfishing videos. In this interview we talk about target spearfishing species in Greece, types of structure and depth as well as common hunting techniques. There is a huge story about a 40kg Amberjack that takes place over multiple occasions before Vasilis eventually lands the fish, its a very interesting story and displays the predictability that these fish can display. In the Veterans Vault we …

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Kimi Werner spearfishing

NSP:039 Kimi Werner the vagabonding speara

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E39_-_Kimi_Werner_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (75.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Kimi Werner an international spearfishing ambassador   Kimi Werner is perhaps the worlds most easily recognizable spearfishing personality. Her video Variables has been viewed nearly one million times and for good reason, its sensational.  In this interview we explore some of her experiences traveling the world spearfishing. From diving in the frigid waters of the Arctic to taking down an 84lb Wahoo miles off the Texan coastline. Her stories are compelling and her enthusiasm is contagious. After watching Kimis’s TedX talk and some videos from her YouTube channel, I was still unprepared for many of her stories and practical tips. Listen into a person …

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How to gut, fillet, store and cook your spearfishing catch

NSP:038 101 Caring For Your Catch

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E38_-_101_Caring_For_Your_Catch.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Caring For Your Catch Shorter episode this week covering everything from shooting your selected fish to putting it on the plate in front of your loved ones. Caring for our catch’s is absolutely essential for every spearo as spearfishing is recognised as one of the most sustainable and selective forms of fishing. Due to how selective we are with our fish, it made a lot of sense then for Turbo and I to do a 101 on the main points to consider between shooting the fish and putting it on the plate. Enjoy a bit of a rough interview as we were both at our …

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rick trippe with black jewfish

NSP:037 Rick Trippe Darwin Dolphins Dirtywater Diver

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E37_-_Rick_Trippe_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (58.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Rick Trippe Darwin Dolphins Dirtywater Diver The composite spearfishing story-teller, Rick Trippe is a highly experienced Australian spearfisherman with a well-founded reputation for taking down Black Jewfish. This interview is chock-full of Ricks stories and you cant help but be entertained by his passion and excitement.  Still hunting fish in Darwins dirty water while contending with huge tides proves just how in love with spearfishing he remains. Rick works as a real estate agent and you can find out more about him here. A bit about Rick Trippe President of the Darwin dolphins spearfishing club. Ex Australian spearfishing champion Columnist for International Freediving Spearfishing News (IFSN) …

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Roller Powerhead Conversion Kit Giveaway

Roller Powerhead Conversion Kit Giveaway Care of MannySub and Noob Spearo this is the Roller Powerhead Conversion Kit Giveaway Competition! A new conversion kit for your speargun could be in the mail and on it’s way to you. There are multiple ways to enter as you will find when you follow the link below. (Enter using Facebook) Noob Spearo & MannySub Roller Power Head Giveaway Roller Powerhead Conversion Kit Giveaway – More Information If you would like to know more about MannySub and their Roller Speargun range then visit the MannySub site here or better yet listen into our interview with the founder Emanuel Bova here. This competition is for one complete conversion kit customized to your specs (some limitations with length etc). At the end …

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Bluewatre hunting gear explained with Travis Corken

NSP:036 Travis Corken Neptonics Australia

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E36_-_Travis_Corken_Bounce_02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (83.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSTravis Corken Neptonics Australia Bluewater Spearfishing Equipment Episode In this interview with Travis Corken Neptonics Australia owner/operator we do an in depth Q&A to learn more about equipment for bluewater spearfishing. Removing points of failure, keeping equipment simple and building trust with the fish were all themes that come through strong in the interview. If you like learning about innovative spearfishing equipment such as the floatline clutch and weight belt multi adapter for reels, then this is an ideal interview to tune in for. Travis also candidly shares a story about a personal blackout experience while diving in Fiji. After the blackout story we explore some …

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Emanuel Bova, MannySub Spearfishing Interview. Manny Bova interview

NSP:035 Emanuel Bova from MannySub Spearfishing Equipment

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP035_-_Manny_Bova_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (110.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSEmanuel Bova from MannySub Emanuel Bova  is competing this year in the Australian team that is going to Greece in the next few weeks. Get behind the Aussie team here! About Manny’s Spearfishing Equipment Journey Manny grew up in Genoa, Italy, and started spearfishing way back in 1984. In 1988 he moved to Sydney, Australia where he continued spearfishing and we chat about the contrast in conditions and difference in biodiversity. With a passion for spearfishing and innovation it was inevitable that he would begin a spearfishing business in Australia. Initially he started importing equipment from Europe, first with Omer (1993-98), then with TopSub wetsuits (1998-2009), …

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NSP:034 101 Freediving For Spearfishing

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E32_-_Pete_Ryder_Second_Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (66.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Freediving For Spearfishing with Pete Ryder This episode is a nuts and bolts 101 freediving for spearfishing interview with Pete Ryder from howtofreedive.com. Pete is a freediving instructor based in London, U.K who has developed two online courses for people who want to learn more about freediving. The 10 metre Freediver is an entry level program available online where people can learn the core techniques to help them begin their freediving experience. The 5 minute freediver (that Turbo has recently completed) is a more advanced course for people who are interested in extending their dry breathhold to 5 minutes – this course is definitely not …

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spearfishing lake kariba

NSP:033 Rob Gates Freshwater Assassin & Croc Survivor

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E33_-_Rob_Gates_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (63.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Rob Gates You might remember Rob Gates from our 101 Croc Episode where he shared about 2 different personal crocodile attack experiences. A love affair with Crocs helped Rob plan a move from Zimbabwe to North Queensland, Australia 7 years ago. He still enjoys spearfishing and talks a bit about transferable skills from freshwater spearfishing to saltwater. Observation skills have played a large part in his success as a spearfisherman in my opinion as you can hear it in the stories and information he shares. In the fresh waters of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe Rob Gates started spearfishing when he was only 13 years old. …

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dwayne herbert spearfishing

NSP:032 Dwayne Herbert Kiwi Spearfishing Champion

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E32_-_Dwayne_Herbert_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (65.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Dwayne Herbert Kiwi Spearfishing Champion It was a pleasure to interview Dwayne Herbert the 7 time New Zealand Spearfishing and 1 time Australian Champion recently. Dwayne is sponsored by Beuchat and lives and works down the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand. Dwayne shares with us the story of how he began spearfishing with his Father and his mates commercial diving. In this interview we also get to listen to 2 deep-dives  into common New Zealand spearfishing species, covering both Yellowtail Kingfish and Boarfish in detail. An encounter with a Great White Shark recently in poor vis and listening to the process …

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The Armed Snorkeler shorediving rig. Note the hard float

NSP:031 101 Spearfishing Beginner Setup

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP031_-_101_Beginners_Setup_Bounce_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:54 — 25.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Spearfishing Beginner Setup This episode covers an overview of the basic spearfishing beginner setup. We cover the speargun, rigline, speed spike, float and flag setup every new spearo should be using. This episode is right back to basics and is all about helping new spearos to keep it simple. The temptation in spearfishing is always to over-complicate your equipment, in this episode we try and layout the reasons why you should keep it simple and how that basic setup will operate. Floats Hard vs Inflatable. Overview of the pro’s and con’s. We also chat about counterweights, comp or boat floats and more. …

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Ian Puckeridge Interview. Noob Spearo Spearfishing Podcast

NSP:030 Ian Puckeridge, Australian Spearfishing Champion

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E30_-_Ian_Puckeridge_Bounce_-_MelbAdrenoAd.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (43.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Ian Puckeridge, Australian Spearfishing Champion This interview with Ian Puckeridge aka ‘Pucko’ has been a longtime goal for Turbo and I. Pucko is a multiple time Australian and New Zealand spearfishing champion as well as representing Australia over a long period of time in international events. With 40+ years spent spearfishing, an 83kg Dogtooth taken with a Pranger, 5m great white encounter in terrible vis and finding thousands of dollars in casino chips in Sydney Harbour this makes for an entertaining and interesting interview. Noob Spearo is stoked to bring this interview to you in partnership with Adreno Adreno Spearfishing and Facebook Page Here …

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The Speargun, Prop and Ladder Lesson

The Speargun, Prop and Ladder Lesson A North Queensland spearo got into an altercation between his speargun and boat propeller. This was the result. Before exiting the water to get onto his boat he clipped his speargun to the ladder (makings it easier to take off his fins etc before climbing in the boat). Many spearo’s would pass their gun up to the boatie (hopefully handle first and unloaded) or slip their gun over the side or back of the boat before attempting to clamber over however clipping your gun off to the ladder is not uncommon. After he clipped the speargun to the ladder, removed his gear and climbed aboard, he started chatting to his dive buddies and began eating some food. Distracted they …

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Aaron Chasse Speared Apparel, SpearHeads Spearfishing Interview

NSP:029 Aaron Chasse Speared Apparel Founder + SpearHeads Collaborator

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E29_-_Aaron_Chase_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (61.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Aaron Chasse Speared Apparel Founder + SpearHeads Collaborator This is an interview chock full of good actionable intel for spearfishing! Aaron Chasse, the founder of Speared Apparel and a SpearHeads TV collaborator takes our GoPro Q&A and runs with it. We ask him about the various mount options (head/gun/frame/etc), other critical accessories for spearfishing, red lens, crucial settings, post editing tips, mounts and more. In this chat you will find out how the SpearHeads crew have slowly grown and developed their films (awesome tutorials and information for spearo’s btw). Aaron also talks about how to approach potential spearfishing sponsors and shares some good tips about what sponsors …

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Featured Spearfishing Video May

Featured Spearfishing Video May 2016 – Harlem Ratapu

Featured Spearfishing Video May, 2016 Harlem Ratapu – ‘the Main Purpose’ Spearfishing Video of the Month This is a new but long time coming addition to Noob Spearo. Every month or so we plan to feature a spearfishing video from someone in our community that showcases the spearfishing lifestyle. Harlem’s video that is filmed off his hometown Gisborne, New Zealand is a great example of this. With a healthy catch of Paua (Abalone) and Crayfish as well as a few fish along the way, and captured in idyllic kiwi conditions, this is an enjoyable watch with a great soundtrack. Awesome job Harlem! Here is the video followed by some more information about Harlem and his spearfishing experience so far. Enjoy! I asked him a few …

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Spearfishing With Crocodiles. Croc Attacks Spearfsherman Stories

NSP:028 101 Spearfishing with Crocs

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP028_-_101_Crocs_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (30.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Spearfishing with Crocs This 101 audio interview features several stories from spearfisherman who have been attacked by Crocodiles. These guys were nice enough to come on the show and share their stories with us along with the lessons they learned from being attacked by crocodiles while spearfishing. This one is a little off the beaten path from our usual 101’s but this spearfishing with crocs themed interview comes about because one of our listeners requested it. Dane Stevens is an American listener who now lives and works out of Timor and he’s trying hard to spearfish there without being eaten. Dane said that he is uncomfortable with spearfishing safely …

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pete morris rock hopping

NSP:027 Pete Morris 16 y/o NSW Rock Hopper + 10 Tips To Become A Better Spearo

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/E27_-_Pete_Morris_-_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (33.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview With 16 yo Rock Hopper Pete Morris +10 Tips to Become A Better Spearo Pete Morris (a regular listener of the Noob Spearo Podcast) joins us from the South Coast of New South Wales to share about his experience’s with rock hopping. His personal experience’s with the dangers of spearfishing from rocky surf beaches were by turns alarming and amusing. In one of his stories we hear about what its like to cop a hand spear in the leg! We also discuss dive planning, negotiating difficult entry and exit points, developing conditional awareness and finding good dive buddies. If you want to learn more about shore dive spearfishing then check out …

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6 Tips To Go Spearfishing More

Here are 6 tips to help you go spearfishing more If you want to go spearfishing more and you’re slightly sick of watching life (clean water + fishing opportunities) go by then this blog post might be able to help!   Prioritise What does a good week look like to you? Do you want to go spearfishing once a week, twice a month? Put first things first. Spearfishing will seldom come first, but lock in everything that needs to happen and get it done. Eliminate or Delegate Are you doing stuff that someone else could do or even worse, that no one needs to do? Stuff like; cleaning the garage, moving your ‘mate’ for the third time in the last year, re-painting the house or some other task that …

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Sean Hartley underwater hockey and spearfishing

NSP:026 Sean Hartley Underwater Hockey Ambassador

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E26_-_Sean_Hartley.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (39.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Sean Hartley Underwater Hockey A Complimentary Sport for Maintaining Spearfishing Fitness A school teacher by day and a rampant ‘frothing at the lips’ underwater hockey player by night, Sean Hartley is a passionate evangelist for both spearfishing and underwater hockey. If you don’t know much about underwater hockey and would like to know how it could benefit your spearfishing, then this is the interview for you. We talk about how and where underwater hockey is played, what equipment you need to have a go, the basic rules and techniques and Sean shares how it has benefited his own spearfishing. Originally from New Zealand, Sean started line …

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Levi 'Turbo' Brown, Noob Spearo Spearfishing Community

NSP:025 101 Ciguatera Poisoning

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/E25_-_101_Ciguatera_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (42.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Ciguatera Poisoning This is an audio interview with Levi ‘Turbo’ Brown about his experience with ciguatera poisoning after eating some affected fish from North Queensland. Turbo developed symptoms shortly after arriving home and eating a Parrot fish over 2 nights. He joined me after spending 3 weeks off work, sick at home and spending his time doing extensive research into Ciguatera poisoning. In this interview he shares a fair bit about what he has learned from his experience and research. We talk about avoiding contracting the illness, treating and dealing with symptoms along with further information about where to find out more and join others dealing with ciguatera poisoning. You can download this …

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Ben Choi Spearfishing Interview. Noob Spearo Podcast

NSP:024 Ben Choi Texas Oil Rig Spearfishing & Blackout Survivor

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E24_-_Ben_Choi_v3_-_withAdrenoEaster.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (50.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSBen Choi Texas Oil Rig Spearfishing & Blackout Survivor Joining us from Galveston Texas is Ben Choi, a bloke  who came on Noob Spearos radar via the Freedivers Facebook page with a video that shared his personal experience with samba & blackout. In this Youtube footage Ben and a few friends are chasing Mangrove Snapper beneath an oil rig in about 70ft or 20m of water when he experiences whats known as a shallow water blackout (SWB). Check out Ben’s video and see for yourself what a blackout looks like and observe how his buddy saves his life. Noob Spearo is stoked to bring this interview to …

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a guide to pearfishing South East Queensland

Southern Queensland Spearfishing FAQ

Southern Queensland Spearfishing Frequently Asked Question’s Southern Queensland Spearfishing is a popular and useful facebook page for people interested in spearfishing in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas of Queensland. If you are looking for a dive buddy, mentor or some boat diving opportunities this is a good place to go. Also if you are selling equipment or want to ask questions of some of the more experienced local divers in the area this is also a good place to visit. The Southern Queensland Spearfishing Admins get asked the same questions fairly regularly so this page will be an easy reference place to send people. This post will be updated periodically. Southern Queensland Spearfishing Frequently Asked Question’s Question: Are there any ideal spots for a …

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mulloway with loui van senden

NSP:023 Louie Van Senden, spearfishing writer and drystore co-founder

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/S02E23_Louie_Van_Senden_-_Bounce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (48.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSLouie Van Senden, spearfishing writer and drystore co-founder In this interview with Louie Van Senden we go deep into finding and hunting the Australian Mulloway or Jewfish. Mulloway are similar in some ways to the American White Sea Bass or South African Daga Salmon and can be found in shallow water and make a memorable spearfishing catch. Lots of Louie’s information comes from his experience viewing them unmolested in marine parks and spending some time researching and observing the behavior and habits of these fish. Listen into this interview to learn more about finding and hunting these fish.   Noob Spearo is stoked to bring this …

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Woody Falls Boat Diving Near Miss

Boat Diving Near Miss – “…it’ still in fu*[email protected] reverse”

Boat Diving Near Miss – “…it’ still in fu*[email protected] reverse” – by Woody Falls I love it when I see a fellow spearo share a story about a near miss where they not only survived and learned something, but decided to share their story with the rest of the spearfishing community. This tale from Woody is one of those times. His story could have ended up with a completely different result which makes this boat diving near miss an engaging read. I also encourage people to be respectful of those that do share as they have the stone’s to tell their stories which can save others lives. This is not a hard mistake to make. Many divers have a similar story. Without further comments here is…   …Woody’s …

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how to get started spearfishing

Just Starting Spearfishing? Comprehensive Guide Right Here!

Get Started Spearfishing Guide Improve Your Spearfishing Skills with our blog and podcast If you want to; Improve breath-hold Learn spearfishing hunting techniques Research better techniques for everything from finning to using burley (chum) Have a go at using a GoPro for the first time or learn about underwater photography Make improvements to your freediving techniques Overcome common (and not so common) obstacles Prepare better for your next big trip Then this Get Started Spearfishing Guide might be exactly what you are looking for.   This post contains links to many of our getting started spearfishing guide’s, articles, interviews and more. This guide is updated periodically so it might be a good idea to bookmark it. Shore diving, diving from a land base. This can include; Enclosed non-tidal water diving such as lakes, rivers, etc. Calm tidal …

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NSP:022 101 Shore Diving

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP_022_101_Shorediving.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:41 — 31.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS101 Shore Diving, a spearfishing beginners guide If you want to know about how to begin spearfishing from shore then this interview covers the basics such as; The importance of local knowledge and preferably an experienced buddy Clear dive planning particularly around entry and exit points Hunting techniques Rigging your gear up for entering through the surf zone. In these brand new 101 episodes, Turbo and I will be slowly creating a spearfishing beginners guide that covers of lots of essential information. We thought we would start with a spearfishing beginners guide to shore diving and refer listeners back to a 3 part …

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NSP:021 Chris Coates, Spearfishing Guide, Writer, Photographer & More

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP_021_Chris_Coates_Spearfishing_Gu.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (42.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSCoatesman, Our much anticipated interview! Chris Coates is a born and bred South African currently traveling all over the place with spearfishing and formerly commercial diving. When he’s at home in South Africa he lives on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu Natal. You can find out more about Chris at Coatemans Spearfishing Safaris, where he takes people on guided trips to take down some of the best fish in the world. He’s also collaborating with some of the planets best spearo’s to develop a small groups spearfishing course. In this interview…. We chat in depth about effective burley use. From tools and tricks to the crucial part – technique. With …

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Florida based Andrew Quincoses spearfo

NSP:020 Andrew Quincoses, Nautilus Spearfishing

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Andrew_Nautilus_Interview.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:13 — 41.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Andrew Quincoses Andrew Quincoses is a freediving instructor with 6 years experience teaching and over 15 years experience spearfishing. He owns and operates the very well reviewed Miami based Nautilus Spearfishing retail store. If you are just starting out spearfishing Nautilus have some great video tutorials up (on YouTube) and available covering basics like ‘how to chest load a speargun’ to videos explaining roller guns and wetsuit maintenance. You can also check out some of their very own Nautilus brand of spearfishing equipment here. In this interview we talk about a collaborative spearfishing video project that Andrew and a few of his buddies are …

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Kosta and the Snapper

Kosta and the Snapper

Kosta and a very memorable fish   05:15 at the boat ramp   …and I was as frisky as Turbo after his bar mitzvah. What was the day going to bring? Motoring out the weather was mint. 5 knot variables, slightly overcast skies and a mild swell greeted us as we came around the edge of Moreton Island and headed to Kostas secret spots. The crew was mad dog Adrian, the infamous Seyoung, myself and the ever scurvy Greek pirate Kosta. All of us had grins plastered from ear to ear, happy to be out chasing fish for a mid-week spearing session. Being the BFG I took first Boatie duties and each of the boys shot a 7-8kg Spanish Mackerel, although Adrian was still tuning …

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Noob Spearo Podcast 2016 – Season 2

Noob Spearo Podcast, Season 2 Improved with help from our listeners! After 20 interviews with some awesome spearfishing guests from all over the world and steady growth in our community, Noob Spearo Podcast is ready for some improvements. To help us improve the show we took several steps We launched a Noob Spearo Podcast listener survey and asked you (our listeners) what you thought. We surveyed our previous guests and took their feedback onboard. We took on Pat Dwyer, a Podcast Producer (intern) to consult, advise and assist us with the show [easy-image-collage id=2006] Top, Shrek (left) & Turbo (right).  Bottom left, Turbo and Pat – mic coaching. Bottom right, Pat and Shrek listening in to Turbo. Here is some feedback we received from Noob Spearo Podcast …

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Freedive Fiji Jaga Crossingham Noon Spearo Spearfishing Podcast

NSP:019 Jaga Crossingham, Freedive Fiji Guide

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/NSP_019_Jaga_Crossingham.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (35.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSDogtooth Tuna & Wahoo chasing with Jaga Crossingham from Freedive Fiji   Jaga Crossingham joins us over Skype from Fiji and shares his insights with us about planning and preparing for spearfishing charter trips. We also cover how to hunt Dogtooth Tuna and Wahoo and he has a tonne of great information.  Jaga is a spearfishing guide and charter operator with Freedive Fiji who has been guiding successful spearfishing trips in Fiji for over 6 years. You can follow Freedive Fiji on Facebook here and see some of the fantastic fish that their customers have caught.     A bit about Freedive Fiji, Heather and Jaga Crossingham   Fiji  can boast …

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Spearfishing Riffe Jessie Cripps & Michael Takach

NSP:018 Jessie Cripps and Michael Takach, Underwater Ally Productions & Riffe Team Divers

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Cripps_and_Takach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 55:06 — 101.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Jessie Cripps and Michael Takach Jessie Cripps & Michael Takach co-founded Underwater Ally Productions, a media production company specializing in the underwater environment. From pre-production through to putting polished finished films together Jessie Cripps & Michael Takach together are a formidable media production force. They are also Riffe sponsored divers and have some good knowledge about effective spearfishing equipment. This interview was a new experience for Turbo and I, with two co-hosts and two guests + rum it was a slightly messy but fun interview. So bear with us because both Taka and Jessie share some absolute gold spearfishing tips, stories and adventures. A …

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NSP:017 Daniel Mann, Mann-Made Spearguns and SDM Films contributor

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Dannn_Mann_Final_Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:04 — 89.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Daniel Mann Daniel Mann started spearfishing 10 years ago and in that time he has seen more fish than lots of us will ever see. From serving as president of the Gold Coast Tweed Spearfishing Club to his work filming and editing high quality spearfishing footage with the boys at Spearfishing Downunder magazine, Dan has lots of good info for the Noob Spearo Community. In his Veterans Vault section we dig into how to make your own spearguns. We talk components, materials, cost, entry level mistakes and share tips on where to get more information. Chatting with Dan has inspired Turbo to start his …

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Simon Trippe Interview talking spearfishing with Shrek and Turbo

Simon Trippe Interview Transcription

Simon Trippe Interview Transcription These interviews can be streamed here on the website or downloaded on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Tunein Radio for free right on your smartphone (check out Turbos guide) Hello, and welcome to the Noob Spearo podcast where we interview experts, authorities, and characters on all things spearfishing. Come and join us after the show at noobspearo.com, the online spearfishing community helping you to become a better spearo. Here are your hosts for the show, Shrek and Turbo. Shrek: G’day, Noobspearo community, today we’re chatting with a very experienced Sydney spearo. He began spearfishing with his father, Rick, in about 1976 around the rocks of Balmoral Beach in Sydney. And by age 10, he had speared South Solitary Island and he’d become …

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Spearfishing Spanish Mackerel, Month of Mackerel Summary

Our Guide to Spearfishing Spanish Mackerel the Summary for Month of Mackerel   Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel. Different names in different places. Here is a brief list of names for Spanish Mackerel. See one missing? Put it in the comments! South Africa: King Mackerel, Couta, Cuda Malaysia: Tenggiri Australia: Narrow-Barred Mackerel, Spaniard, Spanish Mackerel USA: Barred Mackerel, Narrow-Barred Mackerel, Striped Seer, Kingfish Arabia: Kanaad, Kanad or Kana’d mackerel India: Konem in Telugu, Vanjaram in Tamil, Anjal in Tulu Iran: Shir Mahi شیرماهی Philippines: Tanigue Indonesia: Ikan Tenggiri Somalia: Yuumbi Fiji: Walu Qatar: Kingfish (from Coatesmans blog) Noob Spearo’s Month of Mackerel was inspired after an email exchange with one of our Noob Spearo Podcast listeners. He asked for more hunting tips and made a few cracker suggestions that we will …

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NSP:016 Dr Richard Pillans, the Mackerel Whisperer (Our Words!)

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Richard_Pillans.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:02 — 87.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Dr Richard Pillans   About Richard Pillans Dr Richard Pillans is a devoted Spanish Mackerel hunting specialist who loves nothing more than seeing his reel emptied by a hard running Spaniard. He is a self confessed “cranky old bastard” that hates to see a school of Mackerel spooked by long shots and bad shooting. When Richard isn’t searching out Spaniards he works as a marine biologist for the CSIRO. Working in and around the ocean is many spearfishermans dream and so it was interesting to learn a bit more about his work. He is currently studying populations of tropical sawfish in Northern Queensland as part of the …

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Rob Allen spearfishing gear

NSP:015 Rob Allen, spearfishing equipment pioneer

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Rob_Allen_final_Edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:19 — 57.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSRob Allen Spearfishing Equipment Pioneer Joining us direct from the Dive Factory in Durban, South Africa – we interview a spearfishing equipment innovator who continues to bring some of the best gear onto the market. Rob Allen joins us to share about his 35 year + journey as a spearo and some of his hard won wisdom. With everything in this interview from gear development to hunting techniques for pelagic species, this is not a Noob Spearo episode you want to miss! #Rob talks a little about whats under development there at the dive factory. One project Rob Allen and the team are spending considerable …

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Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 – the diveday. Harlem Ratapu, Gisborne Spearfishing

Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 – the diveday

Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing Part 2, the Dive Day Welcome to second part of our Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 is highly geared towards those shore diving through a surf-zone but the points to consider are still applicable to sheltered water diving. Part 2 starts off where Part 1 finished Shore dive spearfishing is not a lower form of the sport, diving from the beach is challenging and often its not as easy to access species such as pelagics however there is nothing quite like bringing in a good fish or two with nothing but the equipment that you carry to the beach. Its simple and sometimes that’s why we want to go spearfishing, for the simple pleasure of catching, preparing and sharing our catch …

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Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing, Part 1 – how to plan and prepare.

Guide for Shore dive spearfishing Part 1, how to plan and prepare   Shore diving or Rock-hopping is diving from shore instead of diving from a boat. It is where most of us start out spearfishing and shore diving remains something that I love doing, even in Queensland where shore diving is often impractical due to poor inshore visibility, lack of available locations and the right weather. This Part 1 to Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing is a complete introduction to shore diving.  If you have some feedback, suggestions or questions please put them in below. [Tweet “Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing, Part 1. Plan and Prepare”] Step 1, Find someone to go with. How do I find a spearfishing buddy? Taking someone Spearfishing is …

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Anvar Mufazalov Featured Interview

NSP:014 Anvar Mufazalov, deep spearfishing encyclopedia

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Anvar_Final_edit.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 48:46 — 67.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with the Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia’s Anvar Mufazalov Anvar Mufazalov is a freediving Instructor in Cyprus,  DeeperBlue.com Mediterranean specialist contributor and also the creator of the spearfishing YouTube series ‘Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia’. With his deep love and respect for the ocean, Anvar teaches mindset rather than method to a global audience of spearos. His videos are helping people to understand and develop their own ethical, safe and sustainable spearfishing practice’s rather than just giving them rules and regulations. About the Interview In this interview we talk about deep spearfishing and some of the essentials to help develop your own high performance spearfishing. To find out …

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Pole Spears, why I said no

The reasons why I bailed on the Pole Spear I have followed along closely watching Turbo go through his pole spear phase. I have listened to a diverse range of spearo’s from all over the world esteem the merits of the polespear and the self training that using them induces. I have read Roman Castros blogpost about getting back to basics with the Pole Spear. And… I will still not be using a polespear in the near future, I’m sorry… Briefly, here’s why; 1. Empty Freezer By the time I get out spearfishing I just want to shoot something, hell anything worth eating. My freezer is empty and I have been missing regular fresh fish. KFC has been making a killing from my extended hiatus and my dive …

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Larry Gray from Penetrator Fins

NSP:013 Larry Gray Penetrator Fins, manufacturer of carbon and fiberglass composite fins

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Larry_Gray_Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 45:31 — 63.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Larry Gray from Penetrator Fins Larry Gray is the creator of Penetrator Fins and has been spearfishing for years. This interview was a long time coming,Turbo and I had both been motivated to talk to him since we started the show. We start the interview asking Larry about Gold Coast diving conditions and what it was like for him to get started spearfishing there. Then we get into some shoredive snapper tricks, foot pocket advice, marketing hype, the nature of composite fins and how to choose a good set for yourself. If you are planning on buying new fins, want to know more about …

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5 Tips to Improve Your Next Dive

5 Tips to Improve Your Next Dive Here are 5 tips to improve your next dive when you head out spearfishing. 1. Prepare It sounds cliche but lets be honest, losing that memorable mackerel because you forgot to check the state of your shooting line the night before is a face palm moment for sure. To avoid future pain here is a rule I try to follow [Tweet “”6P – Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance” – Shrek the Bean counter”]  Develop your own system for checking everything, start at your head and work your way down or start on your inner layer and work your way out. Here is a quick list (sign up for our email newsletter to get a printer friendly version); Wetsuit Booties Gloves Mask …

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Getting Started – the Experience

Initial Spear fishing Experience can be awesome. These videos capture that feeling, the stoke factor from those early spear fishing experiences. There is nothing quite like coming home with a feed of fish and a big grin starting out. Capturing that early stoke on film and sharing those moments with others is what Harvey Bates has done well in these two videos. Spear fishing is a lifestyle, a sport and a passion. Video that captures the story and this lifestyle we love is what this page is all about. Please leave comments below if you have any spear fishing videos that you think fit this idea. Video 1, A look into a NSW spearfishing adventure by Harvey Bates. Subscribe to Under Liquid Liquid Skin – NSW …

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NSP:012 Valentine Thomas, French Canadian Huntress, World Record Holder

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Valentine_Thomas.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:02 — 45.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSInterview with Spearfishing Huntress Valentine Thomas Labeled by the Daily Caller as a “hot spearfishing goddess” and theChive as a “badass spearfisher”, Valentine Thomas is our first female guest and she was a pleasure to chat with. Looking at Valentines pictures you could mistakenly believe that she is just a pinup girl, but as you will find out in this interview, she loves her spearfishing and has learned quite a lot in a fairly short time. With an unconventional start to spearfishing on Ascension Island her first fish was a 12kg Black Jack. Now a few short years later Valentine Thomas is a world …

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NSP:011 David Ochoa Producer of Inhale, the Azores in One Breath

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/David_Ochoa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:28 — 74.0MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSDavid Ochoa Producer of Inhale, the Azores in One Breath Possibly the funniest interview yet! David Ochoa is a real entertainer. Hailing from Portugal, David is the producer of Inhale – the Azores in one breath. To find out more about David visit Noob Spearo. The Azores Film project was 5 years in the making and showcases the remote Azores archipelago 900 km of Portugal’s coast. Starring Andre Domingues one of the worlds best spearfisherman, this 83 minute romp through this remote area in the middle of the Atlantic ocean is a Must-See for the traveling spearo. David grew up on on the Azores archipelago …

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Lung and Trachea Squeeze Survey Results

Lung and Trachea Squeeze Survey Wayne Judge emailed me in early May (2015) and asked if I would like to publish an article he had written about Lung and Trachea Squeeze. I have a personal friend who has had recurring issues with this problem and I was happy to hear that Wayne had taken the time to write an informative article about it. As I thought about posting it I decided to include a survey and see what others had experienced with this issue. I had lots of responses to the survey so thank you to those that took the time. As you will see from my summary, we had a very widely dispersed group, and a good spread of ages. I limited the questions to respect …

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NSP:010 Doug Peterson, Author of Spearfishing – How to Get Started

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Doug_Peterson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:36 — 71.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSDoug Peterson, Author of Spearfishing – How to Get Started Doug Peterson Author of Spearfishing, How to Get Started is a Dentist who runs his own practice in New Jersey (Little Silver Dental Care). He began his journey into spearfishing in 1998. In exchange for some dental work Doug earned a SCUBA certification and some equipment, which then opened the door for him into freediving and spearfishing. Since starting spearfishing he has not put on a tank since, although he still exchanges fillings for good dive gear! Doug has helped many friends get started spearfishing and after someone mentioned to him that he should …

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Getting Started Video- Gear

Getting Started Spearfishing Video – Gear Guide DIY Roller Powerhead Conversion Guide (Video Inside) Fins with Darren Shields from Wettie TV. Darren’s practical approach to gear means that the Wettie gear tutorials are a quality source of information particularly for people getting started. Choosing a Dive Float. Dive floats are a crucial item in your spearfishing kit. Benefits of using a float are; alerting boats and others that you are in the area provided the float has a diveflag, flotation aid when divers are tired, a place to have your fish keeper and when you shoot a fish you can let your gun go knowing that it is connected to the float on the surface. Choosing a Dive Mask. Another Darren Shields tutorial, masks are an in …

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NSP:009 Luke Potts, Aquatic Rehab TV cinematographer, severe addiction for Bronze Whalers

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Noob_Spearo_-_Luke_Potts.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:16 — 94.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSLuke Potts, Aquatic Rehab TV cinematographer Luke Potts is a talented kiwi cinematographer and spearo. With his laid back down to earth style and his ability to capture the action, Luke’s spearfishing video’s are awesome. Check out his spearfishing video’s on Aquatic Rehab TV’s Youtube and Facebook channels. [Tweet “Bronze Whaler Sharks like to photobomb Luke regularly “] they look for every opportunity to find him while he is at work filming on the NZ ocean floor. Having traveled, worked and speared internationally Luke has a wealth of stories and wisdom that he shares here in this interview. Luke Potts Interview Times Quick-Guide …

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NSP:008 Tanc Sade, Freediving record holder & White Sea Bass addict

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Noob_Spearo_-_TANC.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:59 — 59.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSTanc Sade Spearfishing Interview In this interview Tanc Sade shares some interesting spearfishing tales,  from hunting the elusive White Sea Bass off the coast of California to a story about a vindictive dolphinfish that injures his dive buddy. Tanc is a sought after Actor, having recently returning to his base in Los Angeles after shooting in Melbourne for three months on childhoods end, a mini series for the syfy network. Last year he played Alec Holester as a series regular on Robert Rodriguez’s Matador and guest starred on sons of anarchy. While in California he regularly heads out chasing White Sea Bass and other spearfishing …

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NSP:007 Trevor Ketchion Brisbane Local Legend (our words not his)

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/01_NSP_007__Trevor_Ketchion_First_Lo.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:37 — 50.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSTrevor Ketchion Brisbane Local Legend Trevor Ketchion is our first featured local legend. He qualifies in the legend capacity for a few reasons.   Number 1: Trevor has shared his knowledge and experience with many up and coming guys and girls, that has helped them become more effective and safer spearo’s. Number 2: He has shot some awesome fish and continues to do so regularly while maintaining humility and the ability to have a laugh at himself. Number 3: When the weather gets wild and Turbo is crying and cuddling himself at home just thinking about going out, Trevor is already 25km offshore laughing and …

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Shields Quick Tips Spearfishing

Darren Shields Fast Five Facts For Noobs 5 quick tips for spearfishing beginners from Darren Shields interview on the Noob Spearo Podcast   Don’t over-complicate your gear, Dive to your limits Become a hunter Learn your tides, conditions, etc. Be kind to your mother & look after what we’ve got, you know, don’t overdo it Download the episode on iTunes or Check out Darren Shields Show Notes Page  Darren Shields Fast Five Facts For Noobs – Quick Tips Spearfishing Beginners (transcription) Turbo: Alright Darren, now we’d like to ask you or do our segment called the Fast Five Facts for Noobs. It’s where we ask you for your top five pieces of advice for the noob starting out in spearfishing. Darren: Yup. Okay, top five. …

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HD Spearfishing Documentaries

Inhale, the Azores in One Breath, exciting look at a surreal spearfishing location 900 kms of the coast of Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Filmed by our mate David Ochoa, a former guest on the show and featuring 5 time national spearfishing champion Andres Domingues, this HD spearfishing documentary is sensational.         OneFish Legends, film made by another former guest on the Richard ‘Snoek’ Leonard. OneFish Legends is another HD spearfishing  documentary featuring 4  Legends from 4 different continents and presents a compelling case for this sport we all love.  Featuring Dr Terry Maas (USA), Barry Paxman (Australia), Rob Allen (South Africa) and Mohammed Jassim Al-Kuwari (Qatar) this DVD is one to keep on the shelf.     Perrin …

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Trippe’s Tips – Spearfishing Wisdom

Simon’s Trippe’s Tips for Spearfishing Beginners   Quick Summary of Trippe’s Tips – Spearfishing Wisdom Find a good reputable retailer, get the right gear, take advice. [Tweet “Join a club or spearo community, find a good mentor & learn the ropes. Don’t be a dickhead.”] Do a course with a reputable and certified trainer. Learn breathing Learn to relax Both of these last 2 points Simon hammers home that fact that it takes years and years and there is always more to learn. Listen to the interview on iTunes or Find out more about Simons interview here Fast 5 Interview Transcription Simon: Mate, alright, I’ll start this I’ve jotted a few things down. I think advice, first and foremost, is to find yourself a good retailer …

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NSP:006 Beau Armstrong Spearo, Freediver & Bloody Good Bloke

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Noob_Spearo_-_Beau_Armstrong_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (36.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSBeau Armstrong Interview This episode we chat to Brisbane local lad Beau Armstrong. He’s a regular dive buddy of mine and Turbo’s and we think he’s a top bloke. Beau has a great attitude, pays his way, does his share and always has a cheeky grin. He started out spearfishing about a year ago and while he’s been spearing, he’s also had a good crack at freediving. At the last freediving nationals competition held here in Brisbane, he posted a 155m dynamic and a 116m no-fins swim. Beau’s pony-tail often gets him in pub fights as he closely resembles an 80’s martial arts movie henchman – Download this episode for …

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Roman Castro spearfishing

NSP:005 Roman Castro The Man Behind Spearoblog

http://media.blubrry.com/noobspearopodcast/p/traffic.libsyn.com/noobspearo/Noob_Spearo_-_Roman_Castro.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (50.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSRoman Castro Interview Roman Castro is the president of the San Diego Freediving Club which has over 160 members. He’s also the man behind the spearfishing blog SpearoBlog. He started the blog in 2011 where he initially started sharing his spearfishing adventures with friends, but it grew from there into a resource center for new divers. He shares videos, documents his growth as a spearo, and writes all about spearfishing. Roman also has a spearfishing podcast called The Spear and he has some great episodes up there with Rob Allen.   Interview Times Quick-Guide – Fast Navigation for Reference 6:00 Shark Story, Romans scary moment 14:00 First …

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