NSP:086 Nikki Watt Strayan Spearfisherwoman

September 11, 2018

Interview with Nikki Watt

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie….this interview is terrible. Turbo and Nikki Watt gang up on me and talk Strayan non-stop….nah jokes. This is a very good interview with a super knowledgeable and really good communicator.  Nikki Watt is the womans spearfishing world record and Australian record holder for Black Marlin and in this interview she shares her story about their epic one hour batttle. Nikki’s observational skills come through loud and clear in this chat and I learned several things about hunting dogtooth tuna and spearfishing equipment. This was a bloody fun interview but let us know what you think in the comments or even better leave us an honest review!

 

Nikki Watt Interview Time Stamps

2:00 Introduction and greeting

5:30 Nikki’s spearfishing beginnings and background

7:45 First fish on the spear

8:50 Early issues – equalizing problems spearfishing

12:35 Early equipment lessons and a funny story about using a fuel line for a snorkel

14:50 Did you have a spearfishing mentor? Unique female struggles

21:40 Memorable fish – 154.9kg Black Marlin the womans world record!

28:25 What is your favourite fish to hunt and what spearfishing hunting techniques do you use to hunt them successfully?

33:50 What is the toughest situation you have experienced in the ocean?

 

40:00 Veterans Vault – Hunting Pelagic Fish such as Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna and Wahoo

53:30 Funniest times spearfishing

54:45 Do you have any advice for women getting into spearfishing?

57:00 What is in your divebag?

61:00 Who is the best person to go spearfishing with and why?

62:55 What spearfishing destination would you like to conquer next?

63:30 What is the single best piece of advice you’ve ever been given for spearfishing?

63:55 Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing?

Find Nikki on Instagram here

 

 

Nikki Watt Spearfisherwoman Green Jobfish

Nikki Watt Spearfisherwoman with a Green Jobfish

These spearfishing retailers now have 99 Tips in stock!! (let your retailer know that they should stock it!)

 

99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing Retail Outlets

 

  • Adreno – Brisbane. 56 Deshon St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Adreno – Melbourne. 1184 Nepean Hwy, Cheltenham VIC 3192
  • Adreno – Sydney. 1/678-682 Botany Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
  • Adreno – Perth. 2C / 376 South St, O’Connor, WA, 6163
  • Spearfishing SuperstoreCairns. 303-305 Draper St, Parramatta Park QLD 4870
  • The Dive Shop – Port Lincoln. 4 S Quay Blvd, Port Lincoln SA 5606
  • Frogdive – Willoughby. 539 Willoughby Rd, NSW 2068
  • Spear and Fish Downunder – Newcastle.  990 Hunter street. Newcastle, NSW 2302

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Written by Shrek

Shrek

Shrek is a Brisbane based Spearo, Podcast Co-Host and Blogger. Initially experiencing the underwater world through scuba diving, the hunter gatherer orientation quickly became apparent along with the enjoyment of breath-hold diving.

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