About Noob Spearo

About the Noob Spearo

My name is Isaac ‘Shrek’ Daly and along with the Noob Spearo team, we create a spearfishing podcast that’s making a difference.

The Noob Spearo Podcast is a show for anyone interested in the extremely cool (and challenging) pursuit of spearfishing. Basically spearfishing is holding your breath, diving down and trying to outwit tasty fish to feed your family.


Spearfishing has a tough learning curve.

Things like equipment, learning to hold and improve your breath-hold, equalizing, finding people and places to go, hunting techniques, etiquette, ethics, safety, first aid and overcoming fear of dark/dirty water are just a handful of them.


On the show we make an effort to chase down and interview spearfishing experts and authorities from around the world who share their stories, insights and wisdom to help our listeners become better spearos.

These interviews (160+) are available for free on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castbox | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean. Listen & subscribe!

If you get value from our show, we would love it of you become a Patron and help us continue to produce this Podcast.

Your support will mean I can go spearfishing more, begin filming and increase our impact on the broader spearfishing community.

Thank you for taking the time to check out our Patreon!


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Our Vision

1. We help reduce spearfishing deaths.
2. We educate the next generation of environmentally aware spearo’s.
3. We help spearfishing grow as a lifestyle pursuit, building community and relationships with spearo’s around the world.
4. We help our community shoot more fish and have fun.


Your Patreonage (aka financial support) will help us to;

  • Create One episode a week (check out our goals)
  • Create Video | Courses
  • Do a spearfishing USA/SA/NZ Tour, visit spearfishing clubs and shops and conduct in-person interviews

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For any enquiries or questions, email me shrek@noobspearo.com

Become a Noob Spearo Patron now and help us to grow a better informed, safer, rocking spearfishing community!


Who Is Isaac Daly aka Shrek?

Isaac Shrek Daly Noob Spearo Podcast

Isaac aka Shrek

Hey, I am the Chief Noob at Noob Spearo — where we help spearos and aspiring spearos learn how to spearfish effectively, sustainably and safely!

This site is about actionable advice for people interested in spearfishing. Learn how to start spearfishingequipment, and more. I’ve failed and succeeded over the years, and these are my stories.

Bonus, you can check out the Noob Spearo YouTube channel and Noob Spearo Podcast about starting and improving your spearfishing lifestyle.💯

Ps. If you want to say hi, you can email me at shrek [at]  noobspearo [dot] com.


What Noobers Are Saying

“Hey mate just want to say a big thank you. Don’t know if you would remember me, it was about this time a year ago I met you in Adreno spearfishing Brisbane. I went in there as green as any first time spearfisherman could be. You struck up a conversation with me at the counter while I was waiting to pay for a new wetsuit.

I remember just before I left to exit the store I asked you if you have any tips for a greeny and that’s when you handed me a hard copy of 99 tips to get better at spearfishing and told me you had a spearing podcast. I have truly lived, breathed and ate spearfishing the last year and it has gone from a “maybe should try one day activity” to a lifestyle. Your podcast has replaced any noise that comes out of any speaker at home, car, work radio and even in the ear pods while working in a switchboard and that book you might as well name it the bible to spearfishing as it doesn’t leave the side of the bed.

Fortune enough to have a house on the coast in Bargara where a 5min walk and swim down the road to the local beach will provide a reef species play ground. I am moving back to Brisbane for work in June and have every intention to join the bull sharks. Thanks again mate I couldn’t recommend your content enough”

– Brandon

“Hi Isaac, just wanted to say thanks for all the time you and Levi put into what you have created.  I found it as I just got into the sport.  I’m so new I only have fins, mask/snorkel, wetsuit and weight belt. Before I buy a speargun, as you and all of your guests have stated, take a course. My freedive course is this weekend ( would have been over a month ago but delayed due to Covid.)
But it’s a weird, small world. I started back at episode 1 and listened thru and heard you interview my patient, Dan Walsh. I replaced his knees. Although I knew he was into diving I didn’t realize what a legend he was.  I spoke to him the other day and he is doing well. Privacy reasons I didn’t want to post this publicly.  But I’ll be sure to leave a review online. 
As I listen I pick up great advice like Rob Allen talking about swimming toward your flasher if the fish is swimming away and the breath up by Chris Dillon.  Is that the stuff in 99 tips? Jus bought the book and supporting the cause.
Thanks again and stay safe,”
– Adam 

“Hey Shrek, Jordan here from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada

Just wanted to send you a big ol’ Canadian thank you for everything you do!

I was born and raised right here in the Canadian prairies, about 1300km from the nearest ocean. Naturally, doing a bit of traveling in my early 20s made me fall in love with everything about the ocean. Always wanted to give spearfishing a shot so was planning on heading to Indonesia this year until Covid changed those plans Having a slight interest in the idea of spearfishing in a place where virtually no one has even heard of it makes finding a mentor a bit difficult so turned online for a bit of guidance. Stumbled across your podcast and Daniel Mann’s YouTube channel. Started listening to your podcast every day on the way to work starting in January and have now listened to every episode dating back to 2019. The stoke was real so figured why wait for the ocean when I can just do it here. Started doing some apnea training in the local pool with a couple buddies and did the Ted Harty safety course as per your recommendation. With our fishing season opening up on May 5th the ice still being on the lake until a couple weeks ago, I did have to do some dives alongside ice with my new gear to test everything out. Luckily enough, the landlocked Canadian province of Saskatchewan (where I live) has virtually the best spearfishing regulations in all of North America with all regs being identical to rod and reel guys.

Fishing opened up here yesterday so me and my wife took off to the lake. Thanks nearly entirely to you and Daniel Mann, I was in the water for less than 20 minutes on opening day before landing my first on a spear! Keep on doing what you are doing! Best regards from the great white north.”

– Jordan

Jordan spearfishing in Saskatchewan, Canada

Jordan spearfishing in Saskatchewan, Canada


“Shrek, I’m still alive today because of your interviews on spearfishing.
Keep up the good work, it’s profound how your getting the worlds best Spearo’s together and organizing this content. Noob Spearo podcast is a life saver for me on many levels. 
Listening to epic fishing stories “grounds me” in this materialistic world and helps me focus on hunting, which brings endless joy. No Shout Out bro, just letting you know how important your Podcast is for the global Spearo community. Thanks for your hard work.”
– Adam