NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics

Interview with Jack ‘Strick’ Strickland and Aaron ‘Az’ Gallagher

Getting Back to Basics!

I finally got a chance to hang out with the lads from the North! Strick and Az were invited along for the Bunker Group charter in the Southern Great Barrier Reef along with me and a few others on the Eastern Voyager. This interview was recorded live after a few days diving and I had a ball. In this interview we chat spearing with crocs, blackouts, hunting techniques along with plenty of banter. Listen in!

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NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

The B2B Boys Frothing on Spearfishing! Jack ‘Strick’ (far left) and Aaron ‘Az’ (far right)

Important Times

03:45 Hello and welcome to Strick & Az

5:00 How did it all start? Spearfishing Origins and the Bromance

10:00 Reelgun Convo

12:45 Az Blackout Story | VIDEO BELOW – ‘EXHALE’ the Back to Basics Spearfishing Blackout Video

24:30 Hunting Techniques | Spearfishing Blackspot Tuskfish with Az

29:00 Hunting Techniques | Spearfishing Green Jobfish with Strick

35:20 VETERANS VAULT | Transferable Skills from Line (Pole) Fishing to Spearfishing and Vice Versa

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

54:27 Scary Moments | Spearfishing with Salt Water Crocodiles with Az | Bull Shark Rush with Strick

66:00 Kava Convo

67:47 How did Back to Basics Adventures Start?

73:40 Best Dive Day Preparation in terms of food, supplements and sleep

76:30 Funny Moments out Spearfishing

78:30 What’s in your spearfishing dive bag?

82:50 Spearo Q&A

  • Dream Spearfishing Destination
  • Bucket List Fish
  • Who has been the most influential person/people in your spearfishing journey?
  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

Connect with Strick and Az from Back to Basics Adventures

Yarns with Az and Taz

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NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Interview with Tim Neilsen

Finally after more than 100 episodes partnership with Adreno, I interview the Founder, Tim Neilsen! Tim is a former Australian spearfishing champion with tonnes of ideas about everything from his own personal spearing rig to how a spearfishing retail store should serve their customers. Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android https://link.chtbl.com/Download_This_Episode

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Tim Neilsen with Footballer Trout

Important Times

4:00 Tim Neilsen Introduction

12:00 Winning the Australian National Spearfishing Titles in Tasmania

17:00 Stopping Smoking

20:30 Most Memorable Fish | Yellowfin Tuna 89kg & a Tongan Sailfish

25:00 Reels on Speargun Conversation

41:00 Shaft Overhang | The Neilsen 500

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Left Rob Torelli, Right Tim Neilsen with his 89kg Yellowfin Tuna taken spearfishing on Ascension Island

46:40 Tim’s Rigline Setup

60:00 Scary Moment | Boat Near Miss

64:00 Spearo Q&A

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Hike and Spear UK Day 8 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Hike and Spear UK Day 8 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Day 8 | Hike and Spear UK

Waking up by natural light was awesome and i went to check my pollack frame trap I was pleased to find a crab big enough for the pot. make the call to move on to another good spot i know which would benefit more from the excellent conditions. I said i would only travel a few miles but much like Forest Gump when i get going i cant stop. I shoot passed my intended spot and head to a beach i know has Scallops. Upon making my way out to the Scallop grounds my gopro housing sprung a leak at depth and drowned. With a dead gopro and dwindling phone battery if anything were to go wrong i wouldnt be able to call for help. I make the call to end the trip on highs of 8 excellent days Hike and Spear despite the gopro situation.

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Hike and Spear UK Day 7 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Hike and Spear UK Day 7 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Day 7 | Hike and Spear UK

A beautiful morning but it was time to pack up and get some miles underfoot. The weather continues to go in my favour the winds have dropped off and im set for some good diving. I stumble across a lovely little beach where i decide to make a disused boat shed as my camp for the night, i gear up and get wet. I collect a decent Spider crab and a lovely fat pollack. I cook the crab up in some boiled seawater and smashed it with a rock to get at the meat. Delicious. I was hoping for a bass as this spot and ground is usually good for some big boys. The pollack will be saved for the next day. I use the pollack frame once filleted as bait for some crabs and hopefully a lobster obver night.

7.1 Miles hiked.

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Hike and Spear UK Day 6 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Hike and Spear UK Day 6 | Wet Mammal Adventure

Day 6 | Hike and Spear UK

The heat of the morning sun woke me in my tent, i chilled on the sand after breakfast debating when to get in the water, i had already decided after yesterday’s effort and a couple of blisters forming i would have a day rest to prevent them from getting out of control. Finally, i made the call jumped in the water and got my spear game on, despite not seeing much and spooking a giant bass. I made my way to some slightly different ground the vis was on my side but i came across a pollack which i bagged to secure some lunch, then i came across a flatfish i shot straight down on it, it bounced out i scrambled to reload the gun whilst keeping an eye on the fish, placing a second shot onto it before it coming off a second time. i decide to go after it with my hands. I secure the fish and celebrate for a good 5 mins that dinner would be on the cards. Dinner with a sunset.

Another beach bum day with 0 miles hiked.

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