NSP:153 Tom Sandstrom & Adam Stern | Australian Spearfishing Courses

NSP:153 Tom Sandstrom & Adam Stern | Australian Spearfishing Courses

Interview with Tom Sandstrom and Adam Stern

This episode is all about getting the word out about the all new Australian Spearfishing Course (in association with AUF) that will reach the next generation of spearos. We discuss how Adam Stern, Tom Sandstrom and the AUF are getting qualified crew into clubs to help teach groms and new spearos coming up about basic safety and physiology. Tommy and Adam “We will be creating a freediving for Spearfishing course that we want to role out throughout the country over the next 12-18 months, which we hope to have available for free to auf club members or at a super cheap price.”  Listen in as the boys drop some knowledge bombs while we learn about this cool new initiative!

Australian Spearfishing Courses | Important Times

07:00 @tommy_dozz introduction and background

09:30 The motivation behind doing the Freediving Instructor Course

15:00 Freediving courses for spearos?

22:00 Being a good spearfishing buddy

25:00 Pool training? Is it relevant for spearfishing?

35:00 Teaching people to spearfish

40:00 How Tommy started out in the water and introduction to spearfishing

Australian Spearfishing Courses with Tommy Dozz Tom Sandstrom

42:00 Coffs Harbour Spearfishing Conditions and Fishery

44:20 Rotating your spearfishing through different spots

48:00 Adam Stern Drops In Late!

58:00 Three Active Components to Spearfishing | Equipment, Hunting and Freediving

61:00 Spearfishing Dolphin Fish aka MahiMahi

64:00 What happens in a Spearfishing Instructors Course?

  • What is in this spearfishing course?
  • What about the experience of the course? Did you have some characters in there?
  • Who was the most natural spearfishing Instructor?

78:00 Spearfishing Clubs and Competitions

 

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“Hi Isaac.
 
I have attached the poster and some basic information on the trial that ill be conducting.
 
I’m conducting a clinical trial for my thesis to further advance the knowledge basis of breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers.
I’m recruiting participants for my upcoming online land-based study of which you can be involved by participating to better inform us how to train according to the best available evidence.
Please contact me by email (in the photo) if you would be interested in participating in this study and I can send you more information.
 
We can talk on the phone if you wanted more info!
 
Thanks, I really appreciate it.
 
Billy.”

 

breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers

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NSP:152 Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes

NSP:152 Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes

Interview with Addrianna Reitenbach

This interview with Addrianna Reitenbach comes from a recommendation from Eric Anderson.

“Hey Shrek! Wanted to connect you with Addrianna who is spearheading the up-and-coming dive community SoCal Dive Babes (IG: @socaldivebabes). This group is all about building a solid dive community and providing mentorship to women divers who want to get into spearfishing. We’ve been chatting a bit on spearing and watching their trips to Baja and local waters, fundraisers, beach events, underwater pumpkin target shooting, hanging out with Julie Riffe…I thought it would make a great interview. Always stoked to hear more stories in the spearing community and this sounds like a good one. You know I’m a fan of the Pcast, so keep it coming brotha!” – Eric Anderson

Some of the highlights are; ‘trash fish’ chat, Southern California species and conditions, women in spearfishing, body language for hunting and more! Listen and subscribe!

NSP:151 Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes

Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail

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Important Times

05:00 Addrianna Introduction, Welcome and Early Spearfishing Obstacles

12:00 Women in Spearfishing | Unique Barriers to Entry | Discussion and SoCal Dive Babes

22:00 Mentors and Influential People in Addrianna’s spearfishing life

31:30 Guiding Beginner Spearos

33:30 ‘Trash Fish’ + what are the 4-5 species to start shooting in Southern Californian Waters?

39:00 What spearfishing hunting techniques do you use?

47:30 Scary Moments Spearfishing?

56:00 Veterans Vault | SoCal Dive Babes

  • Monthly Meetups with Topical Speakers
  • Competitions
  • Team Members
  • Needs of the group
  • How to get Involved

Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish

70:00 Funny Moment

79:00 One of Addrianna’s Driving Motivations

82:50 What’s in Addrianna’s Dive Bag?

89:00 Spearo Q&A

  • What is the best advice you have been given in spearfishing?
  • If you could start all over again, what would you do differently?
  • What’s been the single best resource in your spearfishing journey?
  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?
Addrianna Reitenbach SoCal Dive Babes with Yellowtail Kingfish

Nathan Minatta photoraphy

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  • SoCal Dive Babes Website
  • @socaldivebabes on Instagram
  • @addriannasf on Instagram
  • *Mentioned: Breath-Hold Academic Research
    “Hi Isaac.
     
    I have attached the poster and some basic information on the trial that ill be conducting.
     
    I’m conducting a clinical trial for my thesis to further advance the knowledge basis of breathing techniques that may improve breath hold performance in divers.
    I’m recruiting participants for my upcoming online land-based study of which you can be involved by participating to better inform us how to train according to the best available evidence.
    Please contact me by email (in the photo) if you would be interested in participating in this study and I can send you more information.
     
    We can talk on the phone if you wanted more info!
     
    Thanks, I really appreciate it.
     
    Billy.”

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NSP:151 Justin Townsend Wild Fish and Game Chef

NSP:151 Justin Townsend Wild Fish and Game Chef

Interview with Justin Townsend

Justin Townsend joins me and shares 3 dynamite seafood recipes that are game changers! Justin hosts the Wild Fish and Game Podcast which is a food centric podcast where they talk about all aspects of hunting, fishing, and cooking of wild foods.Justin has been living in Key West, FL for the last 4 years and has taken up spearfishing in the last year. Justin made his way on spearfishing boats by applying his professionally trained fish chef skills, always helping out and bringing the stoke. Justin has been a hunter and angler since he was a child and has always enjoyed the outdoors. He was raised in Southeastern Oklahoma where hunting and fishing was used as a way to supplement home-grown and store-bought food so his values are very in-line what many of us Noobers hold dear.

Have a listen to this episode and try out one of the recipes he lays out!

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Important Times

04:00 Justin Townsend Introduction and Background

11:00 Spearfishing in Key West, Florida

15:00 What are some of the easier fish to target spearfishing in Key West?

18:00 Spearfishing on Boats | Spearo Code

20:00 What kinds of meals do you produce after a full day spearfishing?

24:30 Veterans Vault: 3 Different Ways to Think About Preparing Fish | Fish Chef Skills

  1. Seared Tuna Burger
  2. Home-Made Seafood Stock
  3. Wild Fish and Game Tinfoil Pack

42:40 What are your biggest struggles in spearfishing?

49:30 Have you had a Scary Situation out spearfishing?

56:13 Funny Story

59:00 Spearo Q&A

  • Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing? Justin Lee
  • Who is the best person to go diving with and why? Dave
  • Dream Species? Wahoo and MahiMahi
  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you? Getting out and adventuring chasing food

Fish Chef Skills with Justin Townsend from Wild Fish and Game Podcast

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NSP:150 Death Pile Phenomena | Dock of Death Pics

NSP:150 Death Pile Phenomena | Dock of Death Pics

The Great Debate on Dock of Death/Death Pile Pictures

Huge discussion on the phenomena on Social Media of pictures and videos with huge piles of dead fish. Often there are reasons for these piles of fish like providing for your family or community or it could be your source of income, or it might even be the result of a long day or weekend full of hard work spearing with your mates. Whatever the reason, often times on social media the context of a post can so easily be lost, so a proud picture of a long day of hard work trying to feed your family can turn into a what looks like a senseless killing spree. Other times these pictures are taken on purpose to show the sheer volume of fish that they caught. Is this right or wrong? Should pictures of Death Piles be posted? Yes? No? Why or why not?

Bit of a different episode today but join us as we dive into this with Shrek and Simon Trippe as they chat about the so called Death Pile/Dock of Death Phenomenon. Full of interviews with spearos from around the world, this is definitely some food for thought, whichever side you’re on!
We hope you enjoy and make sure that you leave us your thoughts and comments!

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Colourful fish pileLarge pile of fish laid out

Important Times

02:00 Simon Trippe Introduction and Quick Catch-Up

06:00 What is a Death Pile or Dock of Death photo?

09:20 Interviews with people about Death Pile/Dock of Death pics

20:00 Commentary on the interview with Simon Trippe

33:00 Rhys Clay Voicemail | Sunny Coast, Australia  Spearo

38:00 Greg Rothaus Voicemail | Californian/Baja Spearo

43:00 Adam Bassir Voicemail | Sydney, Australia Spearo

47:30 Ben Choi Voicemail | Floridian Spearo

56:00 Nicholas Zajicek Voicemail | So Cal Spearo

62:40 Eric Anderson Voicemail | Cen Cal Spearo

68:30 Ryan Rush Voicemail | Floridian Spearo

76:00 Jesse Voicemail | Australian Spearo

86:00 Eric Keener Interview | Fin and Forage Founder | Cal Spearo

96:00 Ed Martin Voicemail | Killshot Spearguns | Floridian Spearo

102:00 Do a course through Australia Spearfishing Academy with Simon Trippe

Boat deck full of fish

 

 

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NSP:149 Eric Anderson | Urchin Barrens, Great White Sharks and Dirty Water

NSP:149 Eric Anderson | Urchin Barrens, Great White Sharks and Dirty Water

Interview with Eric Anderson

Mad chat with Eric Anderson focusing on important spearfishing issues in Central California and further afield. Urchin Barrens feature as well as the benefits of having a long term buddy, Great White Sharks, tourniquets, central California diving and species, sketchy shore dives and kelp forests and more. This one was a long time coming and it was an honour to finally have a long chat with Eric. Enjoy!

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Important Times

04:00 Eric Anderson Introduction and Background 07:00 Sheep Head Fish Facts 09:00 Abalone | The Gateway Drug to the Spearfishing World NSP:149 Eric Anderson | Urchin Barrens, Great White Sharks and Dirty Water 12:45 Urchin Barren Discussion

  • What is an Urchin Barren?
  • How does an abundance of Sea Urchins effect kelp?
  • What factors have been identified as potential causes? warming ocean climate, sea urchin abundance triggers overgrazing, decrease in predation (bony reef fish that predate on them, Lobster numbers, 
  • Where does this phenomena occur? NE Pacific in the 1960–1970s, Norwegian coast in the 1970s, NW Atlantic in the 1970–1980s [2], and Tasmania in the 2000s
  • What are the wider implications for the areas affected?

23:50 Aiden Brown triggered a story about filleting fish on the boat 26:15 How Eric’s Spearfishing Life Began 30:00 Benefits of having a Longterm Spearfishing Buddy 38:40 Tourniquets and Sharks | Check out this Combat Action Tourniquet

Eric Anderson Combat Action Tourniquet for Spearfishing

Eric Anderson Combat Action Tourniquet for Spearfishing

44:50 Night Diving and Shit Viz 53:30 Aiden asks about the importance of diving with a float line 58:20 Shore Diving vs Boat Diving 62:30 Shark Shield Discussion 67:00 Scary Moment | Lessons Learned 69:30 Old Man Blue Spearfishing Equipment 77:00 Funniest Moment out spearing 81:00 Spearo Q&A NSP:149 Eric Anderson | Urchin Barrens, Great White Sharks and Dirty Water

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