NSP:146 Josh James The Kiwi Bushman

NSP:146 Josh James The Kiwi Bushman

Interview with Josh James

The first interview of 2021 had to be awesome so I got Josh James Kiwi Bushman on the show! He has a frothing following on YouTube where they create motivating and inspiring short films with a hunting and fishing and family flavor. All of the videos feature Josh’s friends and family and the abundant wild food that surrounds them in New Zealand. If you are into Catch and cook, bushcraft, hunting, gathering, spearfishing, fishing, archery, and New Zealand culture, you will love his channel (link here). He’s a self professed good vibes and positive vibrations kind of guy. Enjoy this episode!

 

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Young fella with Speargun. NSP:146 Josh James The Kiwi Bushman

Important Times

04:00 Josh James Introduction and Background

12:40 What parallels have you found between hunting on land and hunting in the water?

13:30 Bow Hunting (Recurve vs Compound)

16:30 Spearfishing in the South Island of New Zealand

20:45 1080 Situation in New Zealand

28:15 How to Grow a YouTube Channel

Quiet New Zealand Back Country Hunting with Josh James Kiwi Bushman

Quiet New Zealand Back Country Hunting with Josh James Kiwi Bushman

29:55 When did you start fishing and spearfishing?

31:40 What were some of the obstacles you encountered when you started spearfishing?

34:15 Muppet’s on YouTube | Dealing with the Comments, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

39:25 Josh’s Spearfishing Equipment List

45:50 What is on your spearfishing species dream list?

NSP:146 Josh James The Kiwi Bushman

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NSP:145 Ryan Myers Deep Reef Hunting

NSP:145 Ryan Myers Deep Reef Hunting

Interview with Ryan Myers

Haha! What an awesome interview to finish out 2020! Ryan Myers with heaps of intel of diving deep and managing the risks. Huge section on Deep Reef Hunting, minimizing lung squeezes, doing the variable weight thing and we even chat growing a rad YouTube Channel (Ryan has 31k subscribers!). Massive shoutout to Sam @samahgram, Ryans partner and a champion diver (and future podcast guest I’m sure!). Listen in to Ryan Myers Deep Reef Hunting!

 

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NSP:145 Ryan Myers Deep Reef Hunting

Ryan Myers Dogtooth Tuna

Important Times

05:40 Ryan Myers Introduction

11:40 Lessons learned along the way

19:30 Variable Weight Diving

21:30 Lung and Trachea Squeeze | “How do you avoid it?” – Sven Franklin

27:00 Spearfishing Forums/Social Media/Clubs and Tribalism Chat

34:50 Most Memorable Fish | Med Grouper

37:40 Veterans Vault | Deep Reef Hunting

  • Kiggs Anthony “Would be cool to hear Ryan talk through some stalking/coaxing techniques he uses on big Uku and Mu.”
  • 50:45 Kurt Raymond asks “Keen to hear some more about Ryan’s freediving progression and thought process leading into a dive. Similar to what Taylor talked about in terms of setup and mindset for a dive, he does some crazy dives!”
  • Danny Baker “Love watching Ryan Myers. Maybe get him to share his relaxation techniques. He’s so damn patient.”

60:00 Doug Lewin “Can you ask Ryan why he uses a neck weight in some of his dives? Does he recommend that for an intermediate diver in cold water as well?”

63:45 Ryan Myers YouTube Channel. How has he grown such a solid following on YouTube!

73:20 Funny Stuff | Europeans nude and pissets

76:00 What’s in Ryan Myers Divebag?

79:00 Spearo Q&A

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“Hey Shrek,

My name is Jahvis Loveday I’m a young indigenous filmmaker from the Northern rivers of NSW Australia. My family friend has been listening to your podcast for quite a long time, he recently came to me and said that one of your guests mentioned that many spearos would love for someone to edit some of their footage. 
I’ve been spearing and hunting my whole life growing up on the Brunswick heads and Tweed rivers. I’ve learnt from all my elders how to catch fish, where and when, and when not to. 
I thought Id extend my hand to edit spearing videos for whoever wants them out there. I have been studying a bachelor of film (which has been useless) and recently won the Best Young Australian Film Maker Award at the Byron Bay International Film Festival. 
I’ve been editing my own videos for over 3 years now from spearfishing, camping, family trips, and all sorts. 
If you want to check out what my style is like head over to my YOUTUBE channel, which I think I have now 4.43k subscribers and over 266k views. 
HERE is a video of me and my family spearing off Tweed heads as a reference. 
Anyways love the content you are pumping out man, it’s helped me a lot in spearing and sustainability. 
Cheers, 
Jahvis Loveday”

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NSP:144 Spearjunkies TV Series Release

NSP:144 Spearjunkies TV Series Release

Interview with Cris Dillon, Chris Coates & Barret Harvey

Rad catch-up with the Spearjunkies fellas who have just released Season 1. We chat locations, Coatesmans secret techniques (that get shown to the world), budget blowouts and flight hassles, massive fish, super clean water and even sharks along with getting towed behind a monster Sailfish. Super cool chat with super cool blokes! Listen in:)

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Important Times

04:45 Introductions. Big welcome to Cris Dillon, Barret Harvey and Chris Coates. An introduction into the Spearjunkies concept

08:00 What inspired the Spearjunkies Species List?

11:00 Coatesman Hunting Techniques and Secret Tricks on the series

13:30 Spearjunkies Roles Discussion

14:50 Mozambique Experience and Spearfishing

17:00 Species Surprises. How planning took place

19:30 King Mackerel (Spanish Mackerel) Discussion

26:00 The Spearjunkies Project Chat. Budgets, Timelines, Distribution & More

30:45 Castor Banks, Madagascar Spearfishing Q&A

33:50 Shooting a Sailfish on a Reelgun

36:00 What is coming is Spearjunkies Season II?

39:00 Personal Locator Beacons and Getting Lost at Sea

41:30 Lessons Learned. Flight Pain for Spearos

43:45 Connect with Spearjunkies at Spearjunkies.com | @spearjunkies on Instagram

 

NSP:144 Spearjunkies TV Series Release

 

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NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

Interview with Big Jake Lords

Famous for wearing ridiculously thin wetsuits in freezing water, owning plenty of fresh water species world records and his jovial and always stoked pics and stories on Insta @bigjakelords. I’ve been looking forward to this chat forever! His instagram profile is full of stoke about the spearing lifestyle and just good vibes. In this chat we focus in on developing resilience and thriving in tough conditions. Sub-Zero water temps, sh#t vis and no dive buddies! It’s a rad chat that the truly dedicated, frothing spearo will understand and relate to – listen in!

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NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Spearfishing Conditions

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Important Times

04.20 Big Jake Lords Welcome and Introduction

08:00 Prevalent Conditions and Species in the lakes in Utah/Nebraska

22:00 Resilience: The mindset and where Big Jake gets it from

25:00 Eric Keener “How in the world does Jake stay warm in those cold lakes in a thin wetsuit? I think he wears like a 3 / 5. Brrr.”

37:00 Smoking Trash Fish

40:50 Hunting Techniques for Freshwater

NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

Big Jake Lords | Spearfishing in sub zero conditions

51:50 Funny Stuff Spearfishing | Giant Beaver & Moose Fun

59:49 Spearo Q&A

NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

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NSP:143 Big Jake Lords | Thriving in Tough Conditions

Big Jake in the middle!

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NSP:142 SV Delos Sailing and Spearing | Brian and Karin Trautman

NSP:142 SV Delos Sailing and Spearing | Brian and Karin Trautman

Interview with Brian & Karin Trautman

Brian and Karin Trautman have been sailing and spearing their way around the world on their 53-foot yacht SV Delos for 10 years. They are inspiring, intelligent and passionate people, caring about the environment and giving back to the communities that welcome them. Their YouTube channel is #2 in the sailing world, has over 595k subscribers and 7 million monthly views. In this interview (mostly with Brian due to Karin being on family duty with their daughter SIerra;) we chat all about what it’s like living off a sailboat, the art of sailing and spearfishing remote locations! Listen in!

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SV Delos sail boat. Sailing and spearing with Brian Trautman

SV Delos sail boat

Important Times

04:00 Introduction to Brian Trautman and a bit about SV Delos and how it all started

08:00 Characteristics and Abilities required to sail full-time

11:00 The last 12 months on SV Delos

21:00 Sailing Seasons

25:30 Spearfishing Remote Locations

37:00 Running the YouTube channel

50:25 Funny Stories from SV Delos

59:30 Quick catch-up with Karin

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Connect with Brian, Karin and Sierra aboard SV Delos

Brian and the giant lobster. Sailing and Spearing

Brian and the giant lobster

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