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NSP:262 W.A Part 1 2024 | Diving the Nationals with Deryck | Deryck Tan, Bert Keulder & Michael Tropiano

NSP:262 W.A Part 1 2024 | Diving the Nationals with Deryck | Deryck Tan, Bert Keulder & Michael Tropiano

Interview with Deryck Tan, Bert Keulder & Michael Tropiano WA Trip 1

Todays interview is with Deryck Tan, Bert Keulder & Michael Tropiano after a few days of diving the WA Spearfishing Nationals! Hear how Shrek and Deryck got along during the comp, the misadventures on the Hallubaloo with Bert the Old Man Blue and photography legend Michael Tropiano! Join us for WA Trip 1 for a recap of the nationals, WA dive conditions and tips and plans for the rest of the trip.

Important times

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome
  • 09:00 Nationals competition
  • 12:30 Going North with Old Man Blue
  • 19:20 Cray diving and using a Cray Loop

  • 25:00 @tropi_the_local & @findwildphotos
  • 31:55 Highlights of the day
  • 38:50 Plans for the next few days

  • 44:05 Massive tiger shark story
  • 46:05 Outro

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NSP:261 Making Fins, Protecting Spots and Buddy Diving | Carl ‘Curly’ Jongedyk

NSP:261 Making Fins, Protecting Spots and Buddy Diving | Carl ‘Curly’ Jongedyk

Interview with Carl ‘Curly’ Jongedyk

Todays interview is with Carl ‘Curly’ Jongedyk! A freediving and spearfishing instructor by day and a fin blade maker by night, Curly is a legend from WA and he took us diving! Join in on the car ride to the secret spot and hear the conversation on the ride back home again, talking about the conditions and structure they dove, fish species they saw and a bunch of memorable and funny stories along the way. Curly’s fins are hard to find but well worth the effort, check out Down South Camping to buy yourself a pair. Curly also talks about the dangers of diving alone and gives a different perspective on it. An awesome guy, keen learner and frothing spearo, have a listen to this awesome chat with Curly!

Important times

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:45 Welcome!
  • 08:00 The less you want it the easier it comes
  • 11:25 Struggles learning to dive
  • 13:45 Training and mental trauma
  • 17:55 Performance vs enjoyment
  • 22:25 What makes a high risk diver?
  • 24:20 SpearReady
  • 26:50 Tough dive buddies

  • 31:50 Post-dive review – conditions and structure
  • 33:25 Fish species
  • 34:55 Curlys Crackers fin blades!
  • 39:10 Should I just make my own fins or buy a set?
  • 44:30 Spearfishing and freediving courses
  • 45:35 Student shooting his first Spanish Mackerel
  • 47:15 Teaching new spearos

  • 53:00 Funniest stories
  • 54:55 Memorable Spanish Mackerel hunt
  • 57:20 How to hunt Spanish Mackerel, spearfishing tips
  • 01:01:25 Reef spearfishing tips
  • 01:06:05 Great eating fish
  • 01:09:50 What “trash fish” do you love to hunt? + fish cake recipe
  • 01:14:50 Do a course with Curly – curlysfreediving@gmail.com
  • 01:07:00 Diving alone
  • 01:20:10 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:22:30 Outro

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NSP:260 Creativity, Proper Gentlemanly Froth, Viral Halibut Vid and the Dreaded Off-Season | Joe Pike

NSP:260 Creativity, Proper Gentlemanly Froth, Viral Halibut Vid and the Dreaded Off-Season | Joe Pike

Interview with Joe Pike

Todays interview is with Joe Pike! Hailing from South Devon, his Youtube channel has over 45k subscribers from the videos he makes of their adventures out in the UK ocean. Sub-zero spearfishing, fighting MASSIVE Halibut and all about UK spearfishing. Hear stories of spearfishing in the UK, White Seabass, spearfishing giant Halibut in Norway, his own spearfishing shop Start Point Spearfishing and the youtube game! If you are a UK spearo go check out www.spearfishingstore.co.uk! An awesome behind the scenes chat with the man with an awesome Youtube channel, he’s humble, an avid learner and absolutely froths on the spearfishing lifestyle.

Important times

  • 29:30 Presenting a TV show: Fishing The Wild!
  • 33:00 Good spearfishing videos
  • 43:55 Foraging wild foods
  • 50:30 The Youtube game

  • 56:20 Top species to hunt and how to hunt them
  • 01:04:20 Trip to Madagascar for Dogtooth Tuna
  • 01:10:00 Clams and Scallops
  • 01:17:30 How to sex a lobster

  • 01:21:35 Scary situations
  • 01:30:25 Funny stories
  • 01:33:20 Fish of a lifetime
  • 01:37:55 Outro

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NSP:259 Diving and Thriving with a Disability (in Norway) | Jørgen Jenssen

NSP:259 Diving and Thriving with a Disability (in Norway) | Jørgen Jenssen

Interview with Jørgen Jenssen

Todays interview is with Jørgen Jenssen from Norway! An exceptionally successful competitive spearo, he has overcome a serious metabolic disorder which leaves him heavily fatigued all the time. Hear how discovering freediving and spearfishing changed his life and opened him up to a whole new world and how he wants to help change it for others. Learn about the best eating fish in Norway, the best hunts and locations and stories from a spearo that lives and breathes spearfishing! Norway is a bucket list destination for so many people, get an insiders perspective on this dream spearing destination!

If you have any spearfishing gear to donate to Jørgen, contact @ArcticSpearo on Instagram.

Important times

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:15 Welcome Jørgen!
  • 07:10 Spearfishing changed my life
  • 11:05 Tell us about your disability
  • 16:25 Going from dark winter diving to winning competitions!
  • 21:45 Target species in Norway
  • 23:10 What is your dive process?
  • 25:30 How to read conditions and find fish in Norway

  • 30:10 Dive conditions, wrecks and artificial reefs
  • 35:05 Best fish in Norway
  • 38:05 Struggles learning to dive
  • 40:40 Kelp forest in Norway
  • 45:20 Cold water problems
  • 48:20 Memorable fish

  • 51:55 Favourite species to hunt
  • 53:30 Competitive spearfishing vs lifestyle spearfishing

  • 57:55 Best eating fish in Norway – Tuna of the North!
  • 01:00:35 Shot placement on Coalfish
  • 01:03:20 Spearguns
  • 01:07:00 Scary situations and funny stories
  • 01:15:35 What’s in your dive bag?
  • 01:20:55 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:26:00 Outro

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NSP:258 The Cut Professor on Full Spread Spearfishing Ethics (and Economics) | Matt Bond

NSP:258 The Cut Professor on Full Spread Spearfishing Ethics (and Economics) | Matt Bond

Interview with Matt Bond, aka @CutProfessor

Todays interview is with Bond, Matt Bond! You may know him as the @CutProfessor from IG, but did you know he is a cook and an economist?! A major contributor to 99 Spearo Recipes, Matt has had a lifelong love for the ocean and foraging with a particular interest in mushroom foraging. Hear Matt’s humble beginnings as he started hunting and foraging with his refugee friends, got his first ever speargun and learnt to get the best eating out of the world around us through years of catch ‘n cook. An awesome chat today with the man behind the name, thanks for joining us Matt Bond!

 

Important times

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome Matt!
  • 08:20 Economics and Spearfishing
  • 11:40 Learning to spearfish from refugees
  • 25:25 Learning to spearfish
  • 32:55 Your first real speargun, mahogany vs teak

  • 40:45 First hunt with a real speargun
  • 46:45 Great White sharks, White Seabass and Shark Shield
  • 57:30 On-land foraging for mushrooms

  • 01:11:10 99 Spearo Recipes Crab recipe
  • 01:19:45 How to improve your seafood

  • 01:33:05 Scary stuff
  • 01:45:10 Funny stories
  • 01:47:50 Where did your IG name come from?
  • 01:55:45 Outro

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