Interview with Andy from the Stalk Outdoors Podcast!
Todays interview is with Andy from the Stalk Outdoors Podcast! Andy is a frothing spearo and an avid outdoorsman with a particular interest in bow hunting. We chat about his spearfishing story, his days in the commercial dive industry, scary stories and some epic fish hunts! Get some excellent and practical tips on gear, spearguns, fins and so much more. Go have a listen to the Stalk Outdoors Podcast and hear his interviews with other legend spearos and hunters like Trevor Ketchion, Zachary Schmidt and many others! Such a good conversation, thanks for being on the show mate!
Todays interview is with Captain Matt and his First Mate Ben Crisp! A massive thanks to Matt and Ben with Prosail for hosting us on our Whitsundays Spearfishing and Sail trip! The Crisp brothers are veteran sailors that looked after Shrek, Eckart and the crew while sailing around the Whitsunday Islands! With praise all round for dealing with the rugged windy conditions, keeping everyone safe and putting them on some good fish – they did a legendary job this week! Hear some BTS stories of the wins, close calls, spearfishing tips and tricks and the usual banter you’d expect from Shrek and the crew. Again a massive thanks to Prosail and Salt Sessions for making this trip happen!
06:55 Welcome Matt and Crisp!
10:55 Where did your love for sailing start?
14:40 What goes into planning a trip like this?
16:25 How did you start spearfishing?
17:55 How do you dive deep? How to hunt effectively & how to find fish
24:00 Fish species! Red Throat Emperors, Mangrove Jack & the ones that got away
31:55 Teamwork spearfishing: when the fish fight back!
35:40 Matt’s scary stories: pushing your limits too far
43:20 Ben’s scary stories
48:30 Blackspot tuskfish
50:05 Cobia and Bullray
57:30 Line awareness, some stupid decisions and doing way too much at once!
01:02:40 Bombing seamounts, Dogtooth tuna with the Back to Basics boys and tiny coral trout
01:09:20 Funny stories
01:20:00 What dive gear do you use?
01:25:40 What does spearfishing mean to you?
01:29:25 Favourite fish to eat and how to cook it
01:31:00 Dream list of locations or species, rugged conditions and close calls
01:38:30 We had a magic time, we’ll be back for sure!
Todays interview is a report from the Whitsundays Sail & Spear Charter! Some gusty conditions did nothing to kill the stoke of the legends that joined us on the sail and spear charter with excellent underwater conditions, loads of PB’s and some great friendships forged! Here are some stories and reports from the trip, we are looking to plan another trip for 2024 so if you missed this one, the next trip will be for you! A massive thanks to everyone that joined us on our trip and made it so much fun! Another great trip from Eckart and Salt Sessions and a massive thanks to Prosail for hosting us!
Todays interview is with Brad Corbett, aka @zulus64! In celebration of world friendship day, Shrek sat down with local legend Brad in a closed-for-the-day Adreno Aspley store to chat about spearfishing! Brad is a regular out in the ocean and has hunted some awesome fish, he gives us some of his tips on being a better hunter and how good dive buddies = more fish. Being ex-military and an ex-corrections officer, Brad has a good sense of risk and risk management, hear stories of some close calls where being in the water with a buddy made the difference between life and death. All this and more in today’s episode, let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Info Night: Whitsundays Spearfishing Retreat 6-10 August 2023
We had our info night for the upcoming Whitsundays Spearfishing Retreat with Noob Spearo and Salt Sessions! We invited a bunch of the Noob Spearo community to join us for a zoom call to find out more about the spearfishing and sailing retreat coming up in a month’s time! All your questions + all the details you need to know about the trip: when to arrive, what gear to bring, where exactly to go, what type of diving we’ll be doing, the target species we’ll be chasing and everything else you wanted to know!