Today’s interview is with Yianni Barthelmess, multiple recipe contributor and all round frothing spearo from Shellharbour NSW! Drawing from his dad’s love for the ocean, he has really turned his life into an ocean inspired one! A talented chef as well, he has submitted several recipes to 99 Spearo Recipes and has a bunch of catch cook videos on his YouTube and Instagram! Get some actionable gardening tips, practical chef skills and some awesome advice for dealing with sharks! We talk everything from food to gardening for seafood, sharks, shorediving and more! Listen in and let us know what you think!
05:30 Welcome Yianni Barthelmess!
07:15 Are you a professional chef?
08:40 Growing a lot of food
11:55 Rain and fish stocks
16:25 How did you start spearfishing at 7?
17:55 Traveling and spearfishing
19:25 What did you learn about spearfishing in a new place?
21:20 How do you find fish?
23:50 The need to be efficient
24:25 Lessons to spear by
26:40 Boat vs shore diving
28:55 Walk us through a dive day!
31:50 The physiology of spearfishing
35:55 Have you logged or cataloged your experiences?
38:15 Raw fish is very popular right now but they are hesitant
39:30 Raw fish safety precautions
40:45 Kingfish raw
42:55 Fermenting foods
44:35 Tell us about your garden! The Noob Gardener Podcast!
45:25 How do you start a garden for seafood?
46:15 Be a soil farmer
48:10 Fish cleaning bench
53:20 Tell us about your recipes!
57:20 99 Spearo Recipes
01:00:20 Overcooking fish
01:02:35 Smoking fish
01:04:00 What else draws you to spearfishing?
01:05:45 Encounter with 2 Orcas
01:07:20 Scary stories
01:09:10 Shore diving and sharks
01:10:30 Tips for dealing with sharks for new divers
01:21:05 Who are your favourite dive buddies?
01:25:10 What’s in your dive bag? 2mm in summer, 5mm in winter Cressi wetsuit, Rob Allen Sparid 110 and homemade timber spearguns, Rob Allen Cubera mask, Cressi plastic fins for shore diving and DiveR fiberglass fins for boats
Today’s interview is with Chris Adair from Bottom Dwellers Freediving in British Columbia and we talk everything cold water freediving and spearfishing! Depending on who you ask, “cold” water can mean different things, but when we talk about the cold water that Chris deals with, it’s not messing around! Learn some great tips for getting better at diving in sub 10 degree C water, staying warm and comfortable and about some of the awesome initiatives he runs where he partners with First Nations People communities in remote locations and introduces them to spearfishing and freediving! Learn some great tips and how he is giving back to those around him in such an awesome way!
Photo by Jeremy Koreski
03:45 @DeepWaterDreamin Patrick Ryan voice message
06:05 Welcome Chris Adair! How did you get into freediving and spearfishing?
07:40 You teach freediving professionally
08:25 Bottom Dwellers! We mostly hunt bottom dwelling fish.
11:20 Hunting on the bottom is it’s own technique to learn
12:45 Tell us about Bottom Dwellers Freediving!
Photo by Jeremy Koreski
15:00 Tide to Table / Freedive Harvesting courses
19:05 Foraging in cold water is magical
20:30 Diving seasons
21:20 You have some great photographers
24:30 You have some great community initiatives you run with the First Nations People, tell us about it!
29:25 What is day to day life like in these remote communities?
Today’s interview is with Eric O’dea of the Backcountry Hunters (BHA) and Anglers and Eric Keener of Fin and Forage! We chat everything 30/30, MPA’s, conservation, hunting and how they all connect. We also have a great chat about the upcoming Catch and Cook comp with Fin and Forage, the BHA and Messermeister. A spearfishing competition mixed in with masterchef with a beach cleanup and urchin culling event with prizes for each different category, this is a great idea and we can’t wait to see this comp happen! You can visit this link to find out more!
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03:25 Hello and welcome Devin and Eric!
05:30 The Backcountry Hunters and Anglers: what is it and why is it important?
08:00 Hunter and conservationist
12:10 Growing up with deer in your garden
14:25 Eric Keener from Fin and Forage, reintroduce yourself!
18:50 30/30: What is it all about?
21:50 What happened in NSW?
26:35 What is your advice to the everyday spearo?
30:35 Citizen science: iNaturalist and how to get involved
36:25 Food changes mindsets and perceptions
41:15 The Catch and Cook Comp! Tell us all about it!
43:25 Beach cleanup prizes
47:00 What are you doing with the urchins you’re collecting?
51:00 Who are the legends that made this possible? Fin and Forage team, Ryan Gentry, @CutProfessor
52:00 Lots of big sponsors and massive prizes!
53:10 The infamous Valentine Thomas story!
58:55 Was your trip succesful?
01:00:25 Devin, do you and Eric ever dive together?
01:01:25 The most fun you can have with your spearfishing friends
01:02:30 “I don’t regard nature as a spectator sport” Discuss!
01:05:20 Belonging in a place you don’t belong
01:06:25 Go to FinandForage.com and on Instagram to find out more about the competition!
Today’s interview is with Samuel Mumford, the frothing Cornish Muso spearo living down under! Growing up in Cornwall, he started spearfishing, frankly by punching them with a blunt speargun. Have a listen to the episode to hear his experience with the Mike Tyson Speargun! From almost getting drowned by a crab to the infamous Cornish Sea Turtle, he has some great tips for hunting fish like Dhufish and Mangrove Jack and has a lot of knowledge other spearos can learn from. With a great attitude and a clear and obvious love for the ocean, we think you will enjoy today’s episode with Samuel Mumford!
Today’s interview is with Jamie Ryves from Norfolk Island who now lives in Vanuatu! Originally a chef, circumstances meant that work was hard to come by which caused a shift in his lifestyle. He now lives on a smaller island around Vanuatu and goes spearfishing twice a week to support his family! He takes some unbelievable footage, if you have any interest in big game fish like Dogtooth Tuna, this will be your new favourite source of video! Stunning conditions, excellent tips for hunting big Dogtooth and personal stories of Samba’s and Shallow Water Blackouts and how he is a safer diver because of them. Check out one of the most underrated YouTube channels around!
02:50 Hello and welcome Jamie! You are from Norfolk Island?
03:55 You live the spearo life and take amazing footage
05:25 The currents are a mystery
06:05 Where did you grow up?
07:50 You are a chef? Are you still cooking?
10:05 You are a specialist Dogtooth Tuna hunter! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fijsU8Goxig)
13:30 You have an underrated youtube channel
15:15 Have you thought about guiding?
16:45 What capacity do your charters have currently?
19:00 You get a wide range of species, which are your favourite?
23:10 Tell us about a good hunt
26:25 You were a bodyboarder too, but spearfishing came easier
28:55 You use a floatline but you have shot a few with a reelgun! Tell us about your gear for hunting them
31:30 What are common Dogtooth hunting problems?
38:30 I need to visit you!
40:10 PB’s and sharks
44:05 How have you studied the sea conditions?
46:05 So you have some extreme structure, tall sea mounts and volcanic rock drop off’s
47:25 How long do you need to stay there for a good trip?
52:20 Freediving in spearfishing: what is your position?
58:00 What about scary stories? Samba’s and SWB’s
01:09:10 How do you train your buddies to dive safer?
01:12:30 Wayne Judge
01:16:55 Funny stuff!
01:18:25 Funniest friends
01:19:55 What gear are you using? Ruku fins, Aimrite wetsuit. 1 spare shaft. 2 reel guns and a double roller from Aimrite. Riffe bungee. Ocean Hunter and Riffe 3 atmosphere floats. Slip-tip spear
Today’s interview is with Matthew Novakovich, the man behind Ocean State Spearguns! Born out of seeing a need that he could fulfill, Ocean State Spearguns are hand-crafted timber spearguns that can be customized to your liking! Want a big mid-handle 5 band blue water speargun? Or how about a short speargun for low viz diving and shooting in caves? Matthew has you covered! Starting as a small hobby, he gave Cameron Kirkconnell one of his spearguns to test and he’s been making more ever since! Doing most of his diving in the usually dirty and cold Atlantic, he has learned a thing or two about making robust spearguns that work well and look good while doing it. Check out OceanStateSpearguns.com to see what he’s doing!
He has some great insights into barotrauma and has a story about how it almost ended his diving career but more importantly – how he responded. If you have a barotrauma and are being told you’ll never dive again then give the Divers Alert Network (DAN) a call! Visit their website Dan.org and view all of their medical info here! Not all injuries are permanent!
02:30 Hello and welcome Matthew!
03:55 You have some nice fish over there like Tautog