NSP:131 Adam Malski | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

NSP:131 Adam Malski | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

Interview with Adam Malski

This interview is jam packed with good info for any spearo wanting to do their first bluewater spearfishing trip. Adam Malski prepared a tonne of info just for this chat several months after getting back from his first Coral Sea Spearfishing trip (watch highlights here). Adam is a Sydney based, North Shore Underwater Club member with a down to earth nature and a lifelong learner mentality. Listen in!

Important Times

06:00 Who is Adam Malski?

12:50 Adam Malski has competed at high levels in Triathalons, Running, Boxing, Mountain Biking and others. I ask him what skills have crossed over into spearfishing.

17:38 North Shore Underwater Club and Sydney Diving

19:00 What is one of the biggest lessons you have learned in your spearfishing journey so far?

First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

Adam Malski with New Zealand Yellowtail Kingfish

24:00 Veterans Vault | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

  • What went into the planning phase of the trip?
  • What equipment did you decide on?
  • How do the Dories operate?
  • How do you work effectively as a team and dive buddy on a bluewater charter?
  • How do you plan which grounds to fish?
  • What are common issues first timers experience blue water hunting?
  • Dogtooth Tuna tips for first timers
Dogtooth Tuna Coral Sea Spearfishing with Adam Malski. NSP:131 Adam Malski | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

Dogtooth Tuna Coral Sea Spearfishing with Adam Malski

55:00 What is your favourite species to hunt, how do you find them and how do you hunt them effectively?

59:50 Toughest Situation Spearfishing? Sydney Blackout (Video Here)

68:00 What’s in your spearfishing dive bag?

Dogtooth Tuna Coral Sea Spearfishing with Adam Malski. NSP:131 Adam Malski | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters. Pictured with Crayfish or Lobster

75:00 Spearo Q&A

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Ryan Koeneke

“Hey all, If you haven’t had a chance to jump in and help with the effort to expand spearfishing opportunity, now is your chance!  And we really need your help with this one.

In a recent public hearing the proposal was met with opposition from the angling community who have cited two (2) main areas of concern:

  1. Spearfisherman disproportionately catch & kill trophy sized fish (there are only ~ 50 active spearfisherman in the state so we are outnumbered 10,000 to 1 by anglers)
  2. We are unable to judge the size of fish underwater before shooting.

My contact at the CPW has requested that spearo’s send him an email at  [email protected] stating support for the proposed regulation.  In order for him to more easily organize the emails, we are suggesting you use the following template and address the two bullet points above in the statement of support section if possible:”

Hello Mr. Nehring,

  • Name:
  • Location:
  • Organization:
  • Statement of support:

Thank you,

 

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NSP:130 Matt Tratt Tribute with Rob Tratt | Frazer Island Shark Attack Tragedy

NSP:130 Matt Tratt Tribute with Rob Tratt | Frazer Island Shark Attack Tragedy

Interview with Rob Tratt

This interview is about Matt Tratt, the man who was tragically bitten by a shark off Indian Head at Frazer Island. Rob Tratt was with him spearfishing when a shark (likely a Bullshark) attacked. Matt and Rob were in relatively shallow water when the shark bit him and opened an arterial wound in his leg. Matt Tratt was a much loved Father, Husband and Brother and Spearo. This episode is a tribute to him and the full story of what actually happened.

NSP:130 Matt Tratt Tribute with Rob Tratt | Frazer Island Shark Attack Tragedy

Important Times

03:30 Rob Tratt Introduction and a bit about how we connected

16:00 How important was the spearfishing lifestyle to Matt?

21:40 How would Matt’s mates describe him?

40:40 Background behind the Frazer Island Trip

58:40 Sharks at Frazer Island? Spearfishing at Indian Head

68:20 The shark attack story | What happened to Matt Tratt

 

Matt Tratt Family GoFundMe campaign link

97:00 Second Call | The G-Fish

101:45 Did the shark come in once only?

102:45 Did the shark hit the femoral artery when it bit?

108:00 Terrible reporting of the shark attack in the news

Connect with Rob Tratt on Social

NSP:129 Bret Whitman Dirty Vis Diving with Spearfactor Podcast Host

NSP:129 Bret Whitman Dirty Vis Diving with Spearfactor Podcast Host

Interview with Bret Whitman | Dirty Vis Diving

Massive thoughts about hunting Dogtooth and other Bluewater species, Southern California Diving, Dirty Water Diving and more….all with the host of the SpearFactor Podcast, Bret Whitman. We have a good old time in this episode. Listen in!

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Dirty Vis Diving. Dirty Water Spearfishing. Bret Whitman Interview

Important Times

03:30 Bret Whitman introduction and the SpearFactor Podcast and local Southern California diving

18:00 Massive Conversation on Fish Identification

23:00 Dogtooth Tuna Story and Tips

42:40 Tuna Vortex Story

55:00 Veterans Vault | Dirty Vis Diving | How to Spearfish in Poo Water

  • Equipment planning and preparation
  • Understanding and planning for hunting depths
  • Being quiet when you hit bottom
  • Adapting finning technique
  • Slowing down more!
  • Speargun Size
  • Ditching the Double Wrap
  • Mid-handle speargun?
  • How to search for stuff in dirty water
  • Triangle of Access | positioning your dive knife
  • Duncan Henderson “obvious question from me, guns, what size and what type? I think a midhandle could be of use.”
Dirty Vis Diving. Dirty Water Spearfishing. Bret Whitman Interview | Dogtooth Tuna

📷 Michael Orr. Bret Whitman with Dogtooth Tuna taken Spearfishing

82:50 Funniest Moment out spearfishing | Carpel Tunnel?

84:30 Spearo Q&A | Sean Vigue Yoga on YouTube

Connect with Bret Whitman

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NSP:128 The Path Of The Jedi – Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino

NSP:128 The Path Of The Jedi – Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino

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The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys – Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino

The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys – Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino | Mike Pooler is the owner/operator of Benthic Ocean Sports in Destin, Florida; and Joe D’Agostino is his chief Freediving Instructor International (FII) Instructor there. Additionally, Benthic Ocean Sports services all freediving Spearo needs for the Florida Panhandle and South-East US with the highest quality hardware from all over the world. These guys are an FII-accredited institution and are absolute legends! They instruct Levels 1 & 2, a Waterman Survival Course, and a Spearfishing Course, among many others that they do privately for some of the military folks in the FL panhandle.

Mike and Joe are seasoned Spearos and have had some *seriously* impressive Pelagics on the other end of their spearguns! These guys shoot some of the largest and most epic fish available in Gulf of Mexico waters, and his Chief Instructor Joe D’Agostino instructs and travels throughout the freediving and spearfishing community worldwide. We’re sure you’re going to enjoy this conversation!

 

Benthic Ocean Sports


 

Important Times

11:00 Early Obstacles

14:00 What is “Benthic”?

15:00 How did you get involved and put together as a Freediving Shop?

16:00 The Path Of The Jedi

22:00 Favorite species to hunt…tune in for the Panhandle’s most desirable species

27:00 FL Panhandle’s Freedive Spearo Club – Agua Verdes

30:00 Tough situations out in Blue Water

44:00 Veterans Vault: Dyneema vs Mono | Timber vs Pipe | Equipment Discussion

  • Americans with wood guns and mono…what are you guys doing?
  • The Benthic Boys think Dyneema is the right stuff – why?
  • Line memory – what is it?
  • Critical knots to use and why.
  • “Game Changer” – what’s a quick-disconnect knot and why’s it important?
  • Line management and tangles
  • Reels vs. Floatlines
  • Reel Gun safety – Tension, tension, tension!
  • Don’t be married to your equipment – “You can buy a new gun, you can’t buy a new Mike!”
  • The importance of education and safety within the freedive spearfishing community
  • Best Buddy Practices – “Finality is Reality”
  • Minimum safety requirements – One up-One down, learn your buddy’s “dive profile”
  • Courses offered at Benthic Ocean Sports (FII Levels 1 and 2, Waterman Course, Spearfishing Course
  • The mental and physical benefits to spearfishing

80:00 Spearo Q&A

  • What separates you from other spearos?
  • What is the spearfishing destination you’d most like to visit?
  • Most influential person in your spearfishing journey?

Connect with Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino at Benthic Ocean Sports @

Check out Joe's official FII Instructor Profile

 

 

 

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NSP:127 Marine Science for Spearfishing

NSP:127 Marine Science for Spearfishing

Interview with 4 Marine Scientists

This chat is a panel interview with 4 people passionate and highly educated in Marine Science. We chat about fish fecundity, parasites, equilibrium, threats to the ocean, and best of all, how you can get involved making our oceans healthier. Listen in to a great yarn:)

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The PANEL;

  • Irene Middleton: Currently completing a PHD in Marine Biology. Specialist in Weird and Unusual Fish Species Research. What’s that fish FB Group in New Zealand.
  • Libby Liggins: Lecturer at Massey University. Also spears a wee bit. Marine Biologist.
  • David Aguirre: Libby’s Husband: Invertebrates Geek. Spearo as well. Marine Biologist.
  • Blair Herbert: Fish Nerd and gatherer of weird and wonderful species.
  • Isaac aka Shrek (Host): Hopefully asks a few good questions:)

Marine Science for spearfishing Interview

Important Times

04:30 Personal Introductions, Specialties & Passions

09:00 Whats that Fish Facebook Group | tracking fish species and range data using crowdsourced info

13:55 Aging fish. Otoliths and other methods

16:30 How Marine Scientists like Libby, Irene and David collect and collate the data

18:20 What are the changes Scientists are observing in the ocean and its inhabitants?

21:30 Purple Urchin | Decimated Tasmanian Abalone. The Kina/Sea Urchin Barren Phenomena

28:30 Basic Marine Biology Concepts

  • Equilibrium and Marine Ecosystems
  • The Food Chain in the Marine Environment
  • Governance and how people interact with the ocean

33:10 How can spearos get more involved in helping good ocean management?

  • Join your local Whats that Fish or Redmap and share your catch information

36:30 Shifting Baseline Phenomena

39:00 Researching Bait

45:30 Parasites and Disease in Fish and Marine Species

57:35 What do Marine Scientists think are the biggest threats to the Marine Environment?

62:30 Where can people connect with you guys

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NSP:126 Ed Martin Florida Keys Killshot Craftsman

NSP:126 Ed Martin Florida Keys Killshot Craftsman

Interview with Ed Martin

This episode covers spearfishing in the Florida Keys. We chat species, hydrography, conditions, and more. Ed Martin is a speargun craftsman and Freedive Instructor based in Isla Morada. Listen in!

Ed Martin Florida Keys Spearfishing. Interview with Killshot Craftsman

Important Times

03:50 Ed Martin Introduction and Background. Crappy gear, Angola & Barracuda

12:45 Massive discussion about Sharks, Shark Shields, Body Language and Tales!

21:15 Popular boats for spearfishing in Florida

23:15 Most Memorable Fish | Mangrove Snapper

28:00 What is something that scared the crap out of you and what did you takeaway from it?

‘We don’t rise to the level of our expectation, we fall to the level of our training.”

31:00 The relaxation Conversation!

36:00 Veterans Vault: Spearfishing in the Florida Keys

50:00 How to make a Poke

63:00 Funniest Moments out Spearfishing

69:00 Whats in your spearfishing dive bag?

82:00 Spearo Q&A

Important Links

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