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NSP:190 Yianni Barthelmess | Froth for the Underwater Life | From Father to son

NSP:190 Yianni Barthelmess | Froth for the Underwater Life | From Father to son

Interview with Yianni Barthelmess

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!

NSP190 Yianni and his father

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • 48:55 Pests
  • 53:20 Tell us about your recipes!

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  • 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

NSP190 Yianni and boat

  • 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
  • 01:29:55 Spearo Q&A

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NSP:189 Chris Adair the Bottom Hunter | BC Spearfishing

NSP:189 Chris Adair the Bottom Hunter | BC Spearfishing

Interview with Chris Adair

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!

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NSP189 guys on boat

Photo by Jeremy Koreski

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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!
NSP189 Chris Adair underwater

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  • 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?
  • 32:20 Where can people learn more about the Warrior Leadership program? www.bottomdwellers.ca
  • 34:35 The British Columbia Spearfishing Summit 
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  • 36:25 Regulations – how does Canada compare to other countries?
  • 40:15 Education is the best way to punish mistakes
  • 41:40 Fisheries officers are invited too!
  • 45:55 Veteran’s Vault: Cold water freediving and the mammalian dive reflex
  • 48:55 Countering the cold
  • 52:20 Daniel Mann’s shorts over wetsuit
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Photo by Chase White

  • 55:55 When do you know when you are getting too cold? When you’re shivering, get out!
  • 57:00 PFI Level 1 Requirements
  • 58:15 Thick new wetsuits aren’t very flexible! What do you recommend?
  • 01:00:20 Cold water struggles: distributing weight! How do you do it?
  • 01:02:00 Duck diving is extremely essential!
  • 01:04:40 Quick tips for staying warm!
  • 01:08:00 Crocs are just a uniform!

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  • 01:10:30 Funny stories!
  • 01:15:00 Hunting and foraging techniques: increasing bottom time and looking in the right places
  • 01:16:50 Spearo Q&A
    • Your best resource for improving your spearfishing and freediving
    • Favourite spearfishing buddy and why
    • Describe the spearfishing experience
  • 01:19:55 Thank you for being on the show! Where can people find you?
  • 01:21:00 Outro
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Photo by Jeremy Koreski

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NSP:188 Devin O’Dea & Eric Keener | 30/30, Catch and Cook 22, BHA & Breaking Apathy

NSP:188 Devin O’Dea & Eric Keener | 30/30, Catch and Cook 22, BHA & Breaking Apathy

Interview with Devin O’Dea and Eric Keener

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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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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

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  • 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?

NSP188 great food

  • 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!

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  • 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!
  • 01:09:35 Outro

NSP188 urchin culling

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NSP:187 Samuel Mumford | Frothing Cornish Muso Spearo

NSP:187 Samuel Mumford | Frothing Cornish Muso Spearo

Interview with Samuel Mumford

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!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 01:50 Mitch Noober Story
  • 07:05 Welcome Samuel Mumford!
  • 08:05 You perform music at night and spearfish during the day
  • 09:00 What is your daily spearfishing like?

NSP187 Sam Mumford and mate holding flounder

  • 11:35 Growing up in Cornwall
  • 12:20 The Mike Tyson speargun!
  • 17:00 Respect the learning curve
  • 19:10 A memorable catch

NSP187 Sam Mumford big kingfish

  • 23:30 East coast vs west coast of Austrailia
  • 26:20 Who are you diving with these days?
  • 27:35 The Dhufish
  • 29:05 Mangrove Jack hunting tips
  • 35:00 What motivates you to spearfish?
  • 36:50 Getting confident cooking fish

NSP187 Sam Mumford holding cray

  • 38:30 What about raw fish and ceviche?
  • 41:35 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 42:35 Introducing mates to spearfishing and drawing on knowledge from line fishing
  • 44:15 What do you look for when hunting?
  • 46:55 Garlic Buttered Western Cray with Med Salad recipe from 99 Spear Recipes
  • 48:35 Scary stuff: Almost taken out by a crab!
  • 53:45 Funny stuff: The Cornish Sea Turtle
  • 55:55 What’s in your dive bag?

NSP187 Sam Mumford in front of tent with fish

  • 57:45 With your expensive Salvimar Hero 115 Speargun, are you prepared to drop it if you need to?
  • 59:10 What grinds your gears about the spearfishing community?
  • 01:03:15 What are WA’s fisheries like?
  • 01:06:15 Plastic fins
  • 01:11:25 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:15:40 Thank you for being on the show @SamTheWaterman!
  • 01:16:05 Outro

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NSP:186 Jamie Ryves | Dogtooth For Days. Tips, Stories and Mayhem

NSP:186 Jamie Ryves | Dogtooth For Days. Tips, Stories and Mayhem

Interview with Jamie Ryves

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!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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!

NSP186 jamie with huge dogtooth tuna

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NSP186 big dogtooth on boat

  • 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

NSP186 schools of dogtooth tuna

NSP186 holding tuna underwater

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  • 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
  • 01:27:05 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:34:05 Outro

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NSP:185 Matthew Novakovich | Making Ocean State Spearguns

NSP:185 Matthew Novakovich | Making Ocean State Spearguns

Interview with Matthew Novakovich

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!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:30 Hello and welcome Matthew!
  • 03:55 You have some nice fish over there like Tautog
  • 05:00 David Hochman @SpearItCharters
  • 05:55 Tell us about Ocean State Spearguns
  • 11:15 How do you make your spearguns?
  • 12:40 How many spearguns are you making? Are you making spearguns full time?
  • 15:00 So you started spearfishing again after 15 years!
  • 16:15 What are your diving conditions like?
  • 18:00 Did you just shoredive? What type of diving are you doing?

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  • 19:50 What was a memorable fish to hunt?
  • 21:22 Colour grading your footage
  • 23:25 Striped bass?
  • 26:30 Biggest obstacles you faced starting again
  • 30:40 How much time did your efforts take to benefit your diving?
  • 31:30 Did your dive buddies progress with you or were some more experienced?
  • 35:00 Is your dad spearfishing now too?
  • 36:55 Scary stuff: Barotrauma
  • 40:00 Pin holes in wetsuit ears
  • 41:00 What did the doctor say? You can never dive again!
  • 42:00 What did the DAN doctors say? Yes you probably can! Dive medicine is sometimes more specialized than most doctors have experience with
  • 49:30 What’s next with Ocean State Spearguns? Rollers?
  • 52:30 Social media
  • 54:20 Componants
  • 57:05 Shafts

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  • 57:50 Do you any do any off-shore bluewater diving?
  • 58:40 Do you get a guide when traveling?
  • 59:40 Travel speargun?
  • 01:01:40 Funny stuff
  • 01:04:50 What gear is in your dive bag? Mako and Salvimar wetsuit
  • 01:06:00 Mako fiberglass fins
  • 01:07:10 How long is your ‘warm’ season?

OSS speargun

  • 01:08:15 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:10:00 The speargun building community is great! Where should people look to find out more?
  • 01:11:00 Thank you for being on the show!
  • 01:11:45 Outro

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