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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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NSP:257 Big Boat Sends on a Trailer Boat with Tri-State Legend | Spencer Faucher

NSP:257 Big Boat Sends on a Trailer Boat with Tri-State Legend | Spencer Faucher

Interview with Spencer Faucher

Todays interview is with Spencer Faucher, president of the Tri-State Skindivers Spearfishing Club! We have a highly experienced spearo boater on today! Thanks to his dad,  Spencer has been out on the ocean all his life and has a ton of experience to show for it. Hear about the Great White sharks, massive Blackfish, his first Wahoo and the in’s and out’s of running a spearfishing club! Get bonus tips on how to be a great boaty, spearfishing clubs and networking with spearos all over the world to go spearfishing more often.

 

Important times

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome Spencer! Who are you and what do you do?
  • 06:45 Tri-State Skindivers Spearfishing Club
  • 13:10 How did you start spearfishing?
  • 14:30 MASSIVE Blackfish
  • 18:45 You and your dad are massively into your boating
  • 23:00 Great White sharks in Cape Cod, Massachusetts – @Dinner_Stix Great White encounter
  • 30:20 Fighting sharks for fish
  • 34:05 Your favourite fish species to hunt

  • 39:20 Your first Wahoo!
  • 46:25 Great Boatie basics
  • 55:10 Spearo networking on the West Coast with GR Tarr
  • 58:45 Spearfishing all over the world

  • 01:02:55 It’s not a club, it’s a network – how do you run your spearfishing club?
  • 01:09:50 Sponsors
  • 01:15:15 Scary stuff
  • 01:18:35 You and your dad make your own timber spearguns?
  • 01:23:50 Safety mech on the speargun

  • 01:27:55 Tell us more about your dad and the rest of your family
  • 01:31:25 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:45:40 Outro

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NSP:256 Exhale Adventures, Mackay Frothing and Rebuilding an Iconic Haines 565 | Kurt Raymond | Mackay Trip 3

NSP:256 Exhale Adventures, Mackay Frothing and Rebuilding an Iconic Haines 565 | Kurt Raymond | Mackay Trip 3

Interview with Kurt Raymond, aka @Exhale_Adventures

Todays interview is with Kurt Raymond, aka @Exhale_Adventures in part 3 of our Mackay trip! A coal miner with an extraordinary froth for spearfishing, Kurt Raymond is a local Mackay spearo that you’ve no doubt seen on social media. Frothing on 3-4m viz, dealing with bull sharks and tips on how to hunt Spanish Mackerel are part of today’s show! We go behind the scenes of his Youtube videos and learn what it’s really like going blue water spearfishing for the first time, spearing wearing a camera and so much more. Something Kurt is well known for is his rebuilding of the Iconic Haines 565 boat, he shares his tips, advice and the things he learnt along the way. If you love spearfishing videos then go check out Exhale Adventures on YouTube!

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome Kurt!
  • 09:50 Finding viz and predicting conditions
  • 13:10 Lucinda video
  • 15:30 First time going blue water hunting
  • 18:55 Speargun setup for blue water hunting
  • 22:50 Float line for blue water diving

  • 27:40 Spanish Mackerel hunting tips that work
  • 32:40 How to shoot Spanish Mackerel
  • 36:30 Bad viz diving
  • 39:20 Anxiety in bad viz with sharks
  • 40:50 Solo diving and blacking out
  • 46:50 Anchoring vs boaty
  • 50:25 Instructors course

  • 57:55 How to rebuild a fiberglass boat
  • 01:08:55 Electronics and hydraulic lines
  • 01:17:45 Starting @Exhale_Adventures
  • 01:20:25 Ditching GoPro for DJI
  • 01:24:20 How to dive with a GoPro
  • 01:27:50 Spearfishing bucket list
  • 01:29:45 Spot burning

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NSP:255 Deep Drops, Airlie Jacks and Jobbies live at Neptune Spear & Dive | Dustin Mann | Mackay Trip 2

NSP:255 Deep Drops, Airlie Jacks and Jobbies live at Neptune Spear & Dive | Dustin Mann | Mackay Trip 2

Interview with Dustin Mann with Smythy and Noffs

Todays interview is with Dustin Mann with Smythy and Noffs LIVE from the Neptune Spear & Dive store! We chat with @DeepDropDusty about spearfishing in Airlie, doing monster trips to the outer reef, managing huge tides and poor viz, tips to hunt Mangrove Jack, Spanish Mackerel and so much more! The boys from That’s Chat stoke the banter and ask some really good questions. This one has a ton of actionable info that will improve your spearfishing! Apologies for the audio quality, our Patrons have provided us with new cables! Enjoy this chat with Dustin Mann, Shrek and the That’s Chat podcast boys!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome
  • 06:30 Youtube adventures with Cainit
  • 08:50 Big tides in Airlie
  • 10:35 How to find spots to dive
  • 12:05 Planning your dive trips
  • 14:30 How far out do you go? Big trips with big guns!
  • 19:00 Scary stories
  • 19:50 Airlie spearfishing compared to other areas
  • 27:30 How did you improve your diving? Freediving courses

 

  • 31:55 Your Noob problems and mistakes
  • 35:35 Jobfish
  • 40:10 Spanish Mackerel
  • 43:25 Ciguatera poisoning

  • 52:50 Spanish Mackerel hunting tips
  • 57:10 Mangrove Jack hunting tips
  • 59:00 Cave diving

  • 01:07:50 Scary stories
  • 01:13:55 Funny stuff
  • 01:16:35 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:19:25 Audience questions
  • 01:23:10 Outro

 

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