Live Interview with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion at Adreno Brisbane
Today’s interview is live from Adreno Brisbane and is with Ben Eckert, Adriana Barnes & Trevor Ketchion and we talk all things freediving safety as it relates to spearfishing! Today we get a masterclass from 3 people with a wealth of knowledge and are horribly overqualified on this subject. Staying safe in the water, how to be a good boaty and keep your buddies safe. What should be inside your first aid kit? Should you contact your local coast guard or sea rescue when you go out? Tips on how to stop bleeding, keep your buddies safe and save your friend’s life. An essential set of skills, leave any questions you have in the comments!
04:50 Hello and welcome to the show!
05:40 Welcome Ben! You are quite an accomplished freediver!
Live Interview with Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert
Today’s live interview is with Michael Heitzmann & Ben Eckert of the Brisbane Bullsharks! We talk all things Brisbane spearfishing, gear and training! Both are extremely talented divers in their own right, tonight we host a live interview and Q&A at the Brisbane Bullsharks pool! Loads of info about Brisbane spearfishing, spearing Kingfish, choosing and using gear, dealing with sharks, finding spots and so much more! Which speargun should you get? What’s the best way to load it? How do you handle it underwater? Another in our series of live interviews, we hope you enjoy it and hope you learned something! If you have any more questions for Shrek, Michael or Ben, put them in the comments!
Today’s live interview is with James Sakker and we go through the top 20 spearfishing YouTube channels as voted by the Noob Spearo Community on Facebook! Spearos get to see the world through a very unique lense and sometimes they bring a camera along with them so we can join them on their adventures. Although hugely underrated and underexposed, these spearos have made some amazing videos, some that can compete with professional filmmakers! So here is us getting all these names together so you can watch them!
Today’s episode is a full video, so be sure to check it out on YouTube if you have only listened!
Today’s live interview is with Captain Aaron Young, aka @KeyWestWaterman and @DibsOnBottom_Adventures and Youtube and Instagram! You probably know him from his amazing Youtube videos from out in the Florida Keys, he joins us to talk all about his home, spearing, running charters and getting Noob Spearos into the water! Great info for targeting and eating Wahoo, how to brain and bleed fish, dealing with sharks and line management. If you find yourself in Florida, pay him a visit and get out spearing with him! www.dibsonbottomkeywest.com
03:45 Welcome Captain Aaron Young!
04:40 What are the Florida Keys?
06:40 Living in Mangroves
08:25 How did you get into the business?
09:50 Commercial spearfishing and fisheries management in Florida
12:15 Tell us about your charters! Where did Dibs On Bottom come from?
17:00 Mangrove and Cubera Snapper
18:00 ID fish, how to identify fish in a new place
23:35 Common advice for Noob Spearos
26:10 Teaching and instructing
29:05 How long does it take to become a competent water-person?
31:50 Spearo licence
35:00 Wahoo! Tell us about it!
38:00 Wahoo recipe
40:35 How do you target Wahoo?
45:50 How do you deal with sharks?
49:00 How to kill a fish: how do you brain a fish?
Today we celebrate a huge milestone: episode 200! We contacted a bunch of old guests to see where they were now and how their spearfishing has progressed, what they’ve learned since and what’s new in their lives since they were on the show. Who would have guessed a small spearfishing podcast would have reached this point – over a million downloads, thousands of followers and a huge vibrant community of like minded people who all love spearfishing! Here’s to keeping the stoke alive for the next 200 episodes and beyond!
Today’s live interview is with Gunther Pfrengle at Adreno Sydney! An absolute legend in the spearing community, spearfishing for almost 5 decades now, he has had more than his fair share of action out in and on the water. From spearing a 282kg tuna on camera to powerboat records going full steam in thick fog, dealing with sharks to competing in the deepest ever spearfishing competition in Greece, Gunther has had a few exciting experiences! Learn what drove him to get into the water and what kept him there for all these years. Pranger vs flopper, dual weight systems, competition spearing stories and tips and so much more. Have a listen and let us know what you think!
03:50 Welcome Gunther, your reputation proceeds you!
04:50 Growing up in Bundeena
05:25 Early start in the water
07:30 Starting competition spearfishing 1973 and being in a club
11:00 Reality of commercial abalone diving
15:00 Scary story and how spearfishing saved 2 lives
20:30 Sydney to Hobart powerboat record
22:20 Full throttle through thick fog!
24:50 Underwater vertigo and blackouts: what is it like going to the edge?
26:30 How do you draw the line? When is too deep?
28:50 Tragedy strikes and close calls in the early freediving competitions
33:20 Freediving vs spearfishing: Adrenaline changes the game
40:00 The value of competition diving
43:25 Shrek is your partner for his first ever spearfishing competition: what does he need to know?
45:13 Using 2 weight-belts: a harness and a weightbelt
47:10 Where do you attach a dive knife?
49:10 What is your strategy for competition scoring? What do you target first and where do you go first?
53:50 Code brown stories
55:15 Spearo community and friends: what makes a good dive buddy?
56:25 Floats and flags
58:35 What is in your gear bag? Pranger vs flopper