NSP:133 G.R. Tarr the Red Tide Savage

NSP:133 G.R. Tarr the Red Tide Savage

Interview with G.R. Tarr

Monster interview with Florida legend, G.R. Tarr! Equipment pioneer and local legend, G.R. created and runs Red Tide Spearfishing. In this chat he shares crazy tales, awesome tips and insights. Enjoy! https://link.chtbl.com/n52RRXie

G.R Tarr has been spearfishing since 1965 so there are just a few tips and bits of info in here. He’s influenced our sport in many ways. He pioneered the tuna clip float line pull and clip technique for landing big fish. He came up with the idea to make the semi enclosed track hybrid speargun. He created and runs RedTideSpearfishing.com. Leave your thoughts about this interview in the comments below:)

G.R. Tarr the Red Tide Savage

Important Times

04:30 GR Tarr Introduction and a bit about Red Tide spearfishing

6:00 Thinking about and making spearfishing equipment

12:00 The Semi-Enclosed Track Speargun

21:50 GR’s first days spearfishing

23:25 How do you teach and acquire new spearfishing skills?

27:00 Spearfishing Ethics and Mindset

36:00 How do you get calm? How do you reduce your heart rate?

41:50 Competitive running and breaks from spearfishing

54:00 Veterans Vault | Travel Spearfishing

  • How do you plan and prepare for trips?
  • Bluewater Spearfishing and learning where to go and target them
  • Spearfishing guides and acquiring knowledge
  • Moon Phases and specific species
  • Divers, how many and who do you take?
  • Food and hydration for dive trips | the banana fallacy

82:00 Scariest Moment Discussion

85:00 Speargun Shafts Discussion | Making Shafts for Specialist Spearguns

87:10 What’s in GR Tarr’s Dive Bag?

Massive discussion on;

  • Carbon Fiber Fins
  • Reels, Belt Reels, Stringers

101:40 Spearo Q&A

 G.R. Tarr the Red Tide Savage Monster Wahoo

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NSP:132 Eric Allard Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing | East Africa

NSP:132 Eric Allard Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing | East Africa

Interview with Eric Allard

Episode 132 with a spearfishing legend! Eric Allard is a renown spearfishing guide predominantly operating out of East Africa. He owns and operates Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing with Nigel Spenser taking spearos out to hunt the legendary Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and other target species. It was only natural that we chatted all about how to hunt these species effectively and East African Spearfishing. Enjoy!

Important Times

3:00 Eric Allard Introduction. Zanzibar, Tanzania Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing with Nigel Spencer.

9:00 Introduction to the water and growing up in Kenya. Early lessons spearfishing

11:00 Cooking passion

13:00 104kg Dogtooth Tuna Capture Story | Lessons, Tips and Key Knowledge for Hunting Dogtooth Tuna

23:00 Marine Science Background and Related Study

34:40 Scariest Situation in the Ocean | Losing the Boat Offshore

NSP:132 Eric Allard Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing | East Africa

NSP:132 Eric Allard Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing | East Africa Dogtooth Tuna

40:50 Veterans Vault | Spearfishing in East Africa

60:00 What’s in your divebag?

Connect with Eric Allard on Instagram | Facebook | Website

About Eric Allard

  • Operator of Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing based in Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Born in Mombasa, Kenya, Eric grew up on Kenya’s beaches. Avid fisherman at age 6.
  • Eric has dived most of Tanzania’s coastline and has been a Spearfishing Guide since 2009. His clients get to dive for the largest Dogtooth Tuna in the world off Latham Island
  • Features heavily in Barret Harveys ‘African Spearfishing Diaries’ vids.
  • Also possibly one of the most requested people to get on the podcast

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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  josh.nehrin[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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