Mick is a long time member of the Brisbane Underwater Adventurers Club, AUFQ Queensland records keeper and is absolutely mad about fish casting! His house contains over 350 cast and mounted fish that take up most of his wall space. He truly is a legend that has stood the test of time, having made several record catches himself, his knowledge of fish is astounding (listen to the interview to get a taste) and his dedication to serving spearfishing as a sport is truly noteworthy. He is not out and about on social media so this episode is a great way to get some of the knowledge and insight into the mind of this decades long underwater enthusiast! Enjoy this episode!
The first interview of 2021 had to be awesome so I got Josh James Kiwi Bushman on the show! He has a frothing following on YouTube where they create motivating and inspiring short films with a hunting and fishing and family flavor. All of the videos feature Josh’s friends and family and the abundant wild food that surrounds them in New Zealand. If you are into Catch and cook, bushcraft, hunting, gathering, spearfishing, fishing, archery, and New Zealand culture, you will love his channel (link here). He’s a self professed good vibes and positive vibrations kind of guy. Enjoy this episode!
Haha! What an awesome interview to finish out 2020! Ryan Myers with heaps of intel of diving deep and managing the risks. Huge section on Deep Reef Hunting, minimizing lung squeezes, doing the variable weight thing and we even chat growing a rad YouTube Channel (Ryan has 31k subscribers!). Massive shoutout to Sam @samahgram, Ryans partner and a champion diver (and future podcast guest I’m sure!). Listen in to Ryan Myers Deep Reef Hunting!
21:30 Lung and Trachea Squeeze | “How do you avoid it?” – Sven Franklin
27:00 Spearfishing Forums/Social Media/Clubs and Tribalism Chat
34:50 Most Memorable Fish | Med Grouper
37:40 Veterans Vault | Deep Reef Hunting
Kiggs Anthony “Would be cool to hear Ryan talk through some stalking/coaxing techniques he uses on big Uku and Mu.”
50:45 Kurt Raymond asks “Keen to hear some more about Ryan’s freediving progression and thought process leading into a dive. Similar to what Taylor talked about in terms of setup and mindset for a dive, he does some crazy dives!”
Danny Baker “Love watching Ryan Myers. Maybe get him to share his relaxation techniques. He’s so damn patient.”
60:00 Doug Lewin “Can you ask Ryan why he uses a neck weight in some of his dives? Does he recommend that for an intermediate diver in cold water as well?”
My name is Jahvis Loveday I’m a young indigenous filmmaker from the Northern rivers of NSW Australia. My family friend has been listening to your podcast for quite a long time, he recently came to me and said that one of your guests mentioned that many spearos would love for someone to edit some of their footage.
I’ve been spearing and hunting my whole life growing up on the Brunswick heads and Tweed rivers. I’ve learnt from all my elders how to catch fish, where and when, and when not to.
I thought Id extend my hand to edit spearing videos for whoever wants them out there. I have been studying a bachelor of film (which has been useless) and recently won the Best Young Australian Film Maker Award at the Byron Bay International Film Festival.
I’ve been editing my own videos for over 3 years now from spearfishing, camping, family trips, and all sorts.
If you want to check out what my style is like head over to my YOUTUBE channel, which I think I have now 4.43k subscribers and over 266k views.
HERE is a video of me and my family spearing off Tweed heads as a reference.
Anyways love the content you are pumping out man, it’s helped me a lot in spearing and sustainability.
Interview with Cris Dillon, Chris Coates & Barret Harvey
Rad catch-up with the Spearjunkies fellas who have just released Season 1. We chat locations, Coatesmans secret techniques (that get shown to the world), budget blowouts and flight hassles, massive fish, super clean water and even sharks along with getting towed behind a monster Sailfish. Super cool chat with super cool blokes! Listen in:)
Famous for wearing ridiculously thin wetsuits in freezing water, owning plenty of fresh water species world records and his jovial and always stoked pics and stories on Insta @bigjakelords. I’ve been looking forward to this chat forever! His instagram profile is full of stoke about the spearing lifestyle and just good vibes. In this chat we focus in on developing resilience and thriving in tough conditions. Sub-Zero water temps, sh#t vis and no dive buddies! It’s a rad chat that the truly dedicated, frothing spearo will understand and relate to – listen in!
Brian and Karin Trautman have been sailing and spearing their way around the world on their 53-foot yacht SV Delos for 10 years. They are inspiring, intelligent and passionate people, caring about the environment and giving back to the communities that welcome them. Their YouTube channel is #2 in the sailing world, has over 595k subscribers and 7 million monthly views. In this interview (mostly with Brian due to Karin being on family duty with their daughter SIerra;) we chat all about what it’s like living off a sailboat, the art of sailing and spearfishing remote locations! Listen in!
SV Delos sail boat
04:00 Introduction to Brian Trautman and a bit about SV Delos and how it all started
08:00 Characteristics and Abilities required to sail full-time
11:00 The last 12 months on SV Delos
21:00 Sailing Seasons
25:30 Spearfishing Remote Locations
37:00 Running the YouTube channel
50:25 Funny Stories from SV Delos
59:30 Quick catch-up with Karin
Connect with Brian, Karin and Sierra aboard SV Delos