Todays interview is with Ryan from F*ck The Taxman, the shark themed clothing apparel company that isn’t afraid to make a statement! As spearos, fishos and almost everyone that harvests from the sea will encounter the dreaded taxman, it’s something we can all relate to! That feeling of being sharked just as you’re reeling in that prize fish really makes you say “F*ck the taxman!”. We chat with Ryan and find out the story of the brand and some funny things along the way.
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Todays interview is with Jerry Guerra from Neptonics! A veteran, spearo business owner and an absolute frothing spearo, he is a wealth of knowledge and expertise on spearfishing. We chat about some of his new gear on sale at Neptonics.com, hunting Longnose Emperors, doing massive spearfishing trips to Africa, training and so much more! Get the inside scoop on the flasher with built in fish caller and the mighty chum dinger! Don’t forget to use the code NOOB10 for 10% off at Neptonics.com!
05:55 Welcome Jerry!
07:10 Being a veteran, PTSD, mental health and spearfishing
10:50 Quiet days and closed seasons
12:50 Longnose Emperor hunting tips
18:10 Neptonics, African spearfishing and new gear
Todays interview is with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue and we chat all about the new gear he’s made! Old Man Blue is well known for making rugged, tough, extremely well designed and properly engineered dive gear for spearfishing and crayfish/lobster diving. First he brought out his famous SeaSac catch bag, now he has released the soon to be famous Orca Harness weight vest and Heavy Duty Floatline. The Orca Harness is a weight vest designed to make you not know you’re wearing it, protect your lower back from strain and make you much more maneuverable in the water. The Heavy Duty Floatline is exactly that: a floatline for hunting and fighting huge fish like Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Marlin, etc! A bunch of other gear as well as funny stories from Bert’s diving days.
Win a FREE T-SHIRT for the best story about Old Man Blue gear! Tell us how it’s changed your diving and why you love it! Submit your story here!
Todays interview is with Simon Trippe & Craig Seadog and we talk everything Seriola Lalandi, the Yellowtail Kingfish! Happening on the 11th and 12th of November all along the greater Sydney area! That’s over 250km of coastline, several weigh stations and a whole load of frothing spearos all out to hunt the mighty Yellowtail Kingfish! Join Craig and Simon as they talk about the history of the Adreno Sydney Kingfish Cup, info on the fish, how to hunt them, what to look for and so much more!
Interview with Kaitlyn and Shelby from Neptune Spear and Dive
Todays interview is with Mackay Spearfishing power couple Kaitlyn and Shelby from Neptune Spear and Dive! If you are ever in the Mackay area make sure you go visit Neptune Spear and Dive and say hi to Kaitlyn and Shelby. Hear stories from their experiences in the spearfishing business, running a shop and life in Mackay. Find out about the crocs, when to go diving, what weather you need, some scary stories and some Spanish Mackerel and Tusky hunting tips! Go give them a follow and pop in for a visit if you’re ever in the area!
05:45 Welcome Shelby and Kaitlyn!
07:05 Business and spearfishing
08:50 What about crocs?
11:30 Dive seasons in Mackay
13:30 What weather do you need to spearfish in Mackay?
16:20 Introduce eachother
25:00 Spanish Mackerel spearfishing tips
26:35 Spearfishing life vs shop life
28:50 Where is your shop?
34:30 What did you struggle with in your spearfishing and how did you improve it?
44:30 Steak and Lobster. 99 Spearo Recipes – Your best seafood dishes!
51:45 Tell us about Neptune Spear and Dive!
55:45 Scary stories and close calls
59:30 Dealing with sharks
01:04:05 Attacked by a Grouper and having heart problems on the bottom
01:10:50 Dropping your weight belt
01:14:55 Species to hunt: how to spearfishing Tuskies
01:23:30 The green Jobfish that got away!
01:29:40 Choosing a target species. Get picky about the fish you shoot!
01:33:40 Bucket list fish
01:36:55 Charters and trips available
01:43:20 Funny stories
01:52:20 Spearo Q&A
01:57:15 What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?
Interview with the crew of frothers from our Straddie Trip part 3
Todays interview is with our awesome bunch of frothers from our latest Straddie Trip part 3 Crew. Here we talk about the in’s and out’s of the challenges that we faced and had to overcome, the highlights and lowlights of the trip, world class Ceviche, as well as a bunch of laughs from stories and yarns experienced by all that came along. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!
06:13 Welcome Back!
06:45 North Stradbroke Island Beginners Spearfishing Course group introduction
12:51 Group Shout outs, Who was cool to go diving with and why did they impress you?
20:05 Discovering and highlighting areas of self improvement
being humbled by your ego / discovering new limits
22:05 5 Minute Freediver | Freediving Family |Killshot Spearguns
24:48 Shrek’s student appraisal
25:38 Self improvement continued
Finding comfort being uncomfortable / correct technique / equalization
Favourite Froth moments!
Teamwork | 15 year old Frother | Comfy wetsuits |Beautiful Sealife | Returning to nature | Crackin’ hard solos, and magical mouth to mouth with Shrek.
47:35 Ted Harty Roadmap to Frenzil | Aqualyte Hydration
51:30 Trout yarns
52:33 Everyone’s highlight of the day
Successful line dives | Scotty’s Enthusiasm | Missing Flattys at point blank | 10 metre PB | Roller gun virgin | Sucking eye balls out of Tusk fish
1:02:11 Learning opportunities / Ways for improvement for future courses
1:10:28 Adam Stern Freediving Course | Killshot Spearguns | Freediving for spearfishing
1:13:10 Best meals eaten, Funniest thing experienced on the trip
Julian’s Gold Class Ceviche | Scott and Lee’s A-grade banter | Spearing first fish | losing snorkels | MC Tony on the Mike | Tony’s 10 Metre | Shrek’s wife’s muffins and brownies | Rays line dives | conversations with Curlews | wholesome nights round a fire | Everyone’s level of stoke | Salt and Vinegar Crumbed Flathead