Bluewater Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Bluewater Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Bluewater Spearfishing

Boating for Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Boating for Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Boat Diving

Spearfishing from boats can be a huge step for spearo’s who didn’t grow up around boats. There is a lot to learn including etiquette, basic terminology, entering and exiting the boats, emergency equipment, being a good boatie, essential knots, equipment stowage, radio operation and more! Here are a few blog posts and podcast episodes that cover different aspects of Boating for Spearfishing. This list continues to grow so bookmark this guide!

Shore Dive Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Shore Dive Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Shore Dive Spearfishing

Shore diving AKA rockhopping is basically spearfishing from a land base without a boat/kayak/jetski or anything other than a float/buoy or body board.

This can include;

  • Diving in enclosed non-tidal waters such as lakes, rivers, etc.
  • Calm tidal waters such as harbours, bays, river mouths, estuaries etc.
  • Surf prone shore diving (entering and exiting the shore through a surf-zone).

Each of these types of shore dive spearfishing share commonalities. The basics are covered in these articles and podcasts.

Shore Dive Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide | PODCAST & BLOG

Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 – the diveday

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Tito Taing’s Tank

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Spearfishing Buddy Protocol

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Getting Started Video- Gear

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Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing, Part 1 – how to plan and prepare

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Shields Quick Tips Spearfishing

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Spearfishing Green Jobfish

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Spearo Dads | Community Stories from Spearfishing Families

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Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips

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Ciguatera Poisoning, Staying positive

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Getting Started – The Basics

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Noob Spearo Podcast 2016 – Season 2

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Featured Spearfishing Video May 2016 – Harlem Ratapu

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NSP:110 Michael Tropiano | Spearfishing Exmouth, Western Australia

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Spanish Mackerel spearfishing record still holds after 11years

Spanish Mackerel Spearfishing Record Somborumorus Commerson Narrow Barred Spanish (King) Mackerel records Above is a picture of Greg Pickering with largest recorded Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel speared in the world. Greg shot this fish back in the early nineties at...

Spearfishing Trips and Travel | Ultimate Guide

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Spearfishing Deep

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Spearfishing Mask and Snorkel

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5 tips for Spearfishing Pearl Perch with Tim McDonald

Pearl Perch are a fisho's delight. They're easy to catch and they taste great. For most spearo's they're a little out of reach and generally considered a deep water fish. Tim McDonald and co have made Spearfishing Pearl Perch their own. During our interview with Tim...

Starting Spearfishing | Guide to Common Issues

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Bluewater Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

Bluewater Spearfishing Rob Allen talks in depth in his Veterans Vault section about hunting pelagics, check out that post here. [PODCAST] Valentine Thomas shares her experiences getting started blue water hunting. Some good insight particularly for first timers...

Targeting Specific Species Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

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Spearfishing Beginner tips- How to hunt Spanish Mackerel

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Spearfishing Equipment | Ultimate Guide

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Preparing for a Spearfishing trip, 4 things I wouldn’t normally do.

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Moroccan Kingfish Recipe

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HD Spearfishing Documentaries

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10 Tips To Prevent Seasickness

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Kosta and the Snapper

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Boating for Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

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Spearfishing with Crocodiles, Near misses and lessons learnt

'Spearfishing with crocodiles? You must be crazy!'   That's what I thought when I received a question from a listener inquiring about tips for spearfishing with crocodiles. Dane who recently moved to East Timor asked me if I had any advice for spearfishing in...

Spearfishing Barramundi with Tim McDonald

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Spearfishing, How To Get Started Book Review

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Roller Powerhead Conversion Kit Giveaway

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5 Tips to Improve Your Next Dive

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NSP:096 Ted Harty | Return of the Jedi + Freedive Safety Course

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New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs Directory

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Shore Dive Spearfishing | Ultimate Guide

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Spearfishing on Boats – Do’s and Don’ts

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Getting Started – the Experience

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6 Actionable Tips To Increase Your Bottom Time

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Lung and Trachea Squeeze Survey Results

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Deep Book Review

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Jahmon Wilson | NS Community Member

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Spearo Dads | Community Stories from Spearfishing Families

Spearo Dads | Community Stories from Spearfishing Families

Feature Stories from Fathers and Children Spearfishing

These posts come from the Noob Spearo Community on Facebook. Great stories of children being inducted into the spearfishing lifestyle!

 

 

Nick  “So my 13 year old feared the water, but with a little push and a lot of confidence I managed to get him to look into a lobster hole. Proud Dad 🤙”

Josh
  • Kid 1 – Liv (below left) She is keen as. She kept shooting high and missing. I told her to use both hands and aim lower than she thinks she needs to to compensate. She shot 4 fish in about 15 mins and we called it for the day. She was stoked.”
  • “Kid 2 – K (below middle) We went spear fishing. He was in a steamer. He got cold. His face is a mix of stoke and shivering.”
  • “Kid 3 – Lee (below right) This guy is the only other person in the family (besides the dog) who likes lobster and he is mad keen to start diving for them. I’ve had to slow him down a bit and say “let’s get really confident with snorkeling first” but all he wants to do is grab lobsters. This pic is of a “lobster diving training trip” and no lobsters were harmed on this trip”

Blair “I haven’t had a chance for any father/kid yarns yet, due to the mini still incubating. Little bugger already has a better breath hold than me. Run this comp again in about 5/6 years?”
Nathan “Here’s my daughter Jess (below) with a Banded Wrasse (pending record) we looked through the NZ records and found a shallow species that she could target with a good chance of getting it. While in Wellington on holiday we got out to Kapiti Island and I got Jess in the water we swam into the shallows where Jess was comfortable diving and with 6-8m viz the conditions were nice and we saw a couple straight away, I went to find a couple of Kina to break open and while I was grabbing them Jess dived down and shot it! She was stoked and and at 1.26kg it was her biggest fish to date. It was a proud Dad moment for me and it was great for her confidence in the water. 5 mins later I snooped a snapper in the shallows as well which I was stoked with. Spearfishing is a great way to spend time with kids you develop there confidence and they learn about the marine environment I encourage every parent to spend time with their kids in the water and watch their confidence grow.”
 

Ole “Haven’t slept or been in the water in half a year..”

 

Eric “Boys love the dive gear and spearguns, but are also my biggest barrier to diving. As they get older it’ll get easier. Wife will always be a barrier to diving 😂”

 
Joe “Something I’ll never forget: 9yrs ago a landlord, one day vented to me a story from +40yrs ago about him & his 21yr old son abalone diving off the Mendocino coast..
I unknowingly felt we had a special bond since I had at the time recently been introduced to ab diving, & when I returned home he would always ask about the experience & make conversation..
He had ab dove for years prior to introducing his son @ age 16 or so. He lost his sons life in his arms one day after a typical shore dive when son fell off of a cliff on the climb up the rock bluffs.. Now As a father of 2yrold twins & a 4yrold, I continue to realize how our connection was so great, he was re-living diving memories through me. I cannot fathom how detrimental such an impact to the heart is on a father.

On a less tear eyed note: 11yrs ago I was introduced to freediving on the north coast by a father & son..I have been welcomed with open arms into their dive oriented family, & truly feel the love & joy it holds within its depths. I have witnessed growth & memories first hand in their bond & cherish them like they’re my own, since I lack having an elder to experience that core connection with. Note: my dad died @ 69 when I was 7, & is buried alongside my family In Mendocino looking over the north coast coincidentally. Sorry I have no pics relevant to my story, I share only a personal heartfelt feeling for a diver & the never ending love for his son, & the personal appreciation I have for a father & son whom brought me into the wonderful self-meditation world of acting like a fish, to eat fish! I can’t say how excited I am to dive with my kids one day, & create a bond that only the aquatic world herself can accomplish!
Keep them safe out there, they’re all we have to comfort the insane world upon us.”
Dan “First blue water dive for my young fella. A big bust up of tuna pop up right near the boat and he gets so excited that he rushes from the front of the boat to the back.
Knocks the float line, which then dislodges the gun and he runs into the spear point.
6” higher and I would have had myself a teenage daughter 😬”
I hope this post has encouraged you to take your kids spearfishing!
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New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs Directory

New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs Directory

New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs

Spearfishing New Zealand: Website | Facebook |

About: If you live in New Zealand and have an interest in spearfishing you should find information here to support that. Our aim is to look after and reflect the interests of all spearfishers and spearfishing clubs throughout NZ.

Auckland

  • Name of club: Auckland Freediving Club
  • Location: Auckland
  • Contact details:  Website | Facebook
  • Size: (how many active members?) Unknown
  • Summary of club activity: A mix of competitive freediving and spearfishing. Pool training at least twice a week and depth training once a week during summer (and more if you get a key to the lake storage container).  Occasional spearfishing / freediving trips.  great place to learn and push yourself in an environment with a focus on safety.  AIDA 2 star and 3 star courses are also offered from time to time.

Auckland

  • Name of club: Bluefins Spearfishing Club
  • Location: Auckland
  • Contact details:  Facebook
  • Size: (how many active members?)
  • Summary of club activity:  A good group of spearos (relationship with AFC above)

Hamilton

  • Name of club: Waikato Dairy Divers
  • Location: Hamilton
  • Contact details:  Unknown
  • Size: (how many active members?)
  • Summary of club activity: A mix of competitive freediving and spearfishing. Regular pool training and depth too.

Palmerston North

  • Name of club: Breathtakers Freediving Club
  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Contact details:  Unknown
  • Size: (how many active members?)
  • Summary of club activity: Freediving focused with a little bit of spearfishing.

Wellington

  • Name of club: Lazy Seals
  • Location: Wellington
  • Contact details:  Website | Facebook |
  • Summary of club activity: NZs oldest freediving club.  Has some of our top NZ resident freedivers as members (and a couple of good spearos too …).

South Island

  • Name of club: South Island Spearfishing and Freediving Club
  • Location: Train in Christchurch
  • Contact details:  Unknown
  • Size: (how many active members?)
  • Summary of club activity: Some hardcore spearos decided to form a club for the South Island and do regular freediving pool training, arrange spearo trips and also spearo competitions.  I know they train regularly in Christchurch and have also possibly been looking at other places like Nelson too.  They’ve got a good focus on both safety and spearing.

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USA Spearfishing Clubs Directory

USA Spearfishing Clubs Directory

USA Spearfishing Clubs

California (Northern California)

  • Name of Club: NorCal Underwater Hunters
  • Location: North Coast California
  • Contact details: Website
  • Size: ?
  • Summary of club activity: Diving forum dedicated to the North Coast of California

California (Monterey)

  • Name of club: Monterey Bay Tritons
  • Location: Monterey, California (USA)
  • Contact details: Website | Facebook: | Instagram
  • Size: 47 paid members so far for 2019
  • Summary of club activity: The Monterey Bay Tritons are a freedive spearfishing club located in Monterey Bay, California. We are dedicated to safe and conservation minded spearfishing along our amazing coast line. The Tritons welcome the knowledge of all experience levels and if you are interested in freediving, spearfishing and underwater photography, you are invited to come and meet the Tritons at one of our many club dive days.

California (L.A)

  • Name of club: Los Angeles Fathomiers
  • Location: Southern California
  • Contact details: Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Size: 80+
  • Summary of club activity: The Los Angeles Fathomiers skindiving club is one of the oldest and most active competitive spearfishing clubs in California. It was organized in early 1957 as primarily a freediving club devoted to the art of spearfishing. The Fathomiers is a club that welcomes individual divers who enjoy learning the specialized skill of underwater hunting and the selective and conservative taking of game. The club name is widely known throughout the diving world. Underwater hunting with the emphasis on spearfishing, including hunting for white seabass, yellowtail, tuna, halibut, etc., together, with the selective taking of lobsters and abalone and just plain diving for fun are the fundamental activities of the club. A number of Fathomiers are widely renowned for their contributions to the sport, while others are holders of all time big game spearfishing records. Their reputations and incredible achievements speak for themselves. Looking at the all-time record holders for selected species of fish one will see a considerable number of Fathomiers names. We are widely recognized for our participation in organized competitive spearfishing events locally, nationally and internationally. The Fathomiers welcome divers of all levels of experience and hold a regular monthly membership meeting on the second Thursday evening of the month.

California (Oceanside California)

  • Name of club: North County Depth Finders
  • Location: Oceanside California
  • Contact details:  Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Size: 60-80 members
  • Summary of club activity: The Depth Finders were established in 2013 to build the community of Freedivers between Southern San Diego and Orange County. Safety and Sustainability is our goal when enjoying this sport in our waters. If you’re looking to meet divers to split gas on your boat, plan a dive trip, or just kick out to the kelp, cruise by! Please join us at our monthly meetings to share a beer and tell your story. We meet every second Thursday of the month to discuss anything from offshore diving to techniques of hunting your next trophy fish.

Florida

  • Name of club: Agua Verdes
  • Location: Louisiana (From the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana)
  • Contact details:  Website |Instagram | Facebook Group
  • Size: 42 members
  • Summary of club activity: Agua Verdes was formed to connect like-minded freedivers in an organized club to share knowledge, plan trips and training sessions, host annual tournaments and promote safe freediving and spearfishing. The club includes freedivers from the Florida Panhandle to Louisiana. We keep an up-to-date records board and photo gallery so be sure to check those out and see who’s shooting the biggest fish in the club.

Florida

  • Name of club: South Florida Freedivers
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Contact details:  Website | Facebook | Instagram
  • Size: 80+
  • Summary of club activity: South Florida Freedivers is the largest Freediving Club in South Florida! We raise money for local charities through fun spearfishing tournaments and club rendezvous. Our club meets monthly and features guest speakers on all subjects related to spearfishing, freediving and the ocean. Meetings are held every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM in various locations (check our Instagram page for updates), all spearos and freedivers are welcome!!

Gulf of Mexico

  • Name : Gulf Coast Freedivers
  • Location : Gulf of Mexico (Currently from Texas to Tampa, Florida)
  • Contact Details : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2366715190218145/?ref=share
  • Size : 338 members currently
  • Summary : We are a Facebook group for Freedivers and Spearos along the Coast of the Gulf of Mexico. We spearfish the Gulf and dive in the fresh water springs in Florida. We have spring group diving trips and clean ups.

 

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