Interview with Dave Scholefield

Todays interview is with Dave Scholefield! President of the South Australia Gulf Skindivers club and a frothing competition spearo, he has a bunch of great tips to improve your spearfishing, find better fish and be a more effective spearo. Some hilarious stories of his rivalry with Rob Torelli, inspiration to get your own kids into the water and so much more! Another great guest to interview, thank you all so much for supporting the Noob Spearo podcast in 2023, we will be back next year with loads more!

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  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:25 Welcome South Australia Gulf Skindivers president: Dave!
  • 06:55 Tell us about South Australian diving!
  • 09:50 Tell us about the Gulf Skindivers spearfishing club!
  • 14:30 Club culture and competitions, value of being in a club
  • 20:20 Shorediving in SA: do you need a boat?
  • 24:40 SA target species and great eating fish


  • 33:05 Harlequin Fish and self-regulation
  • 38:45 Torelli and crayfish diving in SA
  • 45:20 Cray size limits
  • 48:35 Commercial abalone diving
  • 52:45 Competition spearfishing
  • 01:00:20 Family man spearfishing: diving with your family
  • 01:05:10 How to take your kids spearfishing

  • 01:16:35 Your favourite species to hunt: Flathead
  • 01:21:10 State titles story: rivalry between you and Rob Torelli
  • 01:26:30 Finding landmarks and navigating to scouted spots
  • 01:28:30 How do you scout spots?
  • 01:33:00 Physical fitness and preparation for a comp
  • 01:36:55 Overturning of a spearfishing ban in Adelaide!

Harlequin fish shot by Bert, Old Man Blue

  • 01:45:55 Scary situations
  • 01:50:40 Funny stories
  • 01:54:20 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:56:35 How can people find you?


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