Interview with Matt and Ben Crisp

Todays interview is with Captain Matt and his First Mate Ben Crisp! A massive thanks to Matt and Ben with Prosail for hosting us on our Whitsundays Spearfishing and Sail trip! The Crisp brothers are veteran sailors that looked after Shrek, Eckart and the crew while sailing around the Whitsunday Islands! With praise all round for dealing with the rugged windy conditions, keeping everyone safe and putting them on some good fish – they did a legendary job this week! Hear some BTS stories of the wins, close calls, spearfishing tips and tricks and the usual banter you’d expect from Shrek and the crew. Again a massive thanks to Prosail and Salt Sessions for making this trip happen!

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  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:55 Welcome Matt and Crisp!
  • 10:55 Where did your love for sailing start?
  • 14:40 What goes into planning a trip like this?
  • 16:25 How did you start spearfishing?
  • 17:55 How do you dive deep? How to hunt effectively & how to find fish

  • 24:00 Fish species! Red Throat Emperors, Mangrove Jack & the ones that got away
  • 31:55 Teamwork spearfishing: when the fish fight back!
  • 35:40 Matt’s scary stories: pushing your limits too far
  • 43:20 Ben’s scary stories
  • 48:30 Blackspot tuskfish
  • 50:05 Cobia and Bullray

  • 57:30 Line awareness, some stupid decisions and doing way too much at once!
  • 01:02:40 Bombing seamounts, Dogtooth tuna with the Back to Basics boys and tiny coral trout
  • 01:09:20 Funny stories
  • 01:20:00 What dive gear do you use?
  • 01:25:40 What does spearfishing mean to you?

  • 01:29:25 Favourite fish to eat and how to cook it
  • 01:31:00 Dream list of locations or species, rugged conditions and close calls
  • 01:38:30 We had a magic time, we’ll be back for sure!
  • 01:39:10 Outro


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