Interview with Mick Mcdade
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!
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05:00 Mick Mcdade introduction and background
11:30 Underwater Hockey
14:00 Underwater Adventurers Club
17:35 Starting to spearfish
21:50 Scary moments
25:00 Diving today vs in the past
34:00 Protected species controversy and poisonous fish
40:00 Veterans Vault – Fish Casting, Sourcing Material, Instructions
46:20 Australian spearfishing records and how to contribute to them
51:10 Identifying fish species
55:20 Fish casting
01:08:10 Mick’s home library
01:12:55 Naming fish: common vs Latin names
01:18:05 Advice to a younger Mick Mcdade
01:20:00 Dream fish
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