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Your Spearfishing QUESTIONS Answered | Comprehensive Guide Right Here!

Your Spearfishing QUESTIONS Answered | Comprehensive Guide Right Here!

Comprehensive Spearfishing Guide

Improve Your Spearfishing Skills with our blog and podcast

If you want to;

  • Improve breath-hold
  • Learn spearfishing hunting techniques
  • Research better techniques for everything from finning to using burley (chum)
  • Have a go at using a GoPro for the first time or learn about underwater photography
  • Make improvements to your freediving techniques
  • Overcome common (and not so common) obstacles
  • Prepare better for your next big trip

Then this Get Started Spearfishing Guide might be exactly what you are looking for.

This post contains links to many of our getting started spearfishing guide’s, articles, interviews and more. This guide is updated periodically so it might be a good idea to bookmark it.

Ultimate Guides

Spearfishing Tips and Wisdom

Ciguatera Poisoning and Spearfishing

Crocs, Sharks and other scary stuff

Caring for your catch + Fish Recipes for the aspiring spearo chef

Caring for your Catch. Spearfishing

Spearfishing Competitions. Strategy, tips and more

 Spearfishing World Records

Book Reviews

Miscellaneous

Our Spearfishing Adventures

 

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NSP:256 Exhale Adventures, Mackay Frothing and Rebuilding an Iconic Haines 565 | Kurt Raymond | Mackay Trip 3

NSP:256 Exhale Adventures, Mackay Frothing and Rebuilding an Iconic Haines 565 | Kurt Raymond | Mackay Trip 3

Interview with Kurt Raymond, aka @Exhale_Adventures

Todays interview is with Kurt Raymond, aka @Exhale_Adventures in part 3 of our Mackay trip! A coal miner with an extraordinary froth for spearfishing, Kurt Raymond is a local Mackay spearo that you’ve no doubt seen on social media. Frothing on 3-4m viz, dealing with bull sharks and tips on how to hunt Spanish Mackerel are part of today’s show! We go behind the scenes of his Youtube videos and learn what it’s really like going blue water spearfishing for the first time, spearing wearing a camera and so much more. Something Kurt is well known for is his rebuilding of the Iconic Haines 565 boat, he shares his tips, advice and the things he learnt along the way. If you love spearfishing videos then go check out Exhale Adventures on YouTube!

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome Kurt!
  • 09:50 Finding viz and predicting conditions
  • 13:10 Lucinda video
  • 15:30 First time going blue water hunting
  • 18:55 Speargun setup for blue water hunting
  • 22:50 Float line for blue water diving

  • 27:40 Spanish Mackerel hunting tips that work
  • 32:40 How to shoot Spanish Mackerel
  • 36:30 Bad viz diving
  • 39:20 Anxiety in bad viz with sharks
  • 40:50 Solo diving and blacking out
  • 46:50 Anchoring vs boaty
  • 50:25 Instructors course

  • 57:55 How to rebuild a fiberglass boat
  • 01:08:55 Electronics and hydraulic lines
  • 01:17:45 Starting @Exhale_Adventures
  • 01:20:25 Ditching GoPro for DJI
  • 01:24:20 How to dive with a GoPro
  • 01:27:50 Spearfishing bucket list
  • 01:29:45 Spot burning

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NSP:255 Deep Drops, Airlie Jacks and Jobbies live at Neptune Spear & Dive | Dustin Mann | Mackay Trip 2

NSP:255 Deep Drops, Airlie Jacks and Jobbies live at Neptune Spear & Dive | Dustin Mann | Mackay Trip 2

Interview with Dustin Mann with Smythy and Noffs

Todays interview is with Dustin Mann with Smythy and Noffs LIVE from the Neptune Spear & Dive store! We chat with @DeepDropDusty about spearfishing in Airlie, doing monster trips to the outer reef, managing huge tides and poor viz, tips to hunt Mangrove Jack, Spanish Mackerel and so much more! The boys from That’s Chat stoke the banter and ask some really good questions. This one has a ton of actionable info that will improve your spearfishing! Apologies for the audio quality, our Patrons have provided us with new cables! Enjoy this chat with Dustin Mann, Shrek and the That’s Chat podcast boys!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome
  • 06:30 Youtube adventures with Cainit
  • 08:50 Big tides in Airlie
  • 10:35 How to find spots to dive
  • 12:05 Planning your dive trips
  • 14:30 How far out do you go? Big trips with big guns!
  • 19:00 Scary stories
  • 19:50 Airlie spearfishing compared to other areas
  • 27:30 How did you improve your diving? Freediving courses

 

  • 31:55 Your Noob problems and mistakes
  • 35:35 Jobfish
  • 40:10 Spanish Mackerel
  • 43:25 Ciguatera poisoning

  • 52:50 Spanish Mackerel hunting tips
  • 57:10 Mangrove Jack hunting tips
  • 59:00 Cave diving

  • 01:07:50 Scary stories
  • 01:13:55 Funny stuff
  • 01:16:35 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:19:25 Audience questions
  • 01:23:10 Outro

 

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NSP:254 That’s Chat Lads | Mackay and Airlie Spearfishing | Smythy and Noffs | Mackay Trip 1

NSP:254 That’s Chat Lads | Mackay and Airlie Spearfishing | Smythy and Noffs | Mackay Trip 1

Interview with Thomas Smythe and Ryan Noffke aka Smythy and Noffs

Todays interview is with Thomas Smythe and Ryan Noffke, aka Smythy and Noffs from the That’s Chat podcast! They run an awesome show that ranges from spearfishing to MMA, working out to banter and all sorts in between. They are a pair of funny blokes that live in an amazing place for spearfishing and absolutely froth on the lifestyle. Hear what it’s like living and spearfishing on the Great Barrier Reef, dealing with sharks, how to hunt better and so much more. Go give the That’s Chat Podcast a follow and a listen!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:30 Welcome Ryan and Tom!
  • 09:20 Where did the podcast start?
  • 11:20 Spearfishing history
  • 23:10 Spearfishing in Mackay
  • 31:05 Memorable fish and hunts
  • 35:05 Shot process

  • 38:55 How do you aim
  • 41:50 Hunting Tuskies
  • 46:35 Gus the Blue Groper
  • 48:50 The future of the That’s Chat podcast

  • 54:35 Scary stuff
  • 01:08:00 Funny stories

  • 01:16:15 What resources helped you improve your spearfishing?
  • 01:22:10 Eastern Voyager spearfishing trip and future plans
  • 01:25:10 Sharks
  • 01:29:15 Best piece of spearfishing advice
  • 01:34:35 Outro

 

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NSP:253 Getting crepuscular while driving and spearing on a 12600km+ roadtrip | Daniel Mann

NSP:253 Getting crepuscular while driving and spearing on a 12600km+ roadtrip | Daniel Mann

Interview with Daniel Mann

Todays interview is with Daniel Mann, he’s back for the 4th time! He has just returned from a massive road trip with his wife from Europe into Asia, spearfishing along the way with legends and making awesome videos at each stop! You can follow Daniel’s latest video series where he takes us with him on his adventure through new lands, almost getting caught in warzones, making new friends and shooting amazing fish. Check out Daniel’s YouTube channel here to watch his latest videos! You can also get some of his awesome Dive Everywhere merch here!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome back Daniel Mann!
  • 07:40 Tell us about your epic road trip!
  • 11:20 World champs in Spain and conditions
  • 15:10 What makes a spearfishing team great?
  • 18:05 Solo diving
  • 21:55 The night after the world champs
  • 23:30 Croatia

  • 35:15 How to hunt effectively in holes: the 2 rules
  • 43:10 Seafood, Shrekviche and 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 46:05 Driving through Europe
  • 54:04 Albania with Patrick Ryan, @DeepwaterDreamin

  • 56:40 Albania spearfishing
  • 01:00:35 Greece, Thessaloniki
  • 01:04:35 Sport burning: its MY spot

  • 01:16:55 Turkey and almost getting caught in a warzone
  • 01:25:35 Bulgaria
  • 01:29:55 Thanks for joining us!
  • 01:33:45 Outro

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NSP:252 Ocean Rangers | Marine Biology Research, Skeleton Racing & Chasing Mulloway | Emma & Marcus Lincoln-Smith

NSP:252 Ocean Rangers | Marine Biology Research, Skeleton Racing & Chasing Mulloway | Emma & Marcus Lincoln-Smith

Interview with Emma & Marcus Lincoln-Smith

Todays interview is with Emma & Marcus Lincoln-Smith, father and daughter spearfishing duo and founder of ocean themed apparel company Ocean Ranger from Sydney! Growing up on and around the ocean has inspired a way of life many dream of! Marcus, being a marine biologist with several published papers, has a unique and fascinating insight into the underwater world and how spearfishing interacts with it. His love for the ocean clearly shines through in Emma, an Olympic Skeleton Bobsleigh champion that froths just as hard on spearing! Together they team up to go hunt fish and have collected some awesome stories from their times out in the water. Learn why Mulloway are their favourite fish to hunt, how to target Kingies in Sydney and where to shoot Dolphin Fish/Mahi Mahi/Dorado! Also, hear about the time they had a run in with a huge Great White! Loads of great stories and info in this one, we hope you enjoy!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:15 Welcome Emma and Marcus!
  • 07:50 Marine biology
  • 12:55 Marcus, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 16:40 Emma, how did you start spearfishing?
  • 19:55 Why do you hunt?
  • 24:55 Ocean Rangers Apparel – Why do you love Mulloway?
  • 29:20 Mulloway numbers, growth and life cycle

  • 35:05 How should spearos treat bag and size limits?
  • 37:15 Wise words about shot placement
  • 40:50 The pain of letting the fish swim away
  • 42:20 Marcus, tell us about some of your research
  • 48:15 How urchin barons work

  • 53:25 How often do you get out to spear?
  • 55:00 How to shoot Dolphin Fish/Mahi Mahi/Dorado
  • 56:10 How to hunt Kingies in Sydney
  • 58:45 How good a job are Fisheries Management doing?
  • 01:03:55 Dive buddies and competition spearfishing

  • 01:08:45 How did you get better at spearfishing?
  • 01:10:05 Scary situations
  • 01:14:00 Shark Shield
  • 01:18:35 Funny stories
  • 01:22:50 What’s in your dive bag?
  • 01:27:25 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:31:05 Outro

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NSP:251 Guide to Spearfishing Panama | Robert Schmaus

NSP:251 Guide to Spearfishing Panama | Robert Schmaus

Interview with Robert Schmaus

Todays interview is with Robert Schmaus, a spearfishing FROTHER and guide currently based in Panama! If you wanted to plan a spearfishing holiday to somewhere maybe not as well known as other places, Panama seems to be the PERFECT option! Surrounded by 2 different oceans, thousands of islands, unbelievably productive topography and good fishing all year round, this seems like the ideal spearfishing destination! Robert has also written several books on spearfishing and is a wealth of knowledge. Listen to 5 minutes of him talk about spearfishing in Panama and you’ll be booking your trip there in no time! Check out Robert’s books here!

👉Join us on the Panama Spearfishing Zoom Call!👈

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:00 Welcome Robert!
  • 07:15 Your outlook on life
  • 11:20 Tell us about your Spearfishing books!
  • 15:40 Training spearos
  • 21:20 Spearfishing Academy in the UAE
  • 27:00 Spearfishing all over the world

  • 34:50 Favourite species to hunt
  • 39:10 How to use Navionics for free
  • 41:00 Learning to hunt new fish
  • 45:40 The spearo maturity cycle
  • 50:10 Things look bigger underwater – shooting undersize fish
  • 54:25 Memorable hunts – “this is the art in spearfishing”
  • 01:00:15 Why do people make poor shots?

  • 01:04:25 What speargun do you use in Panama?
  • 01:09:15 How to keep quiet and hunt in caves
  • 01:12:30 Dive knives
  • 01:21:50 Panama Spearfishing Zoom Call | Wednesday 13 March 8pm Brisbane time – 5am Panama time
  • 01:22:25 Why is Panama so rich in fish species?
  • 01:29:05 This is why I spearfish

  • 01:32:25 Fishing seasons in Panama
  • 01:36:00 Different packages available
  • 01:46:10 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:49:35 Outro

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NSP:250 Making the most of the Spearfishing Life | Jared Rosenberg

NSP:250 Making the most of the Spearfishing Life | Jared Rosenberg

Interview with Jared Rosenberg

Todays interview is with Jared Rosenberg, probably the fittest man ever to join us on the podcast! Strength and conditioning coach and frothing spearo, he is joining forces with us to help create our SpearReady program! Do spearos need strength and conditioning training? Jared makes a pretty good argument to say yes! As spearos, we use our whole body in ways that don’t fit into the normal gym or exercise routine – Jared solves this problem with his awesome business Earth and Ocean Fit  or visit his Facebook page Earth and Ocean Fit which helps all sorts of people get fit and strong for their needs. We chat about the advantages of strength training for spearos, funny stories and the usual banter you’ve come to expect!

👉Join the beta test for SpearReady👈

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:20 Welcome Jared!
  • 08:00 Starting spearfishing and your first trip out
  • 16:05 Mental health effects of spearfishing
  • 19:05 Why do you spearfish?
  • 23:00 Physiology of freediving and spearfishing

  • 26:05 How to be a great dive buddy
  • 34:15 How to get comfortable in the water
  • 44:05 Your favourite type of spearfishing
  • 46:05 How to hunt Baldchin Groper in WA
  • 50:15 WA has such good diving

  • 01:32:05 Funny stories
  • 01:34:10 What gear is in your dive bag?
  • 01:37:25 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:41:30 Outro

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NSP:249 Getting ready for the Australian Spearfishing Championships 2024 | Ben Rupnik & Tom Sandstrom

NSP:249 Getting ready for the Australian Spearfishing Championships 2024 | Ben Rupnik & Tom Sandstrom

Interview with Ben Rupnik & Tom Sandstrom

Todays interview is with Ben Rupnik & Tom Sandstrom as we chat all about the 2024 Australian Spearfishing Nationals, 20-26 April 2024! Shrek and Tom are teaming up for this true pairs spearfishing competition and today they chat to Ben Rupnik, the AUF WA Spearfishing Chairperson for tips, tricks and local knowledge. This is a shoredive based comp with a huge hunting ground, fitness, technique and the right gear are going to be essential to success here. Find out what target species they will be hunting, where they should be looking, what gear they need to bring along and loads of other interesting things about the spearfishing nationals!

👉To enter this comp click here👈

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:16 Welcome Tom
  • 07:40 Spear Ready Program
  • 12:55 Welcome Ben Rupnik!
  • 14:25 AUF WA
  • 20:15 Your dad is a well known spearo, Mick Rupnik
  • 20:55 Tell us about the Spearfishing Nationals!
  • 23:40 What conditions can we expect?

  • 52:05 How do true pairs comps work?
  • 54:15 What speargun should we use?
  • 59:55 Score sheet tips
  • 01:04:40 Fishing licenses and permits
  • 01:09:25 Do you like competition spearfishing?
  • 01:11:30 What happens to the fish afterwards?
  • 01:14:40 Minimum size limits
  • 01:21:20 Our strategy
  • 01:23:40 Where can people get hold of you?
  • 01:28:35 Outro

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SpearReady | 50 Days to Being Ready for the Trip of a Lifetime

SpearReady | 50 Days to Being Ready for the Trip of a Lifetime

“New goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is a process, not an outcome. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.” – James Clear

On April 18th I’m heading to a big spearfishing competition and then a big personal spearfishing trip North in WA. I want to be Spear Ready and I thought I could take people on a journey with me and create a program that we can all use time and again.

The Problem:

… In the past, I have planned for big spearfishing trips and worked my ass off trying to get ahead with admin, finance and social credit with my wife and family in order to go. The PROBLEM is that when I get there, I’m not in the physical condition necessary to make the most of it. What I NEED is an easy to follow recipe that I can rinse and repeat every time I get a special charter or trip to go and spearfish. I want to make the most of it and be SPEAR READY.

So I consulted the very best and I mean the very best in order to become SPEAR READY

For strength and conditioning, I consulted Jared Rosenburg from Earth, Ocean and Fit to improve my finning endurance, strength and performance and minimize my whiney, bitch ass cramping and fatigue.

For freediving, I consulted Adam Stern & Wayne Judge to deliver effective dry and pool/ocean training.

For nutrition and flexibility, I consulted Jared Rosenburg so that I didn’t waste time searching the internet for a time consuming mess that would be difficult to integrate into a busy life.

For flexibility, I consulted Dr Jaap Verbaas to help me become more pliable in and around my chest, throat and upper body area.

For me (and possibly you?)

X I DON’T want to feel like a drag or be a liability to my mates.

X I DON’T want to be unsafe.

X I DON’T want to use half the trip working my way into dive fitness and miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

✔ I want to swim for miles, punch out decent dives and look after my buddy even on long swims.

✔ I want to dive deep (for me) and stay longer (for me).

✔ I want to be SPEAR READY

What is the difference between this program and others?

We have a reputation for being actionable. That means that our 50 day program needs to be realistic and achievable while still delivering tangible improvements.

So I broke the training into Good, Better and Best.

The good is extremely doable and will get 80% of the way to being prepared:

The better is fully practical in a busy everyday life and will get you 90% of the result:

The best is still highly actionable but will take diligence and determination to get 100% of the result:

In this 50 day guided program, you pick your path to becoming SPEAR READY

Any effort is better than none. Make the most of your spearfishing trip of a lifetime and signup below

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Destination Panama | Spearfishing Q&A

Destination Panama | Spearfishing Q&A

Are you interested in staying with rad people who froth on the spearfishing lifestyle in an amazing location?

Panama and Robert Schmaus are the destination and local guide that you need!

Register below to find out more

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Topic: Panama Spearfishing Q&A | Robert and Shrek
Time: Mar 13, 2024 20:00 Brisbane Time

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LocationLocal TimeTime ZoneUTC Offset
Brisbane (Australia – Queensland)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 8:00:00 pmAESTUTC+10 hours
New York (USA – New York)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 6:00:00 amEDTUTC-4 hours
Panama (Panama)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 5:00:00 amESTUTC-5 hours
Wellington (New Zealand – Wellington)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 11:00:00 pmNZDTUTC+13 hours
Cape Town (South Africa)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 12:00:00 noonSASTUTC+2 hours
Miami (USA – Florida)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 6:00:00 amEDTUTC-4 hours
Los Angeles (USA – California)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 3:00:00 amPDTUTC-7 hours
Perth (Australia – Western Australia)Wednesday, 13 March 2024 at 6:00:00 pmAWSTUTC+8 hours
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NSP:248 Spearfishing Courses 4,5 Beginner and Intermediate 1 Highlights | Straddie Trips

NSP:248 Spearfishing Courses 4,5 Beginner and Intermediate 1 Highlights | Straddie Trips

Interview with Straddie Spearo Course Legends

Todays interview is with Straddie Spearo Course Legends who attended our beginner course 4 and 5 as well as the group that joined our intermediate spearfishing course! Hear stories from each of the courses and meet the legends that joined us! From big first’s to PB’s, stories of success and struggle and everything in between, listen in on the conversation and join in the stoke! A massive thanks to everyone that joined us over these trips! If you want to join us on the next one, visit SpearfishingCourses.com.au!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:15 Straddie October trip
  • 27:10 Day 3 of Straddie October trip

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

Blaze Parsons

  • 49:30 Noob Spearo Intermediate Spearfishing Course
  • 01:05:45 1-on-1 interviews on the Intermediate Course

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

Brandon Hendry

  • 01:40:15 Beginner course full of Bowhunters!
  • 01:48:55 Highlights
  • 02:30:00 What have you learned this trip?
  • 02:31:20 EQ Balloon trick
  • 02:43:40 Outro

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NSP:247 How to Get Started Bowhunting | Spearfishing & Bowhunting Parallels | Matty Turner

NSP:247 How to Get Started Bowhunting | Spearfishing & Bowhunting Parallels | Matty Turner

Interview with Matty Turner

Todays interview is with Matty Turner from the Becoming A Bowhunter Podcast! The on-land equivalent of Noob Spearo, the BAB Podcast aims to help Noob bowhunters get into the sport, get equipped and become more effective hunters. Hear some epic stories from hunts, the struggles of learning to stalk animals, what to do when things don’t go to plan and so much more! We also chat about butchering, packing and eating wild meat. There are some definite similarities and differences in bowhunting vs spearfishing but both sports can learn from each other, get first hand info on everything you wanted to know about becoming A Bowhunter!

Listen to the BAB Podcast here!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:22 Welcome Matty! Tell us about the Becoming a Bowhunter Podcast!
  • 12:30 Similarities and differences to spearfishing
  • 18:35 Wind, sun and bowhunting
  • 23:20 How do I start bowhunting?
  • 28:00 If you had to start spearfishing over again?
  • 31:10 Costs involved

  • 35:10 How to use the range finder
  • 38:10 Bowhunting courses & spearfishing courses
  • 46:20 Cold water therapy

  • 01:18:05 How to butcher and pack an animal
  • 01:22:40 Getting the most out of your catch – 99 Spearo Recipes and Wild Meat
  • 01:26:50 Final thoughts
  • 01:33:10 Outro

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NSP:246 Underwater Torpedo League, How to Live with Trauma & UW Training | Prime Hall

NSP:246 Underwater Torpedo League, How to Live with Trauma & UW Training | Prime Hall

Interview with Prime Hall

Todays interview is with Prime Hall, a former MARSOC Raider, an Entrepreneur, Founder, CEO and Master Trainer | Coach, underwater fanatic and pioneer of Deep End Fitness and a new underwater sport: Underwater Torpedo League! Although he doesn’t do much spearfishing, Prime has some unbelievable stories and experiences from his time in the military and how that shaped the man he is today. He runs Deep End Fitness which hosts underwater training and runs the UTL: think undewater rugby + hockey. Prime was also a guest on the Sean Ryan Show, hear the advice he has for dealing with mental health, going through trauma and overcoming difficulty. A bit of a different episode but full of great life advice!

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:00 Welcome Prime Hall!
  • 09:30 What has shaped your life and given you a love for the water?
  • 13:20 Machine guns to pool training
  • 16:30 Deep End Fitness
  • 23:20 Your military history, trauma and a buddy system

  • 33:15 How to find a buddy and get help
  • 40:25 Tell us about Deep End Fitness
  • 42:26 Underwater Torpedo League!

  • 48:55 How do the classes work?
  • 53:20 1 on 1 classes
  • 55:17 Spearfishing
  • 57:00 Surviving an explosion

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NSP:245 Scouting, Overcoming Brutal Discouragement & South Australia Spearing | Dave Scholefield

NSP:245 Scouting, Overcoming Brutal Discouragement & South Australia Spearing | Dave Scholefield

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!

Important times:

  • 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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The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Best Spearfishing Ebooks and Audiobooks

Spearfishing is an ancient activity that can be traced as far back as 90,000 years ago. Today, while spearfishers only represent less than five percent of marine recreational fishers, its participants tend to enjoy greater levels of well-being than anglers. Because spearfishers are themselves in the water, they experience a more visceral connection to the sea and the fishes themselves – a concept known as “aquaticity,” according to a global review published by Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.

Whether you’ve long been enjoying the benefits of aquaticity or starting as a spearfisher, you may be curious about what to consult to enhance the efficiency and enjoyment of your spearfishing experience. Niche interests like spearfishing can be tricky to find resources for, but luckily, online platforms are now available for hobbyists to access relevant content. In the case of spearfishing, digital library Everand features ebooks and audiobooks for both beginners and veterans alike to dive deeper into their favorite hobby. Some examples are the beginner-friendly The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge, which provides essential survival tips for the great big blue. Meanwhile, our 99 Tips to Get Better At Spearfishing is ideal for experienced folks looking to refine their technique. Another option is to visit your local libraries to check if they have anything available or see if an Interlibrary Loan can help you locate materials that aren’t available in your area.

There’s a breadth of resources for every skill level, so here are a few of the best ones to consult before your next spearfishing trip.

Spearfishing Manual: Insider Secrets Revealed

Beginners can use this manual by Mike McGuire as an accompaniment on their first few spearfishing excursions, as it contains plenty of tips on how to spearfish, safety strategies, speargun purchasing pointers, gear to secure, and the best areas to go spearfishing. While the book is geared toward first-timers, even longtime spearfishers could pick up a thing or two from this comprehensive, up-to-date guide.

Breathing for Warriors: Master Your Breath to Unlock More Strength, Greater Endurance, Sharper Precision, Faster Recovery, and an Unshakable Inner Game

This audiobook, read by author Dr. Belisa Vranich herself, zones in on the science, techniques, and benefits of correct breathing, which helps spearos and other athletes alike. Breathing techniques are half the battle when you’re underwater, and learning how to do it well will help you avoid injury and recover more efficiently. The biohacks you’ll learn from this book will let you connect with your body, with plenty of actionable tips you can use outside spearfishing.

99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing

We’ve talked previously about the joys of spearfishing, not just as a way to connect with nature but to improve one’s mental health and promote a healthy mind. But despite the benefits of this wonderful sport, there are issues to overcome. We’ve written an all-in-one guide for tackling common issues like equalizing problems, poor breath-hold, or finding quality equipment that didn’t cost an arm and a leg. Our book comes in ebook and audiobook form, and you can add this to your resource list along with our Noob Spearo Podcast where we speak with the world’s best spearos and source valuable advice.

One spearo who is making waves right now is California’s Mitsuki Hara, who broke the world record of the International Underwater Spearfishing Association for white sea bass by women’s speargun by weight. For enthusiasts looking to challenge themselves with similar feats, it’s vital to identify and address issues constantly; there’s always room for improvement. By reading and listening to fresh perspectives with these ebooks and audiobooks as your guide, you can further learn and grow in reaping the benefits of spearfishing. Best of all, the profound insights from these titles will remind you of why you fell in love with this sport in the first place.

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I Did The Noob Spearo Trifecta | 3 Courses and Trips (in 2023)

I Did The Noob Spearo Trifecta | 3 Courses and Trips (in 2023)

This year has been a significant one for me as a part-time spearo. Setting the scene quickly, I’m a working spearo Dad that lives too far from the ocean, I can have limited involvement, but with enough time in the water, I’ve been blessed with what I consider to be some fish of a lifetime given my skill level.

Linton with a Parrotfish taken spearfishing offshore Whitsundays reefs

This year began with my Kickstarter backing of “99 Spearo Recipes” as a gesture of gratitude toward Isaac Daly. He played a pivotal role in supporting me during unexpected health issues, which led me to believe my diving days were over, and Isaac went out of his way to connect me with people who could assist. Part of the 99 Spearo recipes I volunteered to proof read, and part of that was the style guide, which intricately defined the Noob Spearo culture—characterized by humility rather than ego. As an introvert flying under the radar, this culture was particularly welcoming.

The Kickstarter reward was a 3-day beginner course on North Stradbroke Island. I’ve dived for years and done a freediving course so my motivation was more about giving back to someone who has contributed immensely to the spearo community, so if the dates couldn’t align, I was prepared to accept that. Fortunately, everything fell into place, and I attended without even taking a spear gun. The experience was enriching, even for someone with 30 years of diving experience. North Straddie’s beauty and the evident Noob Spearo culture made it a fantastic weekend.

Spearfishing on North Stradbroke Island

Being a regular listener of the Noob Spearo podcast, I listened in to the Whitsundays Spear and Sail trip Zoom meeting. Initially planning to have it on in the background while sorting dinner, I was surprised by the intimate gathering. Long story short, work and family planets aligned and I ended up joining the trip! Despite never having sailed before (a tip for lightweights that struggle with the cold take wet weather gear) the trip was fantastic, and I witnessed the Noob Spearo culture in action once again. The story of the Golden Trevally I shot is featured on the Adreno website, which ironically my poor shot placement allowed the Noob Spearo culture to shine. Read it here, Whitsundays Sail x Spearing Trip! – Adreno – Ocean Outfitters emphasizing the teamwork, and I have memories etched from this trip.

Whitsundays Sail x Spear Trip with Noob Spearo

The Whitsundays instilled confidence in my spearing abilities, prompting me to consider myself a permanent part-timer. When the Intermediate Course on North Stradbroke came up, with planets aligning again I was a last minute inclusions and scored the trifecta . This course, although I had moments of apprehension that I might be a small fish in a big pond was fine for a mid depth diver. However, the inclusive Noob Spearo culture again was evident which makes for the positive experience. The diverse skill sets of the instructors gave observational, cognitive, and instructional learning, which I don’t know if that’s intentional but it certainly works

Noob Spearo No Ego Spearfishing Charter

A heartfelt shout-out to everyone I’ve shared these courses with—it’s been a pleasure. Here’s to a great year, and a big thanks to Isaac for all he does. For those contemplating purchasing the “99 Spearo Recipes” book or joining any of the trips, based on my experiences, you’ll walk away with indelible memories, a sense of community, and improved spearo skills—without a hint of regret.

Hopefully see some of you next year.

Safe spearing all

Linton

NSP:244 F*** The Tax Man | The Story Behind The Brand | Ryan

NSP:244 F*** The Tax Man | The Story Behind The Brand | Ryan

Interview with Ryan from F*ck The Taxman

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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@SALTY_HORSE

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  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:00 Welcome Ryan! How did FTTM start?
  • 11:20 Starting a business
  • 14:55 Social Media
  • 19:45 Running a business
  • 29:05 Spearfishing sharks

@JEREMY_YVORRA.

@_CAINY_

  • 45:50 Spearo influencers
  • 51:20 Sending out free gear
  • 57:15 Funny stories

@TNGYPIRATE82

@JIMMYMORRIS_

@JIMMYMORRIS_.

  • 01:03:55 Your spearfishing story
  • 01:09:40 Buddy diving
  • 01:18:35 Your favourite designs

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@DEEPWATERDREAMIN

  • 01:27:10 Noober Shark Stories
  • 01:35:15 Sharks and noise
  • 01:38:10 Thanks for being on the show Ryan!

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NSP:243 Longnose Emperor Hunting & Bluewater Trip Prep (training, diet & gear) | Jerry Guerra | Neptonics

NSP:243 Longnose Emperor Hunting & Bluewater Trip Prep (training, diet & gear) | Jerry Guerra | Neptonics

Interview with Jerry Guerra

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!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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
  • 21:00 Preparing for a Latham trip

  • 30:05 Gear! Travel bag spearfishing gear
  • 40:30 Fish caller, flashers and shooting sailfish
  • 46:00 The chum dinger! 
  • 52:10 Dry training, wet training and gym

  • 54:25 A word of warning on dry training: expansion injuries
  • 01:04:45 Neptonics Epoxy Kit: build your own speargun!
  • 01:12:10 Bad ads & teaching courses
  • 01:16:42 Improving your diving
  • 01:20:35 Thank you for joining us Jerry!
  • 01:23:20 Outro

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NSP:242 Game Changing Spear Gear with Old Man Blue | Bert Keulder

NSP:242 Game Changing Spear Gear with Old Man Blue | Bert Keulder

Interview with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue

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!

Go check out the gear for yourself at OldManBlue.com.au!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:40 Welcome Bert!
  • 05:50 New gear!
  • 07:10 The SeaSac
  • 11:20 Innovation in Spearfishing from nature
  • 14:00 Commercial diving stories
  • 16:55 The Orca Harness weight vest! What are the advantages to using a harness?
  • 25:25 Where does the name come from?
  • 28:30 Stickers


  • 30:50 Weights for the Orca Harness
  • 33:45 Mirror flasher safety device
  • 35:00 Fish flasher
  • 37:25 Diving with sharks
  • 40:50 Shoutout to Micka (@mickatches) and Antoine (@antoine_shmtt)
  • 43:15 An Englishman and a triggerfish

  • 47:55 Running out of fuel
  • 50:10 Heavy Duty Floatline
  • 56:15 Dogtooth Tuna Floatline setup
  • 59:15 Engineering and development

  • 01:04:20 Australian record Queenfish
  • 01:08:00 Apron
  • 01:12:00 Birthday flasher in Fiji

  • 01:17:30 Thanks for joining us Bert!

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NSP:241 Kingfish Cup | Geeking out on Yellowtail Kingfish Seriola Lalandi | Simon Trippe & Craig Seadog

NSP:241 Kingfish Cup | Geeking out on Yellowtail Kingfish Seriola Lalandi | Simon Trippe & Craig Seadog

Interview with Simon Trippe & Craig Seadog

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!

Check out the Adreno Sydney Kingfish Cup here and enter this awesome and sustainable competition!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:10 Welcome back Simon Trippe & Craig Seadog!
  • 08:10 Beginnings of Adreno and the Kingfish Cup!
  • 16:15 What bait do Kingfish chase? What is their season like?
  • 22:00 Sustainability and science – records and info on Kinfish
  • 25:27 What is the Yellowtail experience like? The Kingy vortex
  • 29:15 Your best and biggest Yellowtail
  • 32:55 Kingfish records

  • 37:20 We’ve found the Kingies, now what? How to spearfish Yellowtail
  • 43:35 Bag limit and size limit
  • 46:00 Diving with family, tribute to Simon Trippe
  • 51:25 Gear for spearfishing Kingfish, how to dive to shoot them
  • 53:40 GREAT TIP for shooting kingfish!

  • 01:00:05 Fisheries management
  • 01:09:15 Do’s and Don’t’s for spearfishing Kingfish – Noob Spearo problems
  • 01:14:30 Shot placement & line management
  • 01:16:00 Bad experiences and mistakes

  • 01:25:00 Second shots in Sydney!
  • 01:28:50 Kingfish Cup info!
  • 01:35:25 Outro

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NSP:240 Mackay Spearfishing Life with Neptune Spear and Dive Couple | Kaitlyn and Shelby

NSP:240 Mackay Spearfishing Life with Neptune Spear and Dive Couple | Kaitlyn and Shelby

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!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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?
  • 02:00:05 Outro

 

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NSP:239 Straddie Part 3 | Key Takeaways, Froth Moments while Learning to Get Better at Spearfishing

NSP:239 Straddie Part 3 | Key Takeaways, Froth Moments while Learning to Get Better at Spearfishing

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!

 

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 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

 

  • 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
  • 1:25:38 Outro

 

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NSP:238 From 0 – 2.3 Million YouTube Subs | Aquatic Apes aka Lenny Logsdail

NSP:238 From 0 – 2.3 Million YouTube Subs | Aquatic Apes aka Lenny Logsdail

Interview with Lenny Logsdail aka Aquatic Apes

Todays interview is with Lenny Logsdail aka Aquatic Apes! You may know him from Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube, here is his story of how he started spearfishing, how he ended up in Bali, Indonesia and how he went from 0 – 2.3 million subscribers! Hear about spearfishing in Bali and around Indonesia, hunting huge dogtooth tuna and wahoo, island life, filmmaking and Youtube! We hope you enjoy this episode with a legend of the spearfishing Youtube game!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:55 Welcome!
  • 08:00 How to achieve Youtube success
  • 11:30 Moving to Bali, Indonesia
  • 14:20 Indonesia vs Florida
  • 19:00 Your big Hollywood movie career?!
  • 20:40 How to go spearfishing in Bali

  • 28:35 How to get rid of the rust
  • 30:35 Walk us through your speargun and float setup
  • 35:10 How to shoot more big fish
  • 37:45 A budget friendly, DIY trip to hunt Dogtooth Tuna
  • 40:55 Why do you love spearfishing?
  • 45:05 Asian foods
  • 49:25 Tell us about your Youtube channel!
  • 53:50 Spearfishing with a camera
  • 01:00:30 Controversial videos: for the Karens!

  • 01:07:25 Where do you find your music?
  • 01:11:45 Monetizing your channel
  • 01:18:50 How to get better
  • 01:25:15 How do you plan and write videos
  • 01:29:40 Getting better at whatever you do

  • 01:36:15 Practical film making tips
  • 01:41:15 Losing a friend: Shallow Water Blackout
  • 01:48:10 How to buddy dive better
  • 02:05:10 Spearo Q&A
  • 02:09:30 Outro

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NSP:237 The Stalk Outdoors Life | Andy

NSP:237 The Stalk Outdoors Life | Andy

Interview with Andy from the Stalk Outdoors Podcast!

Todays interview is with Andy from the Stalk Outdoors Podcast! Andy is a frothing spearo and an avid outdoorsman with a particular interest in bow hunting. We chat about his spearfishing story, his days in the commercial dive industry, scary stories and some epic fish hunts! Get some excellent and practical tips on gear, spearguns, fins and so much more. Go have a listen to the Stalk Outdoors Podcast and hear his interviews with other legend spearos and hunters like Trevor Ketchion, Zachary Schmidt and many others! Such a good conversation, thanks for being on the show mate!

Have a listen to the Stalk Outdoors Podcast!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 08:55 Welcome Andy!
  • 12:45 Keeping spots secret
  • 19:15 Where did you start spearfishing?
  • 27:30 Working in the dive industry
  • 34:50 Being a spearo dad
  • 39:05 Have you taught spearfishing before?
  • 42:00 How do you get from 10m down to 15m+? What tips do you have?
  • 45:35 Scary stories
  • 50:25 Ego in spearfishing – pushing too far
  • 01:00:00 Favourite species to hunt
  • 01:04:55 Spearfishing techniques and tips
  • 01:09:40 Recent success story: Red Emperor
  • 01:12:50 Shrek’s Red Emperor story
  • 01:17:40 What gear is in your dive bag?
  • 01:20:00 Spearguns
  • 01:28:50 Fins
  • 01:37:25 Don’t dress up like a christmas tree
  • 01:41:00 Tell us about the Stalk Outdoors Podcast!
  • 01:45:00 Thanks for being on the show Andy!
  • 01:46:00 Outro

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NSP:236 Spearing Unmolested Oceanic Pinnacles with the Crisp Boys | Matt and Ben Crisp

NSP:236 Spearing Unmolested Oceanic Pinnacles with the Crisp Boys | Matt and Ben Crisp

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!

Important times:

  • 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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NSP:235 Whitsundays Sail & Spear Charter Report | Shrek, Eckart and Crew

NSP:235 Whitsundays Sail & Spear Charter Report | Shrek, Eckart and Crew

Whitsundays Sail & Spear Charter Report

Todays interview is a report from the Whitsundays Sail & Spear Charter! Some gusty conditions did nothing to kill the stoke of the legends that joined us on the sail and spear charter with excellent underwater conditions, loads of PB’s and some great friendships forged! Here are some stories and reports from the trip, we are looking to plan another trip for 2024 so if you missed this one, the next trip will be for you! A massive thanks to everyone that joined us on our trip and made it so much fun! Another great trip from Eckart and Salt Sessions and a massive thanks to Prosail for hosting us!

Join us on our next trip here!

All these images by Blaze Parsons @blaze_parsons

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:15 Sailing out to the Whitsunday Islands
  • 38:00 Day 1 Recap: Spearfishing
  • 01:03:00 Day 2 Recap: Highlights and low points
  • 01:22:30 More highlights and low points
  • 01:41:00 Outro

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How to Go Spearfishing More (and still have a family)

How to Go Spearfishing More (and still have a family)

A question I get asked a lot is: “Rhys I see you out diving all of the time, but you’ve got 3 kids, how do you do it!?”. Whilst it is true that having a family and spearfishing might seem impossible, it’s actually a lot more achievable than you might think. There is a few small tweaks that you can make that will really help to maximize your time in the water:

1.  Support your partner

Your partner’s happiness needs to be priority number 1. Because after all, who else is going to watch your kids from dusk to dawn on a Sunday while you head out diving? I do everything I can to help my partner do her sports/hobbies as much as possible (CrossFit in this case), this might mean picking the kids up from school or helping them to get ready in the morning while she goes to training. The main takeaway is to make your partner feel like they are supported in what they love because it will always come back around.

By prioritizing your partner’s happiness and assisting them in pursuing their passions, you’re fostering an environment of reciprocity that enables you to pursue your own pursuits, such as spearfishing.

2.  Prioritize Spearfishing (over all of your other sports and hobbies)

Firstly, you have to drop the notion that you will have enough time to go spearfishing and still do all of your other sports and hobbies.

You want to go spearfishing more? Well then spearfishing needs to be priority number 1 (ok well after your partner and family).

This might mean having to quit JiuJitsu, stop surfing and even cut out meeting the boys at the pub on a Friday night. Anything that remains will need to be tangential and spontaneous. Instead of spending 2 hours at crossfit each time I go to training I will squeeze in a quick 30 minute park workout each week. Remember: your time is limited so make sure to use it wisely.

I have always loved the idea of learning to Kitesurf, but the reality is it would take away 1 day per week and I would need to choose between Kiting and Spearing (of course spearing wins for me).

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Two family men doing what they love

3.  Do the Mahi (work) to get the Mahi

Spearfishing is a lot of work, you are up at the crack of dawn and back sometimes as the sun is setting. I don’t know about you but I usually just want to go straight to sleep after a big day out. Well it’s time to “pucker up buttercup” because there is stuff to do: gear to washdown, fish to prep, a car to unpack. Don’t expect any help from those close to you. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and do the mahi, this might mean not finishing until late at night and having a terrible post-spearing headache the next day.

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A sunset fileting session followed by a drive home in the dark, all for the love of diving

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, juggling the demands of family life and a passion for spearfishing may appear challenging, but with a few strategic adjustments, it’s more achievable than it seems. The key lies in fostering a supportive partnership that values each other’s interests and endeavors. By prioritizing your partner’s happiness and assisting them in pursuing their passions, you’re fostering an environment of reciprocity that enables you to pursue your own pursuits, such as spearfishing.

Moreover, it’s crucial to reshape your priorities and acknowledge that to fully embrace spearfishing, certain sacrifices may be necessary. This means letting go of other sports and hobbies, recognizing that time is a limited resource. By committing to spearfishing as a primary focus, you’re making the most of the time you have, and any remaining activities become supplementary and spontaneous.

Lastly, spearfishing entails significant effort, from early mornings to late nights spent cleaning gear and prepping fish. It’s a testament to the dedication required to balance the thrill of the sport with the responsibilities of everyday life. While it may involve hard work and late nights, the satisfaction gained from a successful day out on the water makes it all worthwhile. Ultimately, with thoughtful adjustments, a supportive partnership, and an unwavering commitment, the seemingly impossible task of reconciling family life with a passion for spearfishing becomes a reality.

About the author:

Rhys Clay is a family man, Spearo, YouTuber (No Viz Adventures) and Surfer from the Sunshine Coast in Qld, Australia. Rhys loves spending time in the water and bringing home a feed for the extended family. Rhys has recently launched a niche spearfishing product business called Jolly Roger Spearfishing, you can check them out here: jollyrogerspearfishing.com.au

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NSP:234 Spearfishing: It’s Better With a Buddy | Brad Corbett

NSP:234 Spearfishing: It’s Better With a Buddy | Brad Corbett

Interview with Brad Corbett

Todays interview is with Brad Corbett, aka @zulus64! In celebration of world friendship day, Shrek sat down with local legend Brad in a closed-for-the-day Adreno Aspley store to chat about spearfishing! Brad is a regular out in the ocean and has hunted some awesome fish, he gives us some of his tips on being a better hunter and how good dive buddies = more fish. Being ex-military and an ex-corrections officer, Brad has a good sense of risk and risk management, hear stories of some close calls where being in the water with a buddy made the difference between life and death. All this and more in today’s episode, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:00 Welcome Brad – World Friendship Day!
  • 08:50 Buddy diving produces more fish
  • 10:15 Buddy diving keeps you and your buddies safe and alive
  • 13:15 Spearfishing/freediving courses
  • 14:35 Pure froth moments
  • 16:25 Spearfishing as a team sport and dealing with high risk situations

  • 20:40 Buddying up: shooting a marlin with a reel gun, Noob divers and floatline vs reel guns
  • 32:50 Scary moments to learn from
  • 34:10 Weight
  • 35:25 Sharks: “Love ’em!”
  • 38:15 Hunting Jewfish/Mulloway and Blackspot Tuskies
  • 40:05 Making mistakes and getting back into the groove

  • 41:00 Speargun setup
  • 48:10 Funny stories with your dive buddies
  • 50:50 How to get invited back on a spearfishing boat
  • 54:55 What gear is in your dive bag?

  • 58:05 Budget spearfishing charter tips
  • 59:45 Seafood and cooking tips: 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 01:05:15 What you do differently if you had to start over
  • 01:06:20 Dream spearfishing destination
  • 01:07:05 Best tip for Noob Spearos
  • 01:08:20 Thanks for being on the show!

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NSP:233 Primal Pursuit | Hunting Above and Below in Aotearoa | Ollie Craig

NSP:233 Primal Pursuit | Hunting Above and Below in Aotearoa | Ollie Craig

Interview with Ollie Craig @ollie_craig

Todays interview is with Ollie Craig, a hardcore hunter and full-on frother who “makes Bear Grylls blush and Chuck Norris cry.” He’s a passionate great spearo born and bred in New Zealand, he loves what he does and tackles adventure head on. In this podcast we discuss topics like spearing in South Africa, shooting Striped Marlin, smackin’ big Kingy’s, plus loads more of local knowledge that Ollie has crafted, created and acquired over the years of his spearfishing career. Ollie is the founder of Primal Pursuit on Youtube which is STACKED with frothy content and a respectable following. if you haven’t already gone and checked it out it is HIGHLY recommended.  Giving the audience raw content of action packed adventures and a true insight into the spearfishing lifestyle that not too many are brave enough to accomplish!

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:10 Hardcore hunter, full on frother, welcome Ollie Craig.
  • 06:28 How did you get started? who got you into spearfishing?
  • 9:45 Primal Pursuit on Youtube.
  • 11:33 At what age did  you start, and how old are you now?
  • 14:15 Growing up in the countryside of Auckland.
  • 16:42 Instagram @ollie_craig
  • 16:50 Hunting Himalayan Bull Tahr.
  • 19:43 Motivation behind publishing content.
  • 22:44 Getting thrown in the deep end, the super yacht with Francisco Loffredi.
  • 27:22 Diving in South Africa.
  • 29:04- Shooting Kingy’s, Tips and tricks.
  • 34:09 Experience with sharks.
  • 41:05 What are the silliest things you’ve done, and what was learnt from it?
  • 47:18 The path to mastery. Learning curves and tips for improving.

  • 50:23 Shooting footage, is there a plan before hitting the water?
  • 53:15 Do any other spearing channels give you inspiration? or are there any channels that are of influence?
  • 56:13 Future ambitions for Primal Pursuit.
  • 1:00:19 Talking about species in NZ, do you have a favourite?
  • 1:06:05 Any dive buddies?
  • 1:09:14 Talking about Dive Gear, From where it started to where you are now.
  • 1:12:35 Shooting Marlin Frothing video on youtube.
  • 1:21:50 Joe Rogan and Meateater Podcasts

  • 1:25:45 Dive gear continued.
  • 1:27:15 What camera are you using?
  • 1:29:00 Reels or Float lines, which do you prefer?
  • 1:31:01 Thoughts on safety.
  • 1:31:50 Working at Ocean Hunter.
  • 1:38:33 What was your single best piece of advice?
  • 1:40:26 Who have been the most influential people in your spearfishing career?
  • 1:41:43 If you had to start all over again, what would you do differently?
  • 1:43:05 Describe what the spearfishing experience means to you.
  • 1:43:48 Where can people find you? Instagram @ollie_craig |Primal Pursuit on Youtube.
  • 1:45:08 Parting advice?
  • 1:45:55 Thanks for being on the show Ollie!
  • 1:46:16 Outro.


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The 10 Essentials For A Successful Hunting Trip: The Ultimate Guide

The 10 Essentials For A Successful Hunting Trip: The Ultimate Guide

As a hunter on a guided hunt, you become an integral part of the natural ecosystem, pitting your skills and instincts against the untamed challenges of the wild. From the exhilaration of tracking your prey to the deep satisfaction of a successful hunt, the experience is truly extraordinary.

This comprehensive guide will explore the ten essential factors contributing to a successful guided hunting trip. Whether you’re a seasoned hunter or a beginner, understanding and incorporating these key elements will greatly enhance your hunting experience.

1. Hunter’s Checklist

A successful hunting trip starts with thorough preparation. Create a hunting essentials checklist of items to ensure you have everything you need for hunting. The checklist should include hunting licenses, permits, tags, and any legal documentation required for the specific location. Familiarize yourself with the hunting regulations and seasons to ensure compliance.

2. Choosing the Right Hunting Gear

Having the right hunting gear is crucial for a successful trip. Invest in high-quality equipment such as camo clothing, boots, a hunting backpack,  a reliable hunting knife, hunting binoculars, and a sturdy rifle or bow.

Consider the terrain and weather conditions to select the appropriate gear. Take spearfishing, for example. Each spearfishing equipment is very subjective, depending on the intent and environment one is hunting. So is hunting on land.

Don’t forget essentials like a reliable knife, binoculars, and a range finder. You will need to invest in high-quality hunting gear when you’re hunting as you want to ensure that your gear is reliable, as good equipment will make things easier for you.

3. Navigation Tools

When exploring unfamiliar territories, reliable navigation tools are essential. If possible, carry a map and compass, a GPS unit, a rangefinder, and a detailed map of the hunting area. These tools will help you navigate dense forests and challenging terrains and ensure you can return to camp.

4. Illumination – Flashlight and Headlamp

As a hunter, you may find yourself in low-light situations, especially during early morning or evening hunts.

Make sure to bring a high-quality headlamp and flashlight will help massively in this situation. They will assist you in setting up your hunting spot, tracking game, and safely navigating in the dark. Also, do not forget to pack extra batteries for backup.

5. First Aid Kit – Your Safety Net

Safety should always be a priority during any hunting trip. Accidents and injuries can happen, so packing a good first-aid kit is crucial. Stock it with bandages, antiseptic ointments, pain relievers, medical tape, and prescription medications you may need. Familiarize yourself with basic first aid procedures as well.

You should also be prepared with your own repair kit if ever any equipment breaks down. Duct tape is one of the most underrated pieces of equipment a hunter can have.

6. Communication Tools

Stay connected with your hunting companions and the outside world, especially in emergencies. Carry a reliable two-way radio or a satellite communication device. These tools allow you to communicate with your group, call for help if needed, and receive important updates.

7. Adequate Food and Water

Proper nutrition and hydration are vital during a hunting trip. Pack lightweight, high-energy snacks and meals like granola bars that are easy to prepare and won’t spoil quickly. Carry an ample water supply or invest in a portable water filtration system to ensure a clean water source throughout your journey.

8. Shelter and Sleeping Gear

A comfortable and reliable shelter is essential for a successful hunting trip, especially if you plan to stay overnight. Consider options such as tents, hammocks, or bivvy sacks that protect from the elements. Invest in a warm and insulated sleeping bag to ensure a good night’s rest.

9. Survival Tools

In unpredictable situations, having survival tools can be a lifesaver. Include items such as fire starters, waterproof matches, a multi-tool, a lightweight tarp, and emergency signaling devices. These tools can help you build a fire, create a shelter, and attract attention in case of an emergency.

10. Knowledge and Skills

No hunting trip is complete without honing your knowledge and skills. Educate yourself about the target game species, their behavior, and their habitat. Practice shooting regularly to enhance your accuracy and proficiency. Continually improve your hunting skills through workshops, training programs, and learning from experienced hunters.

Even if you have the best tools and kits, you are in big trouble if you lack the knowledge and experience to use them. Always remember that your kit should include the necessary skills in hunting, such as basic navigation, familiarity with floras and faunas around the area and basic gun skills.

Just like spear hunting, where you have to learn how to properly do breathing while diving, hunting on land is fairly similar as proper skills and techniques are required from aspiring and even veteran hunters.

Ethics of Underwater Hunting vs. Guided Hunts

The ethics of underwater hunting adventures and guided hunts can vary depending on various factors. In the case of underwater hunting adventures, responsible divers should prioritize species preservation and refrain from targeting endangered or protected marine creatures.

On the other hand, guided hunts must abide by laws, respect hunting seasons, and adhere to established limits to maintain sustainable populations. Guided hunts should prioritize ethical practices such as clean kills, proper handling of game, and the utilization of harvested animals.

By participating in land hunts, underwater hunters can support wildlife management initiatives, promote sustainable hunting practices, and actively contribute to preserving terrestrial species and habitats. This diversification of hunting experiences allows for a well-rounded understanding of ethical hunting principles, fostering a greater appreciation for the interconnectedness of ecosystems both above and below the water’s surface.

Conclusion

A successful hunting trip requires careful planning, the right equipment, and adherence to ethical hunting practices. So before going on your next hunting expedition, consider the things we discussed in this post and apply them when you go hunting.
10 Essentials For A Successful Hunting Trip

 

 

NSP:232 Whitsundays Sail & Spear Q&A | Eckart Benkenstein

NSP:232 Whitsundays Sail & Spear Q&A | Eckart Benkenstein

Info Night: Whitsundays Spearfishing Retreat 6-10 August 2023

We had our info night for the upcoming Whitsundays Spearfishing Retreat with Noob Spearo and Salt Sessions! We invited a bunch of the Noob Spearo community to join us for a zoom call to find out more about the spearfishing and sailing retreat coming up in a month’s time! All your questions + all the details you need to know about the trip: when to arrive, what gear to bring, where exactly to go, what type of diving we’ll be doing, the target species we’ll be chasing and everything else you wanted to know!

If you are interested in booking your spot on the trip, click here to go to the Salt Sessions website. We can’t wait to go sailing and spearfishing with you all!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:10 Welcome to the info night!
  • 03:45 Reintroducing Eckart!
  • 06:15 Logistics: where do we start the trip?
  • 08:30 What fish are we targeting? Will we be able to vacuum seal and freeze it to take home?
  • 10:20 Sleeping arrangements and spearfishing from a sailboat
  • 13:35 Day 1 freedive refresher
  • 15:00 What diving to expect
  • 17:00 What gear do I need to bring?

  • 20:10 Competitions and games onboard
  • 20:45 Do we dive off the sail boat or will there be tender boats?
  • 24:35 Food onboard the boat
  • 25:30 Flying with your speargun

  • 28:25 Is it going to be a spearfishing or a freediving trip?
  • 30:05 When will the next trip be?
  • 35:40 Insurance
  • 37:10 Some of the best eating fish in Australia
  • 38:35 Flying in for the trip
  • 40:40 Trevor Ketchion raffle prize

  • 42:20 Last thoughts
  • 44:30 What water conditions can we expect?
  • 47:25 Speargun and roller gun advice
  • 54:20 Outro

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NSP:231 Infamous Latham, Dogtooth, Film Making and Chasing Your Dream | David Ochoa

NSP:231 Infamous Latham, Dogtooth, Film Making and Chasing Your Dream | David Ochoa

Interview with David Ochoa

Today’s interview is with the legendary David Ochoa! If you don’t know his name PLEASE go have a look at his instagram and youtube channel, you will not be disappointed! Some of the most epic spearfishing footage you will find, David has made a name for himself as a world class spearfishing guide and cinematographer. He was on the show 8 years ago and today makes his comeback to the Noob Spearo podcast with an update on his life, spearfishing stories and his epic camera and film work! Hear all about spearfishing around the infamous Latham island, his camera gear and editing workflow, making a living off of something he truly enjoys and so much more! Do yourself a favour and go check out this video on youtube of his trip to Latham island!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:55 Patron Curly voice message
  • 12:55 Welcome David Ochoa!
  • 15:15 David is a force in the spearfishing world
  • 18:05 Making a living off of something you truly enjoy
  • 23:00 Spearfishing as a currency

  • 26:35 A FROTHING instagram
  • 29:20 How do you plan a spearfishing trip?
  • 36:30 Video editing workflow

  • 42:05 Social media and mental health
  • 44:05 Infamous Latham: tell us about it!
  • 50:10 Sharing knowledge and tips vs keeping info private
  • 53:40 Warm up spearfishing to prepare for big fish
  • 56:10 I’m a 25m diver –  can I hunt dogtooth around Latham?
  • 59:25 What is the appeal of Dogtooth Tuna and social media?
  • 01:10:40 Tragedy in Florida

  • 01:16:30 Video editing, story telling and cutting footage: filming vs diving
  • 01:21:55 What goes into producing these videos?
  • 01:25:00 Who are your spearfishing role models?
  • 01:35:45 Poo stories
  • 01:40:15 The realities of life
  • 01:43:50 Thanks for being on the show!
  • 01:48:20 Outro

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Diving Deeper: Exploring Mental Health Benefits through the Fun of Boating and Spearfishing

Diving Deeper: Exploring Mental Health Benefits through the Fun of Boating and Spearfishing

If you’re a spearfisher, you know there’s something electrifying about that moment when you dive off the boat and submerge yourself into the mysterious deep blue. Your heart is racing, adrenaline is coursing through your veins, and your senses are tuned to the undersea world like never before.

But did you ever stop to think that these spearfishing and boating adventures serve not just as a source of fun but also as potent boosters for your mental health?

The Mental Health Voyage: Boating, Spearfishing, and Well-being

Imagine this: You’re on a boat, the sun is shining down on you, and the vast, calm sea surrounds you. There’s the faint smell of salt in the air, and a gentle breeze is ruffling your hair. There’s something inherently calming about this scenario, isn’t there? This is the benefit of nature exposure. Being outdoors, especially on or near water, can greatly help to reduce stress and anxiety.

Taking the plunge into the water for a bout of spearfishing also means you’re diving headfirst into a powerful physical workout. Swimming works your entire body, and spearfishing amps up the intensity. You’re improving your physical health, sure, but this also translates to benefits for your mental well-being. Regular exercise is known to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety and boost your mood. So, as you’re lining up that perfect shot on a tricky fish, remember: you’re not just working your muscles, but your mind as well.

Spearfishing isn’t just about brute force, though. It requires a high degree of skill, precision, and patience. You need to stalk your prey, move without startling it, and time your shot perfectly. This can be seen as a form of active meditation, requiring focus and calm. Each successful catch can also give you a big boost in self-esteem. After all, outwitting a wily snapper or landing a massive grouper isn’t easy!

One of the best things about boating and spearfishing is the social interaction. Whether you’re part of a dedicated spearfishing crew or just occasionally heading out with a few buddies, these shared experiences can strengthen your social bonds and combat feelings of isolation. There’s nothing like the shared excitement of a good catch or the collective effort to land a challenging fish to promote teamwork and camaraderie.

Last but not least, boating and spearfishing are all about adventure and exploration. Every trip is a new experience, whether you’re discovering a new dive spot, encountering unusual marine life, or mastering new spearfishing techniques. This sense of adventure and novelty can stimulate your brain, making you happier and more satisfied.

So, the next time you’re out on the water, remember: every dive isn’t just a thrilling hunt; it’s also a dive into improved mental well-being. You’re not just landing fish, but a boost to your mental health, too!

Stay tuned for our next section, where we’ll discuss how we can enhance this experience with a bit of fun and humor. After all, a good laugh can be just as beneficial as a good dive. Keep those fins ready!

Riding the Waves of Fun and Humour

Spearfishing and boating may be adventurous activities, but that doesn’t mean we can’t mix in a little fun and humor. In fact, a good belly laugh can be just as therapeutic as a long swim in the deep.

Laughter is often referred to as the ‘best medicine,’ and for a good reason – it decreases stress hormones and increases the number of immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to diseases.

But how can you incorporate fun and humor into your spearfishing and boating trips? Let’s dive into that!

Making a Splash with Boating and Spearfishing Games

Next time you’re out spearfishing, consider introducing a little competitive spirit. Let’s kick things off with a ‘Biggest Catch’ competition. Set a challenge to see who can spear the day’s largest fish. The bragging rights alone will be worth the extra effort!

Not feeling competitive? Try a ‘Scavenger Hunt’ instead. Before you jump in, everyone writes down a fish species common to your location. Then, each diver has to snap a picture with each type of fish during their dive. You might be Spears, but remember, this is a catch-and-release kind of game. Just take a photo, no spearing involved!

If you’re looking for a serious challenge, how about a ‘One Breath, One Shot’ competition? Who can make the most accurate shot in a single breath? This game will test your breath-holding skills and shooting accuracy all at once. Remember, safety comes first. Only attempt this if you’re confident in your breath-hold abilities and always have a buddy watching over you.

Spearfishing Jokes to Keep the Laughter Afloat

Who said spears don’t have a sense of humor? Here’s an arsenal of the best puns you can share with your buddies on your next trip, sure to bring a wave of laughter to your boat. Remember, a shared laugh can be as exciting as a shared catch.

  1. “Why don’t fish play basketball? Because they’re afraid of the net!”
  2. “Why are fish so smart? Because they live in schools!”
  3. “What did the fish say when it swam into a wall? Dam!”
  4. “Why do spearfishers make great musicians? Because they’ve got perfect ‘piercing’ pitch!”
  5. “What do you call a fish with no eyes? Fsh!”
  6. “What do you call a lazy crayfish? A lobster!”
  7. “Why do fish like to know how much they weigh? Because they have their own scales!”
  8. “What do you get when you cross a banker with a fish? A loan shark!”

Feel free to reel these out during your next spearfishing adventure, and remember – the more you share the laughter, the more unforgettable your trips will be! After all, a day without laughter is like a day without diving – it’s just not as good!

Incorporating fun and humor into your spearfishing and boating trips not only enhances the overall experience but also promotes mental well-being.

Crafting Unforgettable Adventures

A boating or spearfishing trip is never just about the catch – it’s about the whole experience. And with a few creative ideas, we can make that experience even more memorable. This not only adds to the joy of the moment but also provides a lasting positive impact on our mental health.

Ever thought of turning your spearfishing trip into a themed adventure? Themed trips could be a fun way to add an extra layer of excitement to your expeditions. Themes can be based on anything from a specific type of fish to marine movie characters. Imagine having a ‘Barracuda Bonanza’ day or a ‘Finding Nemo’ spearfishing adventure! The added element of dress-up or specific goals will surely make for some fun and laughter.

How about a photo contest? Spearfishing offers some spectacular underwater photography opportunities. Why not make the most of them? Set a theme or leave it open-ended and see who can capture the most stunning, fun, or unusual photo during the trip. You could even share these on social media to engage with the wider spearfishing community. This can enhance the sense of camaraderie and connection, which in turn, promotes mental well-being.

But why limit ourselves to the water? The boat ride to and from your spearfishing location can be just as fun. Consider introducing boat games, such as ‘Sea Life I Spy’ or ‘Marine Trivia,’ to keep the energy and laughter flowing.

Remember, it’s not always about the size of the catch; it’s about the size of the smiles, and the depth of the laughter shared among friends.

Conclusion

Spearfishing and boating are not just thrilling adventures but voyages into a world of improved mental health. They offer us a chance to bond with nature, connect with friends, challenge ourselves, and have a whole lot of fun. So, the next time you pull on your wetsuit, remember: every dive is a dive into not just the beautiful deep blue but also a dive into happiness, stress relief, and a healthier mind.

 

Strength Training For Spearfishing

Strength Training For Spearfishing

Strength Training For Spearfishing by Jared Rosenberg

Spearfishing can be tough on the body – so the more physically prepared we are, the better. As both a strength coach and an active spearo myself, I know when I feel physically prepared, my mental game in the water is better too!

We require a certain amount of strength, movement and fitness to load our gun, fin for hours at a time, get in and out of a boat, pull up the anchor, rock hop, pull in fish etc…

The right type of strength training program will have many benefits for spearos including helping us to dive longer, recover better, avoid injuries and dive safer.

However, the wrong type of training can negatively affect our diving and contribute to injuries.

As spearos we need to train smart!

We need to use an exercise program that will have a carry-over to our sport. One that strengthens the whole body, especially the muscles used when spearfishing.

We need to work on things such as leg endurance, upper body and core strength. Having a full range of movement is also beneficial to us. A good exercise program will also include stretches and mobility exercises to help us move better, which will help us dive more efficiently and avoid injuries.

There are even stretches and mobility exercises we can use to release the muscles around the chest and ribcage to promote better posture which will help us breathe better, enabling us to take a fuller breath and increase our bottom time!

I’ve drawn on nearly 20 years experience working as a strength and conditioning coach and my experience as a spearo to design my “Spearo Strength Program”.

This program can be done at home or gym with minimal equipment.

Spearo Strength Program available now at:  www.earthandoceanfit.com.au/spearo-strength-program/

Below are four of my favourite exercises from my Spearo Strength Program that I know, if done regularly, will help you in the water.

Strength Training For Spearfishing by Jared Rosenberg. BACK AND AB STRETCH

BACK AND AB STRETCH

  • This is a great exercise which will help to correct a hunched back (bad posture).
  • This type of posture’s the norm these days due to our ever increasing sedentary lifestyles or by doing the wrong type of training.
  • Posture’s important because it can affect how efficiently you breathe and bad posture will cause many injuries including back, neck and shoulder injuries. All of which can keep you out of the water, cost you lots of money at the physio, chiro or doctor or even lead you to the surgeon’s knife!

BACK AND AB STRETCH VIDEO GUIDE

 

Strength Training For Spearfishing by Jared Rosenberg. SUSPENSION STRAP ROW

SUSPENSION STRAP ROW

  • This exercise will strengthen your upper back and bicep muscles. These are some of the main muscles used to load your gun, pull up an anchor and to do freestyle swim stroke.

HOW TO PERFORM THE SUSPENSION STRAP ROW | VIDEO GUIDE

 

Strength Training For Spearfishing by Jared Rosenberg. SUPINE LATERAL BALL ROLL

SUPINE LATERAL BALL ROLL

  • This exercise will strengthen your legs, back and abdominal muscles and get you strong in all three planes of motion which is important for full body strength and injury prevention both in and out of the water.
  • This is also a great exercise to use If you have an injury, such as a back or knee injury, because you can strengthen these areas without putting too much load through your joints.

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Strength Training For Spearfishing by Jared Rosenberg. BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT

BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUAT

  • This is a great exercise that’ll strengthen all of your big leg muscles used for finning. (glutes, hamstrings, quads and hip flexors).
  • We use this exercise to develop leg strength and endurance.
  • This exercise will increase strength and muscle around the knees which will help to prevent knee injuries.

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– Jared Rosenberg

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This was a guest post from Jared Rosenberg, a legend you can connect with over at earthandoceanfit.com.au

Jared is a master strength, conditioning rehab and movement coach with nearly 20 years equipping, empowering and encouraging people to good health.

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NSP:230 Blue Water Shore Diving | Wahoo for Days | Nick Anastasia @teamseamonkeys

NSP:230 Blue Water Shore Diving | Wahoo for Days | Nick Anastasia @teamseamonkeys

Interview with Nick Anastasia / @teamseamonkeys

Today’s interview is with Nick Anastasia, aka @teamseamonkeys from Hawaii! Most people think of long boat trips and hours out to sea when they think of “blue water” spearfishing. Nick does his blue water spearfishing from the shore! The unique topography of Hawaii means that within a hundred meters from the shore, you can be in hundreds of meters of water! This brings its own dangers of massive current and swell, but also brings along a whole host of blue water pelagic fish! If Yellowfin, Bluefin and Dogtooth Tuna are considered by-catch, you know you’re in a good spot for spearfishing! Hear stories of epic hunts around Hawaii, close calls far out to sea, some awesome Hawaiian underwater photographers and spearos, blue water hunting rigs and gear and so much more. Go give @TeamSeaMonkeys a follow on instagram for some epic content, guarantied to make you froth!


Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:35 Welcome Nick from Hawaii!
  • 06:00 What are you doing in Japan?
  • 08:25 Spearfactor podcast, the Hammer & French Polynesia
  • 10:05 Your dad’s sailfish hunt
  • 13:40 How long have you been spearfishing for?
  • 15:25 Mark Mohler aka @markshark808 with some amazing photography
  • 17:50 Pineapple Kidz Spearfishing
  • 18:35 Blue water shorediving! Safety, gear and stories!
  • 25:15 Angled fin blades
  • 28:10 Amazing photoshopped Ono picture, gyotaku

  • 34:50 Using massive blue water roller guns, double double inverted roller!
  • 39:55 Adapting to a large speargun
  • 41:20 @paul_hutchings spearguns
  • 42:20 Wahoo spearfishing tips
  • 44:15 Jamie Ryves @deeplyimmersed
  • 44:50 Explain your float and rigging system
  • 53:55 Common Noob Spearo issues in blue water spearfishing
  • 58:30 Hunting Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna in California

  • 01:06:25 South African spearfishers are hardcore!
  • 01:13:30 Faith and spearfishing
  • 01:17:55 Why spearfishing makes you froth
  • 01:23:50 Public speaking tips
  • 01:26:40 Safety tips
  • 01:30:25 Hawaiian spearos
  • 01:32:20 Thank you for being on the show Nick!
  • 01:33:50 Outro

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NSP:229 African Spearfishing Retreats, Ocean to Plate SBT & More | Eckart Benkenstein

NSP:229 African Spearfishing Retreats, Ocean to Plate SBT & More | Eckart Benkenstein

Interview with Eckart Benkenstein

Today’s interview is with Eckart Benkenstein from Salt Sessions! Today is all about Southern Bluefin Tuna: how to hunt them, how to land them, how to bleed and care for them and most importantly: how to get the best seafood out of them! Caring for your catch taken to the next level as we also talk about dry aging, ceviche, 99 Spearo Recipes and so much more! Eckart runs some awesome spearfishing and freediving retreats and he has a few trips coming up soon in and around Australia as well as a massive trip to South Africa for a spearfishing and safari retreat! Visit saltsessions.com.au to find out more and book your spot! There’s even rumors of Eckart and Shrek teaming up for a Noob Spearo and Salt Sessions spearfishing retreat soon! Check the links mentioned below and contact Shrek to tell him you’re interested!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 11:55 Welcome Eckart!
  • 13:50 Your courses are great! Kilsby Sinkhole
  • 15:40 Seafood on the Freedive retreat
  • 16:15 Hunting Southern Bluefin Tuna -ocean to plate & a fisheries success story
  • 19:50 Minimum size for Bluefin
  • 23:35 Sexual maturity and sustainable hunting
  • 25:15 Caring for your catch and tuna hunting gear
  • 33:00 Bleeding tuna

  • 38:10 Processing the fish vs preparing your hunting gear
  • 42:15 What do you do when you get the fish home? Fish of a lifetime
  • 45:10 How to break down a tuna
  • 48:25 Storage and transporting a large fish
  • 50:25 Aging tuna at least 48 hours – fresh vs aged | 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 55:30 @tassieadventureman’s smoked tuna
  • 01:00:55 Dive watches – pro’s and cons. Suunto, Garmin, Cressi, etc
  • 01:08:55 Divebud

  • 01:13:15 Apple iWatch for high performance freediving?
  • 01:17:00 Joe Rogan Podcast with Joel Turner Bow Hunting
  • 01:19:45 Improving your technique – 1 word prompts and breaking the action into separate parts
  • 01:35:00 Tell us about your freediving retreats! Whitsundays Retreat
  • 01:39:10 Taking Noobs out to dive
  • 01:41:00 African spearfishing retreat
  • 01:46:00 Noob Spearo & Salt Sessions Great Barrier Reef retreat
  • 01:49:35 How to get involved in these awesome retreats!
  • 01:52:00 Noob Spearo and Kieren Limpus weekend spearfishing course
  • 01:54:10 How do you do your ceviche?
  • 01:57:15 Thanks for being on the show!
  • 01:58:10 Outro

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NSP:228 Respecting the Fish | Compassion, Conservation and Hunting Consciously | Kelsea Albert

NSP:228 Respecting the Fish | Compassion, Conservation and Hunting Consciously | Kelsea Albert

Interview with Dr Kelsea Albert

Today’s interview is with Dr Kelsea Albert, multiple world record holder, multiple time USA and World champion huntress and at her core, a frothing speara! Apart from her life saving medical work, she has a huge passion for sustainable hunting. She firmly believes in the value of “one shot – one kill” and has spent her life improving her craft to become an extremely effective hunter. Hear stories of how her husband asked her out on spearfishing dates, the perfect poke bowl, tales of her world record Seabass hunts and some new and unique ways to attract fish! Thanks so much for being on the show Kelsea, it’s great to see someone so passionate about hunting! If you could take one thing out of this episode: treat your fish the same way you would a deer!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:10 Welcome Dr Kelsea Albert!
  • 08:20 Faroe Islands whale hunting
  • 11:25 Spearfishing dates!
  • 14:15 Growing up hunting & one shot one kill
  • 21:40 Halibut & spearfishing tourism, competitions

  • 29:30 Where does your day job and spearfishing cross over?
  • 34:30 Hunting critics
  • 39:35 What research have you done with freediving and spearfishing?
  • 44:30 What is the perfect Poke bowl? Give us your recipe!

  • 49:00 Practical advice for new spearos
  • 54:45 How do I improve my aim?
  • 01:01:40 Unique ways to attract fish!
  • 01:04:55 Funniest moments while spearfishing
  • 01:10:05 The perfect first date: spearfishing!
  • 01:14:15 How can competitions improve their safety?
  • 01:24:50 Local knowledge and sustainable hunting
  • 01:29:05 Memorable hunts
  • 01:37:55 California kelp forests, A Journey Beneath

  • 01:44:10 What gear is in your dive bag?
  • 01:54:40 Self-determination
  • 01:58:25 Treat your fish like you would a deer
  • 01:59:18 Outro

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NSP:227 Rowing, Spearing and Pooing in a Bucket Mid-Atlantic | Glyn Sadler

NSP:227 Rowing, Spearing and Pooing in a Bucket Mid-Atlantic | Glyn Sadler

Interview with Glyn Sadler

Today’s interview is with Glyn Sadler! He is part of a group of friends that decided to row across the Atlantic ocean! We chat all about preparing for a massive trip like this, spearfishing off a row boat and how his time in the military has helped his spearfishing. Mental health is a huge talking point, rowing for weeks on end with 3 other men in a tiny boat is going to push you to a place you probably haven’t been before, Glyn has some great thoughts on how to overcome some mental challenges. We also talk about using the bathroom out on the sea and some of the hilarious stories that come with that!

A special Happy Birthday to Glyn’s son Harry and his wife Sarah!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:25 Welcome Glyn!
  • 06:35 Your military background, spearfishing and ocean rowing
  • 12:00 Mental health
  • 14:40 Useless people
  • 18:00 Resilience and the reality of rowing across the ocean
  • 30:05 Great struggle brings great victory
  • 33:40 A hard reset for your mental health
  • 39:00 How did the bathroom work?

  • 42:10 Spearfishing and ocean rowing
  • 45:05 Tell us about your boat!
  • 52:15 Tell us about this race and the sponsors!
  • 01:00:55 @Adventures_Per_Mare – rowing and spearfishing the UK coast
  • 01:08:40 Fitness
  • 01:12:15 Australian visitor out on the Atlantic
  • 01:20:40 Spearfishing in Northern Wales
  • 01:25:20 4.4lb Mullet

  • 01:28:20 Spider crabs in the shallows and diving with your kids
  • 01:33:50 99 Spearo Recipes and harvesting food from the ocean
  • 01:41:45 Thanks for joining us Glyn!
  • 01:42:40 Outro

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Krystle’s Fake It – Fillet o Fish Burgers

Krystle’s Fake It – Fillet o Fish Burgers

My wife makes these sensational Fillet o Fish knock-off burgers that absolutely destroy the Golden Arches version. Not only do you know exactly what is going into them but you can relive the nostalgic taste and everyone else in the family (nearly everyone) enjoys them too. Trust me, Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers are a dead-set crowd pleaser:) Here is her recipe! – Shrek

 Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers

Main Ingredients

  • Fish (cut into thin portion size square shapes. I used Spanish Mackerel)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Brioche bread rolls
  • Lettuce
  • Cheese

Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers. The buns to use

Batter

  • 200g /250g Flour
  • X1 egg
  • 250ml-300ml Lemonade (add until you have a pancake type batter consistency)
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste

Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers. The batter

Tartare sauce

  • ½ cup Capers
  • Dill
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ cup Gherkins
  • Lemon and lemon rind
  • 1 ½ cup Mayonnaise

Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers. The tartare sauce

Method

  1. The tartare sauce: Pour mayonnaise into bowl. Chop up capers, dill, gherkins and place into bowl. Add salt, pepper, lemon and lemon rind to taste and mix well. Keep refrigerated until ready to use.
  2. The batter: Put the flour, egg, lemonade and salt and pepper into bowl and mix well. Place in fridge to keep cold if not using straight away.
  3. Pour enough oil for shallow frying into wok (or fry pan), place on medium to high heat. You can test the oil with a little batter, if bubbling when placed in the oil is ready.
  4. Dip each piece of fish into the batter and coat well. Place battered fish into oil and cook on both sides for a few minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Place on cooling rack or plate with paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
  5. To assemble burgers, spread a generous amount of Tartare sauce on bottom bun, followed by lettuce, a piece of crispy battered fish and a slice of cheese.  Enjoy!

Fake Fillet o Fish Burgers. Make these upgraded diy filet o fish burgers in minutes

Tips

  • Batter is best when really cold. Placing in fridge until ready to use is helpful or placing two ice cubes into batter when using.
  • If you have the oil cooking on high the whole time it will burn the batter.

– Krystle:)

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NSP:226 Chat GPT top 10 Ethical Concerns with Spearfishing + Q&A | Trevor Ketchion & James Sakker

NSP:226 Chat GPT top 10 Ethical Concerns with Spearfishing + Q&A | Trevor Ketchion & James Sakker

Interview with James Sakker and Trevor Ketchion

Today’s episode is a chat about the revolution that is ChatGPT! Does AI have a place in spearfishing? Do we still need freediving and spearfishing courses run by humans or will AI take over? We’ve enlisted the helpful and exciting conversation of Trevor Ketchion and James Sakker! We even had a few Patron guests join us as we ask ChatGPT questions about spearfishing and react to them! The top 10 ethical concerns, ChatGPT vs Google, who is the best spearo, where are the best spots, hyperventilation and so much more! We also ask the most important question: Who has the most luxurious beard in spearfishing? Listen til the end to find out the answer! Massive chat that’ll no doubt stir up some controversy, let us know what you think about this!

 

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 07:25 Welcome James and Trevor!
  • 10:30 What is ChatGPT?
  • 12:30 ChatGPT vs Google
  • 16:10 Hyperventilating
  • 21:25 10 Biggest ethical concerns for spearfishing: 1: Overfishing
  • 26:40 2. Impact on non-target species
  • 31:45 3. Habitat destruction
  • 37:10 4. Ecological imbalance
  • 44:20 5. Poaching
  • 47:15 6. Endangered species

  • 52:55 7. Human safety
  • 53:45 8. Cultural appropriation in spearfishing
  • 57:35 9. Contribute to invasive species
  • 01:02:20 10. Unethical practices (scuba??)
  • 01:06:15 Who are the best spearos and who have the most luxurious beards in spearfishing?
  • 01:10:10 James, you had a rough spearfishing run!
  • 01:13:50 Patron guests
  • 01:15:00 Trevor’s poo story from the Inter Pac’s
  • 01:20:30 What does ChatGPT think about spearfishing?

  • 01:23:45 What’s coming up on Catch It Grow It Cook It?
  • 01:25:15 Female spearos
  • 01:27:15 Submerged Psychos new videos
  • 01:30:10 Last thoughts
  • 01:33:30 Thanks for stopping by guys!
  • 01:34:40 Outro

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NSP:225 Distilling the Great White Dive Experience | Sam Wild

NSP:225 Distilling the Great White Dive Experience | Sam Wild

Interview with Sam Wild

Today’s urgent interview is with Sam Wild from South Seas Spearos! Diving and filming Great White Sharks in the water is not for the feint of heart, Sam has had some amazing experiences with them! An extremely talented cameraman and spearo, his skills are being put to great use following his mates around and filming their epic adventures chasing amazing fish! Learn a bit more about Sam and his past, get some insight into filming and producing South Sea Spearos and hear what it’s like to dive with Great White Sharks! He also runs, with his father, the MAHI Spearfishing store which sell some real nice floats, perfect for going up against those one in a lifetime fish! If you haven’t yet – check out their Youtube and prepare for the froth!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:15 Welcome Sam!
  • 06:45 Lobster hunting in NZ
  • 11:00 Filming spearos underwater
  • 14:10 Growing up in an alternative community
  • 17:20 Tall poppy syndrome and Facebook groups
  • 24:40 EDH – your partner!
  • 29:25 What’s it like diving with Great White Sharks?

  • 36:20 Cage diving
  • 43:55 Fishery regulations
  • 49:40 A memorable hunt or experience in the ocean

  • 52:45 Dive safety
  • 56:00 Your favourite or most interesting species
  • 01:02:45 Scary experiences
  • 01:07:05 Paper Nautilus
  • 01:08:55 South Sea Spearos = Meat Eater
  • 01:10:40 Almost getting speared BY a marlin

  • 01:15:25 Pranks
  • 01:22:10 Mahi Spearfishing
  • 01:27:15 How do you manage your mental health being so popular on instagram?
  • 01:30:25 Future plans and where can people find you?

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NSP:224 Tasmania Spearos Call for Help | Sonny Kaeo Landon-Lane

NSP:224 Tasmania Spearos Call for Help | Sonny Kaeo Landon-Lane

Interview with Sonny Kaeo Landon-Lane

Today’s urgent interview is with Sonny Kaeo Landon-Lane highlighting a potential game changing fisheries ban for spearos in Tasmania! The Sand Flathead, Striped Trumpeter, Bastard Trumpeter and the Banded Morwong are all at risk of being completely banned for spearos – are spearos the reason for their decline? How can I get involved and stop this ban from happening? All this and some juicy details about Tasmania spearfishing and dive conditions!

Take Sonny’s survey here!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:05 Welcome Sonny! Kaeo Landon-Lane!
  • 05:05 Spearfishing is becoming more and more popular
  • 09:15 Let’s talk about Tasmania spearfishing conditions!
  • 13:15 Tasmanian’s love their cooking!
  • 14:55 Where has this attack on spearfishing regulation come from? Sand Flathead
  • 18:10 Striped Trumpeter
  • 24:20 Bastard Trumpeter
  • 25:55 Dislike for spearfishing: average person’s view on spearfishing
  • 36:05 Banded Morwong

  • 40:00 Emotionally driven by a poor understanding of spearfishing: the data and figures
  • 42:10 The rest of the regulation document
  • 44:40 How can I get help? scalefish.review@nre.tas.gov.au
  • 52:10 The reality of spearfishing
  • 58:30 What drove you to become a freedive instructor?
  • 01:04:40 Blackout experience and why to do a freediving course
  • 01:13:50 Instructor’s make a difference: how do you convince someone to take a course?
  • 01:17:45 Buddy diving is risk management

  • 01:20:40 Taking responsibility
  • 01:22:50 A memorable hunt or dive trip
  • 01:26:40 Freedive Tasmania Shop
  • 01:30:40 Thank you for being on the show!
  • 01:32:00 Outro

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  • Take the survey!
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Octopus Tom Yum

Octopus Tom Yum

Tom Yum soup usually uses prawns as the main protein but octopus works a treat as an addition or as an alternative. Octopus can turn tough if overcooked. Freezing them for a week helps tenderize them.

The soup is easily made but if Tom Yum paste is readily available, use it. Octopus can be caught wading in rock pools or freediving reefs and weed beds. They can be tickled out of their caves with a spear disconnected from the gun.

Octopus Tom Yum

Deryck Tan with Perth Octopus

Ingredient List

  • 350g (12oz) whole prawns
  • 750ml (3 cups) water
  • 125ml (0.5 cups) chicken stock
  • 3 slices galangal*
  • 3 lemongrass stalks, crushed
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves, crushed
  • 2 chillies, preferably birds eye
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 octopus, cleaned and if desired, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 120g (4oz) mushrooms, preferably oyster
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • Coriander (cilantro)

* The best substitute for galangal is to use 1 tbsp fresh ginger root with 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice

Octopus Tom Yum

Method

  1. Shell the prawns
  2. Place water and chicken stock in a pot
  3. Add prawn heads and shells, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, chilies and garlic*
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Strain the broth
  6. Add mushrooms, tomato and onions to the broth and simmer for 4 minutes
  7. Add prawns and octopus and simmer for 1 minute
  8. Add lime juice and adjust the taste to suit
  9. Garnish with coriander
  •  If Tom Yum paste is readily available, make the soup with it according to instructions and then add the mushrooms, tomato, onion and octopus

This recipe was submitted by @deryck.gyotaku and features prominently in 99 Spearo Recipes – our crowdsourced seafood cookbook. Find this recipe and 157 others right HERE

Octopus Tom Yum

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Hot Smoked Spanish Mackerel

Hot Smoked Spanish Mackerel

Hot smoking fish is easy once you get a few things nailed, and should be embraced and not avoided. Brining greatly improves the texture and taste of any smoked fish. Keep it simple with an easy salt brine for just one hour.

Serve the finished smoked spanish mackerel hot with vegetables, with salad or in a wrap. It’s always great. When cooled and refrigerated the smoked fish will keep for at least a week so can be used in a multitude of dishes until you can get out to dive again!

Hot Smoked Spanish Mackerel

Ingredient List

  • 2kg (4.4lb) spanish mackerel fillet
  • 1 cup (300g) salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 handful hardwood sawdust

Hot Smoked Spanish Mackerel

Method

  1. Make a brine by mixing the salt and water, making sure all the salt is dissolved.
  2. Cut fish into 20mm (1In) medallions, leaving the skin on.
  3. Soak fish in brine for one hour, make sure it is fully submerged.
  4. Remove the fish from the brine. Pat it dry and then sprinkle on brown sugar and rub it into the medallions.
  5. Place the medallions in a hot smoker and cook for 18 minutes then turn off heat (Consult the how to Hot Smoke fish section for more details)
  6. Leave fish in the smoker, without removing the lid, for another 8 minutes
  7. The smoked fish is then ready to serve, or remove and cool to use later.

Hot Smoked Spanish Mackerel

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NSP:223 Stradbroke Weekend Spearing Course (no2) | Keiren Limpus

NSP:223 Stradbroke Weekend Spearing Course (no2) | Keiren Limpus

Interview with the Legend Crew of the Stradbroke Weekend Spearing Course 2!

Today’s interview is with the awesome crew from our 2nd Stradbroke weekend spearfishing course! Hear from some of the legends that joined us for the 2nd round of spearfishing and freediving courses that Shrek and Keiren ran. From Noob Spearos to experienced spearos getting formal qualifications, adults to young kids – everyone had a great time, learnt new things and improved their abilities! Best of all was getting to prepare, cook up and eat our catch less than 100m from where it was shot. We hope you enjoy!

If you are interested in doing one of our courses – click here to go to the sign up page, visit NoobSpearo.com/SpearCourse Or you can scan the QR code at the bottom of this page!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 07:35 Welcome to the 2nd Stradbroke spearfishing course!
  • 10:50 Steven the underwater hockey spearo
  • 12:25 You shot and smoked a fish! How was it?
  • 13:10 Troy “Rambo” – 2 Pike in 1 shot
  • 15:10 Nick – Amala’s dad
  • 21:05 Jeffrey “Spear Gramps”
  • 24:30 Brandon – you shot the fish of the trip!
  • 26:20 What take aways have you got from this course?
  • 27:35 Amala – who was the best instructor?
  • 29:35 Keiren – how was your weekend?
  • 34:40 Outro

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NSP:222 Divebud | The Dive Computer Reimagined | Alexey Vlaskin & Landell Archer

NSP:222 Divebud | The Dive Computer Reimagined | Alexey Vlaskin & Landell Archer

Interview with Alexey Vlaskin & Landell Archer

Today’s interview is with Alexey Vlaskin & Landell Archer, founders of Divebud: a new technology to improve on the concept of a dive watch! Have you ever got lost in the moment while at the bottom of the sea? Ever been at the end of your breath hold but then that fish you’ve been looking for shows up? This can quickly become a recipe for disaster! Divebud aims to eliminate this worry! It is a programmable device that can analyze, set alarms and track your performance underwater. Been down for too long? You’ll get a beep to remind you. Been on the surface for long enough? It’ll beep and tell you! We LOVE innovative products like this, no matter what your stance on using technology in diving is, we 100% support creators like this.

Have you used a Divebud? Let us know what your experience was!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:40 Noober Stories
  • 11:50 Welcome Divebud team! Alexey Vlaskin & Landell Archer
  • 14:45 Where did the inspiration for Divebud come from?
  • 19:05 Landell, what experience did you bring to the team?
  • 21:55 Target market, Amber Bourke review of Divebud

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    “Amber Bourke – Australian Freediving Champion”

  • 24:45 Spearfishing experience
  • 26:40 Devil’s advocate: spearfishing and blackout
  • 32:40 Eliminating competition in spearfishing
  • 37:55 Customizing the Divebud
  • 42:25 Function vs form
  • 44:10 Programming the Divebud
  • 48:00 Dive history
  • 51:40 Education about Divebud
  • 54:15 Devil’s advocate: Having a bad dive day
  • 58:20 What makes Divebud competitive on the market?
  • 01:02:45 Future developments
  • 01:05:20 Where can people find out more?
  • 01:08:20 What about the GOLD?!
  • 01:11:30 OutroNSP222 on fins Podchaser - Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews
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NSP:221 Havkontoret Norwegian Spearfishing Podcast | Øystein Sundland

NSP:221 Havkontoret Norwegian Spearfishing Podcast | Øystein Sundland

Interview with Øystein Sundland

Today’s interview is with Øystein Sundland from the Havkontoret Norwegian Spearfishing Podcast and we talk all things Norway spearfishing! If Norway wasn’t on your bucket list for spearfishing destinations, now it will be! Cold water, big fish, bigger sharks, night diving and some amazing scenery for when you surface, Norway is a semi-hidden gem in the spearfishing world! Hear some stories and get info from a local Norwegian spearo about the spearfishing in Norway, what gear you need and what fish you can expect to encounter. Øystein runs a Norwegian spearfishing podcast called Havkontoret, if you speak the language then here is an amazing resource for you! Have you been diving in Norway? Let us know your experience in the comments!

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  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:25 Welcome Øystein!
  • 07:50 Tell us about the Havkontoret podcast and how you started spearfishing
  • 11:45 What is the vision for your podcast?
  • 13:30 Norwegian fish farms
  • 17:15 What is the spearfishing scene in Norway like?
  • 18:55 Dill and Scallop pasta
  • 22:30 Halibut! What is it like hunting them?
  • 27:40 Massive Monkfish on little Christmas eve: how to hunt and cook Monkfish

  • 36:45 Your family has some freediving and fishing history
  • 40:50 The spearo lifestyle
  • 44:55 Hunting using the tidal currents
  • 49:30 Keeping spearfishing spots secret
  • 50:25 You have some awesome podcast guests – the Turbot King! And other fish species to hunt in Norway
  • 54:30 How to spearfish in Norway

  • 56:40 Spearfishing Coalfish
  • 01:00:20 What wetsuit are you wearing? A Frivannsliv 7mm
  • 01:01:30 Diving in fjords
  • 01:03:15 Norway spearfishing regulations and licenses
  • 01:10:50 What’s in your gear bag?
  • 01:12:15 Rig line, float and flag
  • 01:16:15 Do you have fishing competition from line fisherman?
  • 01:18:55 Scary stuff
  • 01:20:30 Buddy diving vs diving alone

  • 01:25:40 Funny stuff
  • 01:28:05 Getting caught in the current
  • 01:30:40 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:33:30 Thanks for being on the show! Where can people find you?
  • 01:36:20 Outro

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The Art of Freediving for Spearfishing: How to Improve Your Breath-Hold

The Art of Freediving for Spearfishing: How to Improve Your Breath-Hold

Did you know that spearfishing almost became an Olympic sport? Spearfishing came close to being recognized as an Olympic sport in the 1960s, but unfortunately, it never actually happened.

Spears have been used for fishing since the stone age. Like anything else, freediving or spearfishing requires discipline and perseverance to get better at it.

Becoming a proficient spearo requires a great deal of training, practice, and experience. Another thing you need to master as a diver is your breathing. Proper breath hold is essential while remaining underwater.

This article offers tips on holding your breath longer when spearfishing and explains the benefits of proper breathing techniques for a spearo.

Proper breathing techniques are essential when free diving or spearfishing because they can affect your body’s physical performance if done incorrectly AND more importantly can kill you (hyperventilation directly causes shallow water blackout and is one the greatest risks to a spearo). Consistently practicing dry-training exercises can help you hold your breath longer while spearfishing.

If you want to know more about improving your breath-hold, check out freediving questions answered by Adam Stern. You can also read more below to learn tips on holding your breath longer.

Another primary concern for freedivers is dehydration. A freediver can be at risk of dehydration due to overactive sweat glands. These overactive sweat glands can make divers sweat profusely in a wetsuit. As a diver, it is crucial to stay hydrated before going underwater. We recommend Aqualyte, an Australian made product tailored for people who pursue high exertion/high dehydration activities like spearfishing. Noob Spearo are an affiliate for Aqualyte so the GOOD news is;

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Tips to Improve Your Breath-Hold

If you want to improve your breath-hold time, do it gradually. Be careful to avoid overdoing it, and proceed at a comfortable pace. Remember to relax and allow your breathing to return to normal (tidal breathing) if you feel dizzy.

Try these tips if you want to hold your breath longer than your usual.

1. Try practicing your breath-hold at home.

You can practice breath-hold dives in your own home by practicing dry training. This training allows you to practice freediving breath-hold from the comfort of your home.

You can practice the three parts of a breath-hold dive while lying in bed or on your sofa. Learn how to practice full breaths, breath-up (cadenced breathing), and recovery (hook) breathing.

2. Exercise regularly to improve your cardiovascular fitness.

Remember that the lungs are an air tank and can only hold so much air. Although your lung capacity is determined by genetics (and how flexible your rib cage is), you can increase it through cardiovascular training.

Cardiovascular exercises are the best way to improve your overall fitness. By practicing some exercises while holding your breath (think safety!), you will develop the ability to hold your breath longer and improve efficiency. Prolonged cardio exercise can help you build lung capacity.

3. You can hire a coach or a professional instructor.

If you are interested in freediving, look for a local training center and check out their courses. When you learn freediving, not only will you be able to enjoy the sport yourself, but you’ll also be part of a community of active freedivers.

Freediving is a lifestyle and an enjoyable sport. Investing in an excellent coach is key to becoming the best freediver you can be.

Importance of Proper Breathing Techniques When Diving

Our lungs have an incredible ability to adapt during exercise. When the need for oxygen rises, our lungs expand and take in more.

Breathing training can teach you to take in more and if you practice O2 exercises, you can extend your hypoxic threshold and make your body use oxygen more efficiently.

Blood oxygenation happens when oxygen enters your body during inhalation and is carried by the blood to every part of your vital system.

When oxygen gets into your bloodstream, it travels to cells all over your system to create energy and sustain your body. Proper breathing techniques are not only important for swimming or diving but also for everyday life.

Muscles need oxygen whenever physical activity is involved, so we tend to breathe heavily and rapidly when running or walking. This is caused by increased CO2. Your tolerance to CO2 can also be improved with training and you can learn to understand the urge to breathe in your own body through training.

Another benefit from proper breathing techniques is that it can help you release tension when exhaling while swimming. This release helps you swim more efficiently and conserve energy, making every stroke count. When you resurface after a dive and have finished recovery breathing, allow your body to return to normative breathing – we call this tidal breathing. Your breathing should be easy and relaxed, exhale away any tension and enjoy the benefits on your next dive.

As you can see, breath control and understanding is important and beneficial for spearfishing. It is one of the most basic things you can focus on to improve your proficiency for spearfishing.

However, always remember that mastering your breathing techniques requires time and dedication. Don’t be in a huge rush just to improve your breath-hold, learn to hunt with whatever your capability is now and enjoy the journey.

Be patient and work persistently. It may take you years to master proper breath control and relaxation, but what you learn during your training can make a big difference in your spearfishing journey.

– Written by Stanley Clark

References

  1. How to train to hold your breath longer safely

https://www.healthline.com/health/holding-your-breath

  1. Blood Oxygen Level

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diagnostics/22447-blood-oxygen-level#:~:text=Oxygen%20is%20essential%20to%20life,cells%20all%20over%20your%20body

  1. Breathe for a better workout

https://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/breathe-exercise-workout.html#:~:text=We%20need%20regular%20oxygen%20to,can%20lead%20to%20a%20fall

NSP:220 The Pressure Project – ‘How to teach more relaxed students’ masterclass | Adam Sellars

NSP:220 The Pressure Project – ‘How to teach more relaxed students’ masterclass | Adam Sellars

Interview with Adam Sellars

Today’s interview is with Adam Sellars from The Pressure Project! Freediving instructor, spearo and all round legend Adam Sellars joins us to chat about the instructor side of freediving courses and how he teaches and trains new and already experienced divers to be safer and more effective. He had a natural talent and excelled at freediving deep, far deeper and earlier than he should have! These ‘mistakes’ taught him valuable lessons that he can now share and teach to his students. Hear about freediving in the Kilsby Sinkhole, how to convince your friends or partner to go spearfishing with you and some banter from the 2 legends, Shrek and Adam!

Here is the infamous wreck dive moment Adam and Shrek mention at the end of the show!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 07:10 Welcome Adam Sellars from the Pressure Project!
  • 08:20 The magic of diving in a sinkhole
  • 11:35 Assumed level of competence
  • 14:45 Spearos who are anti freediving
  • 21:00 The Pressure Project: what is it all about?
  • 29:30 How to get your friends to go spearfishing with you!

  • 33:25 Becoming a teacher vs being a friend
  • 43:25 Setting your limits as an instructor
  • 56:45 99 Spearo Recipes and cray diving!
  • 01:04:05 Who have been the people and resources that helped you get better?
  • 01:07:50 Separate your ego from your diving
  • 01:17:05 Going ALL IN

  • 01:22:15 Body-Mind connection
  • 01:29:20 Thanks Adam!
  • 01:31:20 Outro

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NSP:219 From Commercial Spearo to the Trophy Mentality | Francisco Loffredi

NSP:219 From Commercial Spearo to the Trophy Mentality | Francisco Loffredi

Interview with Francisco Loffredi

Today’s interview is with Francisco Loffredi from Rio De Janeiro!  A life time in the water and a culture that celebrates spearfishing has shaped Francisco and the way he dives today, from his early days being a commercial spearfisherman to his development into competition and trophy spearfishing, we chat about the reasons that he’s changed his approach, how competition and sport fishing can actually help keep the sea healthy and some of the hilarious stories he’s had a long the way! An absolute legend with the consistent spearfishing performance to back it up, you are going to learn a lot from him! If you speak Portuguese then check out his podcast: Sangue No Convés! We chat everything from diving super deep to spearfishing super shallow, how to land big fish and the in’s and out’s of commercial spearfishing. Thanks for being on the show mate!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 08:45 Welcome Francisco from Brazil!
  • 10:15 Tell us about spearfishing in Rio de Janeiro
  • 12:35 Trophy spearfishing and your approach to spearfishing
  • 14:30 Shooting from the hip, being prepared when the opportunity arrives.
  • 16:50 Headshots and penetration – how and when to perform a proper headshot
  • 25:05 What are the prevailing currents?
  • 27:00 Spearfishing deeper than 30m

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  • 32:40 Hunting extremely shallow
  • 34:20 Cheating and nefarious behavior for competitions
  • 29:55 Spearfishing and diving with your son
  • 39:40 What is the Rio spearfishing culture?
  • 41:30 Confronting the spearfishing ignorance in the public: facts vs narrative
  • 46:55 Debating anti-fishing people, sport fishing could be the answer
  • 52:15 Seaspiracy review

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  • 54:05 Cagarras marine park
  • 57:55 Most fish are good to eat, tell the story of fishing
  • 01:00:40 Hired by a top restaurant in Rio
  • 01:06:30 Seafood is a huge passion for you, what are some memorable recipes?
  • 01:13:45 Your favourite species to hunt and how to hunt Grouper
  • 01:16:35 Do you have problems with sharks in Rio?
  • 01:18:40 Tough or scary situation
  • 01:24:00 What dive gear is in your bag? Tell us about your Cressi gear!
  • 01:28:45 What other Brazilian dive gear do you use?
  • 01:30:25 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:39:45 Closing thoughts
  • 01:41:45 Outro

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NSP:218 Inaugural Long Weekend Spearfishing and Freediving Course | Keiren Limpus + Our Crew

NSP:218 Inaugural Long Weekend Spearfishing and Freediving Course | Keiren Limpus + Our Crew

Interview with Keiren Limpus & Our Crew

Today’s interview is with Keiren Limpus & Our Crew over on North Stradbroke Island for the inaugural 3 day spearfishing and freediving course! Shrek, Keiren & 8 other Noob Spearos spent the weekend right on the seaside to learn how to spearfish, get their PADI requirements and get fully immersed in the spearfishing lifestyle with likeminded people! Hear the guys thoughts and experiences from the weekend and how it has affected their spearfishing, taking theory and putting it into practice – right off the back garden! With fresh inspiration from 99 Spearo Recipes, we ate well! Thanks to everyone that joined us and made this possible!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:10 Welcome to North Stradbroke Island with 9 other legends!
  • 05:40 We have been cooking a lot! How did the Black Spot Tuskfish cook up?
  • 06:30 David, creator of Scorkl, what was a highlight from your weekend?
  • 11:45 Alex, you shot some nice fish!
  • 14:00 Learning to buddy dive
  • 15:15 Welcome Rexy!
  • 16:50 Rescue and safety diving
  • 21:25 Scotty, how have you found the spearfishing course?
  • 23:55 A great exercise to calm yourself before a deep dive
  • 25:20 Hello Jeff! You brought a massive timber speargun!
  • 27:20 What training have you done to improve your freediving ability?
  • 29:00 How does this course compare to the other courses you’ve done?
  • 32:15 Luke, you had a tough moment this afternoon! What happened?
  • 37:45 Welcome Linton! 99 Spearo Recipes and how long have you been spearfishing?
  • 41:25 Highlight of the weekend?
  • 43:25 Are we giving you a good experience?
  • 44:50 What can we do better next time?

 

  • 47:20 Score out of 10 and feedback to improve on: David!
  • 48:45 Alex!
  • 51:00 Rex!
  • 52:00 Scotty!
  • 52:40 Jeff!
  • 55:20 Jayden!
  • 58:30 Luke!
  • 01:00:20 Linton!

  • 01:02:20 Keiren how was your experience hosting this course?
  • 01:04:20 Shrek’s review and closing thoughts
  • 01:05:10 Outro

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NSP:217 Spearo Hangout Podcast Crew and UK Spearing | Ben Dunford, Richard Gomes & Anthony Fraser

NSP:217 Spearo Hangout Podcast Crew and UK Spearing | Ben Dunford, Richard Gomes & Anthony Fraser

Interview with Ben Dunford, Richard Gomes & Anthony Fraser

Today’s interview is with Ben Dunford, Richard Gomes & Anthony Fraser of the Spearo Hangout Podcast in the UK! If you’re a spearo in the UK, you need to listen to this podcast! The Spearo Hangout is a UK spearfishing podcast where you can find out everything you need to know about UK spearing and some of the awesome stories they have along the way! We chat about spearfishing competitions, targeting specific fish, staying warm and the dive conditions in the UK! Thanks Ben, Richard and Anthony –  3 legends making the most out of the UK spearfishing community!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 08:15 Crikey! Welcome Ben, Richard and Anthony!
  • 10:00 You have some absolute legends on your podcast
  • 11:30 How did you guys start a spearfishing podcast?
  • 15:45 Anthony: the punching bag of the podcast!
  • 21:50 Ben, tell us about your spearfishing competitions!
  • 23:40 Criticism for spearfishing competitions
  • 26:40 Buying your first spearfishing gear

  • 33:25 You guys had a good end to spearfishing in 2022
  • 36:50 Competition ethics and fishery pressure
  • 43:05 Why is commercial fishing so disliked in the UK?
  • 51:50 Let’s talk cooking! Salt and vinegar chippies and crumbed fish nuggets
  • 56:20 How do you cook Mullet?
  • 01:00:10 Filleting small fish

  • 01:06:20 What’s your proudest hunt/catch so far?
  • 01:10:35 Wetsuits and staying warm
  • 01:13:45 Memorable fish and cheeky dive buddies

  • 01:23:40 Scary stuff: 3 biggest risks in UK Spearfishing
  • 01:33:50 Funny stuff
  • 01:41:25 Weight for diving in the UK
  • 01:47:45 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:50:55 Dream spearfishing destinations
  • 01:57:35 Thanks for being on the podcast!
  • 02:02:40 Outro

 

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NSP:216 Spice Rubs, Foraging and Overcoming Gatekeepers | Ben Hohnke

NSP:216 Spice Rubs, Foraging and Overcoming Gatekeepers | Ben Hohnke

Interview with Ben Hohnke

Today’s interview is with Ben Hohnke, founder of Hohnke Outdoors! A frothing spearo and land-based hunter with an entrepreneurial mind, listen in on his journey through spearfishing from being an absolute Noob Spearo to now. He has several recipes in our 99 Spearo Recipes book and has created some amazing spice rubs that you can order for seafood, white meat and red meat or game. We have a good chat about taking “trash” fish, better ways to harvest abalone and have a good discussion about the influential spearos that helped Ben improve to the spearo he is today, as well as the concept of “Gatekeepers” and the role they play in new divers getting into the sport. Go visit HohnkeOutdoors.com and see the awesome products they have and go subscribe to their Youtube channel as well!

 

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  • 00:13 Intro
  • 01:30 Old Man Blue voice message
  • Welcome Ben Hohnke from Hohnke Outdoors! Who are you and where do you come from?
  • 11:05 Where did you grow up and start spearfishing?
  • 18:05 How efficiently did you buy your gear?
  • 22:30 How do you stay diving fit? Pool training?

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NSP:215 Port Hedland GT Diving | Wally Galli

NSP:215 Port Hedland GT Diving | Wally Galli

Interview with Wally Galli

Today’s interview is with Wally Galli! An ex-South African, owner of GT Diving and Marine living in Port Hedland, he tells us the stories about meeting future legends like Rob Allen, some memorable dive trips he done over the years like St. Lucia and a bit on his part of helping Robbie Peck when he got attacked by that Bull Shark. We also hear about some of the history of the NW Spearfishing Club, how he helps get new spearos started, spearfishing competitions and making diving and spearing his business. Wally is unable to hide the passion in his voice when he speaks about diving and spearing, if you’re ever in the area make sure you pay him and his shop a visit!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:35 Welcome Wally Galli! Where did you grow up?
  • 08:10 St. Lucia spearfishing
  • 09:50 Do you miss South Africa? Meeting Rob Allen
  • 11:10 Rammed by a Great White
  • 14:25 Tell us about your shop: GT Diving!
  • 15:35 Helping Robbie Peck after he got attacked by a shark
  • 18:15 The shark attack seems to have made business quiet

  • 20:35 The coldest Spring into Summer in Port Hedland
  • 22:30 Port Hedland spearfishing and the NW Spearfishing Club + competitions
  • 25:55 I am a complete noob and I walk into your shop: what do you do to get me started?
  • 28:00 There’s always a spot on my boat, just bring your dive gear and we split the fuel between everyone

  • 33:30 Taking on and teaching Noob Spearos
  • 35:50 Everyone needs to know how to operate the boat
  • 39:00 Carbon vs plastic fins
  • 41:05 Support your local dive shop!
  • 43:00 Where can people find GT Diving?
  • 47:10 Thank you for taking time to be on the show!
  • 51:30 Outro

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NSP:214 Port Hedland Bullshark Attack Survival Story | Robbie Peck

NSP:214 Port Hedland Bullshark Attack Survival Story | Robbie Peck

Interview with Robbie Peck

Today’s interview is with Robbie Peck, survivor of a 3m Bull Shark attack off Port Hedland! On a day with a few unusual things lining up, Robbie was retrieving a fish off the bottom when he got smashed by a 3m Bull Shark! What followed was a harrowing story with some excellent dive buddies who undoubtedly saved Robbie’s arm and life! We chat in detail about the attack, the swim back up to the surface, the boat ride back to port and doing it all with his 4 year old son there with him! Robbie’s response and attitude after this is undoubtedly going to help save someone else’s life somewhere down the road. We also chat about diving around Port Hedland and even talk about some recipes!

Here’s a story that we can all take something out of! Where’s your first aid kit?

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 08:55 Welcome Robbie Peck, survivor of a 3m Bull Shark attack!
  • 09:30 Tell us about Port Hedland
  • 12:00 So you’re a Kiwi? When did you move?
  • 13:20 What was the experience of being attacked like?
  • 18:10 Unusually aggressive behaviour by the shark

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  • 21:00 What did you do in response? Immediate first aid.
  • 23:05 Literally the one day that you took the tourniquet off the boat!
  • 25:00 The trip back to land
  • 26:45 Surviving for my family and being in this situation with my 4 year old son
  • 30:15 What happened when you got back to the boat ramp?
  • 37:55 Why do shark attacks get so much media attention?
  • 40:40 4 things that were different on the day

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  • 44:00 Sharks learn fishing and spearo behaviour
  • 45:05 What did the shark do after it bit you?
  • 47:20 Bite Club and chatting with fellow survivor Rick Bettua
  • 49:30 “I knew the risks going into their domain” – open this can of worms!
  • 53:30 Artificial reefs and the benefits they bring
  • 59:00 Will you go back to spearfishing?
  • 01:03:40 Not having a tourniquet actually saved my arm
  • 01:08:20 Which spearfishing club are you a part of? Northwest Spearfishing Club and the WA Undersea Club
  • 01:09:45 @BertGoesBang and filming the attack
  • 01:12:20 You love your hunting, how do you manage that and family life?
  • 01:15:40 Fried swim bladder becomes like pork crackling

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  • 01:19:15 What structure are you diving on?
  • 01:20:35 What struggles did you have in your diving and how did you overcome them?
  • 01:23:20 Shark Shield or shark detterents?
  • 01:29:55 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:37:20 How to deal with the media after a major incident like this
  • 01:39:45 Outro

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Dave’s Peri Peri Squid Recipe

Dave’s Peri Peri Squid Recipe

This recipe comes from David Kirkpatrick a man famous for saying (and I quote), “I’m just a guy frying up some squid”. David has spent considerable time chasing Squid in Melbourne and now Western Australia. One tip for hunting squid while spearfishing is to dive bomb them. The alternative style of approaching from on the same level can be difficult. They are also susceptible to coming in to inspect their speared colleagues, so leave your prey to dangle and your mate may take one for himself. Enjoy Davids Peri Peri squid recipe – it looks the goods!
– Shrek

Ingredients

Method

1. Cut squid out str8

Dave's Peri Peri Squid Recipe

2. Score squid on the softer side in the diamond pattern( knife goes through soft side a lot easier, cut deep don’t be afraid)

3.Rub Nandos peri peri salt into cuts (coles sell it)

Dave's Peri Peri Squid Recipe

4. Get oil hot , place squid diamond pattern up so they curl under the sexual heat of the oil.

5. Flip to get a slight char effect.

Dave's Peri Peri Squid Recipe

6. Tilt pan drain off some oil whilst u stack the squid ready to plate up.

7. Eat squid into your neck hole

Dave's Peri Peri Squid Recipe

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NSP:213 Training, Bloodwork, Mindset and Spearo Kids Catchup | Adam Stern & Spearo Kids NZ

NSP:213 Training, Bloodwork, Mindset and Spearo Kids Catchup | Adam Stern & Spearo Kids NZ

Interview with Adam Stern & Spearo Kids NZ

Today’s interview is with Adam Stern and Ben, Max & Don from Spearo Kids NZ! Adam Stern is back again, spontaneously laughing and giving us some awesome new info coming out of the freediving world., Spearfishing’s effect on personality, physiology, your mental and emotional state and even your bloodwork can be profound! Next up we have a catch up with Ben, Max and Don: The SpearoKids NZ crew! We chat about some of there highlights since last speaking to them, new PB fish and the latest from their competition careers!

The last episode for 2022, it’s been a massive year! Here’s looking to an even bigger one next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year spearos!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:40 Welcome back Adam Stern!
  • 04:30 Deep spearfishing’s impact on personality
  • 09:35 Physiological changes for spearos
  • 11:30 Equalizing in an MRI machine
  • 14:00 Mental and emotional effects of diving on stress and anxiety
  • 17:30 What is your daily routine for staying dive fit?
  • 19:50 Shallow lung squeezes and a common problem for newer spearos
  • 23:30 “Freediving has nothing to do with spearfishing”
  • 31:30 Is there a benefit to increasing your breath hold past your daily needs?
  • 33:50 Research on bloodwork going on in the freedive world
  • 39:40 O2 and CO2 training and general wellbeing
  • 44:45 Equalizing tips: head first or feet first

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  • 48:40 Let’s chat to the NZ Spearo Kids: Max, Ben and Don! What have you been up to?
  • 55:00 Competition spearfishing and spearfishing with your brother
  • 01:01:00 What’s next for you boys? Youtube, competitions and new travels
  • 01:11:10 Outro

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Curried Pāua Recipe (Abalone)

Curried Pāua Recipe (Abalone)

Here is a mint recipe from my youngest brother Joash in New Zealand. Pāua is a special treat for most kiwis and so people usually have their own go-to recipe for making the most of them. If done wrong, Pāua can be tough as a gumboot so if you want to get it right and avoid this, follow a recipe (or method for tenderizing) that works for you. – Shrek

  • Serves: 3 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes
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Above left: Pāua shell (image:stuff.co.nz). Below left: Pāua or Abalone attached to rock (image: New Zealand Geographic). Right ingredients for Curried Pāua Recipe

Ingredients

  • 400gm Paua/ Abalone
  • 500ml Cream
  • 150gm Butter
  • 1x Brown Onion
  • 3x Cloves Garlic
  • 4t Curry Powder

Curried Paua/Abalone Recipe

 

Directions

Preparation

Step 1: Slice Paua/Abalone into thin slices – can be tenderized first

Step 2: Finely cut onion and garlic cloves

Cooking

Step 1: Add 1/3 of butter to hot frying pan, Brown Onion lightly, add garlic and cook for further 1 minute.

Step 2: Add Paua/abalone and for 7 to ten minutes to frying pan – add half of the curry powder cook for a further minute.

Step 3: Add remaining butter, cream and the rest of the curry powder to frying pan. Lower heat and simmer for five minutes.

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Additional serving ideas

  • Can be garnished with chives.
  • Goes really well with rice or scalloped potatoes and other sea food cuisine

Special diet information: if dairy free try can exchange butter for coconut oil, and cream for coconut cream.

Curried Pāua Recipe. Curried Abalone Recipe

Curried Pāua Recipe ready to serve

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NSP:212 Western Australia Episode 5 | Target Species, Sharks And An Awesome Day Spearfishing | Bert & Joel

NSP:212 Western Australia Episode 5 | Target Species, Sharks And An Awesome Day Spearfishing | Bert & Joel

Interview with Bert, Joel and Rory!

Today’s interview is with Bert and Joel as we round off our WA trip. More great fish but this time with a lot more sharks! We had such a good day out spearing, everyone landing great fish and Joel and Shrek checking off new and target species. They put some new Old Man Blue gear to the test, trying out their impressive new prototype weight vest! Some sad and scary stories of knots letting you down, getting taxed and hurting some innocent gear. What a great trip with Joel, Bert and Rory! Will they ever find the lube?? Have a listen to find out! Also, a massive thanks to @Deryck.Gyotaku for his amazing print of Shrek’s Baldchin Groper!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 02:50 Welcome back Bert and Joel!
  • 06:00 Target species and first fish!
  • 11:20 Deryck Gyotaku of Shrek’s Baldchin Groper

  • 14:30 Testing out Old Man Blue gear!
  • 16:25 Old Man Blue weight harness
  • 21:00 Shrek and his poor gear
  • 23:35 Bad knots and losing spears

  • 28:05 Hunting Ranking Cod in the murk
  • 32:20 Joel’s first Spanish Mackerel
  • 34:30 Getting taxed!
  • 45:55 Boating troubles out at sea
  • 50:00 Honey holes
  • 55:25 Mangrove Jacks in caves

  • 57:40 Sunset spearfishing for Chinamanfish!
  • 01:04:15 Good eating and bad eating fish!
  • 01:08:10 Processing fish for the freezer
  • 01:09:10 Fisheries management and bag limits
  • 01:16:15 Follow @WAUnderseaClub & @BlueWaterFreediversWA 

  • 01:19:15 How can I improve my spearfishing? Besides almost shooting Joel in the face…
  • 01:24:20 Outro

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NSP:211 Western Australia Episode 4 | Exploring Exmouth | Bert, Joel & Rory

NSP:211 Western Australia Episode 4 | Exploring Exmouth | Bert, Joel & Rory

Interview with Bert, Joel and Rory!

Today’s interview is with Bert, Joel and Rory! Crystal clear water and some A-grade diving is in order for today as Bert, Joel and Rory show Shrek around the picturesque WA water near Exmouth! Shooting fish and eating it an hour later, finding huge crays in familiar structure, dealing with sharks and good stories from day 2 of our WA trip!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:05 Welcome back Bert and Joel in the middle of a wetsuit repair!
  • 07:05 Welcome Rory! Tell us about Exmouth dive conditions
  • 11:45 What currents are around here?
  • 14:55 Planning a spearfishing trip
  • 15:30 Welcome back Joel! We have a sneaky arvo dive!

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  • 19:15 Very fishy and very sharky…
  • 21:30 Cooking and eating fish!
  • 28:05 What fish did we get?
  • 33:20 Local knowledge is a huge benefit

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  • 35:05 Our plan for tomorrow
  • 38:00 Getting that first fish of the day – dealing with stress and pressure in the water
  • 50:20 What are we targeting tomorrow?
  • 54:45 Your best hunt for a tusky
  • 56:15 Crayfish hunting with Bert and swim-through’s for Mangrove Jack!
  • 01:03:50 Sharing your catch with friends

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  • 01:10:20 Parting words of wisdom for our trip tomorrow
  • 01:13:10 How to hunt Rankin Cod
  • 01:14:50 Outro

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