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NSP:136 Spearfishing Gear Q&A with Jerry Guerra

Spearfishing Equipment Community Q&A with Jerry Guerra Massive community generated spearfishing equipment chat with Neptonics Madman Jerry Guerra. GoPro Mounts, Speargun Ballistics, Rigline Management, Innovative Spearfishing Equipment and even an idea there for...

NSP:135 Evan Leeson the Thinking Spearo

Interview with Evan Leeson An analytical fella obsessed with the best parts of spearfishing is how I would describe Evan. We had a great conversation in this interview about thinking about hunting species, being the master of your own spearfishing gear, staying cool...

NSP:134 The Art of Smoking Fish | Michael Isbey from Matakana Smokehouse

Interview with Michael Isbey | Matakana Fish Smoker Matakana Smokehouse Purveyor Michael Isbey joins me to discuss the art (and science) of smoking fish. We chat different types of smokers, brine, fish preparation, what types of fish are great to smoke, ways to serve...

NSP:133 G.R. Tarr the Red Tide Savage

Interview with G.R. Tarr Monster interview with Florida legend, G.R. Tarr! Equipment pioneer and local legend, G.R. created and runs Red Tide Spearfishing. In this chat he shares crazy tales, awesome tips and insights. Enjoy! https://link.chtbl.com/n52RRXie G.R Tarr...

NSP:132 Eric Allard Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing | East Africa

Interview with Eric Allard Episode 132 with a spearfishing legend! Eric Allard is a renown spearfishing guide predominantly operating out of East Africa. He owns and operates Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing with Nigel Spenser taking spearos out to hunt the legendary...

Hawaiian Sling vs Pole Spear

Planning on going spearfishing? Although this is one of the most primitive methods of fishing, there seems to be a ton of gear you should (or may want!) to have when you head out to the water. Understanding the difference between all the gear can be downright...

NSP:131 Adam Malski | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters

Interview with Adam Malski This interview is jam packed with good info for any spearo wanting to do their first bluewater spearfishing trip. Adam Malski prepared a tonne of info just for this chat several months after getting back from his first Coral Sea Spearfishing...

First Responders Guide for Treating Major Haemorrhage

First Responders Guide for Treating Major Haemorrhage Hey Isaac I felt compelled to reach out and contact you after recent tragic events. I wrote this little guide on controlling limb haemorrhage originally intended just for my little spearo crew. It’s been shared on...

NSP:130 Matt Tratt Tribute with Rob Tratt | Frazer Island Shark Attack Tragedy

Interview with Rob Tratt This interview is about Matt Tratt, the man who was tragically bitten by a shark off Indian Head at Frazer Island. Rob Tratt was with him spearfishing when a shark (likely a Bullshark) attacked. Matt and Rob were in relatively shallow water...

NSP:129 Bret Whitman Dirty Vis Diving with Spearfactor Podcast Host

Interview with Bret Whitman | Dirty Vis Diving Massive thoughts about hunting Dogtooth and other Bluewater species, Southern California Diving, Dirty Water Diving and more....all with the host of the SpearFactor Podcast, Bret Whitman. We have a good old time in this...

Taking the Kids Spearfishing

Taking the kids spearfishing This post is an email that Don sent me with regards to taking his two boys (Max 10 and Ben 12) spearfishing. There is a heap of practical and actionable advice in here for anyone wanting to take their kids spearfishing. Don goes on to...

NSP:128 The Path Of The Jedi – Mike Pooler & Joe D’Agostino

Download This Episode  The Path Of The Jedi - The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler & Joe D'Agostino The Path Of The Jedi - The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler & Joe D'Agostino | Mike Pooler is the owner/operator of Benthic Ocean Sports in Destin, Florida; and Joe...

NSP:127 Marine Science for Spearfishing

Interview with 4 Marine Scientists This chat is a panel interview with 4 people passionate and highly educated in Marine Science. We chat about fish fecundity, parasites, equilibrium, threats to the ocean, and best of all, how you can get involved making our oceans...

NSP:126 Ed Martin Florida Keys Killshot Craftsman

Interview with Ed Martin This episode covers spearfishing in the Florida Keys. We chat species, hydrography, conditions, and more. Ed Martin is a speargun craftsman and Freedive Instructor based in Isla Morada. Listen in! Important Times 03:50 Ed Martin Introduction...

NSP:125 Jerry Guerra Neptonics Madman | Geeking out on Gear

Interview with Jerry Guerra In this interview with Neptonics madman Jerry Guerra we get right into equipment. We chat speargun components, rigging FO-Pars & points of difference, proprietary Neptonics gear and more. But it's not limited to equipment. Jerry has a...

NSP:124 Valentine Thomas Making a Living Spearfishing

 NSP:124 Valentine Thomas Making a Living Spearfishing | Part 2 Second Interview with Valentine Thomas! This episode we cover what's happened to her in the last 5 years including guesting on the Joe Rogan Podcast, attending international fishing symposiums, moving...

NSP:123 DIY Wooden Speargun 101 | Ed Martin

The Timber Speargun Build Episode From concept to shooting fish with Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Download this episode on your iOS or Android APP here Important Times 03:30 Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Introduction and all about the Florida Keys (his store...

NSP:122 NZ Trip Part 3 | Pub Yarn + Debrief

Interview with Rosie Sharman, Blair Herbert and James Beckman In early March, 2020 I traveled to New Zealand with James Beckman to chase fish at the Three Kings Islands. I was invited by Nat a few years ago to head over and this year (thanks to Patron listeners) I was...

NSP:121 Rochele Davey the Kiwi Speara | NZ Part 2

Interview with Rochele Davey (Potter) Rochele Davey (Potter) is a multiple spearfishing world (and NZ) record holder for many species. I was privileged to spend 4 days with her, Nat (her husband), Rosie and James for a dynamite spearfishing trip in New Zealand. Late...

NSP:120 New Zealand Trip | Part 1 Conservation, Social Media & Sharks

Spearfishing Conservation with James, David , Etoile 'ET' and Blair | Conservation, Social Media & Sharks This episode is an extremely wide ranging chat recorded on Blair Herbert's Matakana porch. It was awesome to arrive in New Zealand and partake of Blair's...

Spearo Dads | Community Stories from Spearfishing Families

Feature Stories from Fathers and Children Spearfishing These posts come from the Noob Spearo Community on Facebook. Great stories of children being inducted into the spearfishing lifestyle!     Josh "Kid 1 - Liv (below left) She is keen as. She kept shooting high...

New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs Directory

New Zealand Spearfishing Clubs Spearfishing New Zealand: Website | Facebook | About: If you live in New Zealand and have an interest in spearfishing you should find information here to support that. Our aim is to look after and reflect the interests of all...

USA Spearfishing Clubs Directory

USA Spearfishing Clubs California (Northern California) Name of Club: NorCal Underwater Hunters Location: North Coast California Contact details: Website Size: ? Summary of club activity: Diving forum dedicated to the North Coast of California California (Monterey)...

Australia Spearfishing Clubs Directory

Australia Spearfishing Clubs Sydney Name of Club: San Souci Dolphins Location: Corner of Macquarie Street and Hastings Avenue. Macquarie St, Chifley NSW 2036 Contact details: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Size: 60+ active members Summary of club activity:...

NSP:119 Barret Harvey African Spearfishing Diaries

Interview with Barret Harvey | African Spearfishing Diaries This interview with Barret Harvey starts off with the background behind several recent videos on the 'African Spearfishing Diaries' YouTube Channel. I was curious as I had seen the 2-3 of his latest videos...

NSP:118 Ricardo Raposo | The BrasiloSpearo

The Noob Spearo Podcast - Interview with Ricardo Raposo | The BrasiloSpearo This episode covers Ricardo’s spearfishing experience from soup to nuts. Ranging from his Father teaching him some original spearo concepts to tossing his children a mask and snorkel, you’ll...

NSP:117 Catherine Sayce | New Zealand’s most disqualified spearfisherwoman

Interview with Catherine Sayce Catherine Sayce is a Kiwi airline attendant/insta speara star renown for her sharp sense of humour and self-deprecating wit. She's also New Zealand most disqualified female spearo - and we talk about how to avoid this in the Veterans...

NSP:116 Adam Freediver Stern | Equalizing Masterclass

Interview with Adam Freediver Stern Adam Freediver Stern is the Steve Irwin of freediving. His contagious enthusiasm has inspired thousands of people to discover the joy of freediving and freedive spearfishing. It was with much excitement that I got on this call with...

NSP:115 Philip Van Zijl | “The Spearfishing Mafia”

The Noob Spearo Podcast - Interview with Philip Van Zijl This episode of the Noob Spearo Podcast - Interview with Philip Van Zijl covers this legend's spearfishing journey from the jump to competition diving starting in Cape Town, South Africa to New Zealand and...

NSP:114 David Hallamore SCORKL | Luke Growney NINEPIN

Interview with SCORKL founder David Hallamore & Ninepin Wetsuits Luke Growney This episode is a double episode with two Melbourne based entrepreneurs, David Hallamore from the highly successful crowdfunding SCORKL campaign and Luke Growney the owner operator of...

All is Forgotten

Creative Writing Piece - All is Forgotten This is a descriptive piece of writing. The purpose of this piece of writing is to portray an idea of what spearfishing and freediving means to me and illustrates what I think are the spiritual, mental and physical benefits to...

Jahmon Wilson | NS Community Member

Jahmon Wilson's Story Noob Spearo Community Feature Hey Shrek and Turbo! My name is Jahmon Wilson (pronounced jar-min). I’m a mad keen spearo and fisho from Nelson, New Zealand age 17. I was born to two New Zealanders (Dad’s from the Naki as Shrek calls it and yes I...

NSP:113 James Beckman | Hunting Southern Bluefin Tuna

Interview with James Beckman @southernspearfishing Hunting Southern Bluefin Tuna Download This Episode The episode covers the equipment, techniques, mindset, buddy system and personal lessons learned by an avid Southern Bluefin Tuna chaser. James Beckman...

NSP:112 Melbourne Spearfishing 101

Melbourne Spearfishing 101 This is a live panel interview recorded instore at Adreno, Melbourne. Panel members included Sven Franklin (Club Spearfish President), Luke Latham (Adreno Store Manager), James Beckam (@southernspearfishing) and myself. This is a pretty...

NSP:111 I DIVE ALONE

I Dive Alone | The Spearfishing Dilemma A dilemma is when the two choices in front of you are difficult. If you want to go spearfishing but you don't have a dive buddy then your choices are; to dive alone or stay home. One choice involves a higher level of risk but...

NSP:110 Michael Tropiano | Spearfishing Exmouth, Western Australia

Interview with Michael Tropiano Spearfishing Exmouth Western Australia A bloody good chat with Marine Scientist, Eco-Tourism and U/W photography enthusiast and mad keen Western Australia based spearo, Michael 'Tropi' Tropiano. We discuss Exmouth Western Australia...

NSP:109 Simon Trippe on Dogtooth, Hawkesbury and Sydney

Interview with Simon Trippe Better late than never... A much requested round 2 chat with Simon Trippe following our first chat all the way back in episode 1 (listen here). Simon is one of the most passionate and influential spearos in Australian Spearfishing and so it...

NSP:108 Duncan Henderson Geeking out on Spearguns

Interview with Duncan Henderson Big chat with final year, mechanical engineering student Duncan Henderson who has spent way too long geeking out on spearguns - you'll see what I mean. We chat shaft length, diameter preferences, rubber diameter (the force triangle)...

NSP:107 Alistair Cooke | The Art of Taking Noobs Spearfishing

Interview with Alistair Cooke Central Coast Veteran Spearo Alistair (Alby) Cooke lays out some diamonds in this chat. We talk hunting techniques for bluewater, attitudes to equipment (+ saving money on some items), getting lost at sea and the worst octopus ever cooked...

The road to 40 meters

The road to 40 meters  By Sven Franklin Since I started freediving and spearfishing I have always watched the videos of people diving deep in awe. Like a form of hypnotism, there was something about it that really drew me in. At the time of writing this article I have...

NSP:106 Daniel Mann | GoPro Settings for Spearfishing + Editing Tips

GoPro Settings for Spearfishing BIG chat with YouTube Spearfishing superstar Daniel Mann:) This episode is a huge deep dive into making spearfishing videos with GoPros.We chat the most effective settings to pump into your GoPro, editing system and thought process...

NSP:105 Feargus Callagy Freedive Ireland

Interview with Feargus Callagy Mad chat about spearfishing and freediving in Ireland with Feargus Callagy! Seals, Basking sharks, becoming an Instructor under Umberto Pelizarri and how the ocean is good for the soul were a few of the highlights. Listen in:) Listen...

NSP:104 Sam Dawson Scrounging Masterclass

Interview with Sam Dawson Sam Dawson has tonnes of experience diving all around Australia and regularly dives competitions. Today's chat has some really good insights into equipment and thinking about setups. We also get right into scrounging which is a collection of...

NSP:103 Guide to Spearfishing Southern Queensland + GoPro Accessories

Interview with Trevor Ketchion Trevor Ketchion from Submerged Psychos and Shrek team up to present a guide to spearfishing Southern Queensland including the Gold Coast, Northern NSW coastline, Sunny Coast and the lack of Brisbane shore-based spearfishing locations....

NSP:102 Boating Reconnaissance for Spearfishing (Interview Q&A)

Interview with Trevor Ketchion How to find spearfishing locations by boat This is a Q&A with veteran spearo Trevor Ketchion focusing on boating reconnaissance for spearfishing. Finding your own unique fishy locations to mark on your GPS is something every spearo...

NSP:101 Catch and Cook Spearfishing Comps | Gyotaku

Interview with Eric Keener Catch and Cook Spearfishing Comps | Gyotaku Mentioned in the Show Bamboo Reef Spearfishing and Freediving Store in Monterey | Freedive Classes available North California Underwater Hunters Spearfishing Forum Spearboard | DeeperBlue...

NSP:100 Community Special:)

Shrek - Turbo and the NS Community Turbos back!! ....and we get up to mischief in episode 100 - the Community Special! This episode features listener calls and questions as well as some expert advice about CO2 tolerance and training from Jaap Verbaas. This episode was...

NSP:099 Tim Kavermann How Spearfishing Can Help You Overcome Anxiety

Interview with Tim Kavermann Have you ever been stuck, frozen for a few seconds (which felt like hours), paralyzed and unable to take action? This is one example of heightened anxiety that I can relate to and maybe it's you too. The good news is that Tim Kavermann...

NSP:098 Justin Lee | the Mindset of a Lifelong Spearfishing Learner

Justin Lee Spearfishing Interview Fierce, uber-friendly and a true life-long learner is how I'd describe Justin after chatting with him. Justin is absolutely sold out on the lifestyle hunting and spearfishing provides. Big themes in this interview include; learning...

NSP:097 Arctic Spearfishing Norway with Gil & Ole

Interview with Ole Johannes Duerlolimi and Gil Orr Arctic Spearfishing Norway 'Big laughs, huge Halibut and ginormous tips for coldwater spearfishing' pretty much sums up this interview. Gil and Ole from Arctic Spearfishing were a tonne of fun and I really enjoyed...

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

Interview with Ted Harty | Freedivesafety.com Launch Duckdiving tips, a dive day fatigue elimination hack and 3 compelling reasons to dive with a buddy! As usual this chat with Ted is packed with insights and tips to improve your spearfishing. Today is also the launch...

NSP:095 Jaap Verbaas | Myoglobin, Hypoxic Squats and Going Longer and Deeper

Interview with Dr. Jaap Verbaas Today's episode is an interview with the Author of Longer and Deeper, a cross training guide for freediving and spearfishing. Dr. Jaap Verbaas is a crash test dummy of the highest calibre. I geek out way too much and we talk about...

NSP:094 Justin Baker Fort Pierce Spearfishing

Interview with Justin Baker Fort Pierce Fireman Justin Baker joins me for one heck of a chat. There is a full-on conversation about hunting specific reef species and there are plenty of tips and ideas for you to try out and improve your own spearfishing skills.We also...

NSP:093 Tom Blandford GWS stories and respecting your prey

Interview with Tom Blandford Great White Shark tales, White Sea Bass chasing and an epic Guadalupe day surrounded by huge fish. Sound like a fun listen? Listen & subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Castbox | Google Podcasts |...

NSP:092 Captain Dan Walsh Vintage Equipment and Halibut Insights

Interview with Dan Walsh Vintage spearfishing equipment, advice and stories about spearfishing pioneers, and insights into hunting Halibut aka barn door. Dan Walsh has spent 50+ years on the water spearfishing, scuba diving, captaining boats, chasing abalone and...

NSP:091 Rob Harrison Spearfishing FUNdamentals

Interview with Rob Harrison | Spearfishing FUNdamentals The Veterans Vault section in this interview will serve as a blueprint for you if you are interested in starting and growing a spearfishing club. Rob Harrison was one of the core members responsible for driving...

NSP:090 Josh Pederson how to take a kid spearfishing

Interview with Josh Pederson from ThisOceanLifeTV Josh joins me (Shrek) to give the lowdown about how to take a kid spearfishing but that's not all. He recounts a recent adventure bluewater hunting for the first time and shares some of the key takeaways from his trip....

NSP:089 Sam Blount Front Line Freediving | Spearfishing First Aid

Interview with Sam Blount from Frontline Freediving Sam Blount from Frontline freediving in Wilmington, North Carolina joins us to share some very practical information for all spearos. Specifically we take a look at the 4 most serious types of injuries and accidents...

NSP:088 Dry Training for Spearfishing + Cris Dillon Spearjunkies Update

2 Part Monster! 101 Dry Training for Spearfishing + Cris Dillon Spearjunkies Update This epiode is a bit different. The first 30 minutes are all about improving your breath-hold using dry training. The second half of the show is a  Cris Dillon Spearjunkies Update....

NSP:087 Wayne Judge Spearfishing Training

Interview with Wayne Judge Wayne is an absolute gun at coaching spearos to improve their spearfishing. This episode has some excellent takeaways for guys wanting to improve their breath-hold, finning technique and become more effective in the water. He achieves these...

NSP:086 Nikki Watt Strayan Spearfisherwoman

Interview with Nikki Watt Aussie, Aussie, Aussie....this interview is terrible. Turbo and Nikki Watt gang up on me and talk Strayan non-stop....nah jokes. This is a very good interview with a super knowledgeable and really good communicator.  Nikki Watt is the womans...

NSP:085 Josh Humbert Visualization for Spearos

Interview with Josh Humbert Kamoka Pearls, hyperventilation, visualization for spearfishing and even a severe code brown story! This interview with Josh Humbert has a hell of a lot of nuggets in it and not just brown ones. We discuss his early beginnings in the ocean...

NSP:084 12 Tips to Improve Your Spearfishing

12 Tips to Improve Your Spearfishing Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Extracts from the full audiobook 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing Concise actionable information to improve...

NSP:083 101 Sustainable Spearfishing with Andrew Lewin

Sustainable Spearfishing Interview with Andrew Lewin from Speak Up For The Blue Podcast   Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode is a chat about the concept of sustainability...

Spearfishing on Boats – Do’s and Don’ts

Looking out for the Boat Owner | Spearfishing on Boats   This is a primer on boating basics for spearo's. If you want to have a good time out spearfishing on other peoples boats then there are a few tips here about how to be a great guest and maybe even get...

The importance of continued learning

The importance of continued learning in spearfishing   In everyday life we place so much importance on continually learning, so why should spearfishing and freediving be any different? There is always lots of encouragement about taking a freediving course when...

NSP:082 Alex Davis Spearfishing Barbados

Alex Davis Spearfishing Barbados Interview British spearfishing and freediving instructor Alex Davis joins me from Barbados to share his spearfishing story. I learn about how he started his business, Spearfishing Barbados, his freediving experience and we dial right...

NSP:081 Eckart Benkenstein Catching Crayfish aka Lobster

Interview with Eckart Benkenstein   Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Episode 81 is all things Crayfish aka Lobster. We learn about finding them, approaching them, grabbing them and...

Dry Training For Spearfishing

 A Guide to Dry Training for Spearfishing   How can I increase my breath-hold for spearfishing? Dry training for spearfishing can help you to increase your breath-hold when you consistently practice. When done correctly, dry training exercises can help you to...

NSP:080 Spearjunkies Spearfishing Video Series

Spearjunkies Spearfishing Video Series   4 Spearos, 12 Destinations & an Ambitious Target Species List   Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Chris Dillon joins us to chat all...

NSP:079 Sven Franklin Melbourne Spearfishing

Interview with Sven Franklin   This interview we head down to the hipster capitol of Australia Melbourne to chat with Sven Franklin. We chat all about Club Spearfish, a local Melbourne spearfishing club where they have a great culture and some pretty cool...

NSP:078 Andre Rerekura Terra Australis

Interview with Andre Rerekura If you would like to learn more about spearfishing setups for chasing big Dogtooth Tuna, underwater photography or even the mindset of an experienced watermen, then this episode with Andre Rerekura is for you. Andre is one of the...

NSP:077 HECS Aquatic the latest in spearfishing technology

Interview with HECS Aquatic's Warren Bird   A fast paced Q&A about the HECS Stealth System Wetsuit Technology Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean The HECS Aquatic technology came...

NSP:076 John Pengelly Dogtooth & Wahoo Spearfishing World Records

Interview with John Pengelly   Dual spearfishing world record holder John Pengelly joins us and shares the tales of these two special fish taken from the waters of French Polysnesia. On his second day in the Austral Islands John took the opportunity to shoot a...

NSP:075 Noob Spearo on Kickstarter + a Snapper Stalk

Noob Spearo on Kickstarter Noob Spearo + Kickstarter = 99 Tips To Get Better at Spearfishing in your hands This episode is all about getting Noob Spearo on Kickstarter. We chat about how we can supply you guys with cool rewards for helping us to launch our illustrated...

NSP:074 Anthony Hafoka CO2 training benefits

Interview with Anthony Hafoka Benefits of CO2 training for spearfishing | underwater hockey Fitness – better than altitude training Lose Weight Swimming and Movement in the water The Relaxation > Self Control Reflex Recovery Breathing Finning Exercise Increases Red...

NSP:073 Cris Dillon spearfishing hunting techniques

Interview with Cris Dillon Spearfishing hunting techniques for days in this interview. Cris walks us through techniques he has used to successfully hunt Bohar Snapper, Kuta (Spanish Mackerel), and Yellowfin Tuna. In the Veterans Vault Cris shares 9 huge spearfishing...

NSP:072 Matt Mattison Nor Cal Underwater Hunters

Interview with Matt Mattison North California Underwater Hunters President Matt Mattison is an avid abalone acquirer. In this chat with him we get right into Abalone and North California spearfishing. Matt's got plenty of experience and he's a genuinely nice bloke so...

What I Learned In My First Year Spearfishing

My First Year Spearfishing | What I Learned   At the start of 2017 a mate of mine took me out for a snorkel. Wielding a $30 hand spear by my side I was  determined to come back as a successful fisherman.  I had no idea what I was doing, how to hold my breath or...

NSP:071 5 Spearfishing Tips to Shorten your Learning Curve

5 Spearfishing Tips to Shorten your Learning Curve   Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode I chat with Luke Potts from Aquatic Rehab TV in New Zealand. Its our second live...

How To Spearfish Video Series

Aquatic Rehab TV's How To Spearfish Video Series   This brand new How To Spearfish Video Series is live and available now on Vimeo On Demand. If you would like the discount code then scroll down to the bottom of the article. The five videos available so far from...

Swanson Paua Gyoza

Abalone Seafood | Swanson Paua Gyoza Recipe   This paua gyoza recipe is from the Swanson tribe in Taranaki, New Zealand. Former New Zealand spearfishing champion and a recent guest on the show Pat came up with this recipe with his daughter hazel who both clearly...

Spearfishing California – Ling Cod

Spearfishing Ling Cod In North California Ling cod (Ophiodon elongatus) are one of the primary targets in Northern California for line anglers and spear fishermen alike. They are one of the biggest fish in Northern California and have great eating qualities. They are...

Spearfishing Green Jobfish

Here’s a quick run down on spearfishing Green Jobfish. These are a few of the Tips that Tim McDonald shared with us recently in episode 70 of the Noob Spearo Podcast. When speaking with Tim it’s clear how much time and effort he has put into deciphering these fish....

5 tips for Spearfishing Pearl Perch with Tim McDonald

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

Spearfishing Barramundi with Tim McDonald

“if you’re a QLD diver and you want to shoot a Barramundi, head north in winter and that’s your best chance to shoot a barra in water that’s clean enough to dive” Spearfishing Barramundi can be a challenging prospect. These fish inhabit tropical and subtropical...

NSP:070 Tim McDonald | Targeting Species Spearfishing

Interview with Tim McDonald Targeting species spearfishing with Tim McDonald, what a treat! We have a good Q&A session about finding and hunting Barramundi, Pearl Perch and the infamous Green Jobfish that challenge many spearos. There are some hairy stories in...

NSP:069 James Nestor Journalist, Freediver and Spearo | Author of Deep

Interview with James Nestor   This is a wide ranging, free flowing chat with James Nestor, the Author of Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science and What the Ocean Tells us About Ourselves. I found out that James is also a spearo and came to it through freediving....

NSP:068 Gerasimos Kavvadias

Interview with Gerasimos Kavvadias One of Greece's best spearo's joins us for a good chat about last years spearfishing world championships. We also talk about Greek spearfishing and he shares some of his ninja spearfishing hunting techniques. Gerasimos Kavvadias...

NSP:067 Pat Swanson Veteran Kiwi Spearo

Interview with Pat Swanson Should I try diving for a job? I love the water and I think could spend all day in it so why not make it my job? This is a thought Ive had and in this chat with veteran spearo and ex-commercial diver Pat Swanson we dig right into whether its...

Hunting Striped Sea Bass with David Hochman

David Hochman is a veteran Striped Sea Bass hunter and hold’s both the Striped Sea Bass world record at 68.5lb and the pole spear world record at 54lb. He’s been spearfishing the area for 40 years and now takes great joy in running his spearfishing charter business...

NSP:066 David Hochman Spearit Charters

Interview with David Hochman One of the coolest dudes in spearfishing, David Hochman joins us fresh from a day out spearfishing aboard his Rhode Island based, Spear-It Charters vessel. With 40+ years spent in the water spearfishing and commercial fishing, Davids...

Hunting, Wahoo, Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tuna in North Queensland

Travis Hogan holds a passion for hunting big pelagic species like Dogtooth Tuna, wahoo and yellowfin Tuna on the Great Barrier Reef. Travis is the owner of Aimrite Australia and we spoke to Travis about his passion for Bluewater hunting in North Queensland and what it...

Spearfishing Deep

Brandon Hendrickson is known throughout the spearfishing world for his expeditions and the big fish he shoots on these expeditions. What many people don't know is his ability and passion for spearfishing deep and just how quickly he improved his ability for...

NSP:065 Travis Hogan Aimrite Spearfishing Australia

Interview with Travis Hogan   Manufacturing some of the toughest gear in spearfishing, Travis Hogan from Aimrite Australia gives us a good rundown on DIY speargun modification. He shares a phenomenal personal story about shooting a 250lb marlin from a trailer...

Deep Book Review

Deep Book Review   This book pissed off a few freedivers and scuba divers so I decided to read the book myself and see what all the huff was about.   Thanks to Chris Schlenner who reached out to me and recommended the book. He enjoyed it and so did I.   So here...

NSP:064 Brandon Hendrickson spearfishing deep

Interview with Brandon Hendrickson Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Recently Brandon Hendrickson competed in the Roatan World Freeediving Championship and he finished very highly placed....

NSP:063 Overcoming Common Spearfishing Issues

Overcoming Common Spearfishing Issues This one was a while in the planning and so its fairly comprehensive! Turbo and I encountered a significant number of obstacles starting out and so doing a podcast on overcoming common spearfishing issues was inevitable! If we...

Targeting Black Spot Tusk Fish

Hunting blackspot tuskfish is whole lot of fun. Tusk fish are tasty, good fighters and look great both underwater and in photos. In this article I'll explain how I learnt to hunt these epic reef fish and finally shoot a big one (10kg). A few years back on an inshore...

Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips

Spearfishing Podcast Listening Tips My quick spearfishing podcast listening tips + a good run though for people who are just discovering what a podcast is. How to listen Its surprising but lots of listeners stream our show straight from our website using their...

NSP:062 Jim Russell North California Spearfishing

 Interview with Jim Russell Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Monkey Face Prickle Back state record holder Jim Russell....wait a minute. What? Monkey Face Prickle Back? before we...

NSP:061 Erez Beatus Apnea Australia Founder

Interview with Erez Beatus Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this interview we learn why freediving courses are essential for spearo's   Erez Beatus from Apnea Australia joins us...

NSP:060 Moss Burmester Kiwi Olympian and Spearo

Interview with Moss Burmester Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean New Zealand competitor in multiple disciplines Moss Burmester joins us to discuss parallel skills and more from competitive...

101 Spearfishing with Sharks

101 Spearfishing with Sharks. Tips, stories, wisdom and more Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This is a 3 part interview talking about the hazards of spearfishing with sharks. The first...

NSP:058 Kevin Daly spearfishing comp veteran

Interview with Kevin Daly   Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean 6 x UK spearfishing champion Kevin Daly joins us for a cracker chat about everything from competition strategy to...

NSP:057 Ant Judge Freedive Training for Spearos

Interview with Ant Judge Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Freedive training for spearfishing. In a pool, in the ocean, in a lake, Ant Judge is adamant that training improves your...

NSP:056 Sean Hascup Costa Rica Spearfishing Guide

Interview with Sean Hascup Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Costa Rica Spearfishing Guide at Hascup Hunts   Sean joins us to share a bit about his spearfishing journey. The...

NSP:055 101 Coastal Bar Crossing with Bill Corten

Boating 101 Episode Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Bar Crossing with Bill Corten   Bills is a renown Australian boating, fishing and bar crossing teacher with many years of...

Taranaki Spearfishing

My little bro's wedding and a sneaky Taranaki Spearfishing adventure   Fly-Buys came in handy on my recent trip over to the old stomping ground, thankfully the weather was clean too! "Flights in and out of Wellington have been cancelled today due to fog. Air New...

NSP:054 Jeromy Gamble Spearing Mag’s burly bomber

Interview with Jeromy Gamble Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean  **Retro - Episode**Throwback Soundbites Jeromy Gamble is one of the drivers behind Spearing Magazine. A resident born and...

NSP:053 Nat Davey Spearfishing 50kg Yellowtail Kingfish

Interview with Nat Davey Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this chat with multiple world record holder Nat Davey we learn about hunting the elusive New Zealand Snapper, DIY Kingfish...

NSP:052 Niall Cameron the Mussel Cracker

 Interview with Niall Cameron the Mussel Cracker Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean (Unfortunately we lost a bit of sound quality with this interview so our apologies!) Bloody cracker...

NSP:051 101 6 Tips To Improve Your Bottom Time

6 Tips To Improve Your Bottom Time Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode is Turbo and I discussing multiple ways to increase and improve your bottom time. Several meta themes are...

Last of the Blue Water Hunters Book Review

Last of the Blue Water Hunters Book Review   Here is my review of a spearfishing classic. I'll let you in on a secret, my Last of the Blue Water Hunters book review is extremely biased. I loved reading it and I hope that after you've read my review you understand...

Spearfishing, How To Get Started Book Review

Spearfishing, How To Get Started Book Review   Who is this book for?   Spearfishing, How To Get Started is for aspiring spearo's and people in their first 2 years of spearfishing. The Authors background is East Coast USA, predominantly the North however this...

NSP:050 Peter Saunders President of the Underwater Skindiver’s and Fisherman’s Association

Episode 50! Interview with Peter Saunders Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this chat with Peter Saunders we talk about issues relevant to every spearo such as; The broad threats to...

NSP:049 Sebastian Kramer German/Kiwi Freediving Instructor and guide

Interview with Sebastian Kramer Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Sebastian Kramer is a German born spearo living predominantly in Wellington, New Zealand. An adopted kiwi by choice,...

Our books going hard copy and We Need Your Help!

  99 tips to get better at spearfishing is going to print! That's right we are making a fully illustrated version of our book and we are giving you a chance to be a part of it. What we need are great photos to go in the book on a range of topics. All you have to...

3 free online tools to help you find secret spearfishing spots

A Guide to finding your own Secret Spearfishing Spots - by Clancy   Introduction - How I learned to find my own spearfishing spots When I was first starting out spearfishing I hassled anyone I could about where the best spots were. The people I was asking didn’t...

NSP:048 Adventureman Dan Byrne

Interview with Adventureman Dan Byrne Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Interview with a young American bloke traveling the world spearfishing. This interview comes from a listener...

NSP:047 101 Spearfishing Buddy Protocol

Spearfishing Buddy Protocol Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Episode covering buddy basic's for spearfishing *This episode is heavily based off this blog post by Turbo. The reasons to...

NSP:046 Jose Debasa SpearHeads Underwater Photographer

Interview with Jose Debasa Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Renown spearfishing photographer and videographer Jose Debasa's photography has been inspiring me for ages. He has a unique...

NSP:045 Grant Laidlaw Scotland Spearfishing and Pneumatic Spearguns

Spearfishing in Scotland? Pneumatic Spearguns? Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Thats right! Listen into this interview with Grant Laidlaw, a proper kilt wearing, Mcewan's lager drinking...

6 Actionable Tips To Increase Your Bottom Time

6 Tips To Increase Bottom Time Here are some actionable tips to increase your bottom time. Don't try to implement everything at once, focus on one or possibly two tips at a time. Get each technique dialed in before moving on. If you have some tips of your own, share...

NSP:044 101 GoPro for Spearfishing

Podcast Tips, Accessories and Hacks To Master Your GoPro for Spearfishing Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Finally an episode dedicated to using a GoPro for spearfishing! This episode...

NSP:043 101 Drones for Spearfishing

How To Use Drones for Spearfishing Interviews with UAV Coach Alan Perlman and Adreno Drone Enthusiast Kahlee Andrews Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This Drones for spearfishing episode...

NSP:042 Ted Harty Equalizing Ninja from Immersion Freediving

Interview with Ted Harty Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this interview with Immersion Freediving Instructor Ted Harty we do a deepdive into equalizing. Ted also shares a bulletproof...

Spearfishing Mask and Snorkel

Selecting the right mask and snorkel for spearfishing The spearfishing mask gives you the ability to see underwater which is vital for spearfishing but not all spearfishing masks are created equal and what is considered desirable by SCUBA divers is not desirable for...

Spearfishing Gear, Spearfishing Fins

Spearfishing Fins A good pair of spearfishing fins need to be tough, reactive and comfortable. Spearo's don't do a single P.B dive for the day in a controlled environment and call it quits for the day like freedivers do. They dive all day in amongst the reef and...

NSP:041 101 Preventing Seasickness

How to Prevent Seasickness Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Preventing Seasickness is brought to you in partnership with Adreno Save $20 when you spend $200 or more on your next...

NSP:040 Vasilis Koroneos Greek Deepex Finalist

Interview With Vasilis Koroneos Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Creator of 'My Blue Mind' 2nd place film in the Deepex - Ill Pescatore in Apnea Video Competition Joining us from Greece...

NSP:039 Kimi Werner the vagabonding speara

Interview with international spearfishing ambassador Kimi Werner Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Kimi Werner is perhaps the worlds most easily recognizable spearfishing personality. Her...

NSP:038 101 Caring For Your Catch

101 Caring For Your Catch Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Shorter episode this week covering everything from shooting your selected fish to putting it on the plate in front of your...

NSP:037 Rick Trippe Darwin Dolphins Dirtywater Diver

Rick Trippe Darwin Dolphins Dirtywater Diver Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean The composite spearfishing story-teller, Rick Trippe is a highly experienced Australian spearfisherman with...

Spearfishing Buddy Protocol

Adopting an Effective Spearfishing Buddy Protocol Unfortunately we are losing too many spearo's to shallow water blackout. Fortunately it is a problem easily rectified by good spearfishing buddy protocol. Here are my tips for being a good buddy. One up,  one down -...

NSP:036 Travis Corken Neptonics Australia

Travis Corken Bluewater Spearfishing Equipment Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Bluewater Spearfishing Equipment Episode In this interview with Travis Corken Neptonics Australia...

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

  Preparing for a Spearfishing trip, 4 things I wouldn't normally do. My preparation for this trip was a little different to my others due to the nature of the preceding months. Firstly I had just recovered from ciguatera poisoning and I had only been diving...

NSP:035 Emanuel Bova from MannySub Spearfishing Equipment

Emanuel Bova from MannySub Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Emanuel Bova  is competing this year in the Australian team that is going to Greece in the next few weeks. Get behind the...

DIY Roller Speargun – Fitting a Roller Power Head

 DIY Roller Speargun. Guide to converting your Gun. #Video of the entire DIY Roller Speargun conversion process at the bottom                           So, there you have it, a converted 1.2m Rob Allen...

Ciguatera Poisoning, Staying positive

Ciguatera, Staying positive throughout the experience Hi all, I just wanted to share an update of my experience with ciguatera poisoning. I contracted ciguatera in January 2016 so I’m about six months from contraction date. I’m symptom free and have been so for at...

NSP:034 101 Freediving For Spearfishing

101 Freediving For Spearfishing with Pete Ryder Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode is a nuts and bolts 101 freediving for spearfishing interview with Pete Ryder from...

Manny Sub Roller Power Head Conversion First Impressions Part 2

  So I thought I’d add a part two to my Roller Power Head conversion post. In the first article I covered what’s in the box when you buy the Manny Sub Roller Power Head conversion kit. And yes I was extremely impressed with the design and quality of everything...

NSP:033 Rob Gates Freshwater Assassin & Croc Survivor

Interview with Rob Gates Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean You might remember Rob Gates from our 101 Croc Episode where he shared about 2 different personal crocodile attack experiences....

Manny Sub Roller Power Head conversion first Impressions. Part 1

  Manny Sub Roller Power Head conversion first impressions So I've finally done it, I've gone roller. After interviewing Emmanuel Bova from Manny Sub and shooting my mate Champ's roller gun it was time to give it a go. So here are my first impressions after...

NSP:032 Dwayne Herbert Kiwi Spearfishing Champion

Interview with Dwayne Herbert Kiwi Spearfishing Champion Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean It was a pleasure to interview Dwayne Herbert the 7 time New Zealand Spearfishing and 1 time...

NSP:031 101 Spearfishing Beginner Setup

101 Spearfishing Beginner Setup Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode covers an overview of the basic spearfishing beginner setup. We cover the speargun, rigline, speed spike,...

NSP:030 Ian Puckeridge, Australian Spearfishing Champion

Interview with Australian Spearfishing Champion Ian Puckeridge Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on; Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This interview with Ian Puckeridge aka 'Pucko' has been a longtime goal for Turbo and I....

The Speargun, Prop and Ladder Lesson

The Speargun, Prop and Ladder Lesson A North Queensland spearo got into an altercation between his speargun and boat propeller. This was the result. Before exiting the water to get onto his boat he clipped his speargun to the ladder (makings it easier to take off his...

NSP:029 Aaron Chasse Speared Apparel Founder + SpearHeads Collaborator

Interview with Aaron Chasse Speared Apparel Founder + SpearHeads Collaborator Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This is an interview chock full of good actionable intel for spearfishing!...

Spearfishing with Crocodiles, Near misses and lessons learnt

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

Featured Spearfishing Video May 2016 – Harlem Ratapu

Featured Spearfishing Video May, 2016 Harlem Ratapu - 'the Main Purpose' Spearfishing Video of the Month This is a new but long time coming addition to Noob Spearo. Every month or so we plan to feature a spearfishing video from someone in our community that showcases...

NSP:028 101 Spearfishing with Crocs

101 Spearfishing with Crocs Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This 101 audio interview features several stories from spearfisherman who have been attacked by Crocodiles. These guys were...

NSP:027 Pete Morris 16 y/o NSW Rock Hopper + 10 Tips To Become A Better Spearo

Interview With 16 yo Rock Hopper Pete Morris +10 Tips to Become A Better Spearo Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Pete Morris (a regular listener of the Noob Spearo Podcast) joins us from...

6 Tips To Go Spearfishing More

Here are 6 tips to help you go spearfishing more If you want to go spearfishing more and you're slightly sick of watching life (clean water + fishing opportunities) go by then this blog post might be able to help!   Prioritise What does a good week look like to...

NSP:026 Sean Hartley Underwater Hockey Ambassador

Interview with Sean Hartley Underwater Hockey A Complimentary Sport for Maintaining Spearfishing Fitness Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean A school teacher by day and a rampant 'frothing...

NSP:025 101 Ciguatera Poisoning

101 Ciguatera Poisoning Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This is an audio interview with Levi 'Turbo' Brown about his experience with ciguatera poisoning after eating some affected fish...

NSP:024 Ben Choi Texas Oil Rig Spearfishing & Blackout Survivor

Ben Choi Texas Oil Rig Spearfishing & Blackout Survivor Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Joining us from Galveston Texas is Ben Choi, a bloke  who came on Noob Spearos radar via the...

Southern Queensland Spearfishing FAQ

Southern Queensland Spearfishing Frequently Asked Question's Southern Queensland Spearfishing is a popular and useful facebook page for people interested in spearfishing in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast areas of Queensland. If you are looking for a dive...

NSP:023 Louie Van Senden, spearfishing writer and drystore co-founder

Louie Van Senden, spearfishing writer and drystore co-founder Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this interview with Louie Van Senden we go deep into finding and hunting the Australian...

Boat Diving Near Miss – “…it’ still in fu*[email protected] reverse”

Boat Diving Near Miss - "...it' still in fu*[email protected] reverse" - by Woody Falls I love it when I see a fellow spearo share a story about a near miss where they not only survived and learned something, but decided to share their story with the rest of the spearfishing...

NSP:022 101 Shore Diving

101 Shore Diving, a spearfishing beginners guide Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean If you want to know about how to begin spearfishing from shore then this interview covers the basics...

NSP:021 Chris Coates, Spearfishing Guide, Writer, Photographer & More

Coatesman interview! Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Chris Coates is a born and bred South African currently traveling all over the place with spearfishing and formerly commercial...

NSP:020 Andrew Quincoses, Nautilus Spearfishing

Interview with Andrew Quincoses Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Andrew Quincoses is a freediving instructor with 6 years experience teaching and over 15 years experience spearfishing....

Kosta and the Snapper

Kosta and a very memorable fish   05:15 at the boat ramp   ...and I was as frisky as Turbo after his bar mitzvah. What was the day going to bring? Motoring out the weather was mint. 5 knot variables, slightly overcast skies and a mild swell greeted us as we...

Noob Spearo Podcast 2016 – Season 2

Noob Spearo Podcast, Season 2 Improved with help from our listeners! After 20 interviews with some awesome spearfishing guests from all over the world and steady growth in our community, Noob Spearo Podcast is ready for some improvements. To help us improve the show...

Spearfishing at 20 metres – Part 1

Understanding what is happening to your body spearfishing at 20 metres - Part 1 Before I start I told the Noob Spearo guys that I would keep this article as simple as possible. This article will cover the most important subjects that I believe any freediver or a...

NSP:019 Jaga Crossingham, Freedive Fiji Guide

Dogtooth Tuna & Wahoo chasing with Jaga Crossingham from Freedive Fiji Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Jaga Crossingham joins us over Skype from Fiji and shares his insights with us...

Iki Jime- How you should be killing your fish

Iki Jime - the most effective spearfishing kill technique   About the Ike Jime Method and its Origin   Iki Jime is a method of humanely killing fish that originated in Japan. It is the method by which a spike is inserted into the brain of the fish usually...

NSP:018 Jessie Cripps and Michael Takach, Underwater Ally Productions & Riffe Team Divers

Interview with Jessie Cripps and Michael Takach Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Jessie Cripps & Michael Takach co-founded Underwater Ally Productions, a media production company...

NSP:017 Daniel Mann, Mann-Made Spearguns and SDM Films contributor

Interview with Daniel Mann Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Daniel Mann started spearfishing 10 years ago and in that time he has seen more fish than lots of us will ever see. From...

Simon Trippe Interview Transcription

Simon Trippe Interview Transcription These interviews can be streamed here on the website or downloaded on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Tunein Radio for free right on your smartphone (check out Turbos guide) Hello, and welcome to the Noob Spearo podcast where we...

Spearfishing Spanish Mackerel, Month of Mackerel Summary

Our Guide to Spearfishing Spanish Mackerel the Summary for Month of Mackerel   Narrow Barred Spanish Mackerel. Different names in different places. Here is a brief list of names for Spanish Mackerel. See one missing? Put it in the comments! South Africa: King...

Tito Taing’s Tank

The Monster Spanish Mackerel   First Day Swains Reef The first day we arrived at Swains Reef aboard Iluka Charters. The skipper provided  me with some advice on where to dive. I got in the water near the reefs edge to be greeted with a steep drop off. I took my...

NSP:016 Dr Richard Pillans, the Mackerel Whisperer (Our Words!)

Interview with Dr Richard Pillans Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean   About Richard Pillans Dr Richard Pillans is a devoted Spanish Mackerel hunting specialist who loves nothing more...

Spearfishing Beginner Tips – How to fight and land a Spanish Mackerel

How to fight and land a Spanish Mackerel - Spearfishing Guide At a rough guess I would say the second Spanish Mackerel I ever shot would have put me in the 30kg club or close to it. Not bad for a shore dive in ten metres of water for a guy who had only shot Flathead...

Spearfishing Beginner tips- How to hunt Spanish Mackerel

How to hunt Spanish Mackerel - A Spearfishing Guide Spanish Mackerel or Scomboromorus Commerson is a highly targeted blue water species. They get big, they run hard and they taste good. What more could a spear fisherman ask for? Add to this  Spanish Mackerel can be...

Spanish Mackerel spearfishing record still holds after 11years

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

NSP:015 Rob Allen, spearfishing equipment pioneer

Rob Allen Spearfishing Equipment Pioneer Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Joining us direct from the Dive Factory in Durban, South Africa - we interview a spearfishing equipment...

Three Mistakes I’ve made shore diving

Some things I could've done better spearfishing from shore 1) The “she’ll be right" attitude. On one of my first shore dives I was away up in the Coromandel, New Zealand. I had only just gotten into the sport and I was really keen just to get in the water for a dive....

Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 – the diveday

Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing Part 2, the Dive Day Welcome to second part of our Guide for Shore Dive Spearfishing. Part 2 is highly geared towards those shore diving through a surf-zone but the points to consider are still applicable to sheltered water diving....

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

Guide for Shore dive spearfishing Part 1, how to plan and prepare   Shore diving or Rock-hopping is diving from shore instead of diving from a boat. It is where most of us start out spearfishing and shore diving remains something that I love doing, even in...

NSP:014 Anvar Mufazalov, deep spearfishing encyclopedia

Interview with Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia's Anvar Mufazalov Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Anvar Mufazalov is a freediving Instructor in Cyprus,  DeeperBlue.com Mediterranean...

Essential spearfishing beginner tips – Six things you can’t pack

Essential spearfishing beginner tips - Six things you can't pack When starting spearfishing as a beginner often the first thing you focus on is gear and it's true spearfishing is difficult without a speargun and some basic equipment. Below is my list of things that...

Pole Spears, why I said no

The reasons why I bailed on the Pole Spear I have followed along closely watching Turbo go through his pole spear phase. I have listened to a diverse range of spearo's from all over the world esteem the merits of the polespear and the self training that using them...

NSP:013 Larry Gray Penetrator Fins, manufacturer of carbon and fiberglass composite fins

Interview with Larry Gray from Penetrator Fins Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Larry Gray is the creator of Penetrator Fins and has been spearfishing for years. This interview was a...

Moroccan Kingfish Recipe

Moroccan Kingfish Recipe   I’ve got bulk kingfish in the freezer and it's all too easy to have another fry up. Not only that but Shrek's on another 12 week challenge so the deep fryer has been parked in the shed. This one's a simple one pot that's healthy with...

5 Tips to Improve Your Next Dive

5 Tips to Improve Your Next Dive Here are 5 tips to improve your next dive when you head out spearfishing. 1. Prepare It sounds cliche but lets be honest, losing that memorable mackerel because you forgot to check the state of your shooting line the night before is a...

NSP:012 Valentine Thomas, French Canadian Huntress, World Record Holder

Interview with Spearfishing Huntress Valentine Thomas Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Labeled by the Daily Caller as a "hot spearfishing goddess" and theChive as a "badass spearfisher",...

NSP:011 David Ochoa Producer of Inhale, the Azores in One Breath

David Ochoa Producer of Inhale, the Azores in One Breath Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Possibly the funniest interview yet! David Ochoa is a real entertainer. Hailing from Portugal,...

Lung and Trachea Squeeze Survey Results

Lung and Trachea Squeeze Survey Wayne Judge emailed me in early May (2015) and asked if I would like to publish an article he had written about Lung and Trachea Squeeze. I have a personal friend who has had recurring issues with this problem and I was happy to hear...

NSP:010 Doug Peterson, Author of Spearfishing – How to Get Started

Doug Peterson, Author of Spearfishing - How to Get Started Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Doug Peterson Author of Spearfishing, How to Get Started is a Dentist who runs his...

Spearfishing and Lung Squeezes

Spearfishing Lung Squeeze                                              by Wayne Judge Disclaimer - Wayne Judge is an experienced and respected spearo and freediver however this article about Spearfishing Lung Squeeze is written to raise awareness and not to take the...

Getting Started Video- Gear

Getting Started Spearfishing Video - Gear Guide DIY Roller Powerhead Conversion Guide (Video Inside) Fins with Darren Shields from Wettie TV. Darren's practical approach to gear means that the Wettie gear tutorials are a quality source of information particularly for...

NSP:009 Luke Potts, Aquatic Rehab TV cinematographer, severe addiction for Bronze Whalers

Luke Potts, Aquatic Rehab TV cinematographer Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Luke Potts is a talented kiwi cinematographer and spearo. With his laid back down to earth style and his...

NSP:008 Tanc Sade, Freediving record holder & White Sea Bass addict

Tanc Sade Spearfishing Interview Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean In this interview Tanc Sade shares some interesting spearfishing tales,  from hunting the elusive White Sea...

NSP:007 Trevor Ketchion Brisbane Local Legend (our words not his)

Trevor Ketchion Brisbane Local Legend Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean Trevor Ketchion is our first featured local legend. He qualifies in the legend capacity for a few reasons.  ...

Shields Quick Tips Spearfishing

Darren Shields Fast Five Facts For Noobs 5 quick tips for spearfishing beginners from Darren Shields interview on the Noob Spearo Podcast   Don’t over-complicate your gear, Dive to your limits Become a hunter Learn your tides, conditions, etc. Be kind to your...

HD Spearfishing Documentaries

Inhale, the Azores in One Breath, exciting look at a surreal spearfishing location 900 kms of the coast of Portugal in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Filmed by our mate David Ochoa, a former guest on the show and featuring 5 time national spearfishing champion...

Trippe’s Tips – Spearfishing Wisdom

Simon's Trippe's Tips for Spearfishing Beginners   Quick Summary of Trippe's Tips - Spearfishing Wisdom Find a good reputable retailer, get the right gear, take advice. [Tweet "Join a club or spearo community, find a good mentor & learn the ropes. Don’t be a...

NSP:006 Beau Armstrong Spearo and Freediver

Beau Armstrong Interview Listen and subscribe to the Noob Spearo Podcast on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | Podbean This episode we chat to Brisbane local lad Beau Armstrong. He’s a regular dive buddy of mine and Turbo’s and we think he's a top...