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 meetups. Sven also gives us a good overview of Melbourne spearfishing species and areas to go as well as some idea about weather and conditions which is always helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed this chat and Sven reinforced several huge factors for improving your spearfishing such as the importance of hydration, being a good buddy and staying grateful. Listen in!
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Mentioned in the show was this article by Sven called What I Learned In My First Year Spearfishing – check it out:)
5:00 Sven’s background and beginnings spearfishing. Scuba fins and his first leather jacket.
7:30 What ate the target species in Melbourne? What are the productive locations and structure?
20:00 What has been your most memorable spearfishing catch so far?
24:30 What other Melbourne species are great for new spearo’s?
27:45 What has been your toughest situation in the ocean so far?
30:00 Have you kept a dive log since you started spearfishing?
32:00 Veterans Vault – How do I find a spearfishing buddy?
37:50 What has been your funniest moment out spearfishing so far?
40:00 What is in you spearfishing dive bag?
Roller Speargun Conversion Tutorial Video with Turbo
46:00 Spearo Q&A
- Can you explain what the spearfishing experience means t you
- What is the single best piece of advice youve been gf-ve?
- Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing?
- If you could start spearfishing all over again, what would you do differently
- What is the single biggest thing youve learned in your first year spearfishing?
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