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Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews

Author: Isaac 'Shrek' Daly

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The Podcast show interviewing spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from all over the world. We dial in on the experience and wisdom from a diverse bunch of spearos from all over the globe. From spearfishing in the cold waters of the North Sea and Arctic to the clear, tropical waters of the great barrier reef, we find spearos with tips to help you improve your spearfishing. Listen into Isaac 'Shrek' Daly and Levi 'Turbo' Brown on the Noob Spearo Podcast free
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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 young spearos wanting to generate cash for themselves. Listen in! Important Times | Spearfishing Gear Q&A 00:00 Big welcome to Neptonics:) 10% off for listeners with the code NOOB10 06:00 GoPro MOUNTS: Bob "Bloody go pro mounts that don't get in the way. I have a Salvimar 125 carbon gun. And cant mount a GoPro anywhere suitable that doesn't get in the way." JP Freediving "I love it mounted on the gun. I can't see where the cameras pointing properly when its on my head. I lose good shots of what I'm shooting and with the gun unloaded after shooting a fish its good to hold it like a selfie stick with the catch. Also when swimming up the camera moves on my Hollis goggles. I tighten it up more and it snaps the mounts when I'm swimming." Bob  "Yeah. But the way the gun is designed is a pain. A good clamp on mounting option near the trigger on the bottom of the handle would be amazing. That way its out of the way of everything." Different MOUNTING options - Discussion 14:00 RIGLINE MANAGEMENT | Reducing knots, tangles and crossups JP Freediving "At the beginning (of my spearfishing) it was the floatlines or reel lines. After some time you read the current etc, but only after turning yourself in a knot bag🤣" Crossups and getting tangled. Reducing catch points in the water. Materials, lengths, drop weights with reels etc 29:30 How to develop a brand new spearfishing product. From concept to creation. 34:00 INNOVATION IDEA Bob "What id love to see developed are pull cord floats. Same inflation system like life jackets. Attack it to your belt and when you attach it to the gun weather its 1, 2 or 10 when the gun gets ripped away they pull off the belt and auto inflate. You can adjust the amount of floats you think you will need just before shooting by clipping them on or not. Replace the cartridges once used and go again." Chad Mathis identified this on the market and I notice . Can you fill me in on their uses? 43:00 SPEARGUN BALLISTICS Vivien: "What diameter/length for the spear, how do you compromise between precision and power?" "Does the material of the spear impact the flight behavior of the spear?" "What goes far, what goes through a big fish...?" "The basics of the Ballistic side of things for beginners." "Sorry for my English I hope it was clear enough." Chad "We all know that gun length as in band stretch has everything to do with power. That has everything to do with how long the band has to accelerate the shaft and that is why a longer gun even at the same amount of pull on the bands will shoot harder/farther than a shorter gun. On the human side of it we are only so strong. Here's the point I'm trying to get to. Using the strongest bands I can cock a 16mm will have to be longer than a 14mm. So the 14mm will actually have the longer band stretch and that will give it a longer acceleration time on the shaft. In the real world I don't believe a multi rubber gun with 14mm rubbers gives up much to the same gun with 16mm rubbers because of the difference in band stretch with the more rubbers the less advantage the bigger rubbers have. Taking into account the maximum force I am capable of or want to be pulling. What do you and your experts think about that?" "Roller guns shooting low!! Almost all rollers I have used while hunting and tested in the pool shoot low! Many theories have been developed like inertia of the bands flipping up the muzzle but no definite solutions have been found. Please unravel this mystery!!!!💪🤙🌊" Chad  "Consistency! being able to hear with my spearguns some days I can't miss and some days I cannot hit. It seems the harder I try the worse I get and I understand that I need to just trust my instinct but it still happens." "Straight shaft! Even new one from time to time aren’t straight." "Power to weight ratio for rubbers and shafts per gun lengths. Is there any kind of rule to be followed?" Shorter spear = lighter spear = quicker spear. Without having to reduce diameter and increase flex. HOWEVER overhang is not really a ballistics issue is it? We have the same overhang from a hunter aiming POV don’t we? "The perfect combo of bands to shaft size. Also, wt of gun per # bands and size of shaft." Jason Harris mentioned the Basically they setup a test rig involving a load cell with a digital readout and they ramp up the pressure on a variety of line and know setups. The results were different than I expected. Stainless 1.8mm line with a crimp failed at 195kg. The line failed not the crimp. Remove the plastic sheath and one crimp is enough 2mm Mono with Crimp failed at 103kg on the crimp 1.8mm dyneema with standard core and outer sheath. Failed 100kg on the knot 1.8mm 100% dyneema unable to be finger trapped. 124kg break at the knot 1.8mm single braid, hollow core, spliced with brummel lock and finger trap. Broke at 290kg from Yarns with Az and Taz Podcast says "All the systems to reload are time consuming, as you can tell, I miss a lot 😂" Jay Galloway "I'd like to hear a convo on mono vs dyneema vs spectra shooting line." "Dyneema versus Mono for shooting line...pros and cons of each." Rubber replacement, make your own or buy from the shop. "Most reels can and will jam." : "Fins! I hate having to buy fins before kicking them to test them out." NEXT EPISODE WITH JERRY | Hunting from Shore | Hunting from a boat Find all links mentioned at noobspearo.com/jerry2 Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! - Use the code NOOB10 to save 10% off anything storewide. Free Shipping on USA orders over $99  | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:)  Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range. 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath!  | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $  | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’  Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing
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 in spite of sh#t happening and a whole lot of other cool stuff. Super cool chat with a super cool fella! Listen in to 'Evan Leeson the Thinking Spearo!' Important Times 03:10 Evan Leeson Introduction and Background. 19:30 How do you plan to find and hunt a new target fish species? 23:50 Gear Fanatic: The Obsession to get your gear right 31:00 Most Memorable Fish 37:00 Determining the quality of your shot and how hard to fight the fish 45:00 What is the cleverest fish you have tried to hunt? 51:00 What is your take on spearfishing competitions? 57:30 Scary Story: Grey Reef Shark Attack in Fiji. Takeaways, the event in detail and how he is 9 months later. 76.30 Funny Moments: Tony Heugh Story 80:00 Spearo Q&A Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS!  Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available!  Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range. . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing  | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath!  | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $  | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
Interview with Michael Isbey 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 smoked fish and more. This is a geekout on the Art of Smoking Fish with a bloody good bloke. Important Times 02:40 Michael Isbey from Matakana Smokehouse Introduction 15:30 The Art of Smoking Fish Veterans Vault Smokers? Basic to high end. Costs, brands, pros and cons. Good home units. 26:00 Taking care of fish after the catch. Ike Jime, cutting out the gills, gutting the fish and further preparation 28:40 What kinds of fish work best for smoking? 30:30 How thick should the fillets be? Time considerations. How do you adjust for fish size etc 31:00 Brine | benefits? My mate doesn't like to wet brine at all, he can't get it right, they just turn salty. However with dry brine, his smoked fish tastes awesome. Dry Brine: Rubs and ingredients | secret sauce. Things to experiment with. Planning experiments. 37:00 Serving smoked fish. What is the best? Miso, sandwiches, fresh out of the smoker, pies, pate, salads etc 40:00 Formula vs Art | Is smoking fish a science or an art? 41:45 Smoking other stuff | mussels, octopus, squid, venison, beef? 49:00 Michael's Favorite Fish to Hunt | Tips and Tricks for New Zealand Snapper 53:00 Toughest Situation on the Ocean 55:10 Funniest Time out Spearfishing 57:45 Spearo Q&A Links Mentioned | | Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS!  Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available!  Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range. . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing  | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath!  | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $  | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
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 has been spearfishing since 1965 so there are just a few tips and bits of info in here. He’s influenced our sport in many ways. He pioneered the tuna clip float line pull and clip technique for landing big fish. He came up with the idea to make the semi enclosed track hybrid speargun. He created and runs RedTideSpearfishing.com. Leave your thoughts about this interview in the comments below:) Important Times 04:30 GR Tarr Introduction and a bit about Red Tide spearfishing 6:00 Thinking about and making spearfishing equipment 12:00 The Semi-Enclosed Track Speargun 21:50 GR's first days spearfishing 23:25 How do you teach and acquire new spearfishing skills? 27:00 Spearfishing Ethics and Mindset 36:00 How do you get calm? How do you reduce your heart rate? 41:50 Competitive running and breaks from spearfishing 54:00 Veterans Vault | Travel Spearfishing How do you plan and prepare for trips? Bluewater Spearfishing and learning where to go and target them Spearfishing guides and acquiring knowledge Moon Phases and specific species Divers, how many and who do you take? Food and hydration for dive trips | the banana fallacy 82:00 Scariest Moment Discussion 85:00 Speargun Shafts Discussion | Making Shafts for Specialist Spearguns 87:10 What's in GR Tarr's Dive Bag? Massive discussion on; Carbon Fiber Fins Reels, Belt Reels, Stringers 101:40 Spearo Q&A Links Mentioned Connect with G.R Tarr at; Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
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 Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and other target species. It was only natural that we chatted all about how to hunt these species effectively and East African Spearfishing. Enjoy! Important Times 3:00 Eric Allard Introduction. Zanzibar, Tanzania Extreme Bluewater Spearfishing with Nigel Spencer. 9:00 Introduction to the water and growing up in Kenya. Early lessons spearfishing 11:00 Cooking passion 13:00 104kg Dogtooth Tuna Capture Story | Lessons, Tips and Key Knowledge for Hunting Dogtooth Tuna 23:00 Marine Science Background and Related Study 34:40 Scariest Situation in the Ocean | Losing the Boat Offshore 40:50 Veterans Vault | Spearfishing in East Africa Background of Tanzania | Legality of Spearfishing Geography and Features First Aid Plan for spearfishing in Country Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique and other East African Locations How to Hunt Jobfish Local Spearos 60:00 What's in your divebag? Connect with Eric Allard on | | About Eric Allard Operator of Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing based in Zanzibar, Tanzania Born in Mombasa, Kenya, Eric grew up on Kenya’s beaches. Avid fisherman at age 6. Eric has dived most of Tanzania’s coastline and has been a Spearfishing Guide since 2009. His clients get to dive for the largest Dogtooth Tuna in the world off Latham Island Features heavily in Barret Harveys ‘African Spearfishing Diaries’ vids. Also possibly one of the most requested people to get on the podcast Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
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 . Adam is a Sydney based, North Shore Underwater Club member with a down to earth nature and a lifelong learner mentality. Listen in! Important Times 06:00 Who is Adam Malski? 12:50 Adam Malski has competed at high levels in Triathalons, Running, Boxing, Mountain Biking and others. I ask him what skills have crossed over into spearfishing. 17:38 North Shore Underwater Club and Sydney Diving 19:00 What is one of the biggest lessons you have learned in your spearfishing journey so far? 24:00 Veterans Vault | First Timers Guide for Blue Water Spearfishing Charters What went into the planning phase of the trip? What equipment did you decide on? How do the Dories operate? How do you work effectively as a team and dive buddy on a bluewater charter? How do you plan which grounds to fish? What are common issues first timers experience blue water hunting? Dogtooth Tuna tips for first timers 55:00 What is your favourite species to hunt, how do you find them and how do you hunt them effectively? 59:50 Toughest Situation Spearfishing? 68:00 What's in your spearfishing dive bag? 75:00 Spearo Q&A Links Mentioned Connect with Adam Malski on | Colorado Spearfishing Access Issue Mentioned noobspearo.com/adam2 Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
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 when the shark bit him and opened an arterial wound in his leg. Matt Tratt was a much loved Father, Husband and Brother and Spearo. This episode is a tribute to him and the full story of what actually happened. Important Times 03:30 Rob Tratt Introduction and a bit about how we connected 16:00 How important was the spearfishing lifestyle to Matt? 21:40 How would Matt's mates describe him? 40:40 Background behind the Frazer Island Trip 58:40 Sharks at Frazer Island? Spearfishing at Indian Head 68:20 The shark attack story | What happened to Matt Tratt 97:00 Second Call | The G-Fish 101:45 Did the shark come in once only? 102:45 Did the shark hit the femoral artery when it bit? 108:00 Terrible reporting of the shark attack in the news Connect with Rob Tratt on Social
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 episode. Listen in! Important Times 03:30 Bret Whitman introduction and the SpearFactor Podcast and local Southern California diving 18:00 Massive Conversation on Fish Identification 23:00 Dogtooth Tuna Story and Tips 42:40 Tuna Vortex Story 55:00 Veterans Vault | Dirty Vis Diving | How to Spearfish in Poo Water Equipment planning and preparation Understanding and planning for hunting depths Being quiet when you hit bottom Adapting finning technique Slowing down more! Speargun Size Ditching the Double Wrap Mid-handle speargun? How to search for stuff in dirty water Triangle of Access | positioning your dive knife obvious question from me, guns, what size and what type? I think a midhandle could be of use."   82:50 Funniest Moment out spearfishing | Carpel Tunnel? 84:30 Spearo Q&A | Connect with Bret Whitman | | SpearFactor on | | Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’
The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler and Joe D’Agostino  Mike Pooler is the owner/operator of Benthic Ocean Sports in Destin, Florida; and Joe D’Agostino is his chief Freediving Instructor International (FII) Instructor there. Benthic Ocean Sports services all freediving Spearo needs for the Florida Panhandle and South-East US with the highest quality hardware from all over the world. These guys are an FII-accredited institution and are absolute legends! They instruct Levels 1 & 2, a Waterman Survival Course, and a Spearfishing Course, among many others that they do privately for some of the military folks in the FL panhandle.   Mike and Joe are seasoned Spearos and have had some *seriously* impressive Pelagics on the other end of their spearguns! These guys shoot some of the largest and most epic fish available in Gulf of Mexico waters, and his Chief Instructor Joe D'Agostino instructs and travels throughout the freediving and spearfishing community worldwide. We’re sure you’re going to enjoy this conversation! 11:00 Early Obstacles 14:00 What is “Benthic”? 15:00 How did you get involved and put together as a Freediving Shop? 16:00 The Path Of The Jedi 22:00 Favorite species to hunt…tune in for the Panhandle’s most desirable species 27:00 FL Panhandle’s Freedive Spearo Club – Agua Verdes 30:00 Tough situations out in Blue Water 44:00 - Veterans Vault: Dyneema vs Mono | Timber vs Pipe | Equipment Discussion Americans with wood guns and mono…what are you guys doing? The Benthic Boys think Dyneema is the right stuff – why? Line memory – what is it? Critical knots to use and why. “Game Changer” - what’s a quick-disconnect knot and why’s it important? Line management and tangles Reels vs. Floatlines Reel Gun safety – Tension, tension, tension! Don’t be married to your equipment - “You can buy a new gun, you can’t buy a new Mike!” The importance of education and safety within the freedive spearfishing community Best Buddy Practices – “Finality is Reality” Minimum safety requirements – One up-One down, learn your buddy’s “dive profile” Courses offered at Benthic Ocean Sports (FII Levels 1 and 2, Waterman Course, Spearfishing Course The mental and physical benefits to spearfishing 70:00 Funniest moments out on the water 71:00 “The Yankee who shat in his wetsuit” 73:00 Critical items in Mike’s dive bag 76:55 Benthic equipment in the shop  80:00 Spearo Q&A What separates you from other spearos? What is the spearfishing destination you’d most like to visit? Most influential person in your spearfishing journey? Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions Ted Harty’s Roadmap to Frenzel – Get full access to the Roadmap to Frenzel equalizing class (If you can’t frenzel in 30 days, get a full refund!) 15% Discount Code go to NoobSpearo.com/Ted . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $20 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! Immersion Online freediving classes @ 28-day Freediving Transformation. Want to increase your bottom time? Want to lower your comfortable operating depth?  Want to increase your breath hold? In 4 weeks, you can transform your physiology to improve your performance as a free diver.  Learn the proven strategies competitive free divers use to strengthen their performance. Equalization Masterclass.  If you are free diver who struggles to equalize your ears in the 15-30 ft range this course is the answer. 14 videos discuss every equalizing problem and coach you through the difficulty. Say goodbye to Valsalva and hello to Frenzel and make equalizing easy. Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving. 19 one-hour live Instagram episodes where I discuss a variety of freediving topics and answer peoples question live on Instagram. Free online courses – How to take a 20-30% bigger breath and how to make the mammalian dive reflex work for you. – Free online safety resource. View all of Ted’s online freediving classes @ Connect with Benthic Ocean Sports
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 healthier. Listen in to a great yarn:) People Involved Irene Middleton: Currently completing a PHD in Marine Biology. Specialist in Weird and Unusual Fish Species Research. What’s that fish FB Group in New Zealand. Libby Liggins: Lecturer at Massey University. Also spears a wee bit. Marine Biologist. David Aguirre: Libby’s Husband: Invertebrates Geek. Spearo as well. Marine Biologist. Blair Herbert: Fish Nerd and gatherer of weird and wonderful species. Isaac aka Shrek (Host): Hopefully asks a few good questions:) Important Times 04:30 Personal Introductions, Specialties & Passions 09:00 Whats that Fish Facebook Group | tracking fish species and range data using crowdsourced info 13:55 Aging fish. Otoliths and other methods 16:30 How Marine Scientists like Libby, Irene and David collect and collate the data 18:20 What are the changes Scientists are observing in the ocean and its inhabitants? 21:30 Purple Urchin | Decimated Tasmanian Abalone. The Kina/Sea Urchin Barren Phenomena 28:30 Basic Marine Biology Concepts Equilibrium and Marine Ecosystems The Food Chain in the Marine Environment Governance and how people interact with the ocean 33:10 How can spearos get more involved in helping good ocean management? Join your local Whats that Fish or Redmap and share your catch information 36:30 Shifting Baseline Phenomena 39:00 Researching Bait 45:30 Parasites and Disease in Fish and Marine Species 57:35 What do Marine Scientists thing are the biggest threats to the Marine Environment? 62:30 Where can people connect with you guys Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!
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 Links Vin Bag - mentioned in the introduction Killshot Spearguns. Ed Martin | Ph 239-850-8862 PADI Freedive Instructor Killshot on Instagram - killshot_spearguns Killshot on twitter - ed@33036 FB-@killshotspearguns Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia | Anvar Mufazalov Important Times 03:50 Ed Martin Introduction and Background. Crappy gear, Angola & Barracuda 12:45 Massive discussion about Sharks, Shark Shields, Body Language and Tales! 21:15 Popular boats for spearfishing in Florida 23:15 Most Memorable Fish | Mangrove Snapper 28:00 What is something that scared the crap out of you and what did you takeaway from it? 'We don't rise to the level of our expectation, we fall to the level of our training." 31:00 The relaxation Conversation! 36:00 Veterans Vault: Spearfishing in the Florida Keys Geography and Hydrography as it relates to spearfishing in the area Species: Hogfish, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Grunts, Yellowjack, Amberjack and the whole Jack family Freedive Instructors in the area Spearfishing Club 50:00 How to make a Poke 63:00 Funniest Moments out Spearfishing 69:00 Whats in your spearfishing dive bag? 82:00 Spearo Q&A
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 very effective style for explaining core hunting strategies and ideas and I learned a sh#t tonne. This interview is killer. Listen in and Subscribe! Neptonics is a brand well know for high quality spearfishing equipment. They specialize in high grade speargun components and have their own patented and unique equipment. Jerry Guerra's journey started with his own shop in 2004 and eventually he joined forces with Neptonics and became an owner of the business. Learn more at Important Times 3:00 Jerry Guerra Introduction and Background. The Old Man & the Sea and Boy Scouts of America 9:50 Starting to spearfish deep. How it all started 12:00 Spearfishing equipment preparation 17:00 The spearfishing hunting journey to mastery The cone of death. Dropping within a 30ft span of your target fish or structure. Reducing profile. Less intimidation for fish, increased hydrodynamic efficiency Increasing deeper diving accuracy and economy The rock bottom hunting technique. Allowing the fish to relax and return 30:00 Boating reconnaissance and building skills for finding new ground 34:00 Memorable Fish | Black Grouper Behemoth 39:00 Blackout Story | How he survived and what he learned 46:30 Geeking out on Spearfishing Equipment "No one will take care of your gear like you will" - Jerry Guerra Different style Mechs | pros and cons Are there some common issues people have with DIY speargun upgrades? Triggers and handles. Pulling shot issues Safety | Do or Do not have Shafts | preferences Tom asks "A question that I spent a lot of time researching was how to eliminate points of failure, what kind of knots, bungee connected to gun or float, what gauge shark clips, better options for shooting line bungee, basically how do you make connections as fail safe as possible?" Dyneema vs Mono shaft to speargun line aka shooting line pros and cons Muffling noise, parts and accessories? Spectra, dyneema, monofilament, stainless wire. Uses and application Essential 3-4 knots every spearo should learn. Where to learn and where and when to use them Floatline material | PVC, Vinyl, (+spectra fusion - Riffe float lines), thermoplastic, poly lines. Application for each Reels? How and what application should they have? Breakaway setups | Key adjustments to make and changes to your hunting Shark Clips vs D-Shackles What setup did you use to capture a 280+lb fish? Floatline Clutch | Utility 90:00 Planning and preparing for international spearfishing trips Spearfishing Equipment checklist for trips by Jerry Guerra from Neptonics Chlorophyll Warm water plumes and Wahoo behaviour Wahoo hunting technique | racing the fish to mimic the competition drive for bait 99:30 Funniest Moment out Spearfishing | Hunting MahiMahi naked 101:20 Spearo Q&A What is the single biggest lesson youve learned Who is your fav person to go diving with and why? What is something you do a little different than everyone else? Connect with Jerry Guerra @ Email jerry @neptonics.com Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!
Interview with Valentine Thomas | Part 2 Second Interview with Valentine Thomas! This episode we cover off what's happened to her in the last 5 years including guesting on the Joe Rogan Experience, attending international fishing symposiums, moving to Florida, shooting a huge Marlin and her very own cookbook - you know pretty much just your average person's last 5 year story:) Listen in! Links Mentioned 06:00 How her perspective and life has changed since our last podcast What has changed? Events, discoveries along the way International Symposium of Fisheries Sustainability, organized by the FAO of the United Nations in Rome. New life in Florida | French Fish and Seafood Cookbook How has that been reflected in her life, choices, and habits Confronting attitudes and dealing with BS Freediving and spearfishing progress. Marlin in Cabo, Baja Fish handling | reducing fresh water to clean the fish before bagging or vacuum packing 19:00 Her work in fighting against certain commercial practices RECENT INSTA POST: Markets and fishing | making better choices and influencing others. Perceived value Seafood labeling and carbon monoxide WASTE: Valentine POST on INSTA: Fisheries are discarding and wasting around 10 BILLIONS pounds every year (conservative estimate!). Why is that? 1- To comply with regulations. If they fish over their quotas or if they accidentally caught species they aren’t supposed to (by-catch) 2- The market value of the fish caught is too low This is why varying our diet and why the variety of species we consume is so important. We create the demand, consequently the market Nefarious practices | impinging on National waters, people smuggling Inequality of fishing laws, fishing law enforcement and some countries inability to police their own waters Traceability and Seafood Labeling | Ecolabels Lionfish - Invasive Problem | Creating consumer demand, incentivizing restaurants and changing public perceptions Also countries with very well managed fisheries now importing a huge percentage of their national seafood intake from poorer countries with less well managed fisheries Aquaculture. Seems to be an amazing idea with lots of problems. Enclosed waterway nets of species like Yellowtail Kingfish cause damage with the volume of fecal matter and also seem to attract disease whereas open ocean fish farming seems to mean large nets can be broken off in storms and become ghost nets and lose their capital investment in the equipment. Reduced Transport Footprints | why do people in Australia demand fish from 1000’s of km away when they have amazing fish on their doorstep. Very short shelf life Different forms of fishing and how they impact the environment. Harvesters (Oysters), purse seine, long-lining, trawling Helping bleeding hearts understand the place and utility of commercial fishing and using quota to ensure stocks are maintained. Using the whole fish | sharing the good stuff with others and promoting good practice 56:50 The Blackout Story from the 64:52 Captain Dan Walsh Speargun Story Please Support Noob Spearo's Partners! . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!
The Timber Speargun Build Episode From concept to shooting fish with Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Important Times 03:30 Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Introduction and all about the Florida Keys (his store is in Islamorada). Geography Water Temps Depths and bottom structure Seasonal issues Common species 16:00 The rationale behind this Wooden Speargun DIY build episode + Ed Martins spearfishing background and the Killshot Speargun story 23:25 Errol “What are the pros/cons of Wood VS Pipe speargun in your mind? Duncan Henderson also asks “Why do you choose to work with wooden guns? whats the advantages in your opinion?” 27:50 CONCEPTING AND PLANNING | Making your first speargun advice! What are the crucial decisions to make before you start? SearchingForTheEdge on the spearfishing Subreddit advised prospective gun builders that the number one key is to build your gun around your spear. Don't try to build a gun and then later try to find a spear for it. It's much easier and faster to buy the spear and use it for all the measurements. Is this good advice? Sven Franklin "what is the ideal shaft overhang length as this varies from company to company and personal opinion among spearos?" Joe Pedro "Enclosed track vs open track, how to decide which is best for certain fish targeting setups?" Can we borrow or steal some ideas from the best manufacturers? 48:20 SPEARGUN MATERIALS Composite vs Solid one piece? Wood types? Mahogany, Sepo, Teak etc Glue? Resin? Sealant? Epoxy? What is the difference? Making a test gun What components should I buy rather than make myself? How do you make these choices? Where is a good place for buying components? To safety or not to safety? What tools do I require? What tools do I desire? Clamps, jigsaw, dropsaw, mitresaw, cordless drill, gloves, plastic, straight edge, file, masking tape, rubber for relieving clamping pressure, tape measure, belt sander, verniers, small chisel, router, drill press 66:15 How much time does it take to make a speargun? 69:00 Buoyancy and ballast | How do we work this out? 74:40 Daniel Mann "Why is oil a terrible choice to finish a timber speargun?" 79:00 Care and maintenance 80:30 Duncan also asks “What are the common problems with people's homemade wooden guns?" 92:00 Rubber Powerbands How often do you replace them? Wishbones - the horror of metal wishbones Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!
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 able to make it happen! This episode is a trip debrief after 4 days on the water.... and 5 hours driving.....and at least 3 beers each:) Needless to say, it required a wee bit of editing. Thanks Pat;) Important Times 04:00 Introductions and thoughts on the New Zealand Three Kings experience 10:30 Rosie Sharman's spearfishing journey 15:00 First dive at the Three Kings. The weather, islands and conditions 29:00 Mokohinau Islands, Pink MaoMao. Porae and NZ Snapper 35:30 Bait and Spearfishing 51:30 Rosie's Raw Fish with Three Kings Trevally | Boat Surprise Links Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass - Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier - Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | 'Spearo Dad' | 'Girls with Gills' | 'Jobfish Tribute'
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 on the second day after diving all day, I sat down with Rochele and had the privilege of listening to her spearfishing journey. From adapting a purchase system on roller spearguns to being dragged behind a 107lb Yellowtail Kingfish through a dangerous channel, this interview has plenty of awesome moments! Listen in:) This episode was recorded on the back deck of Florence Nightingale IV, a 60 Crayfishing Boat at the Three Kings Islands, New Zealand in early March, 2020. Thanks to who funded this (and every) Noob Spearo trip!   Important Times 05:00 Rochele Davey nee Potter introduction and greetings 11:40 A few of Rochele's Spearfishing World Records. 48.8KG (107 lb) Yellowtail Kingfish Battle 17:50 How the spearfishing journey began for Rochele 23:25 Beuchat Spearfishing Wetsuits | Orange Safety Spot feature 26:00 Rochele's favourite species to hunt and how to hunt them effectively | New Zealand Snapper (Pagrus auratus) 30:00 Scariest Moments in the Ocean 36:15 Struggles learning to spearfish Planning a hunt from the surface Adopting a hunters finning technique Working through speargun reloading and adopting a roller with a purchase system 49:45 Rochele's Underwater Photography Journey 56:30 "Don't feel you have to shoot the fish in the head. Just shoot it!" Links Mentioned @rochele.potter and Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass - Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier - Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | 'Spearo Dad' | 'Girls with Gills' | 'Jobfish Tribute'
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 awesome hospitality and record this first interview at his place. The conversation focuses on Spearfishing Conservation and related topics but we digress.....a lot. Blair is an avid spearo with a background is Fisheries Management. David Dupavillon is an experienced spearfishing guide and Splash Spearfishing Team Member. ET is knowledgeable and well researched in many facets of the worlds oceans and it's inhabitants. She is currently completing a degree in Marine Biology and is a shark conservationist. James Beckman was my travel buddy and he's also been a past guest on the show Everyone loves spearfishing:) I really enjoyed this chat and my entire trip to New Zealand in early March, 2020. Thank you to the who made it happen! Important Times 05:25 Introductions and background information David Dupavillon Etoile Smulders ET Blair Herbert James Beckman 19:44 About New Zealand Spearfishing. Species, Biomass and Variety 25:00 Kina aka Sea Urchin | Pest or Delicacy? 30:17 Social Media and Spearfishing | Are we converting people to a better way of life? 38:38 Great fisheries initiatives | Melbourne Crayfish Tagging 47:30 Exploitation of people as slave labour on International Fishing Vessels 52:30 Sharks and Fishing | Why can't we hunt them? 62:30 Fisheries Management | How could it be done better? 76:40 96:20 Words of Wisdom Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass - Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier - Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | 'Spearo Dad' | 'Girls with Gills' | 'Jobfish Tribute'
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 and they are froth-makers. He has continued to pump out a new 8-12 minute spearfishing vid every week. We also chat about locations and species with plenty of practical tips and ideas along the way. At the 59 minute mark we get right into the skillset required to become a spearfishing videographer. Listen in and subscribe. A Bit About Barret Harvey Barret Harvey is a South African spearo probably best well know as the creator of African Spearfishing Diaries. He started Spearfishing at 15 years of age when he moved from Johannesburg to Durban on the east coast of South Africa. He has been spearing for 29 years. Barret first filmed himself and others spearing when he was 21. So he has been filming Spearfishing for around 25 years. He’s married and now lives and dives in Qatar in the Middle East. He works on a live broadcast team as the specialist Drone pilot but works on both drone and camera for most sports. Important Moments 04:18 Barret Harvey Introduction 07:00 All About African Spearfishing Diaries 12:00 Spearfishing French Polynesia 37:00 Favorite Spearfishing Hunting Technique 41:30 Shot placement discusion 47:50 What has been your toughest moment in the water? Old School WW1 solution for wound cleaning - EUSOL 59:00 How to Make a Living as a Spearfishing Photographer Diving Competence Camera Equipment and Application within the Spearfishing environment. Production Skills Customer Skills and Safety | Building Trust Defining Roles Working with Professional Guides Ultimate Goals and Longevity Passion and Belief Equipment Bag 98:00 Funniest Moment out Spearfishing 103:00 What's in your Divebag? 105:00 Spearo Q&A Connect With Barret Harvey African Spearfishing Diaries Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions Ted Harty’s Roadmap to Frenzel – Get full access to the Roadmap to Frenzel equalizing class (If you can’t frenzel in 30 days, get a full refund!) 15% Discount Code go to NoobSpearo.com/Ted . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! Immersion Online freediving classes @ 28-day Freediving Transformation Equalization Masterclass Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath!
Show notes   NSP:118 Ricardo Raposo | The BrasilaSpearo   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 have to listen to learn about everything in-between!   Big thanks to Ricardo for sharing his spearfishing experience with the NS community!   Important Moments   05:00 Introduction Rio De Janeiro, and what being a spear there implicates. His father is a prominent figure in his early spearfishing experiences! Ricardo has been spearing since about 10 years old! He’s currently passing on the talent to his daughter starting with a snorkeling trip to Mexico in Playa Del Carmen! If we could all be so lucky to have a Pops like that!   10:00 Early struggles spearfishing Learning hunting techniques – practice, trial, and error Diving in an informed location – marine conservation in Brazil is relatively new Learned early on to look for groups of spearos – a tip from Noob Spearo! Learning how to hunt Parrotfish! Learning how to deal with sharks…!   26:00 Memorable catches The fish I’m most proud of, a hunt in Indonesia, staying at a Surf Resort. Giant Trevally, no reel, no buoy, the fish was pulling me down. It was an absolutely epic fight! Ricardo also enjoys hunting (and eating) Grouper; they’re a big target species in Brazil.   35:00 Veterans Vault: The Importance of Being Safe “I never knew about the risks involved when I started, but listening to other spearos and spearo communities has really informed me about how unsafe my diving actually was.” Keeping the snorkel out of mouth during dives Tips Concentration and rest – “When it’s too easy, it’s time to stop” Meditate/relax prior to, and during dives. Lower your heart rate. Proper knife positioning is important – you never know when you’ll have difficulty accessing your tools during a dive Always dive with safety-conscious buddies! Even though we always know we are supposed to do so, we often slip into bad habits Pay attention to your bottom times, and always, *always* exercise proper top time Sustainability – a proper code of ethics is always a good idea. Look after your environment, pick up after yourself, and above all be a good steward of wildlife and natural resources Be selective about hunting, follow your instincts and only shoot what’s legal and proper Use the whole fish (Whole fish cookbook made by some blokes in AUS)   52:00 Equipment Bag New Hammerhead Mask w/GoPro mount on the top. Had some issues initially, but I finally got it working properly. Composite OMER fins, generic dive knives, and recently got a new gun. RIFFE travel gun that deconstruct with a threaded shaft that also comes apart.   57:00 Connecting with Ricardo Find me on Instagram! Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions Ted Harty’s Roadmap to Frenzel – Get full access to the Roadmap to Frenzel equalizing class (If you can’t frenzel in 30 days, get a full refund!) 15% Discount Code go to NoobSpearo.com/Ted . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS!   Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available!   Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $20 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range .   . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing     How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!   Spearo Immersion Online freediving classes @ 28-day Freediving Transformation. Want to increase your bottom time? Want to lower your comfortable operating depth?  Want to increase your breath hold? In 4 weeks, you can transform your physiology to improve your performance as a free diver.  Learn the proven strategies competitive free divers use to strengthen their performance. Equalization Masterclass.  If you are free diver who struggles to equalize your ears in the 15-30 ft range this course is the answer. 14 videos discuss every equalizing problem and coach you through the difficulty. Say goodbye to Valsalva and hello to Frenzel and make equalizing easy. Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving. 19 one-hour live Instagram episodes where I discuss a variety of freediving topics and answer peoples question live on Instagram. Free online courses – How to take a 20-30% bigger breath and how to make the mammalian dive reflex work for you. – Free online safety resource. View all of Ted’s online freediving classes @
Full shownotes https://www.noobspearo.com/noob-spearo-podcast/catherine 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 Vault and have some good laughs along the way. Listen out for some great info on hunting Wahoo. Links Mentioned in this Episode Noob Spearo Community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/noobspearocommunity/ Noob Spearo on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/noobspearo North Florida Shootout Spearfishing competition Freshwater World Spearfishing Competition Interview Guide + time stamps 08:00 Catherine meet and greet. Background and banter 11:30 Introduction to spearfishing. "Grabbing my fear by the balls" - Catherine Sayce 15:00 Awesome dive buddies 15:40 International spearfishing trips | Forrest Gallante 24:00 Most Memorable Fish Capture | Wahoo - get closer! "(With Wahoo) Don't make eye contact with the fish but check out all the detail in the fish's eye" - Catherine Sayce 32:00 What does THOT mean? Duncan Henderson 34:20 What is the toughest situation you've had out spearfishing? 44:00 Veterans Vault: Avoiding Disqualification in Spearfishing Competitions Paying attention at briefing Monitoring times (particularly time back at ramp, time at briefing) Time management (wear a dive watch) Read the competition rules 51:00 Fish Identification | Learning the species, the rules and regulations governing their capture. Also how to identify in water and spend the time to correctly identify the fish before squeezing the trigger 55:00 Shark Controversy Discussion 62:00 Funniest Moment Spearfishing | Poo Rock and Prizes 65:00 What's in your spearfishing dive bag? 68:00 Spearo Q&A Who have been the most influential people in your spearfishing? What is your next fish goal? 72:00 Concluding remarks and wisdom:) Connect with Catherine on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cattrin_/ Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $20 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable. Use the code:NOOB to save! | Softcover available here EVERY Online Immersion (Ted Harty) class available at 28-day Freediving Transformation – Want to increase your bottom time? Want to lower your comfortable operating depth?  Want to increase your breath hold? In 4 weeks, you can transform your physiology to improve your performance as a free diver.  Additionally, learn the proven strategies competitive free divers use to strengthen their performance. Equalization Masterclass – If you are free diver who struggles to equalize your ears in the 15-30 ft range this course is the answer. 14 videos discuss every equalizing problem and coach you through the difficulty. Say goodbye to Valsalva and hello to Frenzel and make equalizing easy. Tuesday Ted Talks Freediving – 19 one-hour live Instagram episodes where I discuss a variety of freediving topics and answer peoples question live on Instagram. Free online courses – How to take a 20-30% bigger breath and how to make the mammalian dive reflex work for you. – Free online safety resource. View all of Ted’s online freediving classes @
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Clifford Harvey

great podcast guys, entertaining and full of great info.

Jan 19th
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Anton McManus

dead set pearler of a podcast! listened to every episode, many twice. you boys need to pump out more episodes, hate having to wait 2 weeks for a new one! love all the actionable tips and tricks! definitely helped my diving which in turn helped get my first kingy and snapper this past nz summer. plenty of banter, but could probably do with a few more aussie jokes! especially coming into rugby season. chuurr boys, keep it up!!

Mar 7th
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Adam Price

Awesome podcast, every episode has some gold in it.

Jan 9th
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Trent Conatser

Great Podcast!! Very informative and fun!!

May 31st
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Lennard van Eerden

Great podcast, very informative, loaded with actionable stuff and just the right amount of Aussie banter 👍👍👍

May 7th
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