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The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

Join Shrek as he interviews spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from around the world.

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Noob Spearo Podcast listeners are saying;

"This podcast has improved my diving dramatically. I binged listened to all the old episodes over a few weeks and I'm completely caught up now. I take notes on my phone to further research anything the guests or the hosts (Turbo and Shrek) talk about or suggest to do. Over the last 4 months I've gone from a 5 meter pot shot diver to a 12 meter+ diver with over 1:30 dive times and good fish to show for it. All thanks to the information these guys have put out in this podcast. Keep up the great work!" - Kurty

"This is the first podcast I've ever listened to, and I am averaging about 4 episodes a day since that first listen. These guys are awesome and so are there guests! Best motivation to do training! Only problem is I'll run out of episodes soon and have to wait a whole week for a new one..." Pete

"The amount of tip, ideas and laughs I've had from Shrek and Turbo and it has all improved my spearfishing 10 fold. Essential for any spearo, and highly recommend it, you won't regret it! Always hanging for the next episode! Keep it up boys! And while your at it get their book 99 tips to get better at spearfishing! Yew!!!" - Yupz

"Have been listening to Turbo and Shrek for a while now and those weirdos make me come back every time for more.... even though I'm located in Southern California. I guess I'm stoked to hear how people catch their fish all over the world!! Keep it coming boys." - Sebastian

"Guys, honestly, This podcast has been amazing fuel since my surf buddy and I started spearing just over three months ago on the southern california coast. We're pretty much just shore divers right now, but we've been hitting calico bass, yellowtail tuna, and sheepshead by just jumping off the beaches. We're starting to meet some people with boats so we're stoked. My pre-dive tradition is getting amped off a noob spearo podcast before I hop into the water after work. Keep them coming because I just finished listening to the 17th episode and I felt a little post partum depression coming on. I've learned loads from your show and need to keep soaking up the wisdom. Thanks!" - DippnDotts

"I recently got into spearfishing and couldn't believe my luck when I found this podcast after a random search. Not only are Shrek and Turbo incredibly funny and easy to listen too - but the way they have formatted the show is really engaging, informative and interesting. Hearing from Pros and veterans is invaluable to a newb like me and the information from these podcasts alone has made a world of difference to my diving and hunting. So if you're like me and your absolutely loving the sport and simply can't get enough info on and about spearfishing this is the podcast for you! Well done guys, you're keeping me well and truly stoked! sterling job!!" - Stu in Southern California

"Been an avid podcast listener for nearly a decade and this is my first review. This podcast is laid back, informative and absolutely essential for the new spearo. Great list of domestic and international guests. The most dangerous time for a spearo is in those first few months and It's good to know there is a easily accessible resource that I can point my mates to when they are starting out. Cheers shrek and turbo!" - CoxyADF



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Nov 28, 2019

Melbourne Spearfishing 101

This is a live panel interview recorded in-store at Adreno, Melbourne.

Panel members (left to right) included Luke Latham (Adreno Store Manager), James Beckan (@southernspearfishing), Isaac 'Shrek' Daly and Sven Franklin (Club Spearfish President). 

This is a pretty comprehensive chat covering seasons, species, predominant conditions, locations and nearly everything else a spearo visiting/living in the area might be interested in.

This live Melbourne Interview and Spearfishing trip was paid for by Patron Community Members! Thank you legends - I had a blast.

Live audience community questions included! Listen in:)

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Time Stamps

04:00 Introduction with Luke Latham

12:40 Developing skills on Melbourne Species

17:15 Finding the right locations, understanding the seasons and movements of fish

20:20 Apps that are useful in the area. 

  • Navionics 
  • Google Earth
  • Windy weather app

25:00 Rules and Regulations for spearfishing

Victorian Fisheries Authority 

26:20 Community Q&A

  • What are the legal requirements for a dive float and flag in Victoria?

FOR SPEAROS in Victoria, any vessel with divers operating from it must always display signals by day or night to inform other vessel users. The daytime diver below signal is the international Code Flag 'A', at least 750 mm long and 600 mm wide for vessels less than 10 metres in length.

FOR ALL BOAT/JETSKI USERS on Victorian waters a five knot speed limit applies to all operators within:

  • 50 m of a person, for example a swimmer
  • 50 m of another vessel
  • 100 m of a vessel or buoy on which a 'diver below' signal corresponding to the International Code Flag 'A' is displayed – a white/blue flag.

21:30 How can I improve my breathhold for spearfishing?

Sven “I would consider apnea walks for improving my breathhold for spearfishing. Apnea walks are basically holding your breath and counting the number of paces you take” More information about improving your breathhold for spearfishing can be found here

35:00 Jetski Spearfishing? How do you anchor? Is losing equipment an issue?

37:00 How do you find good ground for finding squid?

James "The best ground is Southern Port Phillip Bay. Queenscliffe, Portsea through to Rye. But you can find them everywhere at the right times of year."

40:00 How do you find crayfish in Melbourne and capture one successfully?

To catch crayfish while freediving in Victoria it’s helpful to have a torch for looking caves, cracks and under rocks. You also need robust gloves as the spines are rough and you need to protect your hands. Find cracks and caves that are relatively protected from current. When you get hold of the crayfish don’t grab the feelers, go for the base of the horns.

45:30 Do you ever target gummy sharks?

48:20 What is your typical breath hold while spearfishing in Melbourne? 

A range of breathholds from the panel was 30 seconds to 70 seconds for most Melbourne spearfishing. These are all experienced divers who dive often.

52:00 Any tips for hunting Yellowtail Kingfish successfullly?

Svens advice “Time in the water off Cape Shank or Phillip Island”

James “Deal with the excitement and try and calm down. Get some exposure to being in the water around them. Go to New Zealand”

Check out the ‘How to Spearfish Kingfish Tutorial’ on Vimeo - Use the CODE: NOOBSPEARO

Spearfishing Clubs in Melbourne are:

  • Club Spearfish
  • Geelong Freedivers
  • Southern Freedivers

If you are looking for a spearfishing club in your area check out our club contacts here. If your club isn't listed send me a message at the bottom of club connections page

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