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Welcome to the Noob Spearo Podcast!

The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

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

Improve your spearfishing and share in the stoke!

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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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Mar 8, 2020

Full shownotes

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. Download this episode and 116 just like it right here.

Links Mentioned in this Episode

  • Noob Spearo Community on Facebook
  • Noob Spearo on Patreon
  • 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:)

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