Apr 5, 2020
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 Patron Listeners who funded this (and every) Noob Spearo trip!
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
49:45 Rochele's Underwater Photography Journey
56:30 "Don't feel you have to shoot the fish in the head. Just shoot it!"