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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.

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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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Jun 1, 2021

Interview with Harry Foster - the Master Chef Spearo

Today's interview is with Harry Foster, the Masterchef Spearo! Apart from being an exceptional chef, he is also an absolute frother when it comes to spearing and has a passion for connecting the catching to the cooking. Learn some chef skills that every spearo should know, what kitchen utensils you should have and the biggest mistakes spearos make with fish in the kitchen! We've included two of the recipes mentioned in the show so you can go have a go yourself!
Whether working as a chef on a remote island or out spearing or even just taking pictures, he has a wealth of knowledge on the natural world and the animals that live around him. His Instagram stories will show you exactly what we mean. We think you will enjoy today's episode and we hope that you will try the recipes! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

If you haven't seen his Instagram page yet, do yourself a favour and go look! Also check out his website for some amazing recipes!

Important Times:

  • 01:00 Joe Murphy message
  • 02:05 Old Man Blue voicenote
  • 04:30 Welcome Harry Foster, how did you begin spearfishing?
  • 05:58 Diving in Far North Queensland
  • 07:42 How far away are you from the Great Barrier Reef?
  • 08:55 The appeal of inshore reefs and bad conditions
  • 10:02 What made you a hunter?
  • 11:43 Dealing with saltwater crocodiles
  • 14:56 Early obstacles
  • 16:30 Northern Freediver Facebook group
  • 17:56 Spearfishing culture and the reason for the Noob Spearo podcast
  • 20:10 Shooting his first footballer
  • 22:50 Harry's spearfishing ethos
  • 23:36 How did you get into photography?
  • 24:52 Getting great shots
  • 27:03 What has been your photography journey and what about Instagram?
  • 29:44 Catch cook videos
  • 30:50 The trouble with film making
  • 32:28 What do you spend your time on?
  • 35:21 You've accomplished a lot, let's talk about your chef skills
  • 36:00 How did you become a chef?
  • 37:26 Connecting the catching with the cooking
  • 39:12 How to get great quality fish
  • 41:08 What is the process of caring for your catch?
  • 44:48 Dry aging
  • 46:02 Slurry tips
  • 48:20 What to do when you get home
  • 51:16 What chef skills that every spearo should learn?
  • 52:26 Using the whole animal
  • 53:54 Using more of the fish
  • 55:30 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 56:48 Where to find Harry
  • 57:50 Kingfish Ceviche
  • 61:54 Octopus preparation
  • 65:06 Great advice for cooking
  • 35:38 Caring for the catch
  • 66:22 My Octopus Teacher (My Octopus Teacher: The Sequel)
  • 68:03 What's in your gear bag?
  • 70:00 Funny stuff
  • 71:54 First Spanish Mackeral
  • 73:25 Spearo Q&A
    • Marine tattoos
    • Favourite dive buddy
    • Spearfishing in one sentance
  • 77:52 Thanks and goodbye


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