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The Freedive Spearfishing podcast

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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 9, 2022

Interview with Barry Paxman!

Today's interview is with Barry Paxman! The legend himself, the creator of Aussie Reels, he's been spearfishing for 60 years and has some epic stories to share from his time out in the water. From some scary shark stories to the thrill of hunting Wahoo and even the story behind his iconic mask, this will be a good listen! This interview is stuffed full of Noob Spearo community questions, get valuable knowledge and wisdom from a spearo that's been at it for 6 decades and still going strong!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:40 Welcome Barry! You've been spearing for 65 years!
  • 08:00 Diving in dirty water and dealing with shark attacks, first aid and shark populations
  • 17:40 Noob Spearo community questions: how do you deal with buck fever?
  • 21:00 How do you get back in the water after a forced break?
  • 23:30 Your iconic mask!
  • 26:35 What's the biggest change you've seen in spearing?
  • 29:25 You have a particular love for hunting Wahoo
  • 37:35 Tell us the story of your Aussie Reels
  • 43:30 What gear did you start out with?
  • 47:30 Weight belts
  • 49:00 Tangled in shooting line
  • 50:25 How do you subdue a big fish?
  • 52:50 Trigger discipline and rubber band choice
  • 56:40 Muzzle wrap
  • 57:50 Belt reels
  • 01:00:55 What do you do when you get to the end of your reel line?
  • 01:02:40 Shooting a Marlin
  • 01:04:30 What is your favourite piece of gear and what all is in your dive bag?
  • 01:06:40 Do you use a cray bag like a SeaSac? Tell us about your crayfish species
  • 01:09:00 How do you cook your crays?
  • 01:12:15 Baldchin Groper and Parrot fish
  • 01:14:25 How do you keep the stoke alive for 60 years? What does your dive crew look like?
  • 01:16:00 Family spearfishing
  • 01:18:45 Spearfishing role models
  • 01:21:10 Building a boat
  • 01:23:40 WA people like driving long distances, do you like boating long distance too?
  • 01:25:25 Scary stories
  • 01:35:40 What makes a good dive buddy for you?
  • 01:37:20 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:42:00 Outro
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