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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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Jan 24, 2024

Interview with Matty Turner

Todays interview is with Matty Turner from the Becoming A Bowhunter Podcast! The on-land equivalent of Noob Spearo, the BAB Podcast aims to help Noob bowhunters get into the sport, get equipped and become more effective hunters. Hear some epic stories from hunts, the struggles of learning to stalk animals, what to do when things don't go to plan and so much more! We also chat about butchering, packing and eating wild meat. There are some definite similarities and differences in bowhunting vs spearfishing but both sports can learn from each other, get first hand info on everything you wanted to know about becoming A Bowhunter!

Listen to the BAB Podcast here!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:22 Welcome Matty! Tell us about the Becoming a Bowhunter Podcast!
  • 12:30 Similarities and differences to spearfishing
  • 18:35 Wind, sun and bowhunting
  • 23:20 How do I start bowhunting?
  • 28:00 If you had to start spearfishing over again?
  • 31:10 Costs involved
  • 35:10 How to use the range finder
  • 38:10 Bowhunting courses & spearfishing courses
  • 46:20 Cold water therapy
  • 54:05 I have the gear -  how do I shoot? Shot placement and technique
  • 58:20 How to get access to hunting land?
  • 01:02:00 Ethics of taking beginner hunters out
  • 01:07:30 How do you approach or stalk an animal? Sight, noise and smell
  • 01:10:25 Wounding animals and being an effective hunter - What do you do when you hit the animal and it gets away?
  • 01:18:05 How to butcher and pack an animal
  • 01:22:40 Getting the most out of your catch - 99 Spearo Recipes and Wild Meat
  • 01:26:50 Final thoughts
  • 01:33:10 Outro


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