spear fishing

hows the spearing going around the metro area? i am keen to try out my new rob allen and just wanna know were would be a good place for the big fishies. i am limited to only places that will let in a 44ft searay


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not really any good place's

Sat, 2009-07-25 13:27

not really any good place's around perth to tell u the truth unless you can dive 15m+ if not then 5 fathom is your best bet. is this scuba of free diving?

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Spear Fishing is Weak ,

Sat, 2009-07-25 14:06

Spear Fishing is Weak , anyone can dive down and shoot a fish.

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DhuBoi

Sat, 2009-07-25 14:54

is that sarcasm?

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Haha if you're saying that,

Sat, 2009-07-25 15:14

Haha if you're saying that, then you clearly haven't done it.

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i agree

Sat, 2009-07-25 15:38

i attempted to free dive in busso witha  gidje for kg's

 3 metres of water is harder than you think! let alone 15.

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Dhuboi

Sat, 2009-07-25 16:18

he obviously hasnt dived before...

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Haha Yeh mate i actually

Sat, 2009-07-25 16:32

Haha Yeh mate i actually have , me n the boys do more then a bit of body boarding n stuff so we are not short of being physically fit. and we like to get a feed , so we whack on the snorkel gear.  and if u have diving gear its even easier .

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one thing to be a spearo

Sat, 2009-07-25 19:06

Its one thing to call yourself a spearo, its another thing to be good at it.  Theres some seriously good divers up here, i've dove a lot and wouldn't even consider myself anywhere near their league.

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Tank

Sat, 2009-07-25 19:16

None of this easy shooting on tanks either.

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spearfishin is a challenge i reckon

Sun, 2009-07-26 12:57

i reckon line fishin is easier than spearfishin

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Spear is NOT easy and

Sun, 2009-07-26 14:01

Spear is NOT easy and anybody that thinks its weak or easy should have

a look at themselves. DhuBoy come up to Karratha and ILL put you 15 to 20m

down and get you to shoot a big bluebone and would love to see you win that battle.

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me me me

Sun, 2009-07-26 17:29

that sounds like a good challange. if i ever come to karratha ill come try :P

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Sorry m8y the invite wasnt

Sun, 2009-07-26 17:47

Sorry m8y the invite wasnt for you , Dont take this wrong but going by your

spearguns new/used you have alot to learn eg: equalising.

When you get abit better and understand what you MUST do so that you are

not putting yourself in danger feel free to come alongCool

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So you spear a Dhuie and its

Sun, 2009-07-26 17:47

So you spear a Dhuie and its undersize, what do you do next ?

Its something i have always been curious about Smile

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You don't shoot it

Sun, 2009-07-26 17:53

If anything most people are more conservative/selective when spearfishing. If a fish is not well over size it doesn't usually get shot.

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Well said John, Selective

Sun, 2009-07-26 18:01

Well said John,

Selective  fishing  and if unsure if it size then plainly DONT shoot , it is that simple.

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I have some tape on my gun

Sun, 2009-07-26 21:33

I have some tape on my gun at appropriate spots to help judge size, but unless your 150% sure they are size, leave them there. Another will swim by.

As some of the guys say, spearing, when done responsibly is the most ecologically friendly form of fishing. No bycatch, no undersized in distress, take exactly what you need.

Finally, shoot me down if you like, but I spear on air. If I was comfortable freediving I would do it instead, but physically I am not up to it.

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No worrys,,i think things

Mon, 2009-07-27 07:48

No worrys,,i think things look 1/3 rd bigger underwater?  i was thinking sizeing might be a little tricky, i guess the more experience you have the easier it gets at estimateing Smile