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Spearfishing
« on: November 18, 2021, 06:05:02 pm »
I've recently expanded my hunting to underwater as well as terrestrial.  Having a blast and the fresh fish is the best!  These are Red Morwong.  Some people don't rate them as a good table fish but my kids love them!
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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2021, 08:23:53 pm »
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That looks to be a fun and rewarding hobby! Those fish look plenty big enough to offer a good bit of meat. Do you fillet them? How long have you been diving? I do not know very much about your country. Do you have the concern of sharks when in the habitat of this species of fish? Please excuse the bombardment of questions. This is very interesting to me... Thanks for posting this....

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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2021, 08:28:29 pm »
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That looks to be a fun and rewarding hobby! Those fish look plenty big enough to offer a good bit of meat. Do you fillet them? How long have you been diving? I do not know very much about your country. Do you have the concern of sharks when in the habitat of this species of fish? Please excuse the bombardment of questions. This is very interesting to me... Thanks for posting this....

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Ask away Phillip! 

I've been freediving for about 8 months now.  I fillet most fish I catch as I find it more versatile to cook fillet than whole fish.  I see at least a couple of sharks every time we dive.  Yesterday I saw 3 very large Wobbegong sharks, usually harmless but can be territoral.  I was following some target fish into a small cave to shoot one and was focussed on them, meanwhile a 2.5m Wobbe was lying just below me camoflagued with the bottom LOL, gave me a fright!

But most sharks aren't going to bother divers.
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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2021, 10:35:08 pm »
Nice job, but you will not catch me swimming around with a bloody fish tied to me.


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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2021, 10:57:52 pm »
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Ask away Phillip!

I've been freediving for about 8 months now.  I fillet most fish I catch as I find it more versatile to cook fillet than whole fish.  I see at least a couple of sharks every time we dive.  Yesterday I saw 3 very large Wobbegong sharks, usually harmless but can be territoral.  I was following some target fish into a small cave to shoot one and was focussed on them, meanwhile a 2.5m Wobbe was lying just below me camoflagued with the bottom LOL, gave me a fright!

But most sharks aren't going to bother divers.

I like it. This is something I would really like to do! Thanks for the refreshing topic!!

Phillip

PS: Keep us posted with updates and pictures...

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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2021, 05:19:05 am »
Nice job, but you will not catch me swimming around with a bloody fish tied to me.

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I don't keep the fish on me. I string them onto my float line or throw them in the boat.  The stringer system keeps the fish at least 10m away from me. But it's not dead fish that really attracts sharks. It's injured fish. So I spoke them in the brain and then Gill and gut them and then thread them on the line. Simple.
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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2021, 07:57:26 pm »
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Do you take underwater photos while you are spearfishing?
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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 02:51:54 pm »
No but some mates of mine run gopros while we dive.  Next time we go out together I'll see if they can get some good footage.  Found a good abalone spot last Friday and now my daughter LOVES it and I've been instructed to bring some home every dive LOL, kids.
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Re: Spearfishing
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 03:02:09 pm »
> No but some mates of mine run gopros while we dive.  Next time we go out together I'll see if they can get some good footage. 

Thanks, I look forward to the footage. The group idea makes for good fellowship!

> Found a good abalone spot last Friday and now my daughter LOVES it and I've been instructed to bring some home every dive LOL, kids.

Lol:   😊    I am with the kids!

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