Spearfishing?

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  1. Slummies

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    Hey guys!

    I have recently got into spearing! i love the ocean and love fish so i thought it would be cool.. well. i was wrong! ITS BLOODY AWESOME! wish i got into it earlier. now with winter on the way, i dont have to hang up my mask i can go shoot some FREEEEESH FFFIIIESH!

    on my 1st dive ever, i only shot two little banded galjion! very stoked with it. one was 30cm other was 34cm!

    going to TK this weekend and my spear is with me!! so amped to shoot something bigger. i have seen some black musclecracker but to much of a noob to shoot em. they just dart away to quick!

    Leker man! so any other spearos out there?
     
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  3. mupwi

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    I am. Prety much got into marines gae so I could still feel like im diving on the bad vis days and when doing static apneas
     
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    durbz must be so easy to dive. always warm water and good vis! oh well

    Here is a pic of my 1st fish :)

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    Nice!!!!:thumbup:

    I found when I shot my first fish I realised man is a hunter!

    I once shot a banded galjeon by accident! he swam in front of a tassel as I shot.
     
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    haha! yeah they not hard! there is a big gajeon i want to get. but hoping to shoot big fish this weekend :)
     
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    warm water yes I dont know who lies to you about the good vis normaly about 3-4m but on the 2 or 3 days a year when it gets to 10 or 20m its awsome better than any aquerium ive ever seen
     
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    since nov, we have had around 1m vis if we lucky ;)

    do you shoot with a reel?
     
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    SPEAROS

    I work away so this was my first dive this year.
     
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    I have recently started using a belt reel for the ocasional big fish but most of the time I dont need it and verry seldome get any tear outs but then again I normaly stone my fish best advice I can give is to spend an hour or so in the pool with a target to get the feel for your gun and how the speer drops off or the gun kicks one sesion in the pool and I went from about a 30% hit rate to a 95% hitrate in a 50mm diameter circle
     
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    and if the fish is 50mm or smaller you should be puting it in your tank not shooting it with a spear:)
     
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    rad man! nice fish erle. do you chow it?

    will try the target practice!! what did you use as a target?
     
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    cant wait to get back in the water currently stuck in india way
    inland been here for the last 3 weeks and one week to go the vis better be good that weekend
     
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    hectic man
     
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    nice one bruce
     
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    shot buddy
     
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    Minimum legal size for damba (Dichistius capensis) is 35cm in South africa, don't shoot undersized fish.
     
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    luckily i havnt!
     
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    My bad, didn't see the Banded part...
     
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    :thumbup:does a bear kak in the woods????

    hell ya couta lightly battered and seared... .mmmmmm:p

    my bud pulled a 3.5kg bug at the same spot last week... big green machine!!!

    i saw it the day i dived but we not allowed to pull bugs on any water craft and it wasn't season yet.:(
     
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    Rad bro. Gone though umtata, pouring rain and all rivers are ppppumping!

    3kg cray. Man that's big. Biggest I got is 1kg. Which is not bad for down here. Biggest iv seen is probably 1.5killo.
     
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