How to choose the right spearfishing knife

blue grouper released from fishing line with spearfishing knife

To me, having a knife when you’re spearfishing is just common sense. I dived into the why it’s important in a previous article, but today I want to explain how to choose the right spearfishing knife. Because there’s just so much choice. And if you choose wrong, it could end up costing you. A few […]

Do I really need a spearfishing knife?

do i really need a spearfishing knife?

The first time I strapped a spearfishing knife to my leg I felt invincible. I was 15 years old, and it was a second-hand blade I picked up at a garage sale for $2. Unlucky for me it wasn’t actually all that secure in the sheath, and it promptly slid out to be reclaimed by […]

Beuchat Marlin Elite Speargun Review

beuchat marlin elite speargun review

  After getting my hands on the Beuchat Marlin Elite speargun I felt like a kid in a candy store. It’s a sleek designed speargun, light enough that it’s comfortable to track in the water, and it’s almost silent when you shoot. It’s a great gun that I’d recommend to anyone wanting to invest in […]

Mares Cyrano Evo Pneumatic Speargun Review

mares cyrano evo pneumatic speargun review

  The Mares Cyrano Evo Pneumatic speargun is hands down one of my favorite pneumatic spearguns to spearfish with. It uses compressed air to shoot the shaft out of the barrel, and packs a rather impressive punch for such a small speargun. All up, it’s a rather impressive speargun if you’re looking for a pneumatic […]

Why you need a spearfishing stringer

why you need a spearfishing stringer

Catching a fish is one thing. But it’s not really yours until you’ve made it back to the boat or dry land. In the meantime, you need to use a spearfishing stringer to secure your catch. When I first started I always used a net bag. It was only a few dollars from my local […]

Cressi Mohicano Speargun Review

cressi mohicano speargun review

  I’ve got to admit, I rather like the design of the Cressi Mohicano Speargun, especially their Camo model. Even if you’re just getting started, it’s a good speargun to buy. It’s lightweight, packs a punch, and is available in a variety of different sizes, so you can easily track and stalk fish even if […]

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The best spearfishing gloves to protect and insulate your hands

My thoughts on the best spearfishing gloves

When you’re exploring the ocean, you need a decent pair of gloves. Not only do they keep your hands warm, but the best spearfishing gloves will protect you from all sorts of nasties. Now, on my first couple of spearfishing adventures as a grommet I had very little gear. Armed with a pole spear, my […]

The correct way to setup your weight belt for spearfishing

Setting up your Setting up your weight belt for spearfishing

One of the most important pieces of gear you need is a weight belt for spearfishing. When I’m spearfishing, I almost always wear a wetsuit to stay warm, but this can make spearfishing a little tricky. Because your wetsuit will cause you to float. And if you’re sporting a proper spearfishing wetsuit, you’re going to […]

How to hold your breath underwater for spearfishing

How to hold your breath underwater for spearfishing

When it comes to becoming a better spearo, one of the most popular topics that comes up is how to increase your bottom time. Or, how to hold your breath underwater. Because the longer you can hold your breath on a dive, the higher chances you’ll come across the perfect fish to spear. Right? Well, […]

Avoiding danger when you’re spearfishing from the shore

avoiding danger when you're spearfishing from the shore

Without access to a boat, most of your early adventures are going to involve spearfishing from the shore. It’s how I got started, and for the most part it was fine. At least, that’s what I tell my mum. But after a few hairy encounters of my own and a variety of different scars from […]