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PostPosted: 18 Feb 2017, 17:59 
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Hi Guys and Gals,

Names Dan. Thought I'd sign up and get in on this venture. Totally new to the sport of Spearfishing (known about it for ever).
Lived by the Ocean for the greater part of my life in some form or another. Had a stint in surfing for awhile. Been out of the water for number of years now, Bar the odd swim/pier jump.

So, I've been reading and searching as much info as I could to gear up. Just been snorkeling to get a feel for the equipment so far.
I'm based in West Rosebud.

Later.
Dan


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PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 15:06 
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Hey guys

Just moved down to Ocean Grove. Went spearing for the first time in years at Clifton Springs near the old jetty and came out with a 40cm flounder and a 50cm morwong. Saw a few flatties that I couldn't hit too. Got me keen as to do a bit more spearing.

I'd really love to spear some squid, it's one of the few things the missus gets excited about if I bring one home. For anything with fins it's a grimace and "make sure you get rid of the mess". Also I can bung squid on a hook and try to catch something decent with a beer in hand.

I don't expect any secret spots but can someone throw me a bone and point me in the right direction for squid? It's driving me nuts.

Location, water depth, temp, tides, season. Berley up? Any tips or techniques in actually finding them?

I've got a kayak for fishing but for spearing I'd prefer shore access. That way I can just jump in the car and go.

PM me if you're worried about it being public knowledge.

Cheers in advance


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PostPosted: 25 Feb 2017, 21:44 
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Hi Motty,

If you're keen, consider joining up with the Geelong Freedivers, or attending one of the general meetings that we hold. The information that you seek can be found by having a chat over a few beers etc..

Interesting to see you have a kayak. There's a few of us now getting ready to venture out on kayaks around the Bellarine and Surfcoast. If you're keen you'd be welcome to participate in one of our trips..

For the Geelong Freedivers (GFD) take a look at:

https://geelongfreedivers.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/geelongfreedivers/

Gerard.


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PostPosted: 07 Mar 2017, 09:50 
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Hi all,
I have been reading these forums for a couple months now and finally decided to sign up. Its been a great resource for me as I am completely new to this. I loved snorkelling but never really knew about the diversity of marine life right at our doorstep!
I recently bought some gear and swam out of Rye on Saturday just to get familiar being in the water with a float. Spent over an hour out there, with the majority of the time managing the damn line and managed a massive feed of 2 scallops haha (I just dropped them back).
I’d like to sharpen up my fish ID before I start taking anything. It’d be great if I could tag along with some veterans and just watch and learn and get more information about the sport.

Cheers!


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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2017, 15:19 
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Hi Amateur Hour,

Glad that you're finding the info on the forum useful. Other than checking out the Fish ID section, you/everyone is welcome come down to our dive competitions. You can join us for a dive without competing. If you have all the required safety gear and are feeling competitive, you can enter the competition. Otherwise feel free to come to the weigh-ins after each comp. You get to see types and sizes of fish that are weighed in by other divers and enjoy a bbq that we put on.

Hope to see you at one of our events :)


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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2017, 08:53 
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Hey guys! ^_^

I got into spearfishing last year when I moved from Linden, NSW to Alabama, USA. (bummer I know =( )
I have only been on 2 trips so far, but I've absolutely adored both times! I am trying to learn to freedive in a 40ft freshwater lake near where I live. I plan to get my first "real" freediving/spearfishing wetsuit this summer with a proper gun and fins. I currently just use a Girls 3mm O'Neil Exporer wetsuit and like really cheap scuba short fins.

I'm eager to learn and super excited!!

Be safeee *hugs*,
Makayla


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PostPosted: 06 Apr 2017, 11:39 
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Hi Makayla,

Welcome!

It's good to hear that you are keen on freediving and spearfishing.
The Southern Freedivers are a spearfishing club that are based in Melbourne Australia.
There is some information on spearguns and wetsuits on this forum, however this is tailored towards the local conditions / water temperature.

-Stoj


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PostPosted: 18 May 2017, 09:54 
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Hi folks,

Just moved down to the Bass Coast from Townsville and keen to learn the spearfishing craft from a few locals. Been snooping around the coast the last few days and amazed at the variety of shore based spearing spots on your doorstop. Noob spearo but relatively confident diver.

Cheers!


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