How to start spearfishing??

Rumour has it that some FFF members are spearos. It's time to come out of the closet.
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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu May 31, 2012 10:33 am

In the NT regulations, a little known rule. Maybe someone can dig it up :mrgreen:



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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by cuddlescooper » Thu May 31, 2012 7:02 pm

Matt Flynn wrote:In the NT regulations, a little known rule. Maybe someone can dig it up :mrgreen:
Pretty cetain that one was brought in to stop people spear fishing barra around the wharf. Is like shooting apples in a barrel.

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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by jasonmcc » Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 pm

Barra are not allowed to be spearfished anyway.
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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by SteveB » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:37 am

I used to float around the inside of the Larrakeyah Patrol Base when I was a teenager. Buggered if I would do it now. I didn't even have a speargun at
that time.
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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by slug » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:31 am

cuddlescooper wrote:Pretty cetain that one was brought in to stop people spear fishing barra around the wharf. Is like shooting apples in a barrel.
Yep - if I remember rightly, Beastie's mate (the man in the green - or is it pink these days - hat) was roundly criticised some years ago when he appeared in the local rag with a nice wharf Barra hanging off
the end of his spear ......

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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by Matt Flynn » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:19 pm

I don't understand spearing bans - it's the cleanest form of fishing, no by-catch, usually no waste.

If it is "too easy" then there should just be a tight bag limit - eg one barra. Same with scuba.

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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by Bottom Bashing Bloke » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:41 pm

id recommend using a hand spear first. I find them to be safer and more chance of hitting what u want due to the 7 spikes rather then one. Also it costs like $50 to buy a hand spear rather then hundreds for speargun.

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Re: How to start spearfishing??

Post by Sister Ed » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:46 pm

My inland waters reference was for barra. Not written clearly, sorry.

Page 6 has the info re spearing in the NT http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Content/File/p/F ... ntrols.pdf

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