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Blue Spearo’s Gallie Competition – Registration Form Updated! #Spearfishing


Here is the latest Gallie Shoot Documentation.

Click me -> Gallie Shoot 2014 Registration Document

~ Shifty

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2014 in Competitions

 

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Sharks & Stripes- #Spearfishing Wahoo [video]


On a much brighter note than my previous post, here is a video to get us all in the mood for some epic spearfishing this weekend :)

 
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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Videos

 

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Western Australia’s Controversial Shark Cull Claims First Casualty

Western Australia’s Controversial Shark Cull Claims First Casualty

This actually makes me sick to my stomach!

Taken from the National Geographic website.

“A controversial shark cull claimed its first casualty this weekend in Western Australia, when a commercial fisherman shot and killed a tiger shark off of Old Dunsborough (map) in the southwest region of Western Australia.

In a move late last year that has since sparked protests, Western Australia premier Colin Bennettannounced a shark cull to control populations of great white sharks off of popular beaches in the region.

This was in response to the fatal attack on surfer Chris Boyd last November.

The cull—which will run from January to April of this year—includes deploying as many as 72 baited lines attached to drums and anchored to the seafloor to catch sharks over 9.8 feet (3 meters) long. Sharks smaller than 9.8 feet (3 meters) will be released.

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Ramblings

 

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Blue Spearo’s – Gallie Shoot [Competition] #Spearfishing


gallie_shootHey guys almost that time again when Galjoen season opens (1st March).  And as such the  Blue Spearo’s are having their Galjoen spearfishing competition.

Here is the latest Gallie Shoot Documentation.

Click me -> Gallie Shoot 2014 Registration Document

Gallie Shoot 2014 Registration Document

As soon as they give out more info I will amend this post.

Until then safe spearing!

~Shifty

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Competitions

 

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#VisWatch – Atlantic Seaboard


The Atlantic side seems to be taking an age to clean up.

“Atlantic Seaboard was FUBAR this morning :(“

But if conditions hold up, Millers should be epic this weekend!

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in #VisWatch

 

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Shark in the Shallows at Fish Hoek


Shark in shallow water on Fish Hoek Beach behind the trek-fishing net. Another Reason I don’t like them trekkies.

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Ramblings, Videos

 

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#VisWatch – Millers Point (5m – 9m)


There be vis and fish about :D

1:
“Was just out for a dive a few km north of Millers. Got some nice sized fish. Viz was anywhere between 5m-9m

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in #VisWatch

 

#Spearfishing Cape Town ~ #VisWatch


Attention Cape Town Spearo’s: #VisWatch Reports:

1: “Was on the bike this morning from Sea Point to Suikerbossie. The viz is good enough to spear a few hotties. Much cleaner towards Bakhoven and Houtbay. Large swell though. Sandy bay was cristal this morning.” ~ 08:00

2:

From Glencairn, Bay is flat but vis is unknown

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2014 in #VisWatch

 

#Spearfishing group on Facebook – #VisWatch


Shifty: “Simba, dude you wana go dive?”
Simba: “Yea I am keen! Any Idea what the sea is looking like?”
Shifty: “No idea, but lets give it a shot.”
*Drives out to location*
Shifty: “Jees the water it dirty.”
Simba: “Yea…I don’t feel like getting in there” 
*goes home rather disappointed”

Has something like this happened to you?  I am sure it has and as a result you have wasted time when you could have driven to a different spot with better conditions…if you had only known about it.

Vis Watch on Facebook is trying eliminate that. With over 220 spearo’s in and around the Cape Town area giving feed back on swell, water temp and visibility conditions, in various spearfishing locations around the Western Cape, the chances of you driving out to your favourite spot just to find that the conditions are less than ideal are slowly fading away. Photos of the locations are a great help too.

I will start posting comments from the Facebook page here (linked to my Twitter feed) with the #VisWatch hashtag.  Hoping that it will catch on.

Happy spearing all.

~ Shifty

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in #VisWatch, Dive Spots

 

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#Spearfishing: Mozam Miracle Episode 2

#Spearfishing: Mozam Miracle Episode 2

Support ITZTV Spearfishing Here:
http://inthezone-tv.blogspot.com/p/it…

In this next epic spearfishing episode of Mozam Miracle Richard ‘Snoek’ Leonard lands his personal best Dog Tooth Tuna, and also takes time out to share some of his secrets on filming spearfishing with a GoPro camera.

Thanks to:
Coatesman’s Spearfishing for guiding and videography
http://coatesmans.com/

Eric Allard from Extreme Blue Water Spearfishing for the boat charter and sharing his local knowledge with the guys.
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Read more about the ITZ spearfishing team here:
http://inthezone-tv.blogspot.com/

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2014 in Ramblings, Videos

 

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