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Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews

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The Podcast show interviewing spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from all over the world. We dial in on the experience and wisdom from a diverse bunch of spearos from all over the globe. From spearfishing in the cold waters of the North Sea and Arctic to the clear, tropical waters of t… read more


NSP:175 Josh Bollen | Always Learning

Interview with Josh Bollen Today's episode is with Josh Bollen from Sydney! He has submitted several recipes to 99 Spearo Recipes and is passionate about cooking and eating food he's foraged or caught and foraged. He has a love for making food look good and when you see his recipes you will understand why! We chat about smoking fish, dry aging meat and the magic of vacuum packing and how to get the best and most out of your catch. Have a listen to this interview and stay tuned for 99 Spearo Recipes for his recipes and a ton more! We also chat about anxiety in diving, how to deal with it and ways to improve your experience of life. Enjoy listening and let us know your thoughts in the comments! You can support us and secure yourself a copy by supporting our campaign! What is the most unusual food you have foraged or caught yourself?   Important times: 00:13 Intro 02:04 Noober Stories 05:00 Welcome Josh! Always learning - what does that mean to you? 06:18 You have an interest in jewelry? 07:53 A passion for plating food 09:09 Connecting the catch with the food 11:16 Where are you in the world? 13:25 You have been vacuum packing food? 16:55 Fish wings 17:54 How long should fish be cooked for? 19:50 Food was your gateway drug into spearfishing 22:36 Started spearfishing in 2019 23:15 What appeals to you in spearfishing? What struggles have you had? 26:05 Observing nature and the underwater world 28:22 Bush food and a very underused plant: Pig Face 34:50 What was your first memorable fish? 35:50 Leather Jackets are great eating and some fish Josh avoids 37:17 Smoking fish: How do you do it? Controlling temperature, airflow, etc 43:09 Scary moments in your spearfishing and seeing sharks 45:59 What are your favourite species to hunt and how to hunt Blackspot Goatfish 49:57 Dry aging your fish - do you need a dedicated fridge? Moisture? How to hang them up, etc 56:03 Being thoughtful and intentional with your food and storage 58:02 99 Spearo Recipes: you submitted several recipes! 59:26 Octopus: tenderize it! 01:01:39 My Octopus Teacher and Seaspiracy 01:05:27 Deep dive chat about anxiety and diving 01:06:54 Risk vs reward 01:08:18 How do you stay calm and cope? 01:11:23 Do you have a mantra or ways of calming down? 01:12:34 Learn to distance yourself from your thoughts and make rational decisions 01:16:30 Risk/stress/discomfort has a place and a value in daily life 01:17:41 A life worth living 01:18:25 Keeping the connection to nature that our ancestors had 01:20:20 Funny stuff, dehydration and sea sickness 01:22:30 I use Aqualyte to cope 01:23:28 What's in your dive bag? Cressi wetsuit, Rob Allen speargun and roller guns, fin upgrades 01:31:12 DIY flashers 01:35:12 Spearo Q&A Where is your dream spearing destination? Favourite dive buddy? Single best piece of advice: SLOW DOWN! Describe the spearfishing experience: FREEDOM! 01:38:36 Outro Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android   Important Links Noob Spearo Partners and Discount Codes . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! – Use the code NOOB10 to save 10% off anything store-wide. Free Shipping on USA orders over $99 + Free Shipping with promo code NOOBSPEARO at ! #ad #manscapedpod | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save $30 on any speargun:) use the code SPEARO to get 20% off any course and the code NOOBSPEARO to get 40% off any and all courses! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . 28-day Freediving Transformation (CODE: NOOB28 for 15% off) | Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | Wickedly tough and well thought out gear! Check out their | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ | Fishing Trips () Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing

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