Monday, July 7, 2008
Spearfishing a musselcracker at Noordhoek Port Elizabeth.
I was diving on Friday afternoon near Noordhoek. We had inspected the deeper reefs for banksteenbras and surprisingly left those empty handed. Perhaps the 13 deg C water was the determining factor.
Twice I had descended and came up with no action recorded on my camera and I asked Mark to drop me on a shallower spot where I was bound to find activity.
One seeing the reef I veered off to what I consider the optimum position to land on reef and took up my position.
Selecting your position on a reef has a tremendous bearing on certain fishes behaviour - hence your success - a topic throughly addressed in my online mentorship program - http://www.freedive.co.za/mentorship.htm
Let's get back to the dive - I settled down near to a hollow ledge at around 16 m in the cold water and scanned the surroundings - nothing of consequence.
Wait a bit... and look about. I was just about to take small fish when I noticed a musselcracker's silvery-grey head emerge from the cave to inspect me.
I swung the 1200 Freedivers gun to where I predicted it would swim...
Watch the rest here:
The pic above is not the fish I got in the video - I took that one back in June 2004.