This blog is my view of spearfishing in South Africa. I have 2000+ dives worth of experience. see: http://www.freedive.co.za for spearfising & freediving courses, online spearfishing mentorship, advanced spearfishing course and my dive book Pinnacle and Wall Dives of Port Elizabeth - Memoirs of a Freediver.
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Thursday, May 19, 2011
Spearfishing a bank steenbras - my reelgun jams at 27 m
I head to the bottom - camera zoomed out by itself to 5 X! - wait a bit and a bank steenbras comes in - I take the fish spining it. Then head up and discover the jam - voluntary resistance training ensues....
I have experienced this a number of times - often works well to cut down the muzzle of the gun so the rubbers do not lie along the barrel, this reduces foul-ups especiallt if your line is not tensioned before shooting - I did so yesterday.