Monday, September 26, 2011

How will you fare with spearfishing this season? Part 6

This 6 th post on the spearfishing equation describing success of a spearo adds yet another term, F

Success = A + B x C + D + E + F

F =  alertness/instinct/fish sense
Now we get to where Piet van Rooyen says nothing more than the above – he did not elaborate on how to develop fish sense or instinct. Well, not even alertness.

Fish sense is a spearo’s instinct that directs him to the fish. There is also the logic component to it.
e.g. The crackling of the reef can tell of the structure and hence likelihood of getting fish in that direction. Listening to the reef is a habit of mine - I seldom enter the water and just dive, especially on a new spot - I prefer to "cock an ear", listen and then dive. It is possible to hear your way to better reef in dirty water by the ghost shrimp choir(crackling). A further part of fish sense would be predicting their behaviour.

With regards to alertness there are techniques to enhance your concentration and peripheral vision - covered at length in my mentorship program.

Sixth sense is knowing something through other means than seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and tasting. It is even possible to enhance your sixth sense that is capable of:
1. alerting you of danger and,
2. making you aware of opportunity.

I have two lessons in my mentorship program covering sixth sense which inludes exercises to get the students on the road to developing this mysterious quality.

All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today – Chinese proverb

P.S.
This weekend I was able to view the lack of animal sense in occupants of the gamedrive Landrover I was in at Pumba game reserve. Our driver Stemele was a local and understood animal behaviour and could predict their actions. He drove us in near some elephants that were eating acacias with complete disregard for the long white thorns. The matriarch was close and walked toward us - the ladies were no longer at ease. Now the pachyderm made a half-hearted mock charge and the ladies were really spooked - I was filming and Stemele was calm as he knew she would stop which she did ears flapping and trunk waving in our direction. The next day saw us out with another game driver who was more cautious and would not allow the vehicle to be between the young bull elephant and the two big male lions he chased.
I must say that I would far prefer to be circled by a great white than by a lion.
I think a land-based hunters animal sense is much the same as a spearos fish sense.

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