Spearfishing

Forum for Snorkeling information around Melbourne.
GummySlayer
Rank: King George Whiting
Rank: King George Whiting
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Location: Narre Warren South

Spearfishing

Postby GummySlayer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:23 pm

Hey guys,

Taking my little step brother and his mate out spearfishing tomorrow..
New to it so still learning.. Just curious, what happens if you spear a fish that is under it's legal limits?

I know it sounds like a stupid question.. If i were fishing it'd be thrown back, but with the spear if you spear a fish obviously it'll most likely die.. So are you allowed to keep smaller fish that're speared? or do you just leave them there to die? :/

Cheers guys!



Remove these ads.

User avatar
Rod Bender
Rank: Kingfish
Rank: Kingfish
Posts: 5283
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:46 pm
Location: Shepparton

Re: Spearfishing

Postby Rod Bender » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:26 pm

Not really my forte but I would suggest you don't spear them unless you know they are well above the limit!
Proudly sponsoring Trelly's Tackleworld and Boats & More!

User avatar
ducky
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 3718
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Re: Spearfishing

Postby ducky » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:29 pm

the rules of any firearm. if in doubt, do not pull the trigger.

GummySlayer
Rank: King George Whiting
Rank: King George Whiting
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Location: Narre Warren South

Re: Spearfishing

Postby GummySlayer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:29 pm

Yeah, that's pretty much common sense, but i mean in the event that it is under size.. Because being younger lads, i've got a feeling they'll spear whatever fish they see.

User avatar
ducky
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Posts: 3718
Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:17 pm

Re: Spearfishing

Postby ducky » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:30 pm

then you need to make the decision not to take them if there are too immature to do what is right. if they're not ready for it then they're not ready for it.

User avatar
Fish-cador
Rank: Kingfish
Rank: Kingfish
Posts: 6118
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:00 pm

Re: Spearfishing

Postby Fish-cador » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:32 pm

GS, do not spear that crayfish in martha's backyard. :crazy:

if you see a toothy mouth wide open and is big enough to swallow you, you must press the trigger. Otherwise, do not shoot anything if unsure. Try bringing a tape measure. Catch the fish by hand, measure it first, if it is of legal size, you can release it and shoot it. If it is undersize, just release it. :lolf: :lolf: :haha2:
OF ALL THE THINGS I LOST, I MISS MY MIND THE MOST.
====
Words of wisdom:
"I will never argue with an idiot. He might drag me down to his level then beat me with experience"
====



Remove these ads.

GummySlayer
Rank: King George Whiting
Rank: King George Whiting
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:43 pm
Location: Narre Warren South

Re: Spearfishing

Postby GummySlayer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:39 pm

Yeah, i know what you can spear and what you're not allowed to spear. But none of you are reading the question.

IF WE SPEAR A FISH THAT'S SMALLER THAN THE RESPECTIVE LIMIT, "IF" DO YOU KEEP IT OR JUST LEAVE IT?

Cheers.

User avatar
Rod Bender
Rank: Kingfish
Rank: Kingfish
Posts: 5283
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:46 pm
Location: Shepparton

Re: Spearfishing

Postby Rod Bender » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:42 pm

GummySlayer wrote:Yeah, i know what you can spear and what you're not allowed to spear. But none of you are reading the question.

IF WE SPEAR A FISH THAT'S SMALLER THAN THE RESPECTIVE LIMIT, "IF" DO YOU KEEP IT OR JUST LEAVE IT?

Cheers.

Legally you can not keep it.
Proudly sponsoring Trelly's Tackleworld and Boats & More!

User avatar
vinhii
Rank: Gummy Shark
Rank: Gummy Shark
Posts: 2933
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:37 am
Location: Melbourne CITY!!
Contact:

Re: Spearfishing

Postby vinhii » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:04 pm

Fish-cador wrote:GS, do not spear that crayfish in martha's backyard. :crazy:

if you see a toothy mouth wide open and is big enough to swallow you, you must press the trigger.



dont listen to this crazy man LOL!! his wild!,.. WILD I TELLS YOU!

Stay calm dont panic get everyone out of the water lol but keeping your spear at his head/nose , and if he does come real close poke him away at the nose or body lol they`ll get the point .
PLENTY!! of FISH!! in the SEA!! but so little TIME!!!

berazafi
Rank: Flathead
Rank: Flathead
Posts: 266
Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:26 am

Re: Spearfishing

Postby berazafi » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:18 pm

Leave it



Remove these ads.


Return to “Snorkeling and diving around Melbourne”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests