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Cool your jets and dive from a smaller vessel
Brett Illingworth | March 2017

Diving from a jet ski can mean convenience in a lot of ways.

In 2005 I made a decision that profoundly altered the way I approached diving and spearfishing. I had been mulling over a new vessel and it had to be small. It had to be insanely seaworthy, fast and with a long range. I bought a three seat SeaDoo. Yep, a jet ski. I haven’t looked back. It (they – I’m on my second now) was the best investment I have ever made.
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Think before you sink into the water
Brett Illingworth | February 2017

Odie Charles with some cracker crayfish.

The holiday season has been in full swing. Roads, shops, ramps and waterways of the Mornington Peninsula (and elsewhere) have been a nightmare. As mentioned last month, divers take their lives in their own hands at this time of year, particularly in Port Phillip Bay.
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Diving 101
Brett Illingworth | December 2016

Jon Lazarus with great looking boarfish.

Happy New Year! 2016 is done and dusted, and not a moment too soon. Sure, some great fish and crays were captured, but the number of good diving days was way, way down
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Kings march into Victoria!
Brett Illingworth | December 2016

Joel, Nick and Nathan with some Mornington Peninsula lobster.

December at last! Summer is here, and Christmas breaks loom. Good weather be gifted to all! We hope… Let’s face it, we’re coming off one of the worst spells of weather in living memory. It’s time for a change for the better.
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The hunt worth whiting about
Brett Illingworth | November 2016

November still sees us in the grip of squid mania. They’re red hot in Western Port and Port Phillip bays. Once a patch is located, it’s easy to spear your allowable ten fish. Finding the patch is the only difficulty. Don’t expect any of your mates to divulge hot spots. Get out there and look.
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Water’s warming – perfect for spearos
Shane Lowery | October 2016

To be columnist Brett Illingworth has been finding plenty of whiting on the sand edges.

October is always a welcome relief from the cold of winter and crisp September mornings. The better conditions of October makes it one of my favourite months for spearing.
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Bread and butter bonanza
Shane Lowery | September 2016

Mick Maheny with a nice feed of sea sweep and lobster.

Spring is in the air and September sees the beginning of warmer temperatures and some great spearfishing opportunities.
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Chilly waters don’t deter true divers
Shane Lowery | August 2016

Male southern rock lobster still in season at the moment and abalone.

August is another cold month for diving, but the keen spearos will still be braving the cold water with plenty of great species on offer.
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Get some ling-bling!
Shane Lowery | July 2016

Drew Fenney with a great winter feed of ling and flathead.

July may be a cold month and the weather can dampen the motivation of many spearfishers to get out and have a dive, but there is certainly plenty of reason to make the effort and brave the cold water.
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