How Do I Get Better at Spearfishing?

Spearfishing is a great way to get out on the water and catch some fish. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, there are plenty of ways to improve your skill set and become a better spearo. Here are some tips to help you get better at spearfishing:

Practice Makes Perfect
The most important thing when it comes to spearfishing is practice. Every time you’re out on the water, take your time to hone your technique.

Spend time getting comfortable in the water, and practice shooting accurately with your speargun. The more you practice, the better you’ll become at accurate shooting and fish identification.

Know Your Gear
It’s important to make sure you have the right gear for spearfishing. Make sure that your gear fits properly so it won’t be too loose or too tight when you’re in the water. Also make sure that your equipment is properly maintained – check for any signs of wear and tear, and replace any worn out parts if necessary.

Increase Your Breath-Hold Time
Spearfishing requires divers to hold their breath underwater for extended periods of time. To increase your breath-hold time, it’s important to do regular exercises such as yoga or Pilates that focus on breathing techniques. It’s also beneficial to practice free diving in between dives – this will help build up lung capacity and increase oxygen intake.

Research & Learn About Fish Behaviour

It pays off big time if you research and learn about fish behaviour before heading out on a spearfishing trip. Knowing where different species of fish like to hide can give you an edge when hunting them down. Also learn about their habits – what they eat, where they migrate, etc – so that you can anticipate their movements and have an easier time tracking them down.


By following these tips, you can become a better spearo in no time! Practice regularly, make sure your gear fits properly, increase your breath-hold time through exercise and research fish behaviour so that you can anticipate their movements – all these will help get you closer to becoming an expert spearo!

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Lindsay Collins