Well as times change people evolve with their sport. Ever since our mexico trip last summer (2013) and my 1st experiance with SpearFishing, I have been itching to take it up back in my home country of Alberta Canada. Over the last year i have been gathering needed nessisary equipment to break into spearfishing. Diving waters in Alberta Canada is a little differnt beast than in the warm tropical waters of Mexico and other areas where this form of fishing is more common.
Here in Alberta Canada a full wetsuit minimum of 8mm with hood, dive boots & gloves is a mandatory, to keep the chill off the body and the core temperature up. A dive belt with enough weight to keep you and your suit negative buoyancy so your able to keep level in our rough cold mountain fed lakes, reservoirs & rivers. A pair of fins to help propel you through the water with ease. Most dives are in 8-10 feet of water with the occasional dive of up to 20 feet.
Gun choice is up to the shooter but a lower powerd gun works better for our rocky river beds and saves the heads on our spears. Guns around here need to be special ordered from a dive shop as spearing doesn’t have a huge following in Alberta. My First gun is a second hand score from a local used goods web site located in Canada.
Gun is a Vintage Falcon Nemrod and was purchased for a steel of a deal for $30.
Well Monday June 9th 2014 another local spero and my self met up to do some scouting of a local reservoir with the boat, and to do an equipment check. With hopes of finding some clear visibility water to do some spearing. Although we didn’t find any fishable water due in part to the run off and the murky color visibility was at less than a foot, we did test out our gear in the chillie waters & scout out a few possible locations to come back to as the run off slows and the waters clear.
This above cove in the Reservoir was our pick of spots. And had lots of promising fish holding waters and habitat. We tried diving the waters but visibility was a foot any direction definitely too murky to be shooting fish. Everything went off with out a hitch, equipment checked out perfect, as did the location for a return summer trip to In a few weeks.
Now this Alberta Canada fisherman has a little bit of extra gear to haul around on diveable waters around Alberta!
Stay tuned for more exciting spearfishing adventures from Alberta Canada, trips to British Columbia & Saskatchewan to come as soon as our water clears and our planned trips unfold. With plans to add a go-pro camera to capture some video footage.
Had to let the daughter and wife come along on our outting. And cast a few lures for the fishies on this beautiful evening.