Monday, April 29, 2019

Barren Island Dogs Spearfishing Madagascar


Click to Watch - Barren Island Dogs Spearfishing


This 👹 Devilfish 🐟 Rodeo to Madagascar was soooo much fun. This is my annual west coast run from the Barren islands 🏝to Castor Banks. This was a serious case of the young bull 🐮… Humoud Al Hajlan vs the old bulls ….Abdulla Al Malki  & Yousef Almalki. Lots of bets, banter and tom foolery went down, the only time we were not laughing was when we were holding out breaths.
As always there was a bit of friendly competition… just a bit. This trip there were loads of 30-40kg fish with the odd tank causing through the action. Picking your fish and making the shot count 🎯is easier said than done, even when the damn things are on the surface. Then one morning the the old bull Abdulla strolls out gets in the water with the 1300 double roller amidst the chaos of a Couta and Doggie wrangle and picks off the fish of the trip, a 45kg Doggie. This fish came in on his brother Yousef’s Doggie, which had come in on Humoud’s Spanish Mackerel. Three fish on, sharks and chaos, absolute spearfishing ecstasy.
Young bull Humoud came back with fire putting in a couple great stone 🎯shots. But unfortunately a good size Black Marlin and tank doggie that did not get landed will be on replay every night for the rest of the year.


This spearfishing spoof on Alt-j’s ‘In Cold blood’ video was an in the moment thing that just stuck.

Coatesman

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Spearfishing Dog Tooth in Madagascar

CLICK TO VIEW - Spearfishing Dogtooth Tuna in Madagascar with MJK

Finally here is the spearfishing video from MJK's Madagascan exploratory trip he did with me at the end of last year. We found some crazy new spots far off the beaten track that had some amazing shoals of dog tooth tuna.
This trip was a little different as we spent alot of time looking for bigger fish. MJK only pulled the trigger 5 times on this trip and converted 4 fish losing only one to sharks. Pretty much setting the std now for landing doggies over 100lbs.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Floats and Float Lines for Bluewater Spearfishing

Watch the video here - Riffe vs Rob Allen vs Gannet Floats

Here are some basic tips on rigs for your next bluewater spearfishing adventure. I chat about choosing the best inflatable floats and why I would use them. 
Including how to combine them with different float lines and bungee cords.

I was not able to cover everything in this tutorial so if you have any great tips or tricks on blue water rigs please share them below.

Cheers

Coatesman

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Best of MJK's Spearfishing

Watch Video Here - Best of MJK Spearfishing

I have been very fortunate & privileged to follow Mohammed Jassim Al-Kuwari .. a.k.a  MJK around the world on some the craziest spearfishing adventures. Each year he has put time and funds aside to do something 'special' and this video is the culmination of the last 6 years of 'special moments.

One of the things you will notice in the videos is the amazing 'stone' or kill shots. Some guys think he is a bit of a freak.. and he kind of is. But what people don't realise is the time and effort he puts into getting these shots right.
From perfecting gear and testing them in pools and in the ocean, I have not met any spearfisherman with the same dedication and passion for getting it right.

So I guess this in away is an ode to MJK's passion and commitment to his love for spearfishing, I hope you enjoy it.

Have a watch and please leave a comment and let me know what you thoughts are.

Cheers and enjoy

Coatesman