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Hawaii Shore Dive Ass Whipping

Hawaii Shore Dive Ass Whipping

Lauren Bartlett/Spalding and Cameron on the way to the jump off rock Having done a few warm up dives along the coast I’ve been hoping the seas would drop enough for us to get out in the deeper water where I know there are some good fish. Yesterday Peahi, known better to the outside world as JAWS which is a world famous surf Break was going off so the weather report of 15-18ft seas and 30 knot winds should have us deterred from going...

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Hawaii Mar 14-26

Hawaii Mar 14-26

Heading to Hawaii in the morning and the Aloha from all the divers and friends and family out there has already started flowing. I was invited out by Riffe International to represent them and in turn asked to speak at the Hawaii Skin Diver Expo on March 20th at the Neil Blaisdell Hawaii Suites (Honolulu, HI) from 9am-4pm. The list of speakers includes some of the greats of the sport and it is always good to have so many good people under...

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Tribute to our lost divers

Tribute to our lost divers

This week I am in Cairns Australia and went into one of the local dive shops, Diversworld Cairns to visit with some of the guys there and happened to pick up one of the magazines on the counter. In it there were plenty of articles about good fish and exciting trips but the only one that made me stop and read was about a lost diver. This past year our sport has lost some incredible people and sadly this can be said for every year not just...

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Birthday Wish

Birthday Wish

New World Record Dogtooth Tuna 243 lbs Cameron Kirkconnell 2010 Today is my birthday and at 34 years young I’m blessed in having been able to travel and dive to pursue the fish of my dreams and meet so many great people along the way. Each year I try to set my goals for the coming year and it gives me something to focus my thoughts on before, during and after the dive.    If you live an breath spearfishing you probably do the same and...

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More big Dogtooth Tuna hunts…

More big Dogtooth Tuna hunts…

Stud. and Brandon Wahlers Brandon Wahlers was with me and Craig the first time we found the dogtooth in Indonesia and the first day on the spot I filmed him shooting a fish that I reckon was 180-200+lbs. He took a long shot and hit the fish in the right place but when it hit I could see the slip tip barely in the fish. At the time it would have easily been the new World Record and watching his buoys flying by at 50 feet was one of the...

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1000lb Tuna Speared

1000lb Tuna Speared

1000+lb Bluefin tuna I’ve been biting my tongue for the past few weeks waiting for a reply from Philippe Virgili for a full explanation of his “An over 1000lb Tuna capture” that he has put on every website that has the word spearfishing in it the world round. To catch you up on this if you haven’t heard, a few weeks/months ago P.V. speared a gigantic Bluefin tuna off the coast of Nova Scotia “150-170 miles...

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Spearing Sharks

Spearing Sharks

Not a friendly encounter. DJ Struntz photo Yep, one of the most controversial subjects that we have to deal with as spearfisherman. I got an email today from a guy who had speared a Mako (great eating) and was looking for an outlet to tell his story. It got me thinking… As spearo’s we are not out looking to spear sharks despite what the rest of the world believes. The Australian Spearfishing community has been trying to shake...

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Dealing with Sharks

Dealing with Sharks

Hey mate, just stumbled upon your web-site by accident. You lead some kind of life man! Just wanted say how much I appreciate that pic with your mate totally ignoring the hammerhead. That for some reason is so poigant…Just sums up something about respect and courage between man and nature and perhaps experience. When I was young I did a lot of spearing (reef) off Gladstone in the capricorn bunker group (Australia). I never had the...

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Bluewater Summer

Bluewater Summer

http://www.youtube.com/user/cameronkirkconnell Check out the video from this week in the Bluewater off Florida Big King Mackerel and a well placed shot in Bluewater Not heeding my own advice in “Slow Summer Spearing Solutions”, we headed out early this week and hit a few of our favorite “secret” spots on the East and West Coast of Florida. In both cases within a few minutes of arriving at the spots another boat was...

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About Cameron Kirkconnell Page

About Cameron Kirkconnell Page

Cameron Kirkconnell I’m so honored that you are visiting my blog and hope that the pictures and stories here will bring you closer to the feeling that we as spearfisherman, divers and fisherman enjoy in our lives. As of now we have more than 30 stories and dozens of pictures on the site as well as a good youtube following. I wanted to give you a bit of background on myself and how I started into this sport, working for Riffe, and...

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