Anyone who has curiosity when it comes to spear fishing must first understand that most areas do have certain rules that apply to it. For instance, unlike the fishing license that you need to be in a boat fishing, there is a license that you must get before you can go spear fishing in many areas. This is because a lot of areas, especially in the US feel that spear fishing is a form of commercial fishing. This automatically ensures that the laws of spear fishing are different from normal fishing laws.

For instance, in Florida, there are certain types of fish that you cannot catch using a spear, a bow, gigging, or any other device that may pierce the fish’s body. You have to understand the type of fish that you are allowed to catch and you must also be mindful of the seasons during which you are allowed to spear fish for a certain type of fish.

In many places, you are not allowed to spear fish if there are people swimming nearby. This does include spear fishing near a public beach. In some cases, you may also be prevented from spear fishing near a bridge or dock where rod and reel fishermen are located. Spears will also not be allowed in areas that are protected.

If you choose to go spear fishing in other areas of the world, such as Australia, you may be limited by the area as well. In some cases, you cannot fish outside of a certain depth of water. They also like for people to be selective about the amount of fish that they catch. You should only catch the amount of fish that you need and leave the rest for others to catch. It is a way to preserve the fish for the future, so that Australia does not end up having one type of fish nearing extinction.

There are laws in all areas to protect the wildlife, including fish. There are rules for rod and reel fishermen, but it does vary from the rules regarding spear fishing. It may seem like a complicated rule list, but once you get started spear fishing, you will figure it all out. Mostly, though, it is simply for you to be courteous and considerate to the environment and others who may also want fish for dinner.

There are places all over the world for you to delve into the world of spear fishing. There are fishing spots in Australia and South America. Pretty much anywhere the water is mostly clear, you can find people enjoying the spear fishing sport. Especially in areas that the water temperatures remain warm and perhaps it is also one of the main reasons Florida, especially near the keys, is a prime spear fishing area according to most.

In Florida, it is possible to fish along the 120 miles of coast that is known as the keys. There are many divers who venture into that area because of it being the only living coral reef in the United States. It is warm waters and temperatures are always between 68-85 degrees on average. This means that you can always find yellow tail snappers, amberjacks, and black grouper, among others. If you prefer to catch other types of fish, tuna, cobia, and even the Mahi-mahi may be found, but these are rarer fish and it makes the catch even more fun.

There are other spots along the coast of Florida that you are able to go spear fishing as well. Each area will give you a different type of fish to hunt for. Much the same as you can venture into the water near the gulf coast during winter time and catch one type of fish, then return during the summer months and catch other types of fish. These fish may travel from warmer to cooler waters as the seasons change around the gulf coast.

In all of these areas around Florida, if you are new to spear fishing, you can find guides to take you to the best areas. In Florida, you have offshore fishing charters and those that stay near the coastal areas. For the spear, you may want to stay in shallower waters and the guides who work those areas can definitely give you a few pointers on how to catch the type of fish you want to eat. If it is not the right season for that type of fish in that area, they can tell you where to go for them or at the very least, when to return to the water and catch that type of fish.

Long before the invention of rods and reels with little hooks on the end, there were people fishing for their food. The fishermen of those days had to work a little harder to catch the fish that they would take home and prepare. In those days, a fisherman would venture down to the coast or walk along the river banks and spear fish. As time went by, the way that people would go fishing changed. However, now it is making a comeback and some say that spear fishing is once again becoming a very popular sport.

The reason behind this newfound popularity is simple. It is the thrill of the hunt. It is all about being in the water and using your mind and body to capture a fish. Whereas on a rod and reel where you must wait for the fish to come to you, you get the satisfaction of finding the fish you want and catching it. This takes patience, but it also takes quick actions and timing to be able to get the fish out of the water.

To spear fish, you must be able to see the fish, which does require you to have somewhat clear water. You must also have the rod and spear. Some people may go snorkeling to improve their chances of success, but it still takes a large amount of skill if you want to be able to do it well. There are not many people who can simply say that they want to go spear fishing and catch the first fish that they see.

In some areas, such as Florida, there are fishing charters that can show you how to spear fish. They can tell you about the regulations there are with it and tell you where you can go spear fishing and find the most fish. That is why many people choose to make their first few times out spear fishing, time out with a professional who can guide them along to becoming a success.
As with all hunting sports, when you are first learning how to do it, it is best to take along someone else. There are always accidents that can happen and you would not want your new found sport to be one that turns out bad. Spear fishing is rapidly gaining in popularity, so it should not be too hard to find a spear fishing partner to take along.