Thursday, July 16, 2020
  • Welcome to the DeeperBlue.com Forums, the largest online community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing. To gain full access to the DeeperBlue.com Forums you must register for a free account. As a registered member you will be able to:

    • Join over 43,000+ fellow diving enthusiasts from around the world on this forum
    • Participate in and browse from over 510,000+ posts.
    • Communicate privately with other divers from around the world.
    • Post your own photos or view from 7,450+ user submitted images.
    • All this and much more...

    You can gain access to all this absolutely free when you register for an account, so sign up today!

Spearfishing in north east England

DafyddRees

Well-Known Member
Jul 2, 2008
538
267
153
Chester
Aye, it was nice to meet you Grant, if not a little unexpected turning up on your turf!

Sadly Dave (aka the original Mr Pollock!) I have fished so little in the NE during my time here that I can't really comment on whether I see them or not. I have seen a handful but no larger than a pound and always tucked under scaurs that I find when lobstering. I don't get a lot of free time so when I do, I always seem to head to Wales rather than explore up here. Starting to regret it a little bit though as there does seem to be a small spearo community beginning to develop!
 
  • Like
Reactions: Joejoe352

Andrewt74

Member
Oct 7, 2016
7
2
13
45
Durham
Hi all,
I'm moving back up to Durham way and am looking to spearfish the north east, if anyone can give me some good pointers it would like a dive buddy give me a shout.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: Bubbles12345

JulienMout

New Member
Apr 21, 2017
6
0
1
26
Hartlepool
Hi,
I am quite new in UK, and I'm also a beginner spearfisher. I am close to Hartlepool, and I would be happy to dive with someone who knows the place!
 

Andrewt74

Member
Oct 7, 2016
7
2
13
45
Durham
I'm working in London at the moment so am only up weekends, I haven't dived (freediving) the north east as I've mainly scuba'd up here.
I still want to try and find a pool for training too as I'm still a total novice


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Gee117

Member
Mar 3, 2014
14
0
11
24
south shields
Hi not yet, but I'm looking for a place to start there, it is very close to my location, do you know some?
I don't know of meny around Newcastle but up north there is St Mary's Light House, Beadnell and Seahouses, hopefully on Sunday I will be going around French man's bay south sheilds having a look around



Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
 

JulienMout

New Member
Apr 21, 2017
6
0
1
26
Hartlepool
I don't know of meny around Newcastle but up north there is St Mary's Light House, Beadnell and Seahouses, hopefully on Sunday I will be going around French man's bay south sheilds having a look around



Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
Hi, I was busy this weekend, did you manage to get there on Sunday? And are you a spear/freediving?
 

Gee117

Member
Mar 3, 2014
14
0
11
24
south shields
Hi, I was busy this weekend, did you manage to get there on Sunday? And are you a spear/freediving?
I'm still pretty new at it and I like to do both mostly freediving atm.

I did, the tides were out but I still managed to see a few decent crabs and the odd fish around the kelp beds the current was pretty strong as the tide came in.

All in all it was a good place to dive around I Want to try again when the tide is in

Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
 

JulienMout

New Member
Apr 21, 2017
6
0
1
26
Hartlepool
I'm still pretty new at it and I like to do both mostly freediving atm.

I did, the tides were out but I still managed to see a few decent crabs and the odd fish around the kelp beds the current was pretty strong as the tide came in.

All in all it was a good place to dive around I Want to try again when the tide is in

Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
How was the visibility?
Would it disturb you if I join you sometimes?
 

Gee117

Member
Mar 3, 2014
14
0
11
24
south shields
It was brilliant for the most part but to the right hnd side of the picture it started to get murky

Yeah I'd be happy for you to join me, have you done much?



Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
 

JulienMout

New Member
Apr 21, 2017
6
0
1
26
Hartlepool
Looks great!
I have only dived in France, on the mediteranean coast. I started spear/free diving approximately 3 years ago. I swum for a few years in a swimming club :)
How thick is your wetsuit?
 

Gee117

Member
Mar 3, 2014
14
0
11
24
south shields
5mm wetsuit it can get pretty cold in the winter months.

Send me a message you can have my number or add my on Facebook, whatever dose it for you

Sent from my F8331 using Tapatalk
 

Graham Wood

New Member
Jun 30, 2017
8
0
1
39
Leeds
Hi Guys,

I'm heading to Redcar on Friday next week, can anybody recommend any particular areas around these parts? If anyone is in the area and free, would they like to join me?

thanks
 

Tpain88

Member
Jun 25, 2017
11
4
18
32
Newcastle
Hi guys
I've been diving browns bay but keen to get out to some other spots. Total beginner to spearfishing but surfed all my life and from a family of divers so totally at home in the water.
Anyone planning any dives soon they don't mind a tag along?
Cheers
Trev
P.s. Based in Newcastle
 
DeeperBlue.com - The Worlds Largest Community Dedicated To Freediving, Scuba Diving and Spearfishing

ABOUT US

ISSN 1469-865X | Copyright © 1996 - 2020 deeperblue.net limited.

DeeperBlue.com is the World's Largest Community dedicated to Freediving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Diving Travel.

We've been dedicated to bringing you the freshest news, features and discussions from around the underwater world since 1996.

ADVERT