Octopus - Sydney Spearfishing





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Published on Feb 18, 2012

The common Sydney octopus is a type of cephalopod that's found... (you guessed it) commonly in Sydney. For a spearfisherman, it makes for a unique target as it's one of the few creatures you can easily touch but still struggle to actually catch. We reveal the trick to "tickling" the octopus out of the hole so that you won't need to wrestle it.

Octopus can make for a great meal, however they need extensive tenderising. Barbequing after marinating is always a big win.

About "tickling" the octopus:
The key objective is to annoy but not hurt the octopus. Once the octoups is frustrated it will leave its hole to try attack you or run off, after that you can easily grab it. Even though in the video a speargun was used, the octoups was lightly tapped with the side of the spear, not the tip. If the octopus doesn't leave the hole after tickling it, just move on. Wrangling an octopus out of a hole causes it undue stress, and usually results in a few missing arms (not a good way of hunting sea creatures!).

For more information on octopus and spearfishing in Sydney, check out our website!

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