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Interested in catching some Abalone in Melbourne?
Victoria is a great place for Abalone, Black lip and Green Lip abalone alike. However, before I talk about some of the equipment best suited to catch them I will note that there is strict regulations on Abalone in Victoria. Please see this link below to understand these regulations.
What gear is best?
Tools: To catch Abalone you must use a blunt instrument, if you cut them they will die. Legendary provides Abalone tools here and provides the Fisheries rulers in store for free.
What makes a great dive knife?
This is a great question, and it really depends on what you're trying to use it for. However, experience has taught me that smaller blades are more useful in general. Now, i'm not talking about a tiny kill knife (such as the Torelli Mini), which is designed purely for dispatching fish humanely. I'm talking about a blade around 11cm long, such as the Torelli Classic knife. A spearfishing knife this size is suitable for: dispatching fish, cutting lines in emergencies, and burleying. If you go too large it becomes cumbersome and you're more likely to cut yourself, and it makes it harder to dispatch fish. If you go too small it makes it too hard to burley.
Dive knives should not be hunting knives or kitchen knives. There are two reasons for this: They can be insanely sharp and using a knife underwater while handling fish is far from perfectly knife safe (don't want to slice your hand open), and high quality stainless steel that can
Replacing your powerbands or spear shafts is actually a simple process, but it requires a bit of planning.
Spears / Shafts
For selecting your spear shaft the first thing you need to consider is the type of mechanism your speargun has. There are two common styles, one which latches onto a notch on the shaft and the other that presses down on a flat surface (often called the "euro" style mechanism). Old style seahornets, some styles of wood guns, and others home made guns can have the notched style spears. These are somewhat less common in Australia these days. Torelli, Rob Allen, and Cressi use the 'euro' style mechanism where the spear is held in place by pressure applied to the flat smooth surface. These are the main spears we sell and will suit most of these big brands.
To select the right spear / shaft length you want to choose a spear that is either 4