Spearfishing on Mallorca
Mallorca is a great place for spearfishing. It’s very challenging. I’m not going to lie to you, but at the same time it’s stunningly beautiful and rewarding. The relative lack of pelagic species and spooky character of the reef fish really forces you to master your diving and hunting skills. It’s not for the impatient.
Read more about spearfishing on Mallorca in the Spearfishing on Mallorca – What you need to know series.
I offer courses both for beginners who want to get started with spearfishing and for seasoned spearfishermen who want to improve their dive technique and bottom time.
Per’s spearfishing manifesto
Respect the sea
Done right spearfishing is the most sustainable fishing practice there is. But, done wrong it can cause great harm to the local environment. Be SELECTIVE. Study the prey you are hunting and make sure that you understand your impact on the local environment by catching it.
Respect laws and regulations
As spearfishermen or women we are ambassadors of the sport, no matter you like it or not. Make sure that you are not giving the sport a bad reputation by breaking laws and regulations. Make sure that you have the required permits and licenses. Always respect off limit areas, minimum sizes and bag limits. No matter if they are scientifically motivated or not.
Only catch what you’ll eat
If you won’t eat it – don’t shoot it. If you don’t know what it is – don’t shoot it. Fish are not subjects for target practice.
Care for your catch
Respect your catch by killing it off quickly and humanely and care for the quality of the meat that you are bringing home.
No fish is worth your life
Your main objective every single spearfishing session should be to make it safely back home again. Dive within your limits and make sure that a trusted dive buddy has your back at all times. If you do choose to dive alone make sure that you are very very conservative.