b'Using a float and rope with long line your gun is attached so you can shoot a big fish and fight it from the surface.W e are in aPIONEER GUNS up for a summer of diving, Ill review and time whereFast forward to 1930 and spearfishingdiscuss which gun will suit you best for everyonebecame a popular pastime for vetsyour underwater adventures in Godzone.is racing toreturning from World War Two. AlexTo start with, its important to note develop theKramarenko was the first to design athere are two main types of speargun; best and mostspear used for underwater hunting whichpneumatic and band powered. Pneumatic advancedwas propelled by a compressed spring.guns were popular in the 60s and 70s piece ofNot long after, Maxime Forlot developedand are still popular in some areas technology,a better version of this spring propelledoverseas but never really took off the world ofgun before the speargun we know todayhere. They do have minimal recoil, are spearguns is leading the charge. Lookwas designed. On the coast in Marseillesmanoeuvrable, compact, and powerful.back in any old US skindivers magazineFrance, George Beuchat designed theHowever, they can be challenging to aim and you will find wooden barrels withfirst ever speargun propelled by an elasticas the shaft exits the centre of the barrel, rubber bands the standard weapon(rubber) band. As years went by gunsand are very loud, scaring away fish from of choice. went through further developments,the vicinity. As snapper are skittish at the Spearguns arent new and the sport ofcompressed air, carbon dioxide andbest of times a loud pneumatic gun isnt spearfishing dates to Palaeolithic timesgunpowder were some of the designs thata good option.The need to also carrier over 16,000 years ago in southerncame and went through the evolutiona special tool to pump up the gun and France. Early civilisations from all overof spearguns. extra maintenance, having to service the world were familiar with a form ofFast forward to today and there are nowany repairs needing to be undertaken spearfishing using sharpened sticks toendless options of spearguns to choosewould be virtually impossible while out on hunt marine life and fish. from, all with different uses. As you gearthe water. /FISHINGINGODZONE37'