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Bowfishing a shark ray in tropical waters (Africa, Gabon)

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  1. My equipment: arrows: ; reel:
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    1. Super cool!! I like the use of a bow and arrow. The rig set-up looks really cool. It might have been a bit overkill in my opinion. Julian used a machete because it was quicker. Overall, cool content. 🙂

    2. bow fishing that is cool as mate awesome skills 🙂 a little hint with bowfishing aim about 5cm to 10cm in front of the fishes head or the direction you think it will take off in… (allowances for vision distortion from looking at something under water when your above water.. they usually move to closes deep water to it head direction).. best way is to be on the water or elevated bank cliff bridge from 1m to 50m or on a canoe, boat or our favourite here in australia standup paddle boards good for all our islands close inland bays/beaches and estuary or rivers.. just no good in the cold or winter lol
      1 of the most important tools is a good set of polarised sunglasses for day fishing… when you look through the water it removes all the glare from sunlight so you can see the bottom or as far as visibility is that day in the water.. (beach cliffs are the best for bowfishing you get awesome visibility and you can hang a burley bait bag of the rocks just under water level about 1ft to 1m deep to attract fish in then you can pick your targets on the fish you want to eat an see them clearly.. good practise too)
      also you might want to put some soft plastic tube about 2 fingers width bit of tube on either side of your nock point.. i use the soft clear plastic air hose and wrap thin cordage under it for a snug it also good spot to store spare bow strings if tube is hollow enough ( i use about 1 inch long by 1/4 diameter of tube for spare string bow other wise its a lilttle thicker for light work on draw fingers… it basically thickens the bow string where you draw from so you don;t have to use finger tip gloves or you can wear fishing gloves for handling fish with the string tubes…. so much repetitive shooting with bowfishing especially carp eradication hunts helps saves the fingers especially after a day out shooting

      you should dam off them rivers on your bugout shelter property or near hunting grounds at 3/4 or 1/2 water level height compared to its max flow during peak season winter… (usually 1m to 2m on deeper rivers dam wall will be enough to keep a dam all summer then next winter rains water rises an becomes a river again.. 1m dam walls is perfect for minimal river flow impact for surrounding properties) so in dry seasons the water does not all run away an your left with dams to feed the surround land during droughts also gives fish homes when river runs dry.. plus side you get fish dams for bowfishing and normal fishing that helps sustain a better river ecosystem and just helps the planet become more green again… this kinda stuff is something we research heavy into here in australia because of so many droughts.. like our desert farms and using salt water to water plants along with thousands of other great idea’s…

      peace out from australia and keep rocking mate 🙂

    3. Hi, Survival Lilly. Beautiful video. I don’t know if you can bow fish where I live. But, it was great seeing you actually put your archery skills to the test. That must have been very satisfying, to be able to “hunt” with a bow? You’re friend Julian, seems like a pretty cool guy. Much love and respect from Pennsylvania.

  2. Shovel nosed sharks are best behind the dorsal fin. But I would not take one under three feet long LOL. Cut them into steaks.

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