He's 33 years old and works as a Captain on huge ships getting paid to travel around the world and with a four months on and off schedule he has been able to spend months at a time in the best known dive spots in the world. Even better, he's been able to travel with his friends and family and discover the newer and better dive spots that have been the envy of the rest of spearfishing world.
They are always looking for that which hasn’t been done, specializing their gear and finding the perfect recipe for every location and fish they pursue. To read more about Cameron Kirkconnell, please visit his blog spearblog.com and his Facebook page.
He's lucky to have scored some great fish along the way with his top ten favorites being: #1 has to be Steve Bennet. 155 lbs. Speared at 75 feet after he had blacked out and was sinking to his death. Luckily the shot was true and the story you’ve likely already read.
50 lb Wahoo shot by his father this past year diving together and he got it on video. One of Cameron's favorite days in the water ever.
- 119 lb Wahoo
- Blue Marlin 280 lb (WR) (shot in the open water NOT TROLLING)
- 280lb Yellowfin Tuna
- 201 lb Dogtooth tuna (WR)
- 102 lb Spanish Mackerel
- 105 lb Amberjack
- 60 lb King Mackerel (WR)
- 28 lb Blackfin Tuna (WR)
- 35 lb African Pompano (Diamond Trevally) with a Hawaiian Sling
It also worked out well because he can still go to all the best spots in the world and not worry about giving them away on national TV!
Over the years he has always written for different magazines and put videos up on the web and through Riffe, Spearboard, Spearfishingplanet, Facebook, his seminars in dive shops and emails answered hundreds of question on everything from gear to girls around the world and the best combination in between for spearfishing.
He admits he doesn't know everything there is to know about the sport but he has gathered information from every corner of every ocean and retained it and he hopes that he can help every diver out there dive safely and enjoy the sport for years to come.
Cameron says the best part about spearfishing sport is all the people you meet around the world and learning from every diver you encounter whether they are in Alaska or South Africa or an inland lake in Missouri.