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Old 08-04-2011, 02:02 AM   #1
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Question Needed gear for legal reasons?

Hey guys I live in Newport Beach, CA and I just got a pole spear. I was wondering if I need any other gear to spear some fish in the ocean at least 30 yards from shore. Do I need some kind of floating flag or a float line or anything like that for legal reasons?
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:06 AM   #2
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Re: Needed gear for legal reasons?

No other gear is required unless you are diving from a boat, in which case you are required to have a dive flag up. Having something on the surface that shows your location to passing boats/kayaks/SUPs is just good safety, but not legally required.

Going back to safety... you should have at the very least, a good sharp knife strapped to your arm or leg in case you get tangled while diving and are unable to reach the surface.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:20 AM   #3
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Re: Needed gear for legal reasons?

Thank you very much.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:38 AM   #4
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Re: Needed gear for legal reasons?

-Fishing license w/in 500 yards from point of entry.

-Cover for tip on the way to the water.

-I would take a buoy/flag anytime diving there on a weekend or holiday.
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