One of my all-time favorite pastimes in Jamaica was spearfishing. For the people who don’t know what that is, it’s a way of fishing where you have a gun and shoot fish. That’s the simple way of putting it, but you know, a good thing about doing it in Jamaica is that there are many places where you can do it. That is because there are many rivers in Jamaica, and you can make equipment to go hunting for the fish very simply. 

Now, you might think that it is overly difficult to go in the river and shoot a fish, but it’s rather simple. First, all you have to do is build your own spear gun, find a river, and go shoot fish. There are so many rivers in rural Jamaica that it’s very easy to find one. It is also simple to build a speargun from medical tubes and wood.

The types of rivers you will find in the Jamaican countryside for spearfishing

Fun Times Spearfishing

I remember the gun I and a few friends built from a block of carved wood, a few nails, and a medical tube. Those medical tubes were hard to come by, but they were incredibly strong and flexible and were used for all our builds. The procedure to build these guns was simple and needed basic wood-cutting skills.

Summer In Jamaica Means Spearfishing

Now, the best time to go is during the summer when the water is nice and warm, and the rivers are as clear as the sea. I would definitely suggest going to St Elizabeth for spearfishing also, as there is one main river called Black River (not to be confused with the city/town) of black river. There is sure to be joy for all who decide to take the trip to Jamaica and who decide that spearfishing is something they would want to do there.