Rubber powered guns are by far the most popular style of speargun for recreational spear fishing. Smaller, lighter guns are easier to load and more maneuverable. however they lack the power of larger guns.
For hunting larger species a heavier/ thicker spear will provide more impact. Guns up to 120cm are the most popular. Guns larger than this are used for blue water hunting for very large fish. Rail guns are very popular at the high end. Rail guns as the name implies have a rail across the top which guides the spear and makes the gun more accurate.
Dive Newcastle offers a full range of hand spears and spear guns for recreational spearfishing - feel free to contact the team if you would like more info or to discuss selection.