Most of us interchange the use of the terms Hawaiian Sling, Polespear and Handspear to describe these devices. However what we have available for sale is called a Hawaiian Sling by Fisheries Victoria.
Fisheries Victoria specify a Hand Held Spear or Pole Spear must not have any barbs or more than two prongs. They may be used to take fish (other than rock lobster and abalone) in marine waters (but not restricted waters). These devices don't have a rubber sling to impart propulsive energy. All of the devices we have available for sale don't qualify as polespears or handspears by this definition as they have more than two prongs and a rubber sling.
Fisheries Victoria specify a Hawaiian Sling or Spear Gun can have barbs and more than two prongs. They may be used to take fish (other than rock lobster and abalone) in marine waters (but not restricted waters). A Hawaiian Sling has a rubber sling. So all of the devices we have for sale are by this definition Hawaiian Slings.
Victorian Restricted Waters include: within 30m of any jetty; within 30m of the mouth of any creek or river; in or on inland waters including Curdies Inlet, Tamboon Inlet, Upper Lake of Mallacoota Inlet, Swan Bay, Sydenham Inlet; in or on the waters of Lower Lake of Mallacoota Inlet, the North Arm of Gippsland Lakes, Lake Tyers, Wingan Inlet and specified parts of Corner Inlet.
For more information please see the Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide.
The range of Hawaiian Slings made from Aluminium or Fibreglass available from The Scuba Doctor has something for every spearo.