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Old 01 October 2012, 15:52   #21
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Old 01 October 2012, 16:03   #22
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See those Arctic Foxes though - they're sleekit wee yokes. One pinched me pasta dinner in Hornstrandir
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This is fascinating. Over here, pots are set by "owners" in stretches that they have controlled for generations. Set your's at your own risk!

I would not have minded getting my hands on two 'owners' this summer having picked up two pots at differing times!!

Second time the rope went round the prop and bit in. 6 people on board with waves breaking the transom! Luckily the big Bowie knife sorted it out. Bye Bye pot and I took the extra long rope and buoy(lump of plastic foam) home as a trophy!
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Check out some of the American crabbing threads. Some of them are using chicken necks and road kill. Personally I'd just stick with the mackerel!

I've still got the same lobster pot which I salvaged from a beach on the west coast. There were three lobsters in this catch.

I normally leave them for 24-48 hours, however it's weather dependant getting back out to check them. Lobsters love to be hidden, so it doesn't matter if the pot disappears in thick kelp - they'll find there way in. Crabs can be a problem, as they'll strip the bait so place it in a mesh draw-string bag.
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After winning an ebay auction we are now the proud owner of a lobster pot!

It was won by me and delivered by the owner's daughter to PeteM's work near Poole, Pete then drove it to Hightower's house near Fareham while we were out fishing I did forget to tell Mrs Hightower it would be arriving

So it's now back here in Sunny Swindon waiting for its first outing this weekend on AJ's stag night

Does anyone have any tips for us?
Will you making a video Alex on how to catch a Lobsters now
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So I guess this will be my chance to film my first documentary!

The Lobster Apprentice! Monty, eat your heart out!
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Well I have heard a few stories that have got me thinking.....

A friend had a pot and left it in the solent, it didn't have enough weight in it so it was taken by the tide and ended up on Bramble Bank

They were also told that they should have had a flag pole on the top

Mine has two concrete slabs bolted to it so I reckon it stands a good chance, I may have a go round the East side of the Island However I do need to find suitable rope and a Buoy

I'll post some more pics tomorrow of the pot
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Check out some of the American crabbing threads. Some of them are using chicken necks and road kill.
I use regular chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, whatever's cheap) when going for Dungeness or Rock crab. Works as well as anything else. My buddy used to soak them in a fish oil attractant, but it didn't seem to up the catch in any sort of measurable way. He's gone to straight chicken as well.

Not sure what guys down south use for lobster (hoop nets only in California), but they're likely a different species anyway (Spiny lobster. Are you guys in the UK getting clawed lobser, or spiny?)

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He's gone to straight chicken as well.

Not sure what guys down south use for lobster (hoop nets only in California), but they're likely a different species anyway (Spiny lobster. Are you guys in the UK getting clawed lobser, or spiny?)
European Lobster (blue, c/w claws) Homarus gammarus. We have Crawfish too (no claws) but you'd have to up up early to catch one in the South of England, I'd imagine...

How can you tell if the chickens were straight?
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