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Old 02 October 2012, 13:24   #41
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Is that floating rope Pete?

Thanks Alex
I've never put it in the water , but based on the similarity to my ski lines and ringo rope I think it will. Not sure if thats good or bad for pots - OK its bad for boats props getting caught , but floating rope was suggested in one post ....
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I've never put it in the water , but based on the similarity to my ski lines and ringo rope I think it will. Not sure if thats good or bad for pots - OK its bad for boats props getting caught , but floating rope was suggested in one post ....
Hummmmmm, I dunno

It looks like it should be sinking????

http://www.mnwfa.co.uk/wp-content/up.../fishgear1.pdf

I have an old anchor some where I'll check the rope on that.
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A few strips of lead wrapped round the rope will stop it floating.
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A few strips of lead wrapped round the rope will stop it floating.
That sounds like a plan although there's no lead left in swindon as the pikey's took it all
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And you'd need to look at where the lead goes. If you chuck 10m of line over the side in a 3m sea the middle can float. Better to not use floating line. I wonder if the comment was made in sarcasm?
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Ok chaps.......the floating rope thing is purely for the benefit of the pot, to prevent fouling on the bed. Not a bad idea in itself but not good for props.
So my solution is to use sinking line for about three to five meters (from buoy down) depending upon tide and depth of pot and have the rest floating, it will keep it off the bottom.
Sound good?
That's how some people over the pond recommend it. Not always the best example to follow granted but in this case they care for their motors and their lobster potting is very heavily policed so they do have some solutions that make sense.
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Just a quick question, will sinking rope pull the first buoy under in the tidal flow?
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Not if it's balanced with 60% length floating line between it and the pot, methinks.
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We have a couple of pots and use sinking line, sometimes there is 6 knots of tide round these parts and not lost a pot yet due to tide!

As per bait I use salted pollock or mackerel, the older the better. Fresh fish seems to attract spider crab and very scary conger eels!!!

I wouldn't use twice the depth of water but either put them down at high water springs or do some rough calculations. Close to wrecks and reefs I find works well. Experiment and you'll soon find where works then tell no one

Be careful on size though, I was given a gauge to slip over the body, if it goes over it goes back! Plus you can only land one lobster per person in board.

I don't check them every day, but every couple of days and across the three there is usually at least one keeper!

The only down side is the mess they make in the boat when you pull them up!
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Just a quick question, will sinking rope pull the first buoy under in the tidal flow?
I regularly see buoys dragged just under the surface in a fast current off Swanage etc ...not sure if this is down to lenght of rope of not a big enough bouy.

They are bugger to avoid - they just vanish and re-appear at just the wrong moment.
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