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Old 09 May 2014, 16:52   #21
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As to your big boy .. I have seen the fighting claw from a similar size caught by an old worthy in my bay, he got it from an area of sand bottom between some reefs.....he assisted me in learning the craft years ago... No one would really believe they exist at that size but they sure do ... thats one of the privileges of diving
Pulled this one up off a wreck in the North Sea, first dive of the weekend so we put it in the galley freezer. This claw alone made a meal for both me and the wife!
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Old 09 May 2014, 16:56   #22
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thats why I'm asking.
More bodywork repairs than a '78 Vauxhall Viva... but the salvaged pots still work!
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Old 09 May 2014, 18:19   #23
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Pulled this one up off a wreck in the North Sea, first dive of the weekend so we put it in the galley freezer. This claw alone made a meal for both me and the wife!
Yep that looks a good 'un

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More bodywork repairs than a '78 Vauxhall Viva... but the salvaged pots still work!
Didn't mean to diss your post fella .. just trying to buy some latest tek .. so I get a longer lie in whilst the crusty boys go for the bait
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Pulled this one up off a wreck in the North Sea, first dive of the weekend so we put it in the galley freezer. This claw alone made a meal for both me and the wife!
Does the taste suffer at that size/age?
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Here in the USA most folks use a leaded line to keep it underwater and a nice bag aka buoy to refind it.

One of the requirements here for traps is also that they have the main door tied shut with line that deteriorates after a couple of weeks, that way if the trap is lost, due to a prop cut or storm movement/waves breaking the line, the pots will not continue to kill for years to come. Instead after a couple of weeks, the line fails, and creatures that crawl in, can crawl back out.
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Does the taste suffer at that size/age?
Still tastes good, a tad meatier in texture. Lobsters are very slow growing at around 1kg/10years, I reckon mine was around 60yrs old. It was born around the time the wreck went down in WW2. Slightly sad, but he had a noble send off
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Along side wrecks is a good spot for lobbys. Biggest beast I ever had was a 14 pounder which was walking across the seabed as I descended to the wreck, I just dropped on it & bagged it. Fed us for 3 days, 1001 ways with lobster I think the dog even got a look in.

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Yep, wrestled a monster a few years back off a wreck in scapa. The litter picker was a formidable weapon for lobsters and helped keep some distance barely fitted in the mesh bag we used for getting scallops!
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I've met two animals like this over the years. I described them to others as "as big as Jack Russells with claws". We are obliged to leave them in peace here, but I would never have had it any other way - image the eggs a mature beast like that produces! It will never fit in a pot - it's free to reproduce itself, a prime example of it's species - a true king of Crustaceans...

...and then some tw@t eats it
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a true king of Crustaceans...

...and then some tw@t eats it
At least it got eaten. We have a couple of trophy hunters here, that just like to kill, but don't eat fish or abalone, so they gift everything. It does get eaten, but not by the people doing the hunting. They call it a "sport" and like to use terms like slaying. Abalone are a snail, and don't more very fast, so not really sporting in my book. Don't get me started...I am all for sustainable take, and have many friends who hunt, cook, and eat their fresh kills.

I have a photo, of a an older photo from the early 1900's, taken by fisherman on the Pacific coast. It shows a catch of fish like I have never seen in my life, and I scuba dive fairly often. All the BIG old fish have been removed from the ocean...kinda like our "Old Growth Forests". An incredible site to see when you are lucky enough to see a GIANT.
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one person so far has struck one of the gold nuggets as far as placement is concerned
Go on Bigmuz, do tell ... I've been dropping pots in Loch Linnhe for 15 years and caught every shade of crab under the sun, plus langoustines, but never a single lobster! Paul at Linnhe Marine says that there aren't any lobsters northwest of about Shuna, but I can't see why they should be that fussy and I've tried all kinds of bait and all kinds of habitat in my search for one. It's getting to be a bit of an obsession so all tips gratefully received!
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