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Old 07 August 2017, 14:23   #1
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Lobster pots!!!

Is there a law or someone to contact about an abundance of lobster pots at our small launching area at our caravan site?? We have put up with this for years but as of late they seem to be multiplying, making leaving and returning especially after dark extremely difficult. I've not counted but guesstimate there are 30/40 in a small area.
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Are they in a harbour/port authority controlled area?
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No, just off the beach at the front of our caravan site, used to be able to ski and tow inflatables etc but would find it hard to navigate past them to deeper water
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Well if nobody controls the water then I don't think you have any recourse. A big serrated knife is useful if your prop should become entangled. If that is something lots of people are having to do then usually the cost of the gear would motivate them to move or atleast better mark them. Assuming of course they are there because they want to catch lobster and not because someone doesn't like people skiing/towing there?
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Deffo lobster pots, dragged a few in caught on the engine, free dinner that night!! See the guy out every day collecting his catch, it is what it is then! Just a pain in the butt....
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Where is your camp site? We are always on the lookout for 'free' lobsters
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When next you see him just ask if he could leave you an area free from pots so you can get in and out if he doesn't accommodate you then the knife is your best friend pots are about 60 each
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If there are that many pots in a small are they wont be there long, itll be over fished in no time.
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Lobster pots!!!

Between Millisle and Ballywalter, and I will ask him if I see him, I always see him when I'm not geared up for heading out!! But I'm sure I'll get my chance soon.
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if he doesn't accommodate you then the knife is your best friend pots are about 60 each
Yeah - and new tubes cost 1k a meter. I strongly advise a live and let live approach out here in the wild wild west....
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