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Old 29 June 2014, 16:49   #1
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Okay jura and mull holiday getting closer . Have got some pots coming . Looking at rope now . there seems to be everything from very cheap 6mm nylon rope (that would float but could weight ) to purpose made sink rope bearing in mind casual use what do you guys recommend


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What depth will you be setting your pots?

How many post do you plan to set?
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Old 29 June 2014, 17:09   #3
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What depth will you be setting your opts?

How many post do you plan to set?

Not sure but from reading up a bit it looks like it will be reasonably shallow on the rocks around the islands guessing 40 footish ???

I only have four pots and a 4.8m rib so probably on there own or in pairs .

Did that sound like someone who has never done it before


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Not sure but from reading up a bit it looks like it will be reasonably shallow on the rocks around the islands guessing 40 footish ???

I only have four pots and a 4.8m rib so probably on there own or in pairs .

Did that sound like someone who has never done it before
With four pots you are not going to be involved in a lot of expense if one or all pots go missing.

Consider the sinking rope or attach some small weights about 12/ or 2/3 the way down.

RIB owners and yachts will thank you.
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A fisherman, they hand haul the pots out here, was setting pots in 200 feet of water and was never catching anything. He suspected thieves.

In the three strand rope heavy with mossy he made a mark for himself about 1/2 way down. Then he inserted good sized sharp hooks at 3" intervals for a 6'0" length on each.

He then marked the bouys with his initials in bright paint.

When the thieves hauled up the heavy pot they got a hook deep in their palm, the traction is to grab further down to take the pressure of the pain in the palm.
Now they had two hands each with a hook deeply embedded.

Ouch !

Served them right.

He lost a pot or two, but never any after that. Nor was there any pilfering either.
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A fisherman, they hand haul the pots out here, was setting pots in 200 feet of water and was never catching anything. He suspected thieves.

Dude yer man is talking Scotland !
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Okay jura and mull holiday getting closer . Have got some pots coming . Looking at rope now . there seems to be everything from very cheap 6mm nylon rope (that would float but could weight ) to purpose made sink rope bearing in mind casual use what do you guys recommend


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FFS .. round these parts you dont have to worry about pleasure cruisers snagging ropes .. cos the only place to catch lobsters is on inland bays around shallow tidal shore lines

now .. the rule is yo DOO want floating rope and put floats on it to help because it will snag in the tangle if you dont

when you cast a pot .. the tide will roll it back and forth .. so you need a rope that keeps it straight up

see ...... another lobster fishing gem this forum owes me a fekin fortune
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Dude yer man is talking Scotland !
I lived in Glasgow for half a dozen years and worked in Kelvingrove. Did SCUBA training in Drumchapel.
Only once did I personally experience a crime, chap helping with a problem on my Beach Buggy (long story) me stole my wallet.

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I lived in Glasgow for half a dozen years and worked in Kelvingrove. Did SCUBA training in Drumchapel.
Only once did I personally experience a crime, chap helping with a problem on my Beach Buggy (long story) me stole my wallet.

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Drumchapel is a very long way from any beach .. but I hope you come back for a better experience next time dude
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Drumchapel is a very long way from any beach .. but I hope you come back for a better experience next time dude
Dived in Loch Lomond, Loch Long (often), North Sea (St.Andrews), Loch Fyne.
Once a diving buddy came a cross a +/-12" fish on a line that was snagged and broken off underwater. Freed it, surfaced and asked an angler if he wanted it. That chap's face was a picture.

I had a wonderful time when I was there, no regrets.
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