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Old 02 August 2007, 06:27   #11
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your pot

hiya mate just a quick 1 where did you lose your pot ...
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Old 02 August 2007, 06:41   #12
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I just dropped it and did a big loop round to the same area with 10 min so not stolen . I am not sure of depth a sounder had just packed up but there are no big holes in the area .i think that the bouy may have gone under in the tide so will be looking at low water .
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Old 02 August 2007, 07:16   #13
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Have you ever caught any lobsters in the pot?
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This is something I really want to try. I've bought various pots and buoys off ebay for the purpose but never got round to it. Where is the best place near Portsmouth to catch them? How long should one normally leave one's pot in the water? And how do you tell the difference between and bloke lobster and a female one unless shes got loads of eggs?

Lurcher, did your VHF pack up on Tuesday - you cut off in mid sentance...
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And how do you tell the difference between and bloke lobster and a female one unless shes got loads of eggs?

Unless she's got eggs you can't tell-UNLESS the tail has a V-notch in it. This is cut in by anyone finding a lobster with eggs. It's illegal to land a lobster with a mangled tail or one with a v-notch in it.
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Unless she's got eggs you can't tell-UNLESS the tail has a V-notch in it. This is cut in by anyone finding a lobster with eggs. It's illegal to land a lobster with a mangled tail or one with a v-notch in it.
So thats what a 'V' notch is! I've been catching the things for years, as a diver, and have seen one or two with notched tails, but never knew what was behind it (!). And no, I've never taken one that is berried.
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Old 02 August 2007, 10:58   #17
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Old 02 August 2007, 11:29   #18
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Area was about 1 mile south of Chichesterr entrance

Yes I have caught a few and also a a lot of crabs and spider crabs most of which go back as they are too small ,Whelks or bullots as the French call them black bream and a few unwelcome congers ! RIBS shrink when you have a conger racing around the pods !

I buy my pots from these guys 24 hour service about 40 with line and float he is also full of tips about bait etc
http://www.netmanufacturers.co.uk/

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2 per person per day I wish , I reckon taking fuel lost pots and other incidentals my lobster work out at about 250 each!

My new one has just arrived from http://www.netmanufacturers.co.uk/ and I will be losing it over the next two weeks when I am on holiday. I did try a 30m net but that was a total disaster I cuaght a small Thornback who went back as he was too small and abour 2 tons of seaweed . It took 3 of us about an hour to haul and the stink was awfull .

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Where off Portsmouth? well that would be telling but a good guide is all the other pots ! Don't put ot too close or they will nick it .
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When diving many moons ago we used to used weak fairy soap mix, in the holes of rock faces to get the lobsters out, they dont like it, just watch for the conger's shooting out though!
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When diving many moons ago we used to used weak fairy soap mix, in the holes of rock faces to get the lobsters out, they dont like it, just watch for the conger's shooting out though!
Pardon my ignorance but what in blooming hell is a Conger? Might I assume that whatever it is, its a bit agressive? Just curious as I think I've either been chased or bitten by every other creature on the planet....

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