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Old 04 July 2014, 08:07   #1
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So without going mad but without annoying other boat users what marker bouy would you recommend I buy for single lobster pot set .
They seem to vary from £11.00 up to the silly . I will also have to pay for delivery as there don't appear to be many shops selling them near derbyshire !!

As previously said will be using them near the coast from jura and mull so I think the all singing ones with flags may be a bit of an overkill



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Old 04 July 2014, 08:21   #2
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I use green 9" single eye poly bouys on my pots

The reason I use green is nobody else uses green around here so its easy spotted should it move.
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Old 04 July 2014, 08:23   #3
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I use green 9" single eye poly bouys on my pots

The reason I use green is nobody else uses green around here so its easy spotted should it move.

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So without going mad but without annoying other boat users what marker bouy would you recommend I buy for single lobster pot set .
They seem to vary from £11.00 up to the silly . I will also have to pay for delivery as there don't appear to be many shops selling them near derbyshire !!

As previously said will be using them near the coast from jura and mull so I think the all singing ones with flags may be a bit of an overkill



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The problem with only putting one lobster pot down is that it generally gets moved by the tide as there is not much weight to 'anchor' it to the spot that you leave it in. Green is not an easily recognisable colour either, better to have something bright
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The problem with only putting one lobster pot down is that it generally gets moved by the tide as there is not much weight to 'anchor' it to the spot that you leave it in. Green is not an easily recognisable colour either, better to have something bright

I have got more than one but assumed that there was not much point in having two next to each other . Also thought whilst learning if I suffered a loss it would only be one .

I have two lobsters and two creel so would it be worth setting two say one of each type ?


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I have got more than one but assumed that there was not much point in having two next to each other . Also thought whilst learning if I suffered a loss it would only be one .

I have two lobsters and two creel so would it be worth setting two say one of each type ?


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If you only put one down it isnt normally heavy enough to stay in the same place, I normally put them down in threes, with rope tied to each pot, at least the depth of the water apart, this way you are not pulling up two pots at the same time. It dowsnt matter really, lobster or creel, around the north wales coast at the minute we are getting loads of spider crabs and we are using salted down rotten dogfish for bait
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If you only put one down it isnt normally heavy enough to stay in the same place, I normally put them down in threes, with rope tied to each pot, at least the depth of the water apart, this way you are not pulling up two pots at the same time. It dowsnt matter really, lobster or creel, around the north wales coast at the minute we are getting loads of spider crabs and we are using salted down rotten dogfish for bait

As a non fisherman I will be mostly using mackerel as that's all i can catch . Anything edible in the pots will be a bonus . From other threads I have read I thought male lobsters were territorial but then do I know


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We pulled a loose 12" fluorescent buoy out of the Irish Sea and it was visible from 2 or 3 miles. Easy to find.
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Most of them around here are containers ranging in size and color from 5 / 10 litre.

Footballs in nets tied on are common as is a big lump of polystyrene with a bamboo cane in.
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Most of them around here are containers ranging in size and color from 5 / 10 litre.

Footballs in nets tied on are common as is a big lump of polystyrene with a bamboo cane in.
just what i was going to say
alot of the comercial guys round here use 10 ltr containers simply sealed shut with sealant and used as they come - cheap foot bals in a net etc
one thing behind this is that they know when someone puts down some rec pots with a bright - posh marker and either pull it or cut it off simply because alot have had to earn there spots and dont like someone else comming in
otherwise keep out of the way of where the comercial guys drop thers and away from where the scalopers - trawlers go they use them as targets and like to go right through them
i dont know if you have cirtain protected areas your way but i got pulled for putting some just in a protected area last year even tho i thaught i was out side the area [quick please move them 100ft from the mod boat ]
otherwise over night is bets and you will be amased what you will get and have fun with the congers
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A lot of guys here use pool noodles (the closed cell foam sticks kids play with) cut down to about a foot or a foot and a half. Choice of colors, and cheap.

I find it easier to put 2 floats on floating line with a 2 or 3 foot gap between. Makes it simple to snag the line with a boat hook.

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Good advice above re. containers/ noodles etc. but if your after shiny new buoys in Derbyshire might be worth having a look at Boatworld in Chesterfield.

http://www.boatworld.co.uk/advanced_...&x=-918&y=-126
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Thanks for all comments I am down in padstow at moment (without the boat ) and been looking at local set ups . The football in a net is surprisingly commen . I think comments on my previous thread has made me nervous of a home made bouys that no one can see but it seems daft paying out good money when I can make do .


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Good advice above re. containers/ noodles etc. but if your after shiny new buoys in Derbyshire might be worth having a look at Boatworld in Chesterfield.

http://www.boatworld.co.uk/advanced_...&x=-918&y=-126

Only twenty minutes from chesterfield didn't know it existed . Good to know even if I don't buy the bouys .
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...... and have fun with the congers
Conger is very good eating & much underrated
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Conger is very good eating & much underrated

Now I don't know you guys but I seem to remember you and your dry sense of humour on previous threads , so I guess your taking the p**s in the hope of me actually trying to kill and cook one !!!


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Oi! I might take the p1ss out of all & sundry, but food is serious stuff. Conger is vv good when fresh. Take the solid middle section out of the fish, look at the end & you'll see the spine which is cross shaped. Take off the fillets on the 4 sides of the spine & you end up with long pieces of solid white meaty fish. Cut it into slices about 3/4" thick & you have round medallions. Dip in beaten egg & then flour & shallow fry in butter. Don't over cook, serve with a squeeze of lemon & a good grind of black pepper & sea salt. Enjoy on a Normandy campsite overlooking Omaha beach, with good bread & chilled Normandy farmhouse cider, easy Killing the buggers is a different matter
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Oi! I might take the p1ss out of all & sundry, but food is serious stuff. Conger is vv good when fresh. Take the solid middle section out of the fish, look at the end & you'll see the spine which is cross shaped. Take off the fillets on the 4 sides of the spine & you end up with long pieces of solid white meaty fish. Cut it into slices about 3/4" thick & you have round medallions. Dip in beaten egg & then flour & shallow fry in butter. Don't over cook, serve with a squeeze of lemon & a good grind of black pepper & sea salt. Enjoy on a Normandy campsite overlooking Omaha beach, with good bread & chilled Normandy farmhouse cider, easy Killing the buggers is a different matter

Okay if you are your good at it . Don't like killing things unless they are rats eating my chicken feed or food for me , in which case I am sure I will find a way . Cross that bridge when i need to . Still prefer killing a lobster or crab though


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I'd want a flag on it...

So a weight on the end of a pole with a float 2/3rd of way down and a flag on top.

Bamboo seems very flexible and easy to snap.

I've seen a £1 bucket with pole shoved through it and filled with expanding foam used to effect. B &q buckets are orange. You could use a length of white sink drain pipe as the pole...
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