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    DIY crab/lobster pot

    There has been a lot of talk in the last few weeks about lobster and crab traps,where to buy them,etc,etc. I decided a few days ago to have a bit of a go at constructing one,and although not actually tried yet,I have added it to my DIY site if anyone is interested in having a go at making one.

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    Looking good Bob nice 1 as always you come up with the goodies

    allthough I have 2 sitting in me back garden at the mo, now whr did I put that Bloody boat ?
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    Bob

    Is there anything you haven't built? Rumour has it that your casting arm has been rebuilt using parts from an old Zanussi tumble dryer and the motor from a disused fairground candyfloss maker!

    Early reports were that the casting distance wasn't too good but the kids were loving it!? Too early for me obviously.

    Crab/lobster trap looking good. Will you place it at a low tide or head out on a boat?

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    LOL Blenny
    Thats a fair effort Bob, give us all a wee report on how it fares when you try it out!
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    you'll need a weight in it wont you???

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    That looks like quite a fine professional job there Bob.

    I used to make creels when i was at school. Although i used to rake the tide line and rocks for burst/lost creels and repair them if i could. My dad always found his alkathene pipe and wood missing! So they were a bit nasty but they worked. I was a bit of a mink in those days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blenny
    Bob

    Is there anything you haven't built? Rumour has it that your casting arm has been rebuilt using parts from an old Zanussi tumble dryer and the motor from a disused fairground candyfloss maker!

    Early reports were that the casting distance wasn't too good but the kids were loving it!? Too early for me obviously.

    Crab/lobster trap looking good. Will you place it at a low tide or head out on a boat?

    Blenny

    Just going to take it,(or them now as I've made 3), to one of my favourite bits for lobsters and lay it down amongst the kelp at stragetic points.I used this particular method,with a small mesh lining,as I'll also be after hermit crabs which are wee enough to get out of a traditional net creel.(top bait for wrasse).When I was young we used to use potato skulls with a bottom for catching crabs too for bait so they're also on the target list.

    I haven't put a fixed weight in it coz I'd have to lump that down the rocks an all,so I'll just weight it with a couple of flat stones when I get it there.Also easily possible to attach a rope and chuck it off rock marks when you're fishing there for a few hours to see what turns up.One thing to remember is to make sure your bait is tied in the centre of the creel or the little b's will haul it out through the mesh.

    I've also updated the drop net to a floating one on the DIY site,and also re-done the rod rest head and the roly pole.
    Last edited by Codhead Bob; 26-05-2006 at 19:41.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martyboy
    That looks like quite a fine professional job there Bob.

    I used to make creels when i was at school. Although i used to rake the tide line and rocks for burst/lost creels and repair them if i could. My dad always found his alkathene pipe and wood missing! So they were a bit nasty but they worked. I was a bit of a mink in those days
    I always wondered who kept pinching my creels.

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    I made a couple of crab pots like that when I was younger, they did not start catching crab until I started covering them with something to keep most of the light out of them.



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