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Hello everyone,
I'm going to be moving to Devon a week on Sunday and near where I will be moving there’s a few peeler traps. So I was going to lay some of my own (I will lay them well away from other peoples traps). Anyway from what I have seen the majority of the traps look like 4 inch box pipe cut in half to make this shape ^ am I right??? Or is there something better to use?

Also I know you need to dig the out a cavity inside the groves for the crabs to go in and to lay them at 45 degrees
And yes I know the EA can fine you if they catch you but it's the risk I'm willing to take:sneaky2::marinheir
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Elliot.
 

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i've heard of 6" guttering being used before :whistling: just peg it down well
 

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Interbreeding and adders.What an interesting mix:spiteful:
oi you, get back over your own side of the country!:roll1:
 

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you can take her with you aswell as we all finished with her now lol
 

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Ridge tiles are a good bet, too.

I remember as a little kid I used to go doen to the Skern by Appledore and check all the traps for crabs. Then I'd dig a little area in the sand and have crab battles. How the crusty old fishermen used to eff and blind if they caught me doing it!

Sorry, randon memories.
 

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Haven't seen deliverence yet mate but I have heard of it, I will watch it at some point then. Im moving to just outside of Starcross.
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hi elliot i live about a mile from starcross and have traps on the river all the traps r registered and no one is allowed to put anymore down as the ones that r there r counted and registered people have tried to put downs traps lately and they have been removed by the e.a and devon sea fisheries
 

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hi elliot i live about a mile from starcross and have traps on the river all the traps r registered and no one is allowed to put anymore down as the ones that r there r counted and registered people have tried to put downs traps lately and they have been removed by the e.a and devon sea fisheries
:clap: Exactly the way it should be,otherwise the places would look like scrap yards with ridge tiles and car tires all over the place
 

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Personally I use ridge tiles, a lot heavier than guttering and harder to clear, but long lasting and work very well in the winter months, when the peelers are scarcer, but needed for the N Coast cod. Mine have been on the Dart for many years now and to avoid a long and weighty carry to the mark, found it easier to take them up by boat at high tide, drop them and then position and lay them at low water. Just be very careful that you do not fall foul of your neighbour's patch when laying them. It helps to have good relationship with those with pots around you or you will soon find yours disappearing or worse! That reminds me I must go and check mine soon- don't use them in the summer months, so I am sure someone else will have assumed "ownership" by now! Some more gentle argument no doubt!! Good luck in finding a suitable spot to lay yours!
 

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Hello everyone,
I'm going to be moving to Devon a week on Sunday and near where I will be moving there’s a few peeler traps. So I was going to lay some of my own (I will lay them well away from other peoples traps). Anyway from what I have seen the majority of the traps look like 4 inch box pipe cut in half to make this shape ^ am I right??? Or is there something better to use?

Also I know you need to dig the out a cavity inside the groves for the crabs to go in and to lay them at 45 degrees
And yes I know the EA can fine you if they catch you but it's the risk I'm willing to take:sneaky2::marinheir
Thanks
Elliot.
Just caught up with this one, the laying of new crab traps is no longer allowed in the Exe. Its regulated by the EA, Devon Sea Fisheries Committee and the River Exe Management. All crabbers have entered into an agreement with these authorities to ensure the future crabbing on the river. Just be aware Elliott that the last thing we crabbers want now is someone to come barging in thinking they can do what they like and upsetting the good relationship we now have with these organisations. Chances are if you lay new traps you will upset another crabber who will either grass you up or take it upon himself to toss your traps into the deeper water. Much better to get yourself known in the area first and chances are you might get permission from other crabbers to do their traps every now and then, some lads don't do them from 1 week to the next and it helps to keep them cleared out. If you do lay some new traps and no-one notices then no problem for now, but the chances are they will be picked up on the next survey and probaly removed. The DSFC are currently chasing someone for £4,000 for traps that he had to get removed from an area that had been closed off, the DFSC ended up taking the lot away to Exmouth docks where the skip lorry waiting refused to take em as they were asbestos. Apparently they had to get a specialist to come and take them away hence the high cost. Just be aware your actions now could have repercussions later for all of us.
 
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