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Hairyloon

Lobster Pots

A friend of mine is thinking about having a go at lobster fishing, but neither of us know too much.
Obviously you need some lobster pots, a long rope and a buoy, oh and not forgetting a license, but other than that we're a bit in the dark.

Any top tips from anyone?
Northern Boy

From a boat?

Lobster pots are flippin heavy to haul up from the deeps by hand and also pretty expensive to lose on rocky lobster territory. You could try the 5 quid collapsible shrimp nets that work OK for lobster.

Also I don't think you need a license for recreational fishing, as long as you don't flog them. There may also be a limit to how many you can take. Depends on your local fisheries regs, which should be linked to in a handy sticky at the top of the page. Ahem.
Jonnyboy

An open bit of sea near rocky ground, works well.

And don't put it near a commercial fisherman's pots. I niavely did so once and it ended up added to his own collection, with a different bouy added. Embarassed
Hairyloon

Also I don't think you need a license for recreational fishing, as long as you don't flog them. There may also be a limit to how many you can take. Depends on your local fisheries regs, which should be linked to in a handy sticky at the top of the page. Ahem.

The sticky is out of date, but we're liaising with the relevant authority.
RichardW


Also I don't think you need a license for recreational fishing, as long as you don't flog them.


Most fishery areas require you to register & then send in returns of all catch numbers / species. Plus they have catch limits on number & size.
Treacodactyl


Also I don't think you need a license for recreational fishing, as long as you don't flog them.

Most fishery areas require you to register & then send in returns of all catch numbers / species. Plus they have catch limits on number & size.

It seems a bit random to me. As far as I can understand the by-laws, you can take two from Cornish waters a day, more and you're a pro so you need a licence. There doesn't seem to be any limits to the number you can take in Devon waters though. I'll repeat, this is only as far as I can tell, there may be restrictions I've not found!
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