pot theifs

Got the word from several fellow fish o's re pots being lifted one being removed  Hillery's and Midarie is ware they  fish so keep a eye out when on the water. fish hard but fair


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Wed, 2007-12-05 12:22

Divers may also be cutting the ropes!
To all the virgins..............Thanks for nothing!

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Hi Ya, While it is no

Wed, 2007-12-05 13:01


Hi Ya,

While it is no consolation for those who lose pots, it is unfortunately a part of cray fishing so those engaged simply need to get used to it.

But if the scumbags get caught, I for one will have no sympathy for them.

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Stealing pots

Wed, 2007-12-05 13:12


I once was asked by a bloke to help him pull his pots.
Helped him for about 3 days and on the 3rd day we were abused at one pot.
I later found out that the guy had been pullin other peoples pots but told me that they
were his. Man was i pi$$ed at him!

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Amazed and Disgusted

Wed, 2007-12-05 13:16

I'm still amazed and disgusted, that people can do that.

Rod - I could well imagine you'd be p*ssed off with that!

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You bet ya

Wed, 2007-12-05 15:53

When this boat came over and threatend to sink us
i said to the bloke i was with, What the f@#k is going on!
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Wed, 2007-12-05 16:00

How about adding extra ballast weight to deter the theives from pulling that pot, make it heavy but not too heavy.  Mind you they may think it is full of crays and pull it anyway.

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ha ha ha ha

Wed, 2007-12-05 17:29

well fellas that what i was on about  few weeks ago. unfortunatley i had the same stuff  hapen to me every year for four years. one yerar a replaced my pots five times (very expensive) i even made my way out befor the sun was up and when i reached the mark i ahd for them some one had already taken them. one year i used to dive on mine and tie them into the reef so noone could pull the and every time just a meter under the surface the rope had been cut nicely.  i once put new pots out that had  snapper and dhu heads in them in a spot  that had no one around for miles in 40 meters of water and i wnet back out the vey next moring and soe bastard had taken them totally removed them. i had twenty kilos in mine for balast. i waws not looking forward to pulling that much weight but hey i wanted crays. there is no courtesy or honesty at all in this game. yes i am very dark on it all.

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looks like someone have to

Wed, 2007-12-05 17:47

looks like someone have to start creating pots with gps system in them...lol
the more u fish..the less stress u get....

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smash em!

Wed, 2007-12-05 20:00

smash em i say, up here at leeman is one of the biggest feral redneck areas for pot pullers and thats on the pros side, we had six pots in the sand round beagles for 4 days going 15 to 20 a pot then went to get em yesterday to put ropes on for deeper water 2 pots totally disappeared! vanished! pricks are stealing my hard earned cash! unfort for this bloke w gave it strait back to 4 of his pots using the back of the boat and alot of fwd and reversing! dont take crap boys if you see em pulling ya pots smash em! or put blue dye in a bag just under the bridle and when they pull it the dye stains the side of the boat and they cant get it off! W@#$K#RS!

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Glass in the rope

Thu, 2007-12-06 07:30

Having a good year with the Crays this year (touch Wood). Talking to a guy at the club and he said he pulled up a diver by the leg caught in the pot rope. Just having a look was the reply !!! Some blokes are putting glass in the rope marked by a ribon before hand I would not recommend this but they say it has worked, increased the catch and stilll have thier pots.
I honestly don't know how these guys sleep with the guilt.

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Hi Ya, That's just it, there

Thu, 2007-12-06 11:50


Hi Ya,

That's just it, there is no guilt.  Conscience is a thing of the past unfortunately.

Cheers.



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I don't want to sound

Thu, 2007-12-06 12:25

I don't want to sound alarmist or sensationize things, but a solution needs to be found, with such strong (very understandable) feelings, it's only a matter of time before a very ugly result occurs.

Not sure wwhat a viable solution would be though...


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I say , cut off a cray pot

Thu, 2007-12-06 12:34

I say , cut off a cray pot thiefs hands!

That will teach him!

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Bullet holes

Thu, 2007-12-06 13:05



I once knew a guy who had bullet hles in the windshield of a boat he bought.
The previous owner was shot at for stealing pots!


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sink em

Thu, 2007-12-06 16:15

if you catch em then just sink their pots guys pull up as much slack rope as you can and then chop it off! the tide will make sure that the rope dosent come up then mark the spot and go back and pull the pot on a flat day w no tide using a spear grapple, no floats means the pot is up for grabs, we got one today out in 29fthm 2day and found me m8 who owned the pot and gave him the crays w gauged out fm it back to him.

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Thu, 2007-12-06 19:44

like a bloke I know called " Quozzy's car detailing"! Back door bandit..........Feel the force.........

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they're pretty bad

Fri, 2007-12-07 21:34

theyre pretty bad up here, we.re out in 31 to 40 fthm at mo and pots are getting chopped like nobodys bussiness! guys are getting shitty if they are setting pots on good edges and other guys just come through and mo em! 2day we saw about 20 floats chopped to shit fm guys who just go stupid on losing other guys gear and cos the tide is so strong 50fthm of rope in 31fthm goes strait under! gota love redneck towns!!

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Crazy

Sat, 2007-12-08 06:11

Guys those stories are Crazy, sure gets nasty up there!

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fun!

Sat, 2007-12-08 15:52

we.re off to the edge in a few days and you lose so much gear cos ya pots are doubled up on each rope! guys just go through and mow em down and dont give a crap! not to mention how much$$ of crays you lose fm in the pots, so you usually return the favour if you know you did it! its not like alaskan crabs! its bloody war out on the water sometimes! while the skippers are arguing on the boats to each other us deckies are chatting to each other fm boat to boat having a laugh!

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stolen pots

Sun, 2007-12-09 10:29

went out this morning and to top off a really unlucky weekend 3 out of our 4 pots had been nicked.
looked around for a couple of hours but no joy..
anyone know where i can buy a couple of wooden pots in gero ?

cheers
dave

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hey davey

Sun, 2007-12-09 14:50


hey m8 try at john hearnes or peterson pots they mite make u up a couple cheap ones. if not go down to the wharf and hit one of the coops and see if they will download u a couple. tangles