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    Crayfishing for chumps

    Tips wanted for potting(and free diving) for cray fish.

    Nelson is not renound for crayfish but we put out 3 pots sat and picked up sunday in spots proven by diver a couple of weeks ago.

    Not a thing not even a conger eel, two pots were old proven to catch and one brand new alloy/net collapsible.

    Bait was snapper frames/roe etc in one, chopped whole kahawai in another, and rotten smelly bait in another.
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    How is the bait held within the pot?

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    Also if anyone can advise the correct limit when using a diver.
    I have been told that only the diver gets his limit and have also been told the diver may get his limit and his boatman/safety guys limit as well so two limits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    How is the bait held within the pot?
    One was in a s/s mesh bag one in similar to an onion bag and one in a pack and slave bag with a lot of holes poked in it plus a heap just tipped in the pot.

    None of the bait looked to be touched at all even the loose stuff.
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    All divers get a serve, plus one serve for the skipper. Passengers don't count.

    Dad's mate uses two half 1.5 coke bottles with para cord 'sewing' them together. Keeps the bait smell around but they have to go in to get it, and lasts a bit longer I guess. He's a gnarly old coot but he catches fish reliably

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    I wonder if moon/tide etc has anything to do with it?

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    Sounds like a barren spot

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    The mesh bags should be doing roughly the same thing as his bottle setup

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    I know down south they let blue cod go rotten and use that for bait but only being allowed 3 here I am eating them!

    So definitely another limit for the skipper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Also if anyone can advise the correct limit when using a diver.
    I have been told that only the diver gets his limit and have also been told the diver may get his limit and his boatman/safety guys limit as well so two limits?
    @veitnamcam

    Cray fish limit is 6 per person per day.

    In a boating Skipper and diver situation where the diver collects the crayfish and the skipper stays top side looking after the boat then you are allowed to take six for the diver and six for the skipper.

    If you have a smart phone go onto the Google playstore and download the NZ Fishing Rules App

    It has all the fishing regs for all species with photos to help indentifiaction.

    Get fishing rules | MPI - Ministry for Primary Industries. A New Zealand Government Department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I wonder if moon/tide etc has anything to do with it?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Sounds like a barren spot
    Na diver was there a few weeks back and was plenty and they only took the 6 for diver as unsure of the rules.

    Yes big tides/moon and I did wonder if that would put them off? I remember being told by a commercial guy you don't catch much when its rough as they don't like to come out of their holes/cracks when there is too much surge.
    Was calm but would be a bit of current with the big tides?
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    Hey @P38 can you link the relevant rules on the skippers quota please Pete?

    All I can find is that when a diver is gathering scallops the diver may gather limits for up to two safety persons on the boat but nothing on diving for crayfish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Hey @P38 can you link the relevant rules on the skippers quota please Pete?

    All I can find is that when a diver is gathering scallops the diver may gather limits for up to two safety persons on the boat but nothing on diving for crayfish?
    You are only allowed six crays if only one diver and gear.
    Pots are different again as multiple persons are allowed to haul pots and allowed a share.





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    Ahh crap this is what I had before, conflicting ideas on the rules.

    Not that it matters as I am yet to catch even one!
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