Cray gauges

Seen fisheries today taking a cray of elderly couple. There 76 mm gauge fitted tight on couples guage. ( could hold weight of cray).Fisheries one was loose, hence cray being taken away, don't buy cheap gauges. I always use 77 mm sheridan s/s gauge. Ally ones crap. Even had fish sticker out once. Just check.


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 hope they didnt cop a fine.

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:00

 hope they didnt cop a fine. its a bit rough when they did the right thing and measured, not their fault the gague might have been 1/2 mm out

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Not fisheries

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:13

Fault . No dought be small fine . Cheap gauges can catch you out . Just check them. Little Andy after being checked at ramp, ( by fisheries) had a yarn to another elderly couple , they where doing bad on crays. Andy gave them 3 of his crays. Not many kids do that . I told him buy lotto ticket after doing good deed.

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 thats a very nice gesture

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:19

 thats a very nice gesture from him. good deeds should go rewarded but not expected. 

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 Hmmm yeh i have Been meaning

Thu, 2017-12-14 20:55

 Hmmm yeh i have Been meaning to check my rippa guage!!!! Not that i bother with them that size this time of the year!

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I vernier mine (too much spare time?)

Fri, 2017-12-15 08:48

 And if the gauge fits they go back, tight loose or in between. Giving crays to our retired neighbours is a big part of why I cray.

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i wish i had these

Fri, 2017-12-15 08:49

i wish i had these problems....need to catch one first before i have to worry about my gauge!!!  :)

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Osprey

Fri, 2017-12-15 12:31

Do the same for my neibours.90 percent all retired . They can't afford to buy them on pension. They have always put up with my boyz and girls growing up. Great people . Never complained. They get pretty exited when they receive them. Sea goat you may have to wait for second run around feb of memory .

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 I'm "getting" old -  I'm a

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:21

 I'm "getting" old -  I'm a "retired" neighbour.... I get very excited(too easily) - does this qualify me. lol

I'm never going to complain!

 Ohh - and the only crayfish I manage to catch,climb out of the basket on the back of the Jetski- never to be seen again!

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Your a jinx

Fri, 2017-12-15 17:01

Allan :):). Your JetSki cray was a classic. 2 words dumb ass.

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rippa gauges

Fri, 2017-12-15 13:20

are fkn awesome! stainless steel, and 0.5mm over size on all openings, plus a fkn built in bottle opener! a gauge for life!

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 Yeh thats all i use but

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:22

 Yeh thats all i use but apparently someone had some tgat were undersize!

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Got done about 5-6 years back

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:55

Got done about 5-6 years back when the size use to change from 77mm to 76mm mid season....we had two the fisheries guy wasnt happy with.....said he will donate to the old peoples home...no fine recieved.

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Free Feed for local pelicans

Fri, 2017-12-15 18:19

I cleaned two breaksea cod while on-board my boat and Fisheries busted me for it. They donated the two fish to the local pelicans at Palm Beach Boat ramp. Was no issues with the size of the fish but I still got a fine in the mail around 2 weeks later.

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Imagine being a pro

Fri, 2017-12-15 18:50

r We we often handling thousands a day, and sometimes a lot of them were " furries", ie, just size or not? I personally made it the skippers call, and was never busted, but had the odd argument, and a couple confiscated one day, no fine. Still reckon they were  size   Ok for 26 years at it, and needing to amke my living from it. We actually  had " Gauge checkers" made up by an engineering firm in Geraldton, just a piece of s/s  half inch round bar, machined to exactly 76 ( or 77) mm. Check the gauge with that one a regular basis. I still have them, and still use them.  I would never trust an ali or plastic gauge. 

I'm pulling pots off my boat for the first time this season tomorrow, mate has been pulling shared, with my wife, his partner, and another bloke, off his boat while I've been at work. They haven't been real good up here, so far.

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 I just checked all my rippa

Fri, 2017-12-15 19:56

 I just checked all my rippa guages with a vernier and theyre all over by .3mm

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There you go

Fri, 2017-12-15 20:20

Yours over . Lucky

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Be aware

Sat, 2017-12-16 17:40

That the legislation covering the catching of rock lobster specifically states that the gauge used for measuring by fisheries officers can not be challenged for accuracy.

The gauge they used is deemed to be 100% accurate for the purpose of measuring rock lobster.

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Yes, I've had that argument.

Sat, 2017-12-16 19:54

 Even measured them with digital verniers, nup, their word was final. It would be interesting to actually challenge the measurement in court.

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 I’ve had Fisheries offer to

Sat, 2017-12-16 22:03

 I’ve had Fisheries offer to use my gauge when checked it the ramp.

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