Dropping pots

Is there a problem with dropping pots before 4.30am? I remember awhile ago some people got there knickers in a knot when a bloke was entering the marina before 4.30am.  I have to get to work early so I need to drop them earlier.  I couldnt find anything on the fisheries site.

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Only this (from fisheries

Wed, 2017-11-22 18:42

Only this (from fisheries brochure) 


Night fishing ban: Between North West Cape and Cape Leeuwin, pots may not be pulled or rock lobster taken by diving at night from 7.30 pm to 4.30 am 15 October – 31 March and from 6.00 pm to 6.00 am 1 April – 30 June.

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I am of the belief that you are not allowed

Wed, 2017-11-22 18:44

I think I have read some where that you are not allowed to "pull pots" before 0430. I am sorry I just can't find the reference.

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cheers fellas, im only

Wed, 2017-11-22 18:49

cheers fellas, im only dropping them in so no pulling.

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no difference

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:29

 Dropping them in at night or early morn as long as you are not pulling/catching i believe would be ok. if you are being monitored that close , then they will see you dropping only. not to mention your empty bag.

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 People get there knickers in

Wed, 2017-11-22 20:40

 People get there knickers in a knot over anything when it comes to potting, go for gold mate