Pro Cray Fisherman

We winched our first pot this morning it came up sideways smashing the door on the pot the pro was near us and could see we were busy putting new batons on the pot he came up to us and said are you ok we told him of our dilemma and said do you need anything I said no he said we are always here to help and glad you got a feed out of the pot gives me more respect for these guys now well done

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 Very cool.  Thumbs up

Wed, 2018-12-12 19:44

 Very cool.  Thumbs up

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 def better than being abused

Wed, 2018-12-12 19:56

 def better than being abused by them like i have in the past. goes to show there are some good people out there

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Pros are not that bad.

Wed, 2018-12-12 21:52

Sometimes they could be more carefull around amature pots. They defiantly don't touch our gear. Glad to see someone having something good to say for a change.

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Good to hear

Wed, 2018-12-12 23:04

My good karma be with this profisherman

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 Brings a tear to my eye

Thu, 2018-12-13 03:07

 Brings a tear to my eye

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Pmsl

Thu, 2018-12-13 08:15

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Good to see, Id be smiling

Thu, 2018-12-13 06:50

Good to see, Id be smiling too if I had 80 crates of whites on deck  

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 Pros around d us give us a

Thu, 2018-12-13 16:38

 Pros around d us give us a wave and have a chat every now and then. We respect they have a job to do, they seem to respect we have a right to be out there. 

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They were dropping pots not

Thu, 2018-12-13 19:48

They were dropping pots not far from where i was fishing last week and on their way back past motioned if i was catching anything, i grabbed a metre plus kingfish out the Eski and held it up, the 3 crew on board were fist pumping the air and yahooing. Nice enough blokes i thought!

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 Now is the time for us to

Thu, 2018-12-13 23:17

 Now is the time for us to show our solidarity with commercial fishermen, with this shit going on over the nationalisation of the fishery.

At this time, when the allocation of 5/95% is quite well established there should be no reason for any conflict.

Until the government rapes out all the excess that has been left in the water...

 

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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 Your Spot on Rob H, Just

Fri, 2018-12-14 07:31

 Your Spot on Rob H, Just another Grab by the Government taking what little the people have left.......... the only way to fight these grubs is to stand together.

 

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 Plenty of times I've seen

Fri, 2018-12-14 09:45

 Plenty of times I've seen the Pro boat back off his pots when Rec fishos come into the area to check thiers. 

Got to respect that when you consider it's costing them time and money to do that. 

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 Generally up my way most of

Fri, 2018-12-14 20:56

 Generally up my way most of the pro boats work deep water other than a few I see in front of my house at Drummonds running pots off.
Most of the guys I know are pretty happy to cooperate even at the islands but plenty on both sides have had bad experiences with interation.
Many on both sides are happy not to tar everyone with the same brush but as the old saying goes

"bad news travels halfway around the world before good news gets one leg out of bed".

We need to protect the fishery, and that involves standing together 

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 Give a man a mask, and he'll show you his true face...

 

 

The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 Maybe something Recfishwest

Sat, 2018-12-15 14:17

 Maybe something Recfishwest should look at Rob? Some sort of co operative agreement on issues that afect all of us.

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 Its pretty well there

Mon, 2018-12-17 00:57

 Its pretty well there already Andy, 5/95% is pretty well established so there is not much to fight about-unless crays get scarce...

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 Give a man a mask, and he'll show you his true face...

 

 

The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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Pros didn't earn to many

Wed, 2018-12-19 12:54

Prizes today . Pulling there pots leaving on deck( obviously moving). Didn't give a shit about anyone's gear went through the lot. Glad mine wasn't there.

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pros

Sat, 2018-12-22 16:13

 saw one pro this afternoon run straight over a cluster of 5 sets of pot floats,cutting of 1 set of floats.    didnt alter course or slow down.

luckily not all pros are the same..off mindarie,calm conditions,couldnt miss em

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 Hopefully someone will pull

Sat, 2018-12-22 18:24

 Hopefully someone will pull his shaft afterwards

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 Ouch... Did U get a name on

Sat, 2018-12-22 18:22

 Ouch... Did U get a name on the boat Fish200?

 

Pretty hard to remain United with that sort of behaviour...

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Wafic against us

Sat, 2018-12-22 21:22

We catch to much/extend bans / drop limits. Allow spliced stainless steel through to section off ropes for weight reasons of coarse. :)