Getting your recreational lobster gear (part 4)

Getting your recreational lobster gear (part 4)


(gentle guitar music) – Hey
– Good morning. Good morning. Donny, my friend
Jeffrey, you know him. I’m going to show him the ropes
on recreational lobstering and we have to buy all of the
material necessary from you. – Everything’s out back. Help yourself. You need
a hand, give me a shout. – Thank you. – Thanks Donny.
– Thank you. – Alright Jeff, they have
a few traps right here all ready for us, so I can
explain a little bit about it to you. – Great. – First of all, we’ll
have to rig them later on. But basically, what you’re going to have to
do is you’re going to have to provide bait for the lobster. So we will put bait in a bag. This side of the
trap they come in and they’re looking
for their food. We call this part of the trap the kitchen. – Okay. – They get a little bit of
food and they go right through this end and they end in this side. We call this side the parlour. – Sounds like home sweet home. – It does at that. So, they go from the
kitchen to the parlour. Hopefully when we
haul these traps there will be somebody
in the parlour. – Dave, you were telling me at the Division of
Marine Fisheries about undersized lobsters. What happens to them? – Well, we also on the traps,
have a little escape portal, right here, that allows all sub legal lobsters
to walk right out. – Okay, so with my license I
can get ten of these, right? So, let’s go get those. – Well, let’s not go overboard. Let’s start with
just a few, alright? – Okay. – It’s very expensive. Let’s go get some
line right now. – Alright. – Alright Jeff, let’s get us
some rope here for you now. – Dave, I have all kinds of
rope hanging around the house. Why do I need to use
something special like this? – You should use the sinking
rope, it’s a nylon blend. – Why do I need to
use sinking rope? – Well, this is
polypropylene rope. It’s plastic-like. But it’s illegal,
it’s floating line. – Gotcha. – It’s harmful to marine life and to boat traffic. – Oh, it gets wrapped
around propellers? – Absolutely. – Gotcha. Okay great. This looks good. Let’s get some of this. – Alright. We’ll go get Donny and
have him measure it out. – Super. – [Jeff] Now, Dave, I’m
going to be fishing in about 30 feet of water, how
much rope do I need? – [Dave] Well let’s double that. Is that low tide? – [Jeff] It is, yes. – [Dave] Alright, because
you’ve got tides and currents so let’s go to 60 feet of line. – [Jeff] So you
usually want to double what length of your depth? – [Dave] It could be
a rule of thumb, yes. – Okay, great. What’s size now? I see there’s all kinds
of different rope here. What size should I actually use? – Well this is 5/16. Don’t go greater than 3/8. That’s a lot. – That’s a lot. (vibrant electronic tones) – Well, I think we got about
everything you’re going to need on this, Jeff, to get started. – There’s a lot of
stuff here, Dave. What am I going to
do with all this? – Well, first of all, we have the hog rings
that you’re going to need to attach the vents. And to make sure of any repairs
we have the hog ring pliers that are a critical part. We have the lobster
bands and a banding tool. You know they don’t come up
with those little handcuffs on. – On the claws, right? – No they don’t. – Okay. – We have the bait bags. Going to have to entice
them into the trap. We have the escape
vent, the portal, which is what we have to allow the sub legal
lobsters to go out. – Right. – We have a gauge. They measure the lobster. Do it properly, from the eye socket to
the back of the carapace. We have the gauge for that. We have these breakaways
which I will explain using it on your
line on your traps. We have all of your
buoys that are necessary and potentially, if you wish, the buoy sticks that
would go with it. All of this is necessary for your endeavor in lobstering. – Alright, I think
we’re all set. Let’s go do some lobstering. – Alright. (upbeat electronic music)

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