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Offline dougsdingy

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escaping prawns
« on: Thu 28 Nov 15:59 2019 »
Hello everybody, Welcome to the prawning season, My abode is on Lake Illawarra  Wollongong area. My quirey is For some obscure reason the prawns are escaping from my net as fast as i scoop them. No i am not talking little prawns rather quite large ones in fact. This happens fairly regular But not always.  I have checked the net centimetre by centimetre. But can't see anything wrong. I got the net from an Australia wide fishing tackle outlet. YES it is of legal size mesh. Any hints would will be greatly apreciated .
 Thanks Dougsdingy.

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Re: escaping prawns
« Reply #1 on: Sun 1 Dec 10:12 2019 »
is it a scoop net? doug. try putting some bought prawns or something similar in your net and see if they fall out? Must be a hole somewhere. or maybe your net is too shallow

Offline mighty quinn

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Re: escaping prawns
« Reply #2 on: Sun 1 Dec 10:54 2019 »
Make sure you shake them right down in the net when you scoop them up and empty the net regularly.
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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #3 on: Sun 1 Dec 16:30 2019 »
    G'day dougsdingy,

    Lake Illawarra hey!

    What's the take limit where you are?
    I used to know a lady down your way that did the same and they were a good size. Back then she used a scissor type for collecting prawns, she might have been pushing the net at the time.
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    Offline dougsdingy

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #4 on: Tue 3 Dec 11:25 2019 »
    To the bloke asking about Lake Illawarra  Prawns are far and few between, Forget the stories of 3 to 4 kgs , If you see them then it happened.
    To the 2 nice gentlemen that replied to my plea. A big thank you.
    However i would like to add  That the prawns are getting out before reaching the bottom of the net. This is a intermittent  occurrence, Sometime i hardly lose a prawn.  My friend who is a prawning tragic and has seen what is happening . Declared TAKE UP GOLF . 
    Regards Dougsdingy

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #5 on: Tue 3 Dec 11:27 2019 »
    The take limit in lake Illawarra I think 5 litres. Cheers

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #6 on: Tue 3 Dec 20:06 2019 »
    It could be that you are either making too much noise and panicking them or moving to slow.
    How deep is the sock?

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #7 on: Tue 3 Dec 22:52 2019 »
    Move or holiday to Qld.

    Buy a Cast net


    Problem solved
    Looking forward to the next trip

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #8 on: Thu 5 Dec 06:56 2019 »
    I have put a GOLF BALL  in the bottom , Desperation rules supreme. Lets see how that go's . Thank you for all the replies.
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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #9 on: Thu 5 Dec 06:59 2019 »
    Forgot to ask is 18mm mesh big?. Thanks all. Dougsdingy

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #10 on: Thu 5 Dec 19:55 2019 »
    Hello everybody, Welcome to the prawning season, My abode is on Lake Illawarra  Wollongong area. My quirey is For some obscure reason the prawns scoop quicker
    are escaping from my net as fast as i scoop them. No i am not talking little prawns rather quite large ones in fact. This happens fairly regular But not always.  I have checked the net centimetre by centimetre. But can't see anything wrong. I got the net from an Australia wide fishing tackle outlet. YES it is of legal size mesh. Any hints would will be greatly apreciated .
     Thanks Dougsdingy.

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    Re: escaping prawns
    « Reply #11 on: Thu 5 Dec 19:56 2019 »
    scoop quicker


     


    anything