Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 30 - prawning and Portland Island (#20)

Jenny, Claire, Jayson and I set out from Tsartlip ramp to go prawning and to visit Portland Island. We left the ramp around 10:30 and spent some time setting our traps in the usual area. we covered depths from about 180 ft to 270 ft and the deeper ones were more productive at this time of year. We then went around to Princess Bay where we shore tied with the anchor buddy, had a picnic lunch and then went for a walk inland and over to the Kanaka bluffs and back via shell beach. We then made our way around the east side of the island and back to our traps which produced reasonably well! The anchor buddy system works well, and my ACE prawn puller system also works well!
Portland trials - click to enlarge
The boat shore tied with the anchor buddy
It was Jayson's first time prawning and he had fun pulling traps and cleaning the prawns.
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56 km,

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