Excellent! Do you have a float &/or net crab bag on your float? I always take a crab bag with me. I've tried several different designs. Some have handles to help keep the mouth open while you put your crab/lobster in, which is handy. Some also have a canvas section around the entrance, to avoid crabs entangling their feet in the netting - which can save a lot of time and hassle. I found one that is attached to a waist belt (for those with no fear of crabs/lobsters grabbing in that general area!). But I prefer to use a Rob Allen cray bag these days, mainly because it folds up very small small yet has quite a large capacity, the mesh size & stiffness seem just right. They all cause drag when loaded up though, esp. with scallops... ...7 1/2 lb ..after finding it in it's lair and a pretty swift and successful full frontal grab ( I was feeling brave !! ) I was on a shore dive and had a bloody long,hard ,slow 300-400 metre swim with the beasty to shore ...exhausting but worth it ...For scale the right (crushing claw ) is next to my size 42 ( 8-9 ) shoe happy days !!!! ... View attachment 43943 View attachment 43944
Spearo Dave used to suggest tying crabs/lobsters up in your float-line if you are not carrying a bag. I think I might opt instead to swim to shore, like Mirror, with such a prize catch though, rather than risk loosing it!
Care to share any further insights on your technique? Do you go out looking for lobster or was this a chance find? Do you use a torch/bait/etc.? I've taken to carrying a torch on my float recently but I usually can't be bothered to get it out and use it - perhaps I am missing a trick. I rarely see lobster & brown crab.