YELLOWTAIL KINGFISH TRAPS “BANNED”

December 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

Adult yellowtail kingfish about 10kg

Adult yellowtail kingfish about 10kg

1-Kingfish in trap 600

Speared with a multi-pronged head (pranger).

Speared with a multi-pronged head (pranger).

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Anchored in deep water about twenty feet under the surface.  No bait was required.  The fish liked the safety aspect - to their detriment.

Anchored in deep water about twenty feet under the surface. No bait was required. The fish liked the safety aspect – to their detriment.

 Rolleimarin underwater camera was  top of the range product in 1960s

Rolleimarin underwater camera was top of the range product in 1960s. Aluminium “Tempest” was hard riding and strong – although rivets often popped loose. 40 horsepower outboard was mostly run full throttle.  Boat manufacturer  DeHavilland was amazed to the  extent of repairs, under warranty, regularly required.

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