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Free Diving for Scallops, Lobsters etc.

 
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wayland



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:03 pm    Post subject: Free Diving for Scallops, Lobsters etc.  Reply with quote

I have been giving this some serious thoughts for a while now. Have any of you lads given this a go?
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blowin



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too feckin cold for me !

I used to do a fair bit of free diving for octopus and shells but that was 50 years ago and in the Med. Unfortunately I am well past it now . I do my best to stay in the boat and catch things from there.  

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wayland



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

blowin wrote:
Too feckin cold for me !

I used to do a fair bit of free diving for octopus and shells but that was 50 years ago and in the Med. Unfortunately I am well past it now . I do my best to stay in the boat and catch things from there.  

ATB


 You are right it is too fecking cold at the moment. I meant in the summer . Hook Head can`t emulate the Med of course but the sea temp around there gets to 65/70. I would just wear a wet suit top etc. What do you mean well past it? Your just a lad.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a bit of googling on their distribution. Unfortunately for me that confirms that you are in a hotspot whereas none are shown up this way. I haven't seen any shells either. The best I can get are Razor clams. They are not bad but you need extreme low water on a big spring tide to get at the only bed I have found in this area. Good luck when you have a go.
Incidentally I heard on the radio that good amounts of gold have been found in rivers in the SE , specifically in Wexford. I would certainly be tempted to go paddling for that.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold in our rivers! Bugger the scallops
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wayland wrote:
Gold in our rivers! Bugger the scallops


 That is exactly what I thought so I looked into it a bit further ,only to find the inevitable .......
Here's a couple of extracts from http://www.mineralsireland.ie/

Before commencing their activity, panners should contact the local National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) ranger to ensure that the site they wish to pan is not environmentally sensitive ..or legally protected.

What permissions do I need to pan for gold in Ireland?
Recreational gold panning ... is not specifically permitted under the Minerals Development Acts. Searching or exploring for minerals to which those Acts apply normally requires a Prospecting Licence, and extraction requires a State Mining Lease (and other permissions). It is acknowledged, however, that gold panning for purely recreational purposes does occur and is not an activity to which the full rigours of the Acts need apply, so long as it is undertaken by individuals and not for commercial purposes, and with due regard for the environment and relevant legislation. Recreational gold panners should however, receive permission from the following parties:
All relevant landowners,
The riparian (river) rights owner (if applicable)
Inland Fisheries Ireland. It is an offence under the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act, 1959
(Section 173) to disturb certain river beds, banks or shallows).
NPWS / Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG) where the intended activity is within or likely to impact on a protected site.
The holder of any Prospecting Licence (PL) over the area, where the licence has been issued for minerals including gold.

Can I keep any gold that I find?
All gold and silver is the property of the State. However, recognizing that part of the attraction of recreational panning is the potential to find some gold and keep it as a souvenir of the activity, individuals will not be prevented from retaining small quantities of such gold.

Can I sell any gold recovered from panning or fossicking activities?
No


Ah well, back to the scallops then !  
And back to topic .... I have a friend down your way who knows a bit about the subject and intends to have another crack at it this summer. I'll ( try to remember to ) let you know how he gets on .
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wayland



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gold panning. Sounds right up your street Blowin. Like you, I have a stream skirting my land???.     I will go free diving in the summer and if I find any Gold down there I will let you know.

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if scallops produce pearls   . We all know that oysters do.  I have also found them in both fresh and salt water mussels ( before the fresh water species became protected ).
Treasure and a tasty meal all in the same shell might tempt me to put on a wet suit .
Good luck

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