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Fishing anf Lobster in BVI #99992
06/09/2016 11:44 AM
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I know this question has been asked a lot but i was wondering if any one has recently been down to fish since the new enforcement.

My charter company (Conch) just sent me a email saying that they are registering all boats for fishing.

Does this mean i can catch lobsters with a lobster snare as long as i am just snorkeling and it is before July 31?

Does anyone have a good contact down there to get a fishing license?

Does anyone have any recommendations for fishing? Bait? Handlines?

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Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: Whiteviper] #99993
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Lobster and Conch can only be taken by the locals. It is never okay for a tourist to catch either one.

Here is the e-mail I recently used to obtain fishing license
cfd@gov.vg


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Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: Orange_Burst] #99994
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You can however go over to the USVI and take two spiney lobsters per day per person. The chances of catching a spiney lobster snorkeling however is not much above zero.
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Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #99995
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The chances of catching a spiney lobster snorkeling however is not much above zero.
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You obviously suck at it. Caught many lobsters snorkeling over the years. Sorry. TO everyone else, YMMV.

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: casailor53] #99996
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Whiteviper, it depends how seriously you want to fish. You can always drag a lure in the channel, but not much edible. If you want to catch and eat, tuna, mahi, and such, you will need to go to the south drop. Fishing outside I would use rigged ballyhoo with a skirt. I don't believe in hand lines, to me it's not fishing.

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: casailor53] #99997
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The average snorkler might see one lobster in a week in the USVI. Most of the good USVI lobster spots are in 30 to 50 feet of water. I have been lobstering there for 20 years. I have seen exactly one lobster caught by a snorkler and his hand was a bloody mess from the spines. It's completely different then lobstering in the keys or other areas where they can be found in water under 10 feet deep.
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Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: GeorgeC1] #99998
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GeorgeC1, I agree, never see anything shallow. Lobstered in Keys a lot! Easy! Never see any in BVI. Good to know I'm looking too shallow but why the bloody hands? Never been cut up by lobster! Little scraped maybe.



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Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: Schwendy] #99999
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There are many techniques to "catching" spiny lobsters. The most important is knowing where to look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh63dwAbmGM

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: StormJib] #100000
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There are plenty of lobster at Diamond Reef, pretty shallow, but I'm not putting my hands between fire coral and sea urchins to get the lobster.

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: sail2wind] #100001
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There are plenty of lobster at Diamond Reef, pretty shallow, but I'm not putting my hands between fire coral and sea urchins to get the lobster.

It's called a snare. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: casailor53] #100002
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I have one, but they're illegal in BVI

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: sail2wind] #100003
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I use the boat mop. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/busted.gif" alt="" />

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: LocalSailor] #100004
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You can also try a charter in Maine. The local lobstermen will gladly fill a five gallon bucket with real lobsters for child in a dinghy for a $20 Bill and sometimes even a $10.

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You can also try a charter in Maine. The local lobstermen will gladly fill a five gallon bucket with real lobsters for child in a dinghy for a $20 Bill and sometimes even a $10.


There is some mighty wishful thinking !

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: Breeze] #100006
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You can also try a charter in Maine. The local lobstermen will gladly fill a five gallon bucket with real lobsters for child in a dinghy for a $20 Bill and sometimes even a $10.


There is some mighty wishful thinking !


Try it... The price paid to lobster fisherman in Maine cab swing from $3-6 per pound. A bucket held high with a $20 Bill will usually register a very cooperative response.

Re: Fishing anf Lobster in BVI [Re: LocalSailor] #100007
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