Wednesday, 6 April 2011

lobster creels

Lobster creels are a common site at harbours along the Northumberland coast. Creels have opening which allows lobsters to enter a tunnel of netting to get to bait set in the middle, once inside the creel  a lobster is trapped and unable to get out. A typical modern  creel is  constructed of wood, nylon rope, wire and plastic.

 Lobster pots are  dropped to the sea floor  and  marked by buoys which float at sea level and allow the fishermen to retrieve them later.

1 comment:

  1. This is a nicely composed picture, with good forms and good colors. In our area, lobster pots (what you call creels) are more rectangular.