Main fishing techniques


We recommand our electric pots hauler 930, the electric pots hauler Brutus and the manual capstan 931.


Fishing technique

An important skill when pots fishing is to be knowledgeable about the fishing spots, the seabed, the current and the tide coefficient.

You have to use the appropriate types of pots (also known as traps or creels) which differe in shape and in weights but also the bait used will vary depending on the catch (example: lobster and shrimps pots).

Pots are baited prior to being dropped. Traps can be shot individually or by series. They rest on the seabed with buoys attached at either end to enable them to be located by the fisherman. 

The pots are left in the sea for several hours (in general overnight) before the hauling process begins. Hauling can be done manually or with a pots hauler which reduces the physical efforts of the fisherman.


  • Bait:
    fish placed in a trap to attract fish, seafood or shellfish, etc.
  • Pot (or trap or creel):
    sturdy or collapsable trap made out of a weighted frame covered with plastic-coated or galvanised wire with nylon netting. It has narrow hole to allow the entrance of the catch.
  • Hauling:
    process of retrieving the pots or creels.
  • Pots hauler:
    equipment fixed on the bulkhead of the boat and used for hauling pots.

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