On this boat trip, we will learn how and where to catch lobsters in Limfjorden.
Assuming a start at 9 AM (flexible cf.. above), the schedule looks like follows regardless of location:
9AM Greetings at agreed meeting venue & brief walk-thru of Program & Strategy of the Day. Tips & Tricks communication and hand-out of lobster stick & measuring tool
9.10 AM Safety Protocol alignment
9.15 AM Boarding of people & gear on the boat
9.20 AM On the way to 1st spot. Transit time being used for tips & tricks, incl. what to look for, where to catch lobsters in Limfjorden, how to use the tickle stick, preservation rules (lobsters carrying eggs are off-limits in Limfjorden) and minimum length requirements, and short crash course of lobster biology.
9.30/9.40 Dropping the anchor at 1st spot (arrival time dependent on starting point, weather conditions and season)
I Hunting for lobster at spot 1 (and/or 2 and 3 dependent on the quality and size of spot 1 on the day)
12.30 PM Lunch at sea or shore (dependent on guest preferences)
13 PM New spot(s)
14.40 PM Heading back to Port
14.55 PM Getting off Boat. Cold Beverage to wrap the day up & Goodbye
At IntoBlue, we have invested in a full suite of relevant gear for freediving after lobsters. so unless you have AND prefer to being your own gear, we got you covered from top to toe (included in price). The suit is 7mm and will keep you reasonably comfortable even in November, December and March, and a perfect fit for all other months.
Especially during November thru March, learning how and where to catch lobsters in Limfjorden is … a cold pleasury! A minimum of 7mm neopren is needed (= mandatory to avoid severe cooling and risk of having to abort the trip) for wetsuit & socks and min. 5mm for gloves. If you want to feel comfortable (and you do!) during the duration of the entire trip, then wind breaker, beanie, warm gloves, and crocs, are highly recommended. This will ensure that your body does not get unneccesarily chilled while in-transit between spots and on the way back to Port.
In case you do not have a lobster tickle stick yourself, we give you one for the trip. Using this piece of equipment and being able to do it right is not only important in terms of efficiency when hunting for lobster, it is also a large part of the fun!
Danish Fishing License is mandatory when older than 17 years and not served right for pension yet. Without one, you will not be allowed to embark on the trip. If you experience any trouble applying for one (can be done online “with a couple of clicks” here), we’ll be happy to assist.
Please make sure to be ready at meeting venue a little bit prior to agreed meeting time to allow for timely departure.
For efficiency, be ready in wetsuits at agreed starting time. This will allow us to more or less jump straight in the boat.
Bag limit of 5 lobsters per person when part of this trip if you get lucky / good enough. This is installed for us “to do ours” to preserve the population. Naturally, minimum size acc. to Danish Law applies for any catch.
15 Years of age for safety reasons.
You do not need to have hundreds of dives logged to take part in this trip. That said, you do need to be comfortable to freedive down to 5-6m of depth. Most lobsters are actually found in more shallow waters of 2-4m, but depending on conditions we might anchor up at spots up to 6 meters of depth. Further, dependent on wind & current, the water in Limfjorden will often be murky. In such conditions, you will not always be able to see the bottom before submerging. As such, you need to be comfortable with this for maximum enjoyment. Otherwise, learning how and where to catch lobsters in Limfjorden might become stressful for you.
19 out of 20 lobsters you come across are tucked into small caves made out larger stones or chalk cracks in the sea bottom. To get them out, various techniques can be used (all of them will be elaborated on and also demonstrated on the course for those in need for this). Common to them all is that they work best if you have min. 20 seconds of bottom time at the cave. Less can work, but the trip will not be as productive in terms of catch & enjoyment of trip.
Even if the boat is relatively large (6,1m), there is still a lot of gear on the boat on this kind of trip. Available space on-board the boat on this trip will therefore be limited. Consequently, you need to be comfortable sitting on the side of a RIB boat, and walking/crawling on the tubes when maneuvering around on the boat (when the anchor has been dropped). .
There is a bathing ladder that can be used for people who do not have the upper body strength required to pull yourself inside the boat with the support from the guide. Generally speaking, however, a good physical state is required to make this a pleasant and fun trip for You.
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