Instructions for the pirate

Storing and caring for the traps
The Pirate crayfi sh traps should be
stored in a dry place protected from
light stacked one inside another without
the baiting equipment. When stacking
the traps, place the snap locks fi rst to
the right and them to the left, alternately,
to prevent them from being damaged
in high stacks.
The traps are made of food grade
plastic, which can be immersed in boiling
water. To avoid contagious diseases,
however, we recommend that the traps
not be used in different types of waters.

Using bait
Small fi sh caught in the same type of
water are most commonly used as bait.
When using the bait hook attach the bait
from the sharp end of the hook all the
way to the bottom of the loop to ensure
it stays in place. When using the crayfi sh
trap, you can put the bait inside the trap,
for ex. fi sh innards or other small bait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snap lock
The traps have a snap lock with a side
release. The lock closes easily by clicking
it shut.

Fastening the crayfi sh trap
and hook
When using a crayfi sh trap, hang it on
the middle tongue of the snap lock
where it will stay sturdy when the trap
is closed. Fasten the bait hook on the
shackle opposite the snap lock by pressing
the loop shafts together by the blunt
end of the hook. The shaft of the hook
has notches that click onto the shackle
and keep the hook in place.

Fastening the longline
The longline should be fastened as illustrated:
from the loop of the line to the
middle tongue of the snap lock on the
front part of the trap (if you are using
a trap). This is the quickest way to fasten
the longline to the trap. Then all you
have to do is snap it shut, and throw the
trap overboard!

How the trap works
The weights at the bottom of the The
Pirate crayfi sh trap turn it so it is always
in the correct position when it is
immersed in water. The trap settles at
the bottom at awaits its catch. The picture
illustrates a closed The Pirate trap
baited with a bait hook; all it needs is
the longline. We recommend that you
stack the traps, one inside the other, in
the boat and place the ready-made bait
and longlines separately. Bait and line
the traps one at a time as you put them
in the water.