Abandonned net

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by marcopolo, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. marcopolo Member

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    I was at Purdy looking for a chum or two to hook but did not see a fish.
    On the other hand, I found a couple hundred yard of net washed off on the beach with 200+ dead fish in it. The seagulls were having a feast. What a waste!
  2. D3Smartie Active Member

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    i hope you reported it.
  3. Curtis New Member

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    Why am I not surprised???
  4. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Are you sure it was "abandoned"? I used to hunt the Nisqually Delta a lot. We would get out before first light and hunt the until quitting time. There would be nets on McAllister Creek that were not checked during the entire time that we were there. The fish were just left in the net to be crab food. Pretty darn sad.

  5. Flyborg Active Member

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  6. Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    I heard that a group tribal netters had got banned from netting Carr Inletr because they killed mass amounts of dog sharks.

  7. ChrisW AKA Beadhead

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    It was probably was not abandoned. My guess is it was a set gill net from a tribal fishery. I saw a report earlier this year where cormorants were getting caught in set nets exposed at low tide at Alki Point.

    I would report it anyway though. I would try the WDFW derelict fishing hotline, but the tribal enforcement would be more likely the enforcement with jurisdiction and I'm not sure how to contact them. You might start with the NW indian Fisheries Commission.:confused:
  8. Nutty Squirrel Says: Smoke Salmon not Crack

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    A family member of mine just experienced the same thing south of Dewatto on Hood Canal this weekend. Tangled up net with one end tied off to our piling of our cabin with a bunch of dead salmon in it rotting.
  9. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    This is just my .02.
    But I think if I found a net like that I would haul it away, throw it away in a properly place.
    But I suppose that would be stealing?
    I don't know what the rules are, but when I was trapping (little furry animals) you had to have your name and address stamped on a tag on your trap.
    Nets do/don't have to be tagged?
    Anyway that is very sad to hear about such a waste.
    I say report it to WDFW, maybe something will be done about it.
  10. gt Active Member

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    if this is a tribal net, forget it, period. nothing will be done about it, no action will be taken, and the wanton waste of fish will just continue. my discussion with the NWTFC is summarized as:
    - we fish whenever we want
    - we fish however we wish
    - we kill as many fish as we please
    - its all treaty rights
    - you just don't understand!

    report it to the ghost net hotline anyway.
  11. marcopolo Member

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    I did report it.
    As for hauling it away, you'll need a dump truck and a back-hoe to drag the net off the beach (200 yards full of rotting fish).
    Since it has been left on the beach, the local waterfront residents will have to do the cleaning themselves. They should send the cleaning bill to the local tribe.
  12. WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    speaking of abandoned nets check out the lower puyallup river down around the 11th street bridge( on low tide)... there are lots and lots of abandoned nets stuck to logs/pilings etc.. its actually quite disgusting along with the broken down motorhomes, cars, trailers and fire work trash which never gets picked up from the tribal land.

    and people wonder why the runs on the puyallup are diminishing
  13. Jon Bial Chasing the Magic

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    Would you be willing to share location of this net? If reasonably close, I would come and shoot some photos and video tomorrow for a project I am working on.

    Jon Bial
  14. marcopolo Member

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    That place is no secret to anyone fishing the salt: Purdy beach. West of the bridge, in front of the houses further down the beach.