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PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:55 am
by skronkman
Hi folks, I'm staying down in Sorrento at the moment, have boat, snorkel gear and mates a plenty that are keen to find some scallops. We found a few (2) here and there while just randomly jumping over the side around the sisters but didn't see any discarded shells on the Bottom or much else. Can anyone out there in Internet land help out a fella with a few locations or marks as to where we might have more luck? Have to keep it under about 4 meters as none of us are really that fit!

I would offer back a report on the fishing if I had one but the boats down here are crazy and we haven't even bothered throwing a line in.

Cheers.

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:13 am
by Persistence
We picked up 50 snorkeling in 4 to 7 meters out off Whitecliffs a few years ago. As you come out from Rye boat ramp head left towards Whitecliffs. Start at about 4 meters and you will start to see the tell tale signs of where they bury themselves. If you can get to seven meters there are alot more.
Good luck.

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:25 am
by jimmy_jack
Gday mate, the boats are crazy this time of year that's for sure. If you are willing to drive down to mornington pier and to the left hand side when looking out at the bay. Well let's just say keep this one under your hat :thumbsup:

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:16 am
by skronkman
Thanks fellas. Will try out front of rye/ white cliffs first as it's closer. Will update on return. Cheers.

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:43 pm
by skronkman
Well not much to show for it but I discovered I can freedive down to 6 meters without much hassle and search around a bit. Had to wait for the tide to slacken though. These ones were off the Rye channel in 5-6 meters near the little house thing on stilts. The bug was a bonus. Thanks for the pointers folks. Will keep searching for them and might invest in a weight belt to help get down a bit easier.

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:48 pm
by Lightningx
Enjoy the feed mate. Nice bug :thumbsup:

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:46 pm
by shazdoggg
Nice work! Im determined to get my wettie out this summer for some scallop and cray diving. Are you using freediving fins or the regular snorkelling type?

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:14 pm
by jimmy_jack
skronkman wrote:Well not much to show for it but I discovered I can freedive down to 6 meters without much hassle and search around a bit. Had to wait for the tide to slacken though. These ones were off the Rye channel in 5-6 meters near the little house thing on stilts. The bug was a bonus. Thanks for the pointers folks. Will keep searching for them and might invest in a weight belt to help get down a bit easier.

Thats bluddy awesome mate :super: don't know how I would go doing the 5-6 meter dive these days , have you been doing any more diving down here?

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:40 am
by frozenpod
:a_goodjob:

Re: PPB scallop locations?

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:22 am
by matt1991
Thats awesome! Dam i need a boat!