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finbar12

Moon phases and prawning

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Dear Raiders, 

Have never been prawning but with the opportunity to give it a crack in coming weeks may well do so. 

I understand prawns are most active on the new moon when its darkest. 

However, i'll be missing the new moon and am wondering whether its possible to catch them with a brighter moon? eg. 30-60% full. 

Cheers 

 

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9 hours ago, finbar12 said:

Dear Raiders, 

Have never been prawning but with the opportunity to give it a crack in coming weeks may well do so. 

I understand prawns are most active on the new moon when its darkest. 

However, i'll be missing the new moon and am wondering whether its possible to catch them with a brighter moon? eg. 30-60% full. 

Cheers 

 

Like has already been said, a few days either side of the dark moon is best, however I've had some pretty good sessions around full moon if its cloudy. If its been cloudy for a few days before your trip, even better.

With your 30-60% moon the prawns are still there but not as strong in numbers and likely to be sitting low on the sand making them harder to net. With a bit of practice you'll still get them.

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