Wobbly Pot Berley Dispenser 5kg - Large
The inspiration for the Wobbly Berley Pot was conceived through the sheer frustration of struggling with strong currents, adding weights, ripped netting and poor dispersal. Tired of dealing with these problems we put our heads together and decided there must be a better solution and it was time something was done about it. After several attempts with different models the Wobbly Pot was finally released on the market in December 2002, with remarkable results and nothing but positive feedback from many satisfied customers visiting our stands at both the Auckland and Hamilton Boat Shows 2003.
Holds most commercial and home-made berley bombs.
Self-weighted - set at any depth without adding weights.
Made with commercial grade trawler netting.
Open mesh allows bait fish to stir up berley,increasing feeding activity.
Fits inside most 20 litre buckets for clean operation and storage, no more wasted berley!
Nacsan Wobbly Pot Berley Dispenser 5kg - Large Spec's:
No shark can penetrate it
Holds most commercial and home-made berley bombs
Made with commercial grade trawler netting
Open mesh allows bait fish to stir up berley
Fits inside most 20 litre buckets for clean operation and storage
Includes 30m rope
Large Wobbly Pot: 32cm x 27cm x 27cm
The sight, scent and taste of berley drifting down the current has one simple meaning to fish - smorgasbord ahead! The prospect of an easy feed will get most fish on the move and on the bite, most of the time.
To berley effectively, it is critical to ensure that fish are attracted to the same patch of the ocean as your waiting hooks. Anything less is a waste of time, money and effort.
Traditional methods of deploying berley include dispensing it directly into the water from the boat or rocks (including hanging a bag of berley off the transom), tying a bag of berley to the anchor or warp, or attaching additional weights to a bag of berley and lowering it to the desired depth.
Deploying berley at the surface in deeper water or stronger currents usually results in the berley getting to the target fishing depth (usually at or near the bottom) a considerable distance from the boat.
As many target fish species will not venture far from the sea floor, it is often the case that anglers' hooks are considerably closer to the back of the boat than the fish which are attracted by the berley. In such cases, berleying actually becomes counter-productive in that it 'holds' the fish in an area, which is not accessed by the angler.
Picture a couple of ledger rigs directly below the boat and a school of ravenous snapper swimming madly around in a feeding frenzy, hoovering up tiny scraps of berley - a hundred metres away! Bugger!
Deploying berley from an anchor or warp is often defeated by winds which differ in direction from that of the current. Most boats will tend to sit more to the wind than to the current. As a result, berley flow from the anchor will often run parallel to, but some lateral distance from your baits. Again, the berleying actually becomes counter-productive in that it 'holds' the fish in an area where your hooks aren't.
When you've settled to anchor, throw over a few scraps of bait and watch them sink out of space. The angle that they drift away at is the same angle your berley is drifting away at - from over where your anchor is. How much warp did you let out? How far can you cast? Yeah right!
This method also creates another type of problem - you'll have to retrieve the pick in order to check or top up the berley. Now you'll need to re-anchor and its even money that you won't be able to get back on the same spot. Bugger!
And if the fish didn't come on because the wind and current were out of whack, you're probably going to want to move after about half an hour or so. Up with the pick - and where are you going to put those three kilos of melting mussel mix? Yuck!
Attaching weights to an onion bag is another popular method which tends to have a couple of common disadvantages. One is that shark or rays frequently rip through the berley bag and eat or release all the berley. You won't know until you pull it up. And then you won't know whether it just happened or whether it was gone five minutes after you dropped your lines over!
Another is that the onion bags have a relatively fine mesh, which clogs up and prevents good dispersal. Fisho's using this method will be all too familiar with the grapefruit sized glob of washed out goo that comes up at the end of the trip. It's not attracting fish if it's sitting in the bag!
The Wobbly Berley Pot has been designed to overcome all of these problems. It's galvanised steel coil construction and open mesh configuration minimizes drag in the water and allows the berley to be positioned as near as possible to vertically beneath the boat at any depth or current. Even when it is angling out the back in a fierce current, it will be closer to the boat than your baits. By lowering the Wobbly Pot from the boat, you can be sure that your baits are positioned in the berley trail no matter what the wind and tide is up to. If the boat swings on the wind, the Wobbly Pot will move with it and the fish will still have to get past your baits to get to it!
Most bities will be adequately discouraged by the steel frame, and the heavy duty mesh will take care of the others. Dispersal of the berley is excellent, so once all your berley has melted, the Wobbly Pot will come up clean.
Almost all of the commercially available berley bombs will fit into a Wobbly Pot and the pots will fit inside a 20-litre pail to make retrieval clean and simple.