Catch Bag Maintenance & Helpful Hints

Look After Your Catch Bag!  and it will provide you with many years of reliable service.      

Maintenance is really quite simple: 

1.  Fully rinse with fresh, soapy water after every dive (along with all your other gear).  

2.  Lube with CRC or WD 40 on all metal to metal contact points of frame & springs.   A quick burst on either side should do. 

3.  Hang up and let it drip dry (in the shade).  KEEP YOUR CATCH BAG out of direct sunlight for any length of time so as to not fade the material - your will be amazed at how fast the K- Kloth materials will colour fade in direct sunlight...


4.  Should you find that your bag creaks alittle when squeezing the handle, sometimes it helps to grab the bag by both sides the frame and push the looped ends towards each other with gentle force.  This quite often helps.  Then lube... 

 5.  Crayfish or lobster will float in and around the mouth of your catch bag when you are hunting.  If you are about to add another to your catch bag, always give your bag a sharp jerk to get the catch to the back of the bag before opening.  This will prevent any escapees from leaving your bag without your permission. 

6.  I suggest a 250ml long nylon rope attached to your catch bag handle with a oversized brass bull clip that you can attach to a ring on your bcd as the way of  carrying your bag while hunting.

7.  Be sensible about how much catch your are putting in your bag and how far away you are from your boat or the shore.  Over filling your bag will affect your bouyancy!  Did you check the weather and the tide?   Did you bring a float?  Are you fit enough to get that bag of catch all the way back to shore?  Are you being greedy or taking unnessasary risks because your excited about the hunt?  Did you measure and count your scallops under water?  Do you have a safety pack in your bcd?   I can go on and on with these simple questions and I hate to think about all the divers that have learned the hard way.  Just use common sense and be safe.   

If I can answer anymore questions please  goto Contact Us web page or give me a ring on 021-632-674.


Peter J. Kirk                                                                                                                                               NZ Divers 2002 Ltd.


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