Bait Collection in the Solent
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1. Please select your gender. *
2. Please select your age below. *
3. Please provide the first part of your postcode.
Your answer
4. Who are you collecting bait for? *
5. What year did you first participate in bait collection? *
Your answer
6. Please tick which sites you used for bait collection in each decade.
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
Portsmouth Harbour
Fareham Creek
Tipner Lake
Chichester Harbour
Dell Quay
Langstone Harbour
Budds Farm
Southampton Waters
Itchen Bridge
Hythe
Northam Bridge
Isle of Wight
Bembridge harbour
Yarmouth
Ryde
Bait Shop
Online
Outside of the Solent
Did not dig
If there are any other sites not listed please provide below.
Your answer
7. In what season do you usually collect bait?
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
All Seasons
Spring (March-May)
Summer (June-August)
Autumn (September-November)
Winter (December-February)
Did not dig
8. Please rank below the reasons that have led to any historical change in you bait collecting activity (5 being most important, 1 not considered) .
1
2
3
4
5
Change in residence
Health reasons
Reduction of target bait available at site
New site passed on from other collecter
Change in fishing habits
Conservation restrictions
Increase in abundance of bait at new site
Reduction of bait at original site
Better parking Facilities
Other
Please specify any other reasons
Your answer
9. Please tick which species you collected in each decade.
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
Harbour rag (Nereis diversicolor)
King ragworm (Nereis virens)
Black Lugworm (Arenicola defodiens)
Blow Lugworm (Arenicola marina)
Other worms
Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata)
Common mussel (Mytilus edulis)
Common cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Common razor shell (Ensis ensis)
Did not dig
10a. Please provide an estimate of the total number of each type of bait you collect on an average visit.(If you prefer to provide weight, skip to 10b.)
0
< 10
10-50
51-100
101-200
201-500
500+
Harbour rag (Nereis diversicolor)
King ragworm (Nereis virens)
Black Lugworm (Arenicola defodiens)
Blow Lugworm (Arenicola marina)
Other worms
Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata)
Common mussel (Mytilus edulis)
Common cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Common razor shell (Ensis ensis)
10b. Please provide an estimate of the total weight of each type of bait you collect on an average visit.
0
< 0.5 lb (0.22kg)
1-2 lbs (0.45-0.90kg)
2-4lbs (0.90kg-1.8kg)
4-6 lbs (1.8-2.7kg)
6-8 lbs (2.7-3.6kg)
8 lbs + (3.6kg +)
Harbour rag (Nereis diversicolor)
King ragworm (Nereis virens)
Black Lugworm (Arenicola defodiens)
Blow Lugworm (Arenicola marina)
Other worms
Shore Crab (Carcinus maenas)
Slipper Limpet (Crepidula fornicata)
Common mussel (Mytilus edulis)
Common cockle (Cerastoderma edule)
Common razor shell (Ensis ensis)
11. Please provide an estimate of average time spent digging per visit for each decade?
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2019
Did not dig
Below 30 minutes
1 hour
2 hours
3 hours
4 hours
5 hours
More than 5 hours