There is excitement in the air as “setting day” 2021 opens on May 1st. You may be thinking what is “setting day”. It is the day that Lobster fisherman leave the harbour after months of preparation to put their lobster traps in the ocean.
The lobster boats are very heavily weighed down with the lobster traps, and both the lobster fisherman and their friends and family wish for a beautiful day with very little winds.
The fisherman usually leave while the sun is rising and it is one of my favourite memories to commemorate the beginning of Spring and the return to life on the water!
The fishermen spend most of April repairing traps, fixing holes in the nets, tagging buoys, and maintenance of their boats.