The T-Pot™ was originally designed to overcome the problem of outfitting a kayak for crabbing using traditional collapsible pots. Be it a single or double sitter kayak, the cargo space is usually too small to accommodate traditional crab pots.

However, the research and development of the T-Pot has evolved to include many more unique design features that make it ideal for other modes of crabbing such as by boat, from a kayak, jetty or banks of estuaries.

a) Fully Collapsible

Unlike a traditional crab pot, the T-Pot has no fixed frame and it folds down to baton size and that makes it a truly ‘fully collapsible’ crab pot.

They can be packed into a backpack, stowed away in a caravan compartment, in the car booth or under the floor of boats.

b) Quick deployment

Unwrapping the hauling rope is done quickly by letting the T-Pot roll on the floor of a boat or on the ground. There are no props to set up, no latching of the doors and not even the need to attach hauling rope to the pot for each crabbing trip. All it takes is a leisurely few seconds to set up the T-Pot for crabbing.

c) Quick storage

Preparing the T-Pot for storage is as simple as it is to set it up. The stale bait can be removed whilst it is in a deployed position. The T-Pot can be collapsed, nettings wrapped around its four legs and the hauling rope wound along the entire length within seconds.

d) Easy to use

Whilst the ease of using the T-Pot makes crabbing more fun for adult crabbers, it is also ideal for kids to use hence to learn and enjoy the healthy activity of crabbing.

e) Easy and controlled catch release

A first for the T-Pot is its unique (patented) double layer, overlapping release door for the enclosed 2 or 4-Door models - MA860, MA660 and MA460. The double layer door at the base provides a controlled release of the catch into a bucket or cooler box. No drawstring to untie or swinging doors to control in order to release the catch. No more vicious crab running wild in the boat or around the legs. And all this is done without having to collapse the T-Pot!

f) Broad base and low center of gravity design

Besides having a broad base, the T-Pot has looped stoppers to keep added weights at the lower section of each leg to create a low center of gravity (CG). These characteristics give the T-Pot added stability in flowing water and also a self-righting moment as it sinks to the seabed.

g) Dynamically balanced

The hauling rope of a T-Pot is attached to a point along the center of gravity that gives it a dynamic balance during retrieval. This eliminates the sea-sawing effect experienced in many traditional pots that is strenuous on the arms and the back of a crabber.

h) Soft and self-closing entry

Many traditional pots have fixed size doors to allow easy entry for the crabs but they also give them a chance to leave after feeding. In the case of the T-Pot, each door is designed with a “soft” front ramp that opens up the entrance when the crab steps on it whilst trying to get near to the bait. Once the crab steps into the pot, the door closes back thus preventing the crab from easily escaping. You can therefore set up the T-Pots and go fishing and check them only on the return trip.

i) Durable

All T-Pots are made of quality stainless steel main structure and UV stabilized plastic hubs and PE netting. With a thorough rinsing in fresh water after each crabbing trip and storing them in a dry condition, the T-Pots will last for a long time.

j) Effective in all positions for enclosed models

In extremely strong currents crab pots may tip over. For the enclosed T-Pot model, the doors are accessible no matter which side it rests on the floor. This unique feature ensures it will continue to catch crabs even if it is lying on its sides.

k) Open-sided model designed for non-stop excitement

Crabs enter the open-sided T-Pot from any direction at any time. Besides satisfying certain fisheries regulation that prohibits enclosed pots, this open design allows the crabber to check the pot at short intervals.

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