I have read lots of threads on this subject but untill recently had no direct experience.
During our recent trip from Preston to Falmouth we saw an increasing number of pots with some close encounters.
En route from Newlyn to Falmouth we spotted quite a few around us but ( more importantly) off the Lizard in motor sailing in quite rough conditions we had to take fairly drastic evasive action on 3 occaisions ( the pots were bang in front of us and not spotted early in the waves) at night we would have certainly hit at least one of them.
3 pots bang on course make you wonder just how many pots there must be floating around.
Is this 'score' par for the course in this area?