Wire Mesh Conch Traps

Worm-proof and half the on deck weight of your old wood conch trap.

Say good-bye to the worms eating up your wooden conch traps and having to use strong and potentially dangerous chemicals to dip your gear every season.

Available in single conch trap configuration (pictured above) and trawl conch traps (below).   Give us a call to spec out your new lighter worm proof conch pots.

Need More info?

Call Bob or Myron at

 (508) 997-4787


  Ketcham Conch Pots for the trawl fisherman.  Top entry at one end of the conch trap allows you to use a conventional bridal and haul these traps in strings.  Pictured trap is our time tested standard setup.  Dimensions are 30 x 21 x 7½, includes  runners, four high density pavers for ballast, stainless steel installation of our custom spec HD poly fold over "lathes" and a belly band.

Conch trap for the boat that fishes singles. The trap is 24 x 24 x 7½, a quad ballast setup, runners, and a belly band.  This design has been refined over many seasons and will put the conchs in your boat.  As a pro you should fish the best, these traps were invented and refined by Ketcham's, they're first ones out there that really worked and we're still ahead of the competition in design and construction.  Ketcham's innovates, other follow.


Horseshoe crabs have gotten expensive and scarce for you, the smart fishermen have learned the conchs will come to green crabs, and you can get them yourself with Ketcham's Cuttyhunk Island top entry green crab trap.  The version we build for the pros is commercial grade, call for details.

You can see the sport grade green crab trap on the crab and eel trap page

Ketcham Traps the first supplier to bring vinyl clad lobster traps in 1975 to the fishery that really worked in the real world of commercial fishing now leads the industry again with the first worm-proof wire mesh conch traps that really fish. 

Call Bob or Myron for more info

(508) 997-4787

At sea Photos thanks to Capt Tom Turner Martha's Vineyard,  Mass

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