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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Does anyone have a clam digging license?  How do you go about getting one and what is the price?

post #2 of 16
each town has their own prices...I think....usually get um at town hall or shellfish \ harbor master guy
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks, been looking around asking people up here and its like a secret society or something no hard information... going to follow up next week with the city see if that produces better results

post #4 of 16
Go to the clerks office at the town hall. 50 bucks for resident non commercial.
post #5 of 16
But I didn't tell you that..
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks

post #7 of 16
110.00 it cost me for a non resident duxbury license.
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

at that price ill just go buy them haha

post #9 of 16
Ten bucks for me but that's because I have a wicked nice but.
post #10 of 16
You can get a 1 day permit too, short money I think, I don't remember. Check the city website.
post #11 of 16
Where on the cape can you get an Ipswitch Style Clame Rake? It has a short handle and the forks are bent tot he shape of a hoe. The tines look to be about 9 inches long. They look like a sturdy piece of equiptment .

What do they usually cost?
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by RJ View Post

Where on the cape can you get an Ipswitch Style Clame Rake? It has a short handle and the forks are bent tot he shape of a hoe. The tines look to be about 9 inches long. They look like a sturdy piece of equiptment .
What do they usually cost?

Google ribb rakes or k b white.......
post #13 of 16
If you know someone with a torch you could take a garden fork and have the tines bent
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post

If you know someone with a torch you could take a garden fork and have the tines bent

If you will be digging in relatively soft sand without too many rocks, it might be a good idea to grind the blades down till they are much flatter. The heavier the tool the more work it is to move the sand.

Old steel works much better . (yard sales)


Another source for clam hoes is yard sales, lots of old clam hoes still around and they are much better than anything you can buy off the shelf today.

Here are 2 of my favorites, left over from my long ago days as a commercial clam digger. They were "customized" from old Ames-True Temper clam hoes, which unfortunately do not exist any longer. The tines are 7" long.


525525 .
post #15 of 16
Benny's carries the White brand mentioned above which is your best bet for all purpose soft shell clam rake. You can't have too many clam rakes. :-)
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