Reply To: fresh water crays

#8507
yellowfin
Participant

hi,

these are elusive these day’s. We used to get them by the bucket load down in the taeri plains years back,pollution/farming runoff has devastated alot of their habitat’s and now only a few area’s contain the specie’s in any number.

ive struck them in small number’s in the nelson back wood’s,size’s are small though and just lifting rock’s in the creek’s worked for us,although catchin them as they scuttle away is alway’s a laugh,a small hand net in hindsight would have been a good idea.

Also used to bob fresh meat on string into rock pools,they latch on and you yank em up guickly.