- 06/01/2008 at 10:19 am #6549
Does anyone know which beach/area you can get these little buggers. I have a alvey bait pump and wouldnt mind giving it a go.
Daz06/01/2008 at 4:40 pm #9763
brighton06/01/2008 at 5:48 pm #9767
The fiery ginga06/01/2008 at 6:07 pm #9768
There are plenty at Pines Beach. Go about 200m06/01/2008 at 6:22 pm #9770
yea also there as well i see alot of holes out there at times the beach is just covered in them06/01/2008 at 6:51 pm #9772
yellowfin08/01/2008 at 10:18 pm #9857MiliwolfParticipant
I thought Yabbies were freshwater crayfish…. What are you guys getting from the beaches?08/01/2008 at 10:20 pm #9858
ahhhhhh yabbies are like10/01/2008 at 10:04 pm #9891
Do Yabbies freeze OK?13/01/2008 at 5:12 pm #9931Jones Jr.Participant
I suspect yabbies may be a great moki bait, haven’t tried it for them but from what we were fishing with over the weekend I think it would make sense.
Not sure if you can freeze them? I’d assume it should be ok, just thaw them out before use and tie on with a bit of bait cotton if they are too soft. I’m not sure how soft they are in the first place to be honest with you though.
Aaron04/10/2008 at 9:54 pm #11097fishsnatcherParticipant
Miliwolf the freshwater crayfish ae a seperate thing I tend to call them “yabbies” but thats just a general term for small crayfish-like critters.
The beach “Yabbies” are a differant thing all together.13/07/2011 at 3:40 am #18421Jones Jr.Participant
Went fishing with Greg (firy ginga) last Saturday trying to go for flounder, we went to south brighton beach and got a fair amount of ghost shrimps (yabbies). All done by shovel so it was a fair bit of work, really need to work on getting a yabbie pump as it would make things easier, but in saying that if you only have a spade it can do the job it’s just a bit harder. Didn’t get any flounder but would like to try the waimak mouth or ashley mouth / lagoon next time as they would be better spots possibly, unfortunately the rivers were a bit dirty when we went to go so went to diamond harbour instead, best we got was big crabs. Here’s a pic of the yabbies in an ice cream container, we got around 40 or so initially. Cheers
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Did you freeze them?18/07/2011 at 6:40 am #18447rdeejayParticipant
Used to live at Waikuku Beach many moons ago, would always see people heading out for flounders and coming back with a good haul, i never had the gear for it so just hung around the creeks etc for eeling12/01/2012 at 10:27 pm #20065oompalompaParticipant
where would you go then for freash water crays, what sort of water/ food do they like. im head to glen tunnel for a week and a half. could be something to take the kids to do, and if daddy happens to get a feed ….well….
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