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.
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.
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
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 eeling
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….