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Anyone Crayfish?

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Sean110, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Sean110

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    Going to send off for another License this year, cant wait!


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    Do you buy or make your traps?
     
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    We used to trap them at a lake I used to fish. Signal crays not the native crayfish.
    I didnt think you needed a license to trap signal crayfish :eek: as they are an invasive species.
    I do know they taste great fried up with garlic butter and cherry tomatoes whilst out fishing.
     
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    Ive bought mine, there the blue ones. Pretty robust. How about you?

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    Tell me about it, i dont know why, but yea they taste as good as lobster

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    I’ve thought about it but not done it yet and was going to build some.
     
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    That would be pretty awesome. What would you make it out of?

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    I think you do need a license as it’s a means of control to stop any Tom, Dick, or Harry doing it, and inadvertently trapping the native species.
     
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    tons of em in the thames and Cherwell round my way
     
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    Very nice not a lot of meat on each one and definitely easier to prepare and eat after a couple of beers
     
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    That was my understanding. I believe it's illegal to trap native species without a licence (even if you release them) and you don't know what you are likely to trap until you try.
     
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    When I was working on Branson’s new offices in nottinghill in the 1990s
    I seen thousands of them in a canal near by
    You could lean in and pull them out by the 100s
    Horrible things when flapping about
    But Wish I new then that you could eat them
     
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    Id love to catch them by the 100's!

    Whats everyone using as bait? Best for me was dog food and sardines in the tin.

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    Can of dog food with holes punctured in it, put the tin in the trap.
    The lake was crawling with signals. 30 mins in the lake and the trap would have 20 to 30 crays in it. We kept two In a tank for a while, called them Ronnie and Reggie obviously.
     
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    Haha thats quality!
    30 mins!! Blimey, i havent found a place like that yet. A guy i was talking to said he was fishing and he kept bringing them up on his line, pesky things.

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    We used the lake as a stock pond for the main lake. When we originally got permission from the owners to create a carp syndicate on the big lake we found it only contained a few really old trout in desperate need of a feed. We caught them on lures in no time prior to stocking 100 common carp from the estate pond.
    The smaller lake adjacent to the new syndicate lake was just a deep hole in the ground of about an acre. We didn't think there was any life in it until someone saw a signal crayfish in the margin. So we did an experiment with a home made trap. The lake was black with them. God knows how they got in there. The main lake, only 20 yards away, had none.
     
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    Nice, free food for the masses! Just dont tell Tescos

    Yea License is free, i guess your doing them a favour just try to keep your traps out of sight, you hear stories of traps going missing.

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