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How to trap crayfish

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fair to say this old thread deserves a bump :thumbs: excellent post 10/10 :thumbs:

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we get a shopping basket like you get in tesco,tie a cooked chicken in the bottom and lower it in near a jetty or something.leave it a few hours then its barby time.

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Threw a trap into the Mole after work today,one problem,popped into Tesco rather quickly and grabbed a tin of sardines for bait,onto the riverbank and discovered they were in tomato sauce :doh: Oh well,lets see what the morrow brings :blink:

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Pulled the trap at Lunchtime,I had 7,only one decent sized speciment however but I intend to bait up with waste rainbow trout,that has to be a bigger attractant than tomato sauce sardines :thumbs:

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Got a couple of collapsable traps up my shed, never used them, will now give them a go i think, next roadkill i see will be picked up i think !.

 

Thanks for a very interesting post mate, much obliged.

 

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put a full fish in or a chicken carcass :thumbs:

 

i and all the river keepers use a tin of cat food with hole drilled in the sides :victory:

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:thumbs: Excellant read gent's might have to give it a GO :boogie: will keep this thread going with pictures if i do any good :thumbs:

 

use a pair of you mrs dirty knickers..

no need for the trap, they will float to the surface but dont eat them FFS :tongue2:

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Very interesting information.. I remember catching crays in the park pond as a kid.. Think I might have to give it a go using this info.. How would I go about finding suitable waters around here? (Halifax, West Yorks) And how would I go about getting permission?

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Brilliant post very informative. I have seen crags in the river blackwater in n. Ireland on a few occasions. I wouldn't be educated on them like yourself so I couldn't tell you what type they are tbh. I also believe there to be a lot of them in different lakes were I fish for pike. Reason being there's certain lakes that I know from experience that if I'm using a deadbeat on the bottom I always popp it up a few inches of the lake bed because on numerous occasions I've been constantly puked with my bite indicators bleeping threw the day with what I believe to be crayfish nudging the baits. This also I assume could be eels but I think it's more crays. I might have to invest in a few traps and check it out and see for myself if it is crayfish. Thanks for the information......MUDD......

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Very interesting Murph. It would be something I'd like to try (the trapping then the eating) but as far as I'm aware we've only got our resident crayfish here in Ireland and I've seen some nice sized ones but as they're localised I wouldn't

dream of trapping them.

Is anyone aware of alien crayfish in Ireland?

 

I have a few friends that catch crayfish on a regular basis in traps in certain rivers in n. Ireland. They tell me theyre signal crayfish. I'm not one to argue with them as I wouldn't know much about that end of it.

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prawn creels would work as well inch mesh etc tr a bit fresh makrel or salted hering that would work to good luck

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