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    Catching crabs

    Not the k road ones we dont have a boat but go camping where theres a rocky coast line and dont know much about fishing etc what do you use for land based if thats what you do and hows a good way do it cheers nd

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    Not the k road ones we dont have a boat but go camping where theres a rocky coast line and dont know much about fishing etc what do you use for land based if thats what you do and hows a good way do it cheers nd
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    I see a lot of Asian's down here using a big fuck of mess of nylon, like an old net or something, bait tied inside it all, I figure the crabs go after the bait and get tangled up. This is off the surf beach getting paddle crabs.

    Myself, I cringe at the sight of them casting a big ball of rubbish into the sea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    I see a lot of Asian's down here using a big fuck of mess of nylon, like an old net or something, bait tied inside it all, I figure the crabs go after the bait and get tangled up. This is off the surf beach getting paddle crabs.

    Myself, I cringe at the sight of them casting a big ball of rubbish into the sea.
    As do half of New Zealand.

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    Floating baits and supreme retreive technique, with a child armed with a landing net on hand to throw into the surf.

    Thought floating baits would be safe and could winch in some kahawai off Ruakaka. No dice, the bloody things are at em and will hang on until you pull them out of the water.

    Pots would be traditional, and any manky bait, frames etc.

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    put a torch on to them and then spear them
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    I have wondered for a long time as to what brought about the massive influx of paddle crabs, years ago collecting tuatua at Mount Maunganui we only seen the occasional paddle crab and then what seemed overnight there are millions of them.
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    I do know that paddle crabs can go a long time without food, years ago I set up a sea water aquarium and put all sorts of stuff in it including paddle crabs, off course by overloading the system most everything died and had to be removed including what I thought were all the paddle crabs...I turned the pumps and air off as I thought nothing was alive and off course the tank glass became thick with algae...months later I looked in the tank from the top and seen what looked like crab eyes, using a stick I went to dig it out and holy shit a big crab had a go at the stick...I cleaned the tank up and restarted the air and filters and gave it another load of sea water and that crab lived for a long time after that.
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    ok i was wondering if you would put a pot or cage in around the rocks with some kind of bait in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    ok i was wondering if you would put a pot or cage in around the rocks with some kind of bait in it
    Most fishing gear shops sell exactly what you need.
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    crab pot is similar to a cray pot,same theory,they climb down in and drop then cant get back up....

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    crab pots have side entry holes crayfish pots are top entry. best if set on a sandy bottom. its a good job for the kids floating out the pot , just have a rope tied to the pot with a float attached with an anchor buddy then back to shore . when ready to pull in grab the rope and run directly away from pot as fast as possible the pot should pull up towards the float and make for an easier retrieve if you are lucky.

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    Dad used to use a nilon stocking filled with bread and jelly meat. Youcan cast that a fairly long way....ps side ways cast not over the head unless you want to get sprayed in jelly meat found that one out the hard way
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    depending how north in auckland you are, i think browns bay does alright. Another place worth trying are the bays like stanley bay leading to whangaparaoa. Sandy bottom, upcoming tide and dusk/night are some ideal pre-conditions.

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    browns bay is kind of local but go camping a bit up near whangerei

 

 

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