Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

DPT Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25
Like Tree29Likes

Thread: Koura trap

  1. #1
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446

    Koura trap

    I am keen to catch a few of these creepy crawlies for a feed and I have a trip next month to a sufficiently remote and unpolluted part of the country where there should be some.

    Will one of these work or am I better off with a bundle of fern with a bait in the center? Is the green on the mesh to bright a color? Any other recommendations for getting a feed.
    Buy Fishfighter Crab/Yabby Net online at Marine-Deals.co.nz

    Also what elevation and water temperature do these spiny buggers live in? Wondering if I can get some from arthurs pass. Canterbury is fucked in terms of water quality between the irrigators sucking the water out of the ground and the cow poos in whats left of the rivers.

  2. #2
    Sending it Gibo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    The Hill
    Posts
    20,618
    yip that'l work

  3. #3
    Member john m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    horohoro
    Posts
    625
    That's what I use in central Otago average 200 a night from 5 traps
    gadgetman and Gibo like this.

  4. #4
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446
    Thanks guys, I have ordered two and some of that new fangled freeze dried bait for the traps and general fishing duties.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    BOP
    Posts
    16,812
    Bell out of an old old cistern
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

  6. #6
    Member john m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    horohoro
    Posts
    625

    The larger ones waiting in the bath until its dinner time.
    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

  7. #7
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,154
    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post

    The larger ones waiting in the bath until its dinner time.
    Wow that is an epic haul of fresh water crawlys!

    Is there any size/number limit on them? I have never seen any that big but then I havent looked since I was a kid.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  8. #8
    Member john m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    horohoro
    Posts
    625
    50 per person no size or sex restriction . We only keep the big ones and return females with eggs as there are plenty for a feed without taking the breeders.
    jakewire, P38, veitnamcam and 2 others like this.

  9. #9
    Ejected
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,446
    Is it common practice to keep them in a bucket of water for a day to purge them or just chuck them in the pot straight away.

  10. #10
    Lovin Facebook for hunters kiwijames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    6,441
    Was always under the impression koura were off limits unless under a customary licence? Sometimes we would take a few when the trout fishing was slow but never thought the were really legit to take. Some places are crawling with them in the Rotorua region. Maybe different in different regions?
    Gibo likes this.
    The Universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn't a search for meaning. It's to just keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you'll be dead. -Mr Peanutbutter

  11. #11
    Member BRADS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Central Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    8,223
    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Was always under the impression koura were off limits unless under a customary licence? Sometimes we would take a few when the trout fishing was slow but never thought the were really legit to take. Some places are crawling with them in the Rotorua region. Maybe different in different regions?
    These creeks here are full of them

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    LOC
    LOC is offline
    Member LOC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    948
    We have them on my parents farm at Mt Somers in moderate numbers so assume will be right through Canterbury and probably up Arthur's. Caught them as a kid. Were in some creeks and not others. Seemed to prefer the ones that ran from clearer, strong springs with good vegetation cover on the banks
    Munsey and Beaker like this.

  13. #13
    Member 300CALMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    NZISTAN
    Posts
    3,611
    Quote Originally Posted by john m View Post

    The larger ones waiting in the bath until its dinner time.
    How could a bathtub full of creepy crawlies make me feel so hungry? Good stuff
    Beaker likes this.

  14. #14
    R93
    R93 is offline
    Member R93's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Westland NZ
    Posts
    14,746
    I use the same traps but never have that much luck because of eels trashing them on the coast.

    You are allowed 50 per person on the coast as well. Not off limits.
    One of my favorite feeds if I ever catch enough.

    Biggest ones I have ever seen were at Waitati range near Dunedin.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    Beaker likes this.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

  15. #15
    Member Biggun708's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Rotorua
    Posts
    488
    Looking at that bathfull is triggering a gut response.. What do you recommend for bait... Meat or fish?

    I am a hunter, I hunt without apology or guilt...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. wtb trap gun
    By tui_man2 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 18-09-2015, 08:47 PM
  2. WTS trap ammo
    By Savage1 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-05-2014, 08:55 PM
  3. Eel trap
    By veitnamcam in forum Fishing
    Replies: 105
    Last Post: 21-01-2014, 10:57 AM
  4. Mossy trap
    By Pengy in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-12-2013, 05:51 PM
  5. South Island Koura
    By john m in forum Fishing
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 24-05-2013, 06:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!