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    Whitebait/Yabbies

    Hi Guys
    Went for a bit of a wander today to sus out a new spot before the baiting season started looks like a nice quite place to park up so itl be interesting to see how it go,s in season. did a few pans to see if there was any color in the black sand but not a spec....on the way home we stopped at a wee creek and caught a few yabbies.
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    Koura?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Koura?
    Yes....there not actually yabbies most of the people i no around here call them that as opposed to fresh water crayfish or Koura...yabbies is really an oz,y turm but some how the name seems to have caught on around here !

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    man you have small knife and forks
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    I would have been happy enough with just the yabbies for t but didn't want to upset the cook so...ate the lot won't need any breke that's for sure

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    Shit they big bastards!
    This was the boys haul earlier this year.
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    Yea they are big down here and otago as well all the 1,s iv cought from the nth island were a simlar size to ur ones ....still good fun catching them all the same...there was plenty of squelling going on from the girls when I unleashed them on the kitchen floor !

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    So these are in tidal streams and in salt water? They'd taste very nice!!!
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    Believe to catch em in a lake you can string a length of copper wire with fern intertwined, weigh and floats as per net in right area. Koura will move into the fern and you can lift the wire, fern and Koura and shake them into you boat! Haven't tried but?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    So these are in tidal streams and in salt water? They'd taste very nice!!!
    Nar these were not but il give that ago go in a week or to often wondered if they are salt water margins .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Believe to catch em in a lake you can string a length of copper wire with fern intertwined, weigh and floats as per net in right area. Koura will move into the fern and you can lift the wire, fern and Koura and shake them into you boat! Haven't tried but?
    Nar havent tryd that but it would work with a lump of meat in the middle...i just use bailing twine pulled apart into thin strands with meat on the end...the blue stuff is good so you can see each line easy

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    some pack a wallop with those pincers too if they get a chance. we used to call em crawlies ,and as a kid living in moan on the coast we used to have a crawlie creek.
    trick was to grab one of mums forks ,tie it on a stick and spear em.I got nailed by a big bastard that lived in a hole -hell it hurt -put me off crayfish for years.(wuss)
    used to cook em up and eat the tails. if i remeber a piece of flax or longish grass wiggled in front would stir em up .

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    that cray doesn't have very good taste in beer
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    no waikato around here....not saying i dont like it!!....just dont have any

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    Nice one mate. Spot looks familiar, me being from down that way. Haven't had a feed of lobsters for a long time. They're good sized ones.
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