Thomas Mattarelli

Freshwater Yabbies In Nsw

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Guys and Girls

I am really keen on trying to catch some fresh water yabbies/crayfish

can anyone help me out?

I have heard Lithgow, Colo heights and central coast but i need to know what creeks,rivers or lakes and best spots if possible

Please People I would love to try it out

Cheers Tom

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Guys and Girls

I am really keen on trying to catch some fresh water yabbies/crayfish

can anyone help me out?

I have heard Lithgow, Colo heights and central coast but i need to know what creeks,rivers or lakes and best spots if possible

Please People I would love to try it out

Cheers Tom

Lake Lyell has millions of em and they are good size ones as well.

Cheers Stewy

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quote name='Tom Hunt' date='Aug 26 2009, 09:59 AM' post='320321']

Guys and Girls

I am really keen on trying to catch some fresh water yabbies/crayfish

can anyone help me out?

I have heard Lithgow, Colo heights and central coast but i need to know what creeks,rivers or lakes and best spots if possible

Please People I would love to try it out

Cheers Tom

Hey mate,

Where abouts are you from??? because i know of a few places around my way where you can catch some crays like these ones i caught not long ago

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Cracking yabbies Bustoff

AS stewy said Lyell is a good place to try

not as big as Bustoffs

But still tasted very nice :clapping::drool:

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Cracking yabbies Bustoff

AS stewy said Lyell is a good place to try

not as big as Bustoffs

But still tasted very nice :clapping::drool:

Johnno,

Yeah we caught ten that day that size they make a top feed when they are that big so much meat in the tails and claws they arent your normal yabbies there spiny freshwater crays

Cheers

Mark

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Im from Quakers hill Not to far from Blacktown sydney

Thanks for the replies guys

Hi Tom Hunt Bustoff hails from up my way in the Campbelltown area and was telling me that those big crayfish he caught are Georges River crayfish...... They can be still caught in the snaggy areas around the back of Kentlyn I believe and particularly up behind Wedderburn airport according to Bustoff but he said theres quite a bit of trecking to do to get down there... they used to be prolific in the off shoot creeks around the now residential suburb of St Helens Park and my kids and their friends caught heaps of them that were full of eggs in the run offs up there in the 70's..

Cheers

jewgaffer :1fishing1:

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Hi,

Be careful with traps in creeks as the bycatch often includes platypus.

As a result, traps are illegal in Wyong Creek and I imagine they would be in others too.

What platypus friendly ways are there of getting a feed of yabbies?

Koalaboi

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Hi,

Be careful with traps in creeks as the bycatch often includes platypus.

As a result, traps are illegal in Wyong Creek and I imagine they would be in others too.

What platypus friendly ways are there of getting a feed of yabbies?

Koalaboi

VERY UNLIKELY A PLATYPUS WOULD BE ABLE TO FIT INTO A YABBIE TRAP AND THE TYPE OF BAIT USED WOULD DEFINATELY NOT BE CONDUSIVE TO THEIR PALATES OR DIETS ME THINKS.

Cheers Stewy

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Hi,

On the threat to platypus from yabby traps check this site:

www.rumbalara.eec.education.nsw.gov.au/.../yabby-rules.pdf

Here's a quote from the site:

"Platypus are found in river systems in NSW east of the

Newell Highway which runs from Tocumwal in the

south to Goondiwindi in the north.

Platypus are also found in the Murray River

downstream to Echuca Ec, in the Edward River

downstream to Stevens Weir SW , and in the Murrumbidgee

River downstream to Darlington Point DP .

You must not use yabby traps in public waters (rivers,

creeks, lakes) in these areas. If you want to catch

yabbies in these waters, use lift or hoop nets where

they are permitted. If you have permission to access

farm dams, use your modified yabby traps there - but

be careful as platypus are sometimes found in larger

farm dams with vegetated banks.

Remember, all traps and nets are illegal in notified

trout waters except for the use of lift nets in Lake

Eucumbene and Lake Jindabyne.

NSWF1211R_DEC03.mo • PLATYPUS IMAGE COURTESY SYDNEY AQUARIUM. LONG NECK TURTLE IMAGE COURTESY NPWS

Further information

NSW Fisheries

1300 550 474

www.fisheries.nsw.gov.au

National Parks and Wildlife Service

1300 361 967

www.npws.nsw.gov.au"

I reckon any Raider would be terribly upset to harm one of these beautiful animals and if caught doing so the fines would be pretty big.

FYI

Koalaboi

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Its apparently illegal to use opera house traps up and down the south coast because they reckon platypus get caught in the traps But you can use them in rural NSW but they have to be fitted with a 90mm metal ring but i found the best traps to use the days are those crab drop nets and atleast using these you wont get fined

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Cheers Mark

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Cracking yabbies Bustoff

AS stewy said Lyell is a good place to try

not as big as Bustoffs

But still tasted very nice :clapping::drool:

Usually plenty of yabbies and I have caught spiny or eastern freshwater in Lyell as big as Bustoffs, the ruler sticker given away by fisheries lists them as protected in notified trout water whilst the fishing guide does not so you may have to argue the point if the inspector sees you catch a monster crayfish. No nets of course in any trout waters execpt Jindy and Ecumbene.

Regard Charles

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Only last year a dead platypus was found dead in an opera house trap in the upper georges river also two others tangled in set lines pretty sure these traps are banned there are definitely platypus there ive seen them fishing in the yak.The above incidents caused a lot of negative press towards fishos in the local papers.

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