Crabbing in Perth Metro area

 Hi All,

Firstly thanks for the add..... tot he moderators...

And my question:

My to girls (4 and 2) are mad keen to catch some blue swimmer crabs, normally we buy them but keen to let them have some fun catching and cooking a few.

Hopefully it will start a love of fishing and crabbing for their future.

I rember I used to dive for them somewhere on the river around South Perth but that was many years ago.

Wondering if anyone could point me to a good spot that might give up a few crabs for them.... and the best time to try with some nets...... and the best bait to be used.

Thank you all heaps In Advance

 

RJV


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 been seeing a couple of guys

Sat, 2018-02-24 14:00

 been seeing a couple of guys netting near canning bridge all week. both sides of the river. 

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Thanks

Sat, 2018-02-24 14:04

Thanks for the quick reply ....

 

Will hopefully join them tonight haha

 

Cheers

 

RJV

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 they have been out early

Sat, 2018-02-24 14:16

 they have been out early morning but guessing evening would be the same

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The end of the como jetty is

Sun, 2018-02-25 04:59

The end of the como jetty is good too. Ive heard chicken carcases are the best bait, but ive always used fish scraps from the freezer

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crabs

Sun, 2018-02-25 08:29

Blowys will destroy a fish head and frame in minutes,but they dont eat chicken frames with last longer in net.

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Ive started using a bait

Sun, 2018-02-25 08:54

Ive started using a bait basket packed full of leftover mulies and a couple of chicken necks on a wire pin. Works really well.

Tuna heads are excellent too and outlast the rays and blowies.

 

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Thanks

Sun, 2018-02-25 19:27

 Thanks you all.

 

Great tips and most appreciated. Didnt get out this weekend (Little one had sore throat) so howefully next weekend.

 

Cheers All.

 

RJV

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Thanks

Sun, 2018-02-25 19:27

 Thanks you all.

 

Great tips and most appreciated. Didnt get out this weekend (Little one had sore throat) so howefully next weekend.

 

Cheers All.

 

RJV

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Crabbing info

Mon, 2018-02-26 09:50

 Best bait is chicken wings because they last longer if blowies around. If you have a boat try around applecross. If jetty try brewery or Como or Claremont jetties

good luck