Crayfish Biting

 Has anyone else ever been bitten by a crayfish before? I have been rayfishing longer than I can remember diving and pots and when measuring a crayfish a couple of days ago had 1 latch onto my gloved finger, it had such a good bite could not pull or shake it off, dipped it into ice slurry and it let go.

I should listen to my own advice from safety days on hand safety when I used to say never put your finger where you wouldn,t put your d##k

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Tom M


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Me too

Wed, 2018-12-26 14:17

 I was putting a jumbo in the bag in about 34m and it bit my thumb. It was like sticking it in a vice and took about 30 seconds to get it off me. THis was about a month ago and I lost my thumbnail.

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Yes me too

Wed, 2018-12-26 14:26

 Measuring crays. 3 of us in the boat. The other guys pissed themselves laughing. It was painful and a big suprise!

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 Had a jumbo bite through my

Sun, 2018-12-30 08:46

 Had a jumbo bite through my glove. Only left a little nick, but after a week it started getting bigger, deeper and festier. Ended up on oral antibiotics as well as an antibacterial cream

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 damn, that is pretty funny!

Sat, 2019-01-05 17:57

 damn, that is pretty funny! I'd have never considered it, will be a little more careful in future!

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a mate of mine

Mon, 2019-01-07 04:12

 years ago my diving mate hauled him self on on the boat of onslow with blood all over his face , i said shit what happened and he threw a massive junbo tropical cray on the deck , in his scottish accent he said that  barstard lacthed on to my face when i grabbed it we still laugh about it now