Fresh yabbies for dinner

 

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Mon, 2018-10-22 17:37

Gotta be happy with that Russ. 

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Looks the goods ..

Mon, 2018-10-22 17:42

looks the goods mate .. had marron

never had yabbies though !! 

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 havnt had them for years.

Mon, 2018-10-22 17:48

 havnt had them for years. looking forward to them. never had marron tho. spose they taste similar.

only found out yesterday where to get them . only been working in kalgoorlie for 6 months. now i know they will be a regular feed

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 Better than marron just not

Mon, 2018-10-22 17:50

 Better than marron just not as big.

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There are a few good dams and old pits around here

Mon, 2018-10-22 18:20

I have been getting more with fish skins on string and a scoop net with the kids than the traps. Good fun too.

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 thats how i got mine but i

Mon, 2018-10-22 18:25

 thats how i got mine but i just tied a bit of sausage on the string, you loose it sometimes but worth it . probably miss as many as you get

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Duke of Orleans

Mon, 2018-10-22 18:25

The Duke charter goes alright too. Bagged out on Red Snapper a few months back. 

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Rabbit

Mon, 2018-10-22 18:25

Use rabbit for bait as they can not help themselves - dont bleed the bait too much

I used to do this at Pioneer Dam and the other side of Norseman at Bromus dams a few years ago

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We pulled about 40 out of

Tue, 2018-10-23 08:10

We pulled about 40 out of bromus dam about 3 weeks ago, beautiful feed and a top little spot for free camping. We used a opera house net, are those type of nets legal in WA?

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no

Tue, 2018-10-23 08:29

No

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Tue, 2018-10-23 08:42

I think you can use them in farm dams etc, but not in designated waterways. 

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Cheers for that, much the

Tue, 2018-10-23 09:55

Cheers for that, much the same as everywhere else it seems. 

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 i was talking to one of the

Tue, 2018-10-23 17:51

 i was talking to one of the locals today and he said that he uses the opera house ones. he goes out to a couple of the old tailings dams 

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 just an update on the opera

Wed, 2018-10-24 14:45

 just an update on the opera house nets. they can be used around kalgoorlie, went and got one today. 

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I love yabbies, used to catch

Mon, 2018-10-22 22:22

I love yabbies, used to catch all we could eat in a mate's dam using fishing line tied around a bit of steak. Was also lucky growing up that my aunty's property in Boysy backed onto the Preston River and we used to catch those really big yabbies on a snare. I tried growing them in my aquaponics system but they are far too aggressive even with netting, pipe and rocks to hide in and I always ended up with one fat one left.

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 Agree, better than

Mon, 2018-10-22 22:57

 Agree, better than Marron...

 

Hard to beat, throw an over nighter in Rusty....

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I find marron to be a bit

Tue, 2018-10-23 08:55

I find marron to be a bit plain. We used to snare them on tap with my uncle's property backing onto the Preston River in Boysy but we'd only keep them if my aunty wanted to make marron cocktails.

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Marron 100 percent

Tue, 2018-10-23 19:55

Overated agree. Yabbies smash them. Good feed.

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 Their heaps better than

Wed, 2018-10-24 14:45

 Their heaps better than marron absolutely  love them , they go great on the bbq,  shell still  on and drizzle  sweet chilli sauce  or honey over them cook em up beer to wash them down and you got one top feed 

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Yabbie farmer from Dumbleyung

Wed, 2018-10-24 15:47

Yabbie farmer from Dumbleyung used to bring them to Greenacres caravan park in suspended animation in foam eskies. Pretty savage but we used to just twist the tail off still alive and straight onto the barbie with garlic butter. Still mouth watering thinking about it!

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Should have looked him up

Wed, 2018-10-24 16:55

Should have looked him up when we were in Dumbleyung last week. Sort have got the taste for them now.  

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 got another feed to take

Wed, 2018-10-24 19:16

 got another feed to take home to perth to have with Sandy. i know frozen wont be as good as fresh tho. 

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Just a heads up

Wed, 2018-10-24 23:24

I hope I don't upset you by offering a bit of well intended advise.
Describing on an open forum how you go about dispatching your catch of yabbies can be very detrimental to all fishers, how come you may well ask. This forum is not only read by fishos, but those who seek to put restraints on taking of all forms of "wild life to eat" will pounce on anything that is deemed to be cruel and youse your own words to hang you with. The hand book for crays (I think) has a section describing how crays should be humanly despatched before cooking and this makes better reading than the method you describe.

The tree huggers who attract big audiences are always looking for something to arc up about and read this forum for justification for them to be on this earth stealing air.

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Point taken Meg but if the

Thu, 2018-10-25 09:30

Point taken Meg but if the tree huggers do a bit of research they’d discover that Greenacres Caravan Park has been closed for 20 years which I assume pre-dates handbooks on how to kill a crayfish. I have no doubt whatsoever that the farmer (as all farmers do) believed it was the most humane way to dispatch of the yabbies i.e. severing the central nervous system whilst in suspended animation. Nonetheless, good luck to them preventing people from catching an invasive species that the govt actively encourages us to catch and destroy.

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 i can see both sides of the

Thu, 2018-10-25 16:09

 i can see both sides of the arguement on this one . 

one arguement you wont get is catching and destroying these tasty critters, i plan on destroying many of them while working in kal. 

heading out soon to get a few to take home with me

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Lol really meg

Thu, 2018-10-25 18:59

Correct me if iam wrong. Pretty sure in book ( drop them in boiling water ) there vermin. What about Redfin /carp throw them on bank , don't realease them. Marron or yabbies don't throw legs like crays.imagine how many ants we kill why walking around. No wonder posts have slowed. I hope you don't use toilet paper. Anyone take offence to a great tasting pest getting eaten ( f@$k em). lol:):). Easy solution don't look at fishing sites or hunting sites simple( not you of course). Getting beyond a joke in my books.

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Keep them in

Wed, 2018-10-24 20:51

Wet sack lasts for ages. Kept heaps this way over the years. Last 4 to 5 days. Loose a few not many