Fur/Animals as Cray bait....

 So yesterday on the way home from work we were looking for a fresh bit of RK for cray bait as i thought i'd run outa Dhu/Snapper/Nanny heads....


Pulled up along side a minging Wallaby that filled the cab with fumes so off we took, another 20kms we found a freshish skip so we did a U'e and pulled up along side....


First thing i noticed was a yellow info tag on its rear leg, I assumed someone had either done a joey check after they hit it or someone else has seen it and done a Joey check so either way someone has done the righty and let concerned passers by know that the Roo did'nt have a little one in the pouch....... 






In fact what the tag said was worth a photo,


ID on the tag - The Roo Tamer

Job no. - 001

Incident that occured - Failed to look left, failed to look right and failed to look left again!!


I shit you not some bastard has taken the time to pull up and fill out an info tag with the above info on it!!!


Anyway, we lopped the tail off and off we went....


So this morning i went to check the pots and some mother fucker seems to have taken them or pulled and moved them but regardless they arent where i left them!!


On the way out ( bush track down south ) we bumped into the Fisheries, i couldnt help but tell my Roo story to them....


That got me thinking why is it illegal for ammos to use critters as bait?


I get the whole fur/export $$ thing for pros but why cant i use fluffy from next door should he cross the wrong side of his sanctuary?


Two part question.... Did anyone here hit Skippy after he failed to look both ways and secondly why can't ammos use furry critters for bait?


I eagerly await your reply!!

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Second part of the question simple answer

Tue, 2018-02-13 21:59

Because the fishing regs say you can't use it.

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If you seriously want to know...

Tue, 2018-02-13 22:05

 ...it's because crays can exit rec pots and enter pro pots, which means Matsohiru Nagasaki can still get his gobful of hair at the other end of the line.


And the first part? Wasn't me. I aim for the ones that only look one (the wrong one) way...easier to target specific vital organs...

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Just skin tails

Wed, 2018-02-14 05:50

As auslobster said . Crays escape ect,Tails make fantastic crab and cray bait. Easy to skin last for ages.

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Roo tail

Wed, 2018-02-14 06:18

 Straight into the camp oven with veg deliciousness 

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We had it demonstrated to us in Tokyo

Wed, 2018-02-14 07:00

 The Japanese  like to do a fresh whole halved cray. The chef opened one for us and there was a big furball. Big turn off. This was in the days when there was a push from processors to stop us using hide in our pots, and this was the reason. Same thing goes for other furry creatures. Crays go i and out of pots, eat bait in amateur pot, get caught with a free trip to japan in a pro pot. And there were also the added factors of mad cow disease at the time , and later,  calicivrus.

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So this morning i went to

Wed, 2018-02-14 08:25

So this morning i went to check the pots and some mother fucker seems to have taken them or pulled and moved them but regardless they arent where i left them!!

we will be having agood lookout for you timboon next run down to check ours mate ...

iv always believed very strongly the ban on fur/hair was totally due to mad cows disease and sfa else ...



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Wed, 2018-02-14 10:55

 I reckon you might fail you’re next drug test Boon


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 Ranmar spelt it out exactly

Fri, 2018-02-16 23:40

 Ranmar spelt it out exactly as it is...


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 Dale i'll have you know it

Sat, 2018-02-17 10:29

 Dale i'll have you know it had been a alcahol free week for me and i can honestly say my drug taking days are well and truely in front of me......