Crayfish

richardy

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I have been fishing for around 60 years, and never seen a crayfish. I went to a new venue today, Valley Lake at Walpole, and caught 2!
 

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Now you've caught them you'll not stop, and then be wishing you hadn't :D
 

ukzero1

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The tails from a signal crayfish makes for some nice eating. ;)
 

TrickyD

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Nope, they taste nice with a bit of wild garlic. :upthumb:
They are tasty, but even if you're not eating them, kill them. Returning signals is illegal . Though it is a bit like bolting the stable door.
 

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After you've killed them don't just leave them on the bank side if dogs are around... not good if they eat them!
 

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The wharfe at Bolton Abbey and up stream from there are stuffed with them. To trap them is easy enough but you need to obtain a license to trap them. They are delicious to eat.
 

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I've had a couple out of Eden Pond at Beaver Fishery, horrible things.

Tony
 

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I've had a fair few out of the Colne Valley - the rivers, canal and some pits have got them. Generally they're not too much hassle on float gear, but they can destroy your bait when legering.
 

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Went for a walk round a local Reservoir today that im planning to fish for big bream (not been on it for 30yr) got chatting to 2 anglers who told me apart from the large bream theres also loads of crayfish. :flamethrower2:
 

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The tails from a signal crayfish makes for some nice eating. ;)
After keeping them in clean water for a day or two to flush em through maybe... fresh from the lake... ???? I think not
 

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I had two last summer out of a commercial pond one grabbed my line in the water and one was hanging off my landing net...
 

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We were fishing Stowe Pool in Lichfield a couple of years ago and feeding a bit of groundbait with dead maggots close in and scooping them out with landing nets when they came to feed. In one session I filled a Sensas bucket in an hour!
One thing was for sure - as the crays turned up the fish did a runner.
They would even manage to take popped up baits that were 2 foot off the deck
Fortunately the perch took a liking to them and reduced the numbers considerably.
Grebes munch them too thank goodness
Nature seems to balance itself thank goodness
 

ukzero1

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Thankfully, our clubs waters don't suffer from this pesky varmint...yet.
 

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