rixter wrote:matt1991 wrote:How i would love to catch some crabs
In all honestly though I wish there was places you could catch them in VIC without having to put out pots.
Yeah, not many crabs out in vic these days that walk the mangroves of a night. They were all green crabs and sandcrabs anyway , never got really big. Used to be a lot around flinders point , but mostly all gone now. The once now and again blue spinner crabs which are nice , but not many there .
We used to get huge spider crabs ( not those little bait soldier ones ) off the Rye or Portsea pier each year ( was one or the other , I can't remember ) . They would come in once a year just after winter and there was thousands of them around the pier , all good size too..
Unfortunately no mud crabs down south, reason I feel so spoilt here , huge crabs all the time.
Here's another one to the collection I got today dropping a pot while I was working ( 1 pot was out there for 4 hrs ) , got 2 females and this male , let the females go . This one weighed in just under 1kg , 978 grams . Cheers.
I remember catching a heap of those spider crabs but i was always told they were a pest and that you cant eat them. Now that you mention Flinders, i remember the days i use to fish the pier with the old man and see people looking for crabs on the low tied on the beach!