A few plate size sand crabs.

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by eddyt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:55 pm

Only red shore crabs at Mornington



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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by Lightningx » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:58 pm

Are they those small ones?

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by eddyt » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:10 pm

They are about the same size as sand crabs but there's a size limit on them

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by rguez06 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:19 pm

eddyt wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:55 pm
Only red shore crabs at Mornington
Thanks! Anyone know the size limit?

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by eddyt » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:46 am

Just checked, no more size limit on the red shore crabs. I might have been thinking about NSW... Grab a fishing guide from a tackle shop (it's free) or download the app from VFA

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by justabloke » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:20 pm

Ahhh, the old sand crab, bane of the surf fisho on the 90 Mile but very nice to eat. My son usually gets them when we catch a few. I've often stood on them when wading the surf, much to my surprise and the crab's too I'd imagine he he. They tend to burrow into the sand a bit. Many years ago I was fishing in a boat at Port Welshpool and there was an absolute swarm of the things. We were pulling them up one after another, often with two on the rig. We kept a very nice feed and enjoyed them very much - lovely! I'm only about a 15 minute drive from the 90 Mile beach but have been a bit too sick to fish much. Hope to get down there again soon enough and get in some relaxing fishing. A good thread this, thanks!



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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by Lightningx » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:45 pm

Too right about the sand crabs mate!
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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by Davo » Tue May 07, 2019 4:03 pm

There was advice about hoop net size saying 50 or 60 cm max, but pretty sure it's now 77cm. Pls correct me if wrong.

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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by SteveoTheTiger » Tue May 07, 2019 5:14 pm

Davo wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 4:03 pm
There was advice about hoop net size saying 50 or 60 cm max, but pretty sure it's now 77cm. Pls correct me if wrong.
Info from the Victorian Fisheries page confirms that it is now 77cm.

https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fis ... ine-waters

Hoop net
A hoop net is a cylindrical net open at the top, consisting of 1 or 2 hoops not exceeding 77cm in diameter. The net must not have a drop of more than 50cm. Nets must be labelled if set from a boat or left unattended. The label must float at the water's surface, and must clearly display the recreational fisher's full name and residential address.

A maximum of 2 labelled hoop nets (per licenced or exempt fisher) may be used or possessed in or on any marine water during the open season.

Closed season for hoop nets

Each year, from 15 September to 15 November (inclusive) you must not use a hoop net in any marine water other than Port Phillip Bay, Western Port, the Gippsland Lakes or any inlet of the sea.
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Re: A few plate size sand crabs.

Post by rb85 » Tue May 07, 2019 8:24 pm

justabloke wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:20 pm
Ahhh, the old sand crab, bane of the surf fisho on the 90 Mile but very nice to eat. My son usually gets them when we catch a few. I've often stood on them when wading the surf, much to my surprise and the crab's too I'd imagine he he. They tend to burrow into the sand a bit. Many years ago I was fishing in a boat at Port Welshpool and there was an absolute swarm of the things. We were pulling them up one after another, often with two on the rig. We kept a very nice feed and enjoyed them very much - lovely! I'm only about a 15 minute drive from the 90 Mile beach but have been a bit too sick to fish much. Hope to get down there again soon enough and get in some relaxing fishing. A good thread this, thanks!
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