What crap sp?

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What crap sp?

Post by Laze » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:07 am

Hi all, anyone know what type of crab this is and restrictions for catching/keeping? It was off the beach at Sandy as by catch on the surf rod. A decent size, but let em go.
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Re: What crap sp?

Post by e.welch » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:08 am

Maybe a rock crab or a sand crab

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Re: What crap sp?

Post by Sebb » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:30 am

Looks like sand crab.
Sand crab has two black dots on the back. Towards the rear.
Does it have the dots?
If it's a sand crab, you can eat. Not bad eating too.
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Post by hornet » Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:11 pm

Sebbs correct sand crab... When I go surf fishing I prefer eating these guys to Salmon ! ... when I get enough of them !

30 crabs Limit
by using up to 2 hoop nets (Note: The closed season for hoop nets is from 15 September to 15 November every year. During this time, hoops nets can only be used in Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay, the Gippsland Lakes and any other inlet)

The number, size and shape of the equipment used is important. It is also important that your equipment is appropriately labelled. Click here for a summary of the fishing gear that can legally be used in Victoria, and how to use it.

Remember, collecting for other people contributes to your bag limit.

https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fis ... hore-crabs
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Re: What crap sp?

Post by Laze » Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:00 pm

Thanks for the info everyone.
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Re: What crap sp?

Post by Fish-cador » Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:21 pm

Supersized Cranka?
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Re: What crap sp?

Post by Lightningx » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:25 am

Those sand crabs are great eating!
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