Crabbed off at Makro

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Crabbed off at Makro

Post by Toady » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:00 pm

Even with tight bait elastic the filthy things are stripping hooks in minutes. Spent 3 hours down there this morning watching the line ping. Any advice would be thankfully recieved.



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Post by flattiefanatic » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:24 pm

Floating beads on your hook links m8y ;-). Or they do the foam that goes on too.

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Post by royboy » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:50 pm

hi toady i was at makro today so you will of seen me
theres nothing you can do to stop the crabs im afraid
theres that many of them theres a friend of mine
who is going down with a bait trap and catching crabs
by the bucket full and killing them thats how mad he his
hes not moving and hes getting around 30 crabs every
15mins the river is full of them

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Post by Snagger » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:06 am

killing them is not the best idea, we all moan about the lack of cod but crabs are what they come in to feed on which should give us a good cod season.
Tim B-)

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Post by flattiefanatic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:47 am

A big no no to killing the crabs :-O .

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Post by flattiefanatic » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:07 pm

Glad im not fishing up your way then. The crab population can be a pain in every area, the humber is not an exception. But you can do stuff to deter the crabs without mindlessly slaughtering them 8-| . I did suggest floating beads and foam to add to the rigs. Flounders will come up for a bait as i have fished the humber numerous times when i lived near Barton-Upon-Humber.

When i lived up there, the cod season was a biggie every 3 years. Is that still the case or has it changed?

Also i have had some huge whiting there too ;)

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Post by royboy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:56 pm

the cod fishing is hit and miss its not every 3years i know that you never know what its going to be like and you can still get some nice whitings as for the crabs i dont put bait traps out but i can see were the feeling to kill them comes from the fish dont get a chance to feed thats why no one as had a fish for weeks in the fresh water rivers there trapping red signal crayfish and killing them as there killing all the small fish anyway i rest my case on this topic

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Post by Toady » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:58 pm

I think i'm with royboy on this one. the numbers of the critters is almost unbelievable, i'd say they make the venue almost unfishable.

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Post by bomberpete » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:09 pm

i'm not a big fan of people killing british Indigenous crabs but talking to a mate who works for the enviroment agency says they are a big problem in the drains and streams of the humber with crabs Indigenous and non-native species and says the are affecting the local fisheries big time!!

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