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2steps



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 05 8:52 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

my brother caught a crayfish once while we were fishing. Scared the life out of him well, he was only about 5 at the time.

what do they taste like? and do you only eat certain parts?

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 05 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like chicken Not really, more sort of prawny. You eat the meat from the tails.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 05 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is there much meat in the claws?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 05 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not a huge lot in my limited experience. If we have crayfish or the like I usually save the shells, claws etc. for making a bisque anyway.

2steps



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 05 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thank you

I like prawns

zigs



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 05 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

went prawn fishing last nite, bad result
. only shrimps for first hour, then, as darkness came, so did the prawns, but they were only tiny so none to take home. caught 5 pollack by accident. something was nibbling off the worm on the pier rig but coudnt catch it. but other wise a good evening

Mat S



Joined: 07 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 05 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Is there much meat in the claws?


Enough for me to bother cracking them open. Just like crabs / lobsters inside, same structures and meat. I do so enjoy dissecting and eating crustaceans.

mandycharlie



Joined: 19 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hi Mat,

Your not far from me, I've always fancied cray fishing..

I've been watching various little snippets on the tele for a while and one expert recommended, puncturing a tin of cat food in several places for the bait, apparently the cray fish love it, (very smelly) and it stays around in the water for ages before all the catfood is washed out the tin.

dougal



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mandycharlie wrote:
... one expert recommended, puncturing a tin of cat food in several places for the bait, apparently the cray fish love it, (very smelly) and it stays around in the water for ages before all the catfood is washed out the tin.

Nice idea! Important, I'd guess to choose an old-fashioned firmish corned-beef-style one rather than a modern sloppy "chunks in gravy"...

Mat S



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 05 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mandycharlie wrote:
hi Mat,

Your not far from me, I've always fancied cray fishing..


Where are you? You considered coming on the East Mids meet?

mandycharlie wrote:
I've been watching various little snippets on the tele for a while and one expert recommended, puncturing a tin of cat food in several places for the bait, apparently the cray fish love it, (very smelly) and it stays around in the water for ages before all the catfood is washed out the tin.


Another method to try. Ta.

mandycharlie



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 05 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Mat,

I doubt I'll be able to make it, as weekends tend to be a tad busy at the mo. Thanks for asking though

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