Posted by: Kate | July 15, 2013

Crayfish Hunting

The lakes and rivers around here may be good for cooling off, but according to Bushboy they’re even better when you’re crayfish hunting!!

crayfish hunting


The indigenous crayfish around here are Signal Crayfish, and are quite aggressive apparently. But once you’ve mastered the art of picking them up behind the pincers, you don’t run too much of a risk, although you might still get the occasional nip or poke! Bushboy can spend hours collecting them, he loves diving down and bringing them up to the surface then watching them swim away with their shrimp tails. We haven’t eaten any yet, that doesn’t seem to be too common around here.



  1. My favorite kind of fishing – Partner calls it ‘catch, council and release.’

    • Ha ha, I’m not sure it’s council so much as tease, but at least he does let them go….

      • you two are funny! i’m sure i’ve had some “counseling in my day that felt more like teasing and that they’d never ever let me go!” :)

      • Hee hee :)

  2. ha ha, this post made me laugh. And laughter IS my word of the year – so thank you! I’m glad that BB catches & releases the little guys :)

    • Glad we could help you out :)

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