I want crabs

Need some advice guys heading down to Mandurah for a few days staying at Dawesville caravan park going to chase some crabs on me boat only every scoop netted in the past any advice about depths or other info for nets would be greatly appriciated. Cheers Shag

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iam like u

Sat, 2006-12-30 09:40

I have only used scoop net/but some1 will helpu on here/good luck and happy newyear

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Mandurah Crabs

Sat, 2006-12-30 12:14

Shag head south down the Estruary look for the islands out in the middle. Beach the boat on one of these islands. Start scooping you should have your limit in an hour easy.

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What is the limit there Big

Sat, 2006-12-30 14:15

What is the limit there Big Kev CHEERS SHAG

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limit is 24 Boundry island

Sat, 2006-12-30 14:23

limit is 24

Boundry island isnt that good for crabbing this time of year... most the crabs have started going up the rivers, but went out last week and got me bag limit in half hour, near the otherside of the estury near the cut. we trawl for crabs with a pair of gogles and some rope tow ourselfs along with some gloves and when we c a crab let go and grab it. bout 1 meter seems to be a good depth. try the river mouths to, but should be hardto get a feed of crabs.
reed my mandurah fisho report.

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Cheers for that mate towing

Sat, 2006-12-30 14:43

Cheers for that mate towing for crabs I'll have to try it I hear the same technique works well for great whites CHEERS SHAG

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Sat, 2006-12-30 15:05

I lost a cray pot at Rottnest and got towed behind the boat like fishylink to try and find it. Must be said that next time I'll just forget the pot as being dragged behind a boat amongst the craypots which were full of shark attracting smells did not have much to recommend it.

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Crab bag limit is 20

Sat, 2006-12-30 15:15

The bag limit for Blue Manna Crabs is 20 per fisher, with a boat limit of 40 (i.e. if there is 2 or more people onboard a vessel, the maximum boat limit is 40 crabs).

Don't forget to throw back berried females.

Carapace size must be 127mm or greater.

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So take the ten kids you

Sat, 2006-12-30 15:33

So take the ten kids you reckon hey big John CHEERS SHAG

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Sat, 2006-12-30 15:40

Ten kids on the boat still only gives you a boat limit of 40 Shag.

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Nah mate they can have scoop

Sat, 2006-12-30 15:49

Nah mate they can have scoop nets or if I drag them behind the boat on ski tubes are they technically on the boat hahahaCHEERS SHAG

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Crabs

Sat, 2006-12-30 17:01

Shag you should'nt have a problem catching a feed of crabs,you and the kids will have a ball, cheers.

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if you pm me ill tell ya

Mon, 2007-01-01 21:11

if you pm me ill tell ya where to get big blues not meny but thay are mostly size,its not mandurah there are meny crabs in madurah but most are not size, at the moment.Youl still have a ball with the kids there good luck!

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hey kyza last time i went

Tue, 2007-01-02 06:56

hey kyza last time i went out all the ones me grabbed were size and some were well over. all big blues

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you had a lucky day or im

Tue, 2007-01-02 08:45

you had a lucky day or im jinksed im luck to get 5-6 keepers there at the moment,thats a whole days work. The last 3-4 times i have been there. i haven had much luck at all in mandurah. i went to my fav spot on friday just gone.up the north of the river i had 5 drop nets mate did two pulls, 10 big blues in the buket i was at home in less then 2 hours.now thats craben all keepers!!!

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yeah when we go in the

Tue, 2007-01-02 13:21

yeah when we go in the estury bag limit in about and hour of big blues, diving for them, when i go walking for them over the road in the lake get bag limit in about 45 mins some times even half hour. i reckon drop netting aint as fun also i dun have much luck with drop nets seem to do more drinking then catching any.