Crab

Trevally, Bream and Crabs around Coomera

Hopefully the S/SE change will help to bring the fish back on the bite after the Northerly’s during the week as we have a large number of vessels heading out on the water to try their luck. Trevally have been active during the first part of November, as the water warms up we will see more of these bruisers around. …

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Mud Crabs Being Caught Around Mooloolah River and Pumicestone Passage

The rivers have seen more mangrove jack and mud crabs are a plenty. The new moon will bring out the estuary cod and mangrove jack as I believe ambush species really thrive on this kind of conditions. Whiting are now widespread with the basin and the Mooloolah boat ramp keeping the kids entertained. The Mooloolah River mouth rock walls are …

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Crab Bust – Fisher Fined $6000

“In Queensland, it is illegal to take female mud crabs; and male mud crabs have a minimum size limit of 15cm across the carapace, with a possession limit of 10,” he said. “The fine issued is significant and demonstrates the seriousness of the offences, which pose a threat to the local mud crab breeding population.” Mr McDonald said the Logan River …

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Hinchinbrook crab pots clean-up

A WHOPPING 144 unattended and abandoned crab pots have been seized in the Hinchinbrook Channel during a three-day operation by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. QBFP district officer Rob Ibell said abandoned fishing gear was a growing environmental issue, with numbers being recovered on the rise. “Some of the pots found had been reported stolen and were returned to their …

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Crew caught with concealed crabs: fined $20k

THREE crabbers have been fined a total of $20,650 and had their fishing boat, motor, trailer and crab pots seized after they were caught with a stash of undersized and female concealed crabs. The three were found in possession of 58 illegal crabs stored in a hidden compartment in the floor of their vessel during an interception by a Queensland …

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Spanner crab and leek cob loaf

Spanner crab is something of a delicacy in southeast Queensland. Check out this tasty spanner crab and leek cob loaf recipe by Melissa Frohloff. Ingredients 4 peeled spanner crab bodies 1 cob loaf 1 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 leek 250g Philadelphia cream cheese, diced 1 tbsp butter 500g thickened cream 450g Perfect Italiano 4 Cheese Melt mix …

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Best crab season ever

Gold coast offshore Spottie and Spanish Mackerel on down rigged slimy mackerel and garfish on 16, 18, and 20 fathom reef and rubble areas south east seaway odd wahoo and yellowfin also showing in same areas. Nice snapper still on 36s on small live baits and soft plastics with trag jew a welcome by catch. Estuary Best crab season ever …

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