Crab

Crabs, Flathead and Mangrove Jack Around Tin Can Bay and Great Sandy Straits

The countdown is on with only two weeks left until Christmas and three weeks until 2016.   The past week has seen catches of bream, whiting and flathead throughout Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits with the sand flats around Poona and Tinnanbar providing a great option for land based anglers.   Mangrove Jack, grunter, bream and cod …

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Crab Pot Surveillance and $25,000 in Fines

NINE vessels and 22 people were caught breaking the law as part of a joint crab pot surveillance operation undertaken between Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Redland Bay Water Police targeting crab pot thefts in the Logan River. QBFP field officer Chris Watts said the operation was conducted following complaints by both commercial and recreational crab fishers involving crab pot …

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Fisher Pinched $3900 for Illegal Crabbing

A SUNSHINE Coast crabber has been fined $3900 for five charges including possessing female and undersized mud crab catches, using unmarked crab apparatus and obstructing officers. Queensland Boating and Fishing Patrol district officer Russell Overton said the crabber was approached walking along Kawana Way carrying a bucket. “As the officers approached, the crabber threw the bucket into nearby mangroves,” Mr Overton …

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Prawns and Crabs Running After Recent Rains

After the recent rains the local prawn population has really come to life, paired with a new moon from the past week the Noosa River is an influx of tasty little crustaceans! Now if you’re chasing prawns for the table or simply want to target big fish then you need to go out for them after dark. When the sun …

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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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