Catching Yabbies the Aussie Way

Catching Murray Crayfish Here

Here is Australia we are very lucky. There is lots of creeks ( streams ) and lots of farm dams ( ponds ) which have freshwater crayfish. In most instances the farmer will let you 'fish' for yabbies because this is a very liberal country. These photographs were taken on our property in Western Victoria. These dams we use for irrigating our family vineyard, but they are also the home to our yabbies.

I don't promote the eating of crayfish because there is a lot of endangered species, but species such as the Australian Yabby, the American Crawdaddy are very common and even considered a pest in some countries, so get in and eat these pests.


And YES, if you come to our country you can go 'yabbying' at our place :)

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My son James is pulling an opera-house net out of one of our dams.

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Bait is put in the net to attract the yabbies

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Here James is holding a 'good sized' male yabby.

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James, the Yabbies and Butch ( Australian cattle dog )