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Trapping/collecting crayfish

Discussion in 'Lovely Grub' started by Brendanh, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Brendanh

    Brendanh Member

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    Hi guys I was wondering if crayfish are present down south wales? And what to look out for in trying to find them, I've heard of burrows but not really sure on habitat. Of course they will be in streams and small rivers but do they prefer a certain ground type, silty? Sandy, mud. I'm in Llanelli. Also I need to apply for a permit for collect them is that correct?

    Thanks all
     
  2. Van-Wild

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    Heres a link to a .pdf that will give you a good amount of detail about American Signal Crayfish.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...FjACegQIEBAI&usg=AOvVaw0mGSvdPIzjNrY0HztJuz0N

    This link gives you a ton of info (including a map in confirmed locations in the UK) on catching the little critters...

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&sou...aw2SoqPPf0EiIraUfBBcAKo0&ust=1569173718859584

    And heres the offical uk gov page to get your licence buddy!

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/permission-to-trap-crayfish-eels-elvers-salmon-and-sea-trout

    Best of luck, they taste lovely!

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  4. Brendanh

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    Thank you both, I will do some reading now :)
     

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