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    Lobsters at caloundra

    My son is on holidays at Caloundra at the momnet and he went for a quick dive, he got a few ripper Lobsters (Crayfish) reckons they are a breeze to get compared to the NSW ones. Anyone else do much Lobster diving around there?

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    Re: Lobsters at caloundra

    G'day

    Off Shelly beach Noel?

    Dave

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    Moffat beach I think he said, I have a pretty dodgey photo from his phone, I will see if I can put it up, he got some greeny looking ones and some painted crays as well.

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    I was always led to believe the painted crays were not all that flash to eat (compared to our southern ones) but he reckoned there was not all that much difference, the shell on the greeny ones where as tough as steel he reckoned, is that pretty normal? but they were a cinch to catch, a cray that size down here would be a real handfull if you ever got it out of it's hole!

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    G'day

    I was always looking to go for a dive around the southern part of the headland towards kings beach, out the northern en of shelly and towards dicky beach. All prime areas I thought.

    Dave

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    shame he is coming home today, he could have given you a call and had another dive, biggest problem is getting the water clean enough, he was lucky, it was great when he went, I think it was Tuesday, said there was quite a few there, funny looking bottom, all brown looking smooth rocks and almost no weed at all, nothing like we are used to.

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    G'day

    Very interesting. We have a unit on golden beach, just around the headland from where he was, so I've spent a fair bit of time up there.

    How deep was he finding them?

    Dave

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    I used to get a few from shelly beach many years ago. 1 or 2 a trip at the right time of the year, forget when that was, think it was pretty hot.



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    he got them quite shallow, the one in the picture was only about 2M deep, and one of the painted crays was caught almost where he jumped in, he was just off the Beach and swam along the headland, just looking about, saw plenty of good quality fish as well.

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    I reckon a dive on Brays? reef would be the go, far enough off shore to keep the hords away, and plenty of good territory.

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    Mate, any cray is a good cray if you can get it for free, so no complaints from me.

    Peter

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    he has just called me from home and told me he has some painted cray meat for me to try to make my own mind up on taste. I will let you know the verdict on how they taste compared to our southern ones.

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    well gave the painted cray the NSW taste test, and I can tell you they are not quite as good, but certainly very close, we did a test with the two types and only I knew which was which and a couple of the family actually preferred the painted, but I liked the local southern one better. So there you go, and unbiased taste test of the two FRESH crays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelm View Post
    well gave the painted cray the NSW taste test, and I can tell you they are not quite as good, but certainly very close, we did a test with the two types and only I knew which was which and a couple of the family actually preferred the painted, but I liked the local southern one better. So there you go, and unbiased taste test of the two FRESH crays.

    Ay Noelm,

    Mate, any chance sending a couple my way to try out.

    I like to get my hands on some crayfish regardless of colour, can you send me some details of the ones from Caloundra?

    I've got a dive suit but only snorkel in clear water, need a diving buddy also.

    Cheers, Peter

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    Thats pretty good work.

    I stay in a unit up at kings beach a few times a year but i dont think i'd have the guts to go snorkling off the rocks there
    "It's not a sport if the other team doesn't want to play"

    F.R.

    Brisbane Roar 2010/2011 Champions!!


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