Mud Crab

Mud Crab are found along most of the east coast of Australia and across the top end and into warm temperate waters of WA. . Mud Crab are normally caught in traps or dillies with fish heads such as mullet for bait.

Tweed Bait tips for chasing crabs

Mud Crab Tweed Bait

Tweed Bait Tips for catching Crabs

CATCHING:

Mud Crab favour soft muddy bottoms below the low tide level and are generally found in sheltered estuaries, mudflats, mangroves and the tidal reaches of some rivers. For best results place your crab Traps or Dilly’s in these areas leaving them 6-12 hours max checking them every 1-2 hours.

Paul Burt from Step Outside

WHAT BAIT:

Any oily fish works well for catching Mud Crab the most popular is whole Mullet but you can also use Bonito and Pilchards (using a bait holder/keeper)

Crabs Tweed Bait

A good feed of Mud and Sand Crabs. Tweed Bait Brag Mats Available here

CLEANING & PREPARING:

Here is a video from Sydney Fish Market’s youtube channel showing you how to clean and prepare Mud Crab for cooking

 

EATING:

Check out this mouth-watering dish created by Everyday Gourmet TV check out their Youtube channel

 

BAG AND SIZE LIMITS QLD:

 

Please note it is illegal to keep Female crabs in QLD. For all QLD bag and size limits click here

BAG AND SIZE LIMITS NSW:

Size Limits mud crab

For NSW Bag and size limits click here

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