PosabinaPete wrote:The crayfish are in our lake, but the lake is feed by two streams and many springs. We also use pots to catch them. The locals love them and pay up to 8 lev each. M W you must boil them live and not over cook them. Take them out off the pan just as they start to turn pink and then let them stand.
Do you physically see them crawling/swimming about in the stream/lake or do they stay under the mud? I might have them, but never seen them as I don't really know where to look. My stream is only about a metre wide and probably only about 10-15 centimetres deep, but flows quite nicely and is mainly spring water which then feeds the lake further down. I've never heard mention about them from the guards and folk that rented this lake, but there again, I never asked.
Last question, where did you get your pots or did you make them? I guess I could just lay one in the stream and see what it catches.
The first time I had them fresh, somebody brought me a bag of them from the Volga River and I had been so drunk that I just put them in the fridge and forgot about them. Next day, I was interested to see what was in the bag and was shocked to see these ugly live brownish/grey things crawling about. They looked much better after going pink in the boiling salted water.
Ray Mears the survival expert was 'pushing his knife' into the back of their necks to 'humanely' kill them before dropping his into the boiling pot. I'll decide my method when/if I ever catch one of the damned things.