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PostSubject: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:19 am

we know chinese mitten crabs are marching upstream, we know red signal crayfish are marching downstream, it might be a good idea to post where you encounter these pesky critters, eventually they will meet, my money's on the mittens
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:52 pm

Mittens are a serious problem really from Walton downstrean. I fish the BRPS stretch at Ferris Meadow and we had to stop in the autumn as it was impossible to keep a bait form getting attacked.


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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:48 pm

No Mittens or Sgnals around the Windsor area although plenty of Zebra mussels which, of course, are also aliens.

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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:20 am

Chaps.

How are we looking this season, are the Mittens affecting where you are?

Any Crays now in your local stretch?

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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:30 pm

A couple of crayfish have been pulled out by anglers on Windsor race course and someone I know who works for the EA and carp fishes the Thames has found a dead mitten earlier this summer at cuckoo weir ( opposite the race course ) pale .

Whilst they do at least seem to be few and far between ( for the moment ) it would appear both of these critters have arrived in the Windsor area. I had heard that mittens were as far up as Staines a couple of years ago so no surprise they've travelled the extra few miles.

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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:30 pm

i caught a crab out of the ember stream last autumn whilst night fishing for chub on a lump of pepperami,i was surprised at the size of the thing,it wasnt a mitten it was very dark looking and about 200mm wide with big pincers
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:27 pm

As we have more people on the forum thought it was worth updating this thread.

We know the mittens are probaly up as far as Staines, not sure if someone could confirm that.

Any reports, knowledge of them further up?


And to the Crays, how far down have they come?



At some stage, somewhere they are going to meet, which will be the dominant species.
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:00 pm

Admin wrote:
As we have more people on the forum thought it was worth updating this thread.

We know the mittens are probaly up as far as Staines, not sure if someone could confirm that.

Any reports, knowledge of them further up?


And to the Crays, how far down have they come?



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some stage, somewhere they are going to meet, which will be the dominant species.
obviously the KRAYS will win. lol
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PostSubject: Mitten vs Cray   Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:46 pm

When the two are put together, the Mitten makes mincemeat out of the Cray in quick time. But whether they will out compete them in the wild is another matter. I am quite surprised at the restricted range of the Mitten's as in some rivers they travel 7rl hundred miles up river. Then when they get the urge to migrate back to spawn they take shortcuts across land, through houses etc in huge numbers. Let's hope that never happens on the Thames.
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:18 pm

Scarey thought Alan, let's hope we never see it
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PostSubject: cray fish trap   Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:47 pm

"NEEDED" a crayfish trap or 2, has any one got any spear, am getting permission to set a trap or 2 on the river Bourne, at where Meadowland home site is
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:52 pm

andy gibbs used to have one if he doesnt come on and read this in a day or so i will give him a ring for ya keith.
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PostSubject: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:46 pm

Never seen any (last 20+ years) down this end (St. Georges stretch) Keith

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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:43 pm

£6 delivered from ebay mate
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:50 pm


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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:34 am

Matt Johnson wrote:
£6 delivered from ebay mate


no money, unemployed again
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:41 pm

Keith send me your address and I will get them for you
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:38 pm

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Keith send me your address and I will get them for you
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:45 pm

lovely gesture james santa wheres the like button?
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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:54 pm

I doff my cap   Like a Star @ heaven  Mr Mitchell  Like a Star @ heaven 


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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:30 pm

that waz quike, me tag for net tuned up this morning,



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PostSubject: Re: chinese mitten crabs and red signal crayfish   Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:53 pm

Sorry only just seen this thread! I do have two as it happens !
Cheap enough off eBay , they'll last a couple of seasons till the crays cut them
apart!
Cat meat will be your best bait. Not sure how well you will do at this time of year,
I normally only net them till October ish. Be interesting
to find out how you get on.
The mole is rammed with them. Look for the deep water
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