cray fish recipes wanted

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cray fish recipes wanted

Post: #262093 muddy boots
Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:23 am

as soon as the weather improves i shall be going cray fishing and would like some recipes for them i want to use them for a first course at a wild food dinner party i am hosting soon most of my guests have never tried wild food before so i would like to impress them

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Re: cray fish recipes wanted

Post: #262105 gdb
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:20 am

recipes i'm not so sure about... but where are you based? in the uk and many parts of europe i think only certain limited types of crayfish can be caught. and even then only at certain times of year.

i've no idea off hand what any of the restrictions are, but it pays to find out if you're unsure....
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Re: cray fish recipes wanted

Post: #262107 muddy boots
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:26 am

thank you for your reply i am only catching the american signal crayfish and there are no season for them i am based in nottingham and some of the lakes around here are alive with them

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Re: cray fish recipes wanted

Post: #262112 MKG
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:23 pm

To my shame (living in Nottinghamshire) I don't know what the county regulations are for taking crayfish - but I do know that there's an action plan for the protection of native crayfish, as they are still hanging on in Notts. That being the case, I'm pretty sure that you would need a licence and they're not given out willy-nilly.

You need to contact the Environment Agency to find out what you have to do.

Mike

EDIT: I've just checked - a licence is needed anywhere in England.
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