Trapping

Trapping with baited traps is a traditional method used to assess crayfish stocks in lakes and larger rivers. However the process is time-consuming, requiring separate visits to set and lift traps, combined with safety considerations and risks of interference by the public. A large string of standard traps will yield repeatable catch levels.

Crayfish inside a 'trappy' crayfish trap

Crayfish inside a ‘trappy’ crayfish trap

However, it is generally considered that trapping should only be considered when all other methods are unsatisfactory or unsuitable.

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