Jeremy Wade pinpointed their location based on the help of a guide and their bizarre behavior of hanging out near another species known as the Blackfish.Jeremy was able to catch two, one female that was roughly … Crayfish, like many crustacean have a carapace or shield which projects backwards from the head and covers all of the thorax The carapace has two functions; firstly it protects the delicate feather-like gills which branch off from the base of the legs, and secondly it provides a water channel that is a constant flow of oxygenated water to pass over the gills and enables the crayfish to breathe.
Female: 120 mm Cherax quadricarinatus, is known by several common names including; Australian red claw crayfish, Queensland red claw, redclaw, Tropical blue crayfish, freshwater blueclaw crayfish, Redclaw Crayfish, Blue Lobster, Australian Crayfish, Australian crawfish Our catch is used by some of the top end chefs in Australia and overseas.. Our own boat sources Southern Rocklobster in the pristine wilderness of the ocean s off the wild Tasmanian Coast, we then deliver it to you, so you too can enjoy what we can only describe as our J ewel of the sea. The Tasmanian giant freshwater crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi), also called Tasmanian giant freshwater lobster, is the largest freshwater invertebrate and the largest freshwater crayfish species in the world .

Here are just some of Tasmania's fishing hotspots.

They remain the largest known existing freshwater invertebrates in the world.

A large female rock lobster can carry up to 400,000 eggs. Besides size, the major difference between lobsters and crayfish is that lobsters live in saltwater, such as oceans and seas, while crayfish live in freshwater, including lakes, rivers, streams and ponds.

The rock lobster fishery is a major Tasmanian industry providing significant benefits from exports from the commercial fishery and a highly popular and iconic recreational fishery. See map below. Fishing opportunities are abundant on the Tasmanian island, from lakes carved by glaciers in the Alpine Highlands, to the beaches of the southeast coast. Southern Rock lobster is one of the most sought after seafoods in the world. You cannot possess female lobster smaller than 120mm inside the North West Zone or when transiting from outside the Zone to inside it.

Zone Size Limit North West Zone - waters bounded in the south by line of latitude 42 °00 S on the West Coast and bounded in the north by a line running northward at Point Sorell. Saltwater Crays. It varies in colour from the deep reddish purple of shallow water specimens to purple and creamy yellow in deeper offshore waters. Saltwater Crays, are actually called Rock Lobsters, however most people (including us) still refer to them as Crayfish.They have a tough, spiny carapace (body) with 5 pairs of legs, however no claws. Lobster. St. Helens is Tasmania saltwater fishing headquarters.

They might not look that edible as juveniles but tiny translucent rock lobster larvae are set to be part of Tasmanian plans for the world's first commercial rock lobster hatchery. The Tasmanian Giant Crayfish was featured in "Jurassic River Beast", S1 E7 of Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters.Jeremy Wade searched for remaining Crayfish, despite their extreme rarity.