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Author Archives: Ingrid Waltham

Pahang cane back in WA!

RED AND WHITE PAHANG CANE $220 A BUNDLE! Crackpots has just received a container load of quality red and white Pahang cane. It’s been a long time since Pahang cane has been available in WA, and we’re pretty sure you won’t find it anywhere else at this price.  Available in a variety of sizes, Pahang…Continue Reading


OCCI SHELTER POTS – THE EASY WAY TO CATCH OCCI Crackpots popular occi hides are rigged and ready to go. If you’re after an easy (lazy!) way to catch occi, the shelter hide is it. Unlike trigger (or active) traps (currently being monitored during Fisheries’ heavily regulated trigger trap trial), there are very few restrictions…Continue Reading


Apart from a few impressive exceptions, crayfish catches have been a bit disappointing over the last couple of weeks, but if you look back at past catches at this time of year, it does make sense.  Traditionally, the spring moult and mass movement of the ‘whites’ kicks off when the ocean warms up, generally starting…Continue Reading


PLASTIC OR TIMBER? Which craypots catch best? Over the past few years we’ve talked to literally thousands of fishermen, and built up a pretty good picture of the pros and cons of plastic craypots. The advantages of plastic craypots are obvious – no rust, no rotting and replacement of battens, no soaking, they’re easier to…Continue Reading


KATIPO PLASTIC CRAY POTS ARE IN NOW! We’ve just received a truck load of new Katipo cray pots, so there’s still time to get out and catch a feed of crayfish before the season ends. Our value-for-money locally-made plastic craypot is a great option for easy, trouble-free crayfishing. It’s a light, strong and durable pot…Continue Reading


It’s octopus catching time!The most common octopus caught in and around Perth waters is Octopus tetricus, otherwise known as the gloomy octopus.  This is a fast-growing, hard-living animal who has a short life span – generally around a year.  The blokes die soon after mating and the girls after hatching the thousands of eggs which…Continue Reading

CRAB NETS – best on the coast!

WE RECKON THESE ARE THE BEST CRAB NETS ON THE WA COAST… It would be hard to find a better, more durable, long-lasting crab net. These highly sought-after Bunbury-made drop nets come complete with solid steel rings, Sapphire brand netting and five metres of rope. These are not your normal drop nets; no built-in redundancy,…Continue Reading


Late last year, WA Fisheries checked out a number of recreational fishermen using haul and set nets on inland waters, and found a few gill nets with undersize mesh, despite their owners thinking their nets were compliant. The problem was tracked down to the way that net mesh size is measured. WA Fisheries measure the…Continue Reading


SAVE UP TO 55% ON PREMIUM MOORING, MARINE AND GENERAL PURPOSE ROPE. It’s just a few short months until we move into our brand new factory, and because we don’t want to have to move all our stock, we’re offering some incredible discounts. First up is our huge ROPE SALE: We have a quantity of…Continue Reading

Pine or jarrah battens?

It’s long been known that pine batten pots catch better than jarrah slat pots, particularly when the whites are running, and although there are as many theories as there are fishermen, nobody really understands why. While almost impossible to quantify accurately, I’d guess pine catches around 25% more at its peak, but is a far…Continue Reading