1/59 FORSYTH ST., O’CONNOR, WA, 6163

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Countdown to the 2023 crayfishing season is on

November means it’s time to get ready for crayfishing season. We’re well stocked with jarrah pine, all jarrah, single basket and double basket pots.  All available on either black steel or galvanised steel bases.  Our galvanised bases don’t rust, are low maintenance and you don’t need an anode with them.

The new cray season is about to start, so it’s time to make sure your craypots and crayfishing gear are ready. Our craypots are the finest quality on the west coast, and we have a stack of new timber pots – jarrah, or jarrah and pine – as well as plastic Katipo pots rigged and ready to go. We also have all the gear you need to build or repair your craypots, including battens, baskets, lids, gaps, necks, staples, nails, rope, floats and ballast. We stock Anchormax winches and tippers, but they sell fast, so it’s first in, best dressed.

From November 26th will be open every Saturday morning until Christmas, between 9am and 12pm, so call in and pick up your crayfishing gear – we also have a freezer full of bait.

If you want a crab drop net or occy shelter hide, we’ve got plenty of them too, so see you at our warehouse soon, 59 Forsyth Street, O’Connor.


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