The Pirate - Is worth it's name

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1. Large opening

– easy for crayfish to go in.

2. Smal opening inside, high over bottom

– makes it hard for crayfish to escape.


3. Removeable bait hook

– easier to put the bait on already at home.


4. The easy lock system opens the trap in half

– makes it easy to empty.


5. The surfaces marker rope

– hooks on to the lock system fast and easy


6. Weights in the bottom

– makes the trap always stand the right way.

7. Large volume, 18 liters

– fits more crayfish.

8. Hygienic

– rinse of or drop in boiling water.

9. Can be piled on top of each other

– easy to store.

Is used by professional crayfish trappers.

Instructions for the pirate

Storing and caring for the traps

The Pirate crayfish traps should be stored in a dry place protected from light stacked one inside another without the baiting equipment. When stacking the traps, place the snap locks first to the right and them to the left, alternately, to prevent them from being damaged in high stacks. The traps are made of food grade plastic, which can be immersed in boiling water. To avoid contagious diseases, however, we recommend that the traps not be used in different types of waters.


Using bait

Small fish caught in the same type of water are most commonly used as bait. When using the bait hook attach the bait from the sharp end of the hook all the way to the bottom of the loop to ensure it stays in place. When using the crayfish trap, you can put the bait inside the trap, for ex. fish innards or other small bait.


Snap lock

The traps have a snap lock with a side release. The lock closes easily by clicking it shut.


Fastening the crayfish trap
and hook

When using a crayfish trap, hang it on the middle tongue of the snap lock where it will stay sturdy when the trap is closed. Fasten the bait hook on the shackle opposite the snap lock by pressing the loop shafts together by the blunt end of the hook. The shaft of the hook has notches that click onto the shackle and keep the hook in place.


Fastening the longline

The longline should be fastened as illustrated: from the loop of the line to the middle tongue of the snap lock on the front part of the trap (if you are using a trap). This is the quickest way to fasten the longline to the trap. Then all you have to do is snap it shut, and throw the trap overboard!


How the trap works

The weights at the bottom of the The Pirate crayfish trap turn it so it is always in the correct position when it is immersed in water. The trap settles at the bottom at awaits its catch. The picture illustrates a closed The Pirate trap baited with a bait hook; all it needs is the longline. We recommend that you stack the traps, one inside the other, in the boat and place the ready-made bait and longlines separately. Bait and line the traps one at a time as you put them in the water.



Crayfish à la The Pirate

Recipe for 20–25 crayfish.

5 l water
2 dl course sea salt
1 dl sugar
dill to taste

Bring the water to a boil and add the salt and sugar. Add the crayfish to the water and cook for about 10 minutes. Add the dill to the stock. Cool the stock as quickly as possible, for ex. by placing the kettle in the sink and dribbling cold water from there into the rinsing sink. The crayfish keep longer when they are cooled quickly. They can then be kept in the stock and put in the refrigerator.

Avoid touching the crayfish because bacteria from your fingers may get into the nutrient-rich stock. The crayfish are best when they have been kept in the stock for about 48 hours before  consumption. The crayfish will keep up to one week when stored properly (0…+2º C).



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