Mud Crabbing

Mud Crabbing

You will find mud crabs at creeks and rivers and on coastal flats at creek mouths.

Most mud crabs are caught during the Dry Season, and an incoming tide can provide the best crabbing.

Fish pieces make good bait. Male and female mud crabs may be taken in Northern Territory waters.

Female mud crabs bearing eggs must be released unharmed. The smallest males you may take must have an upper shell width of 130mm and females must have an upper shell width of 140mm.