The Freshwater Yabby can be found in inland lagoons, billabongs, waterways and dams. These yabbies grow to a considerable size. Although present throughout the year, they tend to hibernate in mud burrows from June to August. In captive water sources such as lagoons, billabongs and dams, their population density can reach as much as 20 per square metre. The Yabby is most often caught by dangling a piece of red meat on a string into the water. The Yabby begins to feed on the meat, which is gently pulled to the surface. Once the Yabby’s long thin ‘whiskers’ break . . .
Yabby, Freshwater Crayfish