When you are travelling it’s not always easy to find some bait for your shrimp, yabby or crab pots or when you want to throw in a line.
We have the solution, when we travel we carry a few cans of cat food for the traps Go to any grocery shop and buy a half a dozen small cans of cat food, any flavour works and you can pick up the no name brands very cheap. This is a convenient way to carry bait and there is no mess and no refrigeration required. When you are ready to bait up just pull a screwdriver out of your tool box and punch a few holes in the can, instant bait. This will help you out until you can catch a fish or two and use the frames for bait.
Another bait we always have on hand because we always travel with our Kelpie dog “Becky”, is dog biscuits, they are good in the opera house pots for Redclaw and Shrimp. just pop a few in a plastic water bottle, or any old container will do, maybe not the tupperware, put the lid on and punch a few holes in it and away you go.
A good bait for the lines is a pack of frozen peeled prawns. You can get these packs of prawns from any food store for about $20 a kilo pack and they can be kept in your camp freezer until you need them. Just take out what you need to get you started until you can catch some fresh bait. If the fish aren’t biting you can cook them up and have a feed of prawns.
Everyone carries potatoes when they travel and these are good bait for redclaw, yabbies and shrimp. Par cook them first in some boiling water first for best results.