CRAYFISH

The sun has just sunk and the darkness comes slowly creeping. Månstrimman sparkles in the water. It is August and it is kräftpremiär in the Lake Rotten. A little laughter and cosiness and above all excitement. What moon we get up in the cages...?

If you are going to experience traditional Småland crayfish, Hofman Torp is one of the better places to feel as closely in Carl Larsson's watercolour with crayfish as a theme. The rotten offers a very nice kräftbestånd and during Kräftsäsongen in August and September there is the possibility to rent a cottage including crayfish. An exciting experience for both young and old.

We offer kräftfiskepaket with 20 cages with bait fish and other needed equipment such as dipstick (a so-called target). The crayfish you get up is included in the price. No catch limit more than that all crayfish retained should be over ten centimeters from the shield tip to the stjärtslut. Small crayfish must released. Of course you can buy more cages if you wish, but it is usually enough...

Price: Kräftfiskepaket 20 Cages As above from 2000 SEK/day with retained catch. (Can only be booked with a cottage.)

If you want to cook yourselves in the cottage, we have a good recipe! In the worst case, you can only stay one night and to have a crayfish party in the croft, we offer cooked crayfish for your supper. The crayfish you get up in the morning can certainly be a nice party evening at home at a later date.

During August and September we fish crayfish in the rotten. The rotting is suitable for placing cages from rowing boats near shallows and beaches. Preferably during the early evening (16-18) to optimize the catch. Those who wish to empty and move the cages during the evening can get some extra crayfish. Others are waiting to empty to early morning.

We fish with creels, floats and bait boxes. One attaches a line with a hook in the cage and celebrates down the cage to the bottom. The other end of the rope has a so-called float attached to it, this is left and bobbing on the surface so that you find the cage when you are going to empty. For the crayfish to want to go into the cage you need a bait. We use roach that is cut into smaller pieces and placed in the grazing box which is then added/inserted into the cage. The grazing box makes the bait stay together and lasts longer.

All crayfish must be over 10 cm long to be included in the catch you take with you or boil. The measure is from the shield tip to the stjärtslut. The equipment includes a measuring stick for each boat. Keep in mind that crayfish are sensitive animals so you do not pour crayfish between different boxes! Carefully pick!

We gladly show how to fish crayfish if you have not fished crayfish before!

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Frederik Kjellson + 46 (0) 70 622 57 59

Johan Kjellson + 46 (0) 70 554 00 69

H O F M A N T O R P S Ä T E R I

hofmantorp@telia.com

Hovmantorps Säteri,
360 51 Hovmantorp

If you have any questions, please contact:

Frederik Kjellson + 46 (0) 70 622 57 59

Johan Kjellson + 46 (0) 70 554 00 69

hofmantorp@telia.com

Hovmantorps Säteri,
360 51 Hovmantorp

H O F M A N T O R P S Ä T E R I