Crackpots – the home of pots, nets and traps!
We supply a wide range of plastic craypots and timber craypots for the recreational and professional fisher. Whether you are an amateur wanting a single half size dinghy pot or a commercial fishermen looking for a fleet of professional craypots, we can meet your requirements.
Our timber craypots are manufactured locally from pine and/or jarrah, and are simply the best quality pots on the West Australian coast, designed to last and ensure trouble-free fishing in the toughest environment.
As well as having a range of fish traps, crab pots, drop nets and yabbie traps in stock, we can custom make to order.
You’ll also find all the ropes and floats you need to help set your pot or trap as successfully and cost effectively as possible.
Plastic Katipo Craypots
Our value-for-money Australian-made Katipo plastic craypot is a great option for easy, trouble-free crayfishing. This is a light, strong and durable pot with no sharp edges that can damage your boat, no rust stains and no maintenance required – simply load up with bait and set. We can supply fully rigged with ballast, rope and floats.
Our standard professional craypot comes equipped with a steel base, stainless steel anode bolt, 1.5kg anode, jarrah frame, pine battens, gate and two baskets. We can also supply extra heavy duty steel bases, additional ballast, modified necks and other features as requested.
Ask us for your preferred custom designed pot and we’ll manufacture to your exact specifications.
We supply a range of three-quarter and half-size steel base jarrah and/or pine craypots. Designed specifically for the recreational fisher, they provide extra strength, durability and holding power in high surf or swell conditions. We also supply galvanised base pots – no anodes, no rust, no maintenance!
Crab Drop Nets
Crackpots’ popular hexagonal shaped crab drop nets are quality constructed using premium sapphire netting and heavy duty galvanised steel rings. They are sold complete with five metres of rope and a float.
Opera House and rectangular-style yabbie traps are the collapsible, budget traps for those who want to have fun on the odd occasion, while the more expensive but serious Easy Catch trap is one used by professionals.
Our octopus shelter pots (hides) are economical, easy to use, and easy to harvest. Unlike trigger (or active) traps, there are very few restrictions on shelter pots, so you can drop as many as you like. Most people drop around five to ten hides, snap-hooked onto a long main line at 10m intervals, with a bit of ballast to anchor the rope prior to the surface marker at one end. Our shelter pots are ready to go with ballast, snap hook and rope; you just need to add whatever main line and floats you need.
Crackpots supplies a complete range of craypot accessories, including escape gaps, bait baskets and lids, necks, framing and batten timber, nails, shock-cord, anodes and bolts.