otter safe Crayfish trap

Crayfish Traps for Sale

Other traps may look similar; but none match us on quality. Key points:

  • Strong - upgraded mesh and zips, and a strong metal aperture entrance
  • OtterSafe™ design - keeps them out; keeps them alive; keeps EA happy
  • Fully collapsible - means you can fit more traps in the space available to you
  • Approved by the Environment Agency

Specifically developed with our manufacturers to offer the ultimate in value and productivity.

Widely regarded as one of the best yielding traps on the market.

Overall - 60cm x 30cm - conform to EA regulations
Aperture is 9cm in diameter - constructed from robust metal wire - prevents Otters entering the trap.

NB: Cheap traps with plastic apertures allow Otters to get in and are not EA Approved.

Spring '19 - due to manufacturer supply problems we are not able to supply our own traps so we've trawled the web and found the best available elsewhere:

Identifying Crayfish

The UK's native White-clawed Crayfish - more info (from Buglife) are legally protected and you should seek guidance from the Environment Agency and the land owner before you trap any Crayfish.

You can find a guide to identifying Signal Crayfish, published by NNSS here , a second guide by FISS (with more photos) and a guide to catching Signal Crayfish here (pdf).

otter-friendly Crayfish trap

Traps for Hire

We have large stocks of our Environment Agency approved traps and bait boxes available for hire for either commercial or recreational use.

Traps arrive with you disinfected and ready to use.

All you have to do is simply bait up the trap using the supplied quick and easy bait pouch, secure the trap and cast. A 5m line is also supplied for all of those hard to reach places where Crayfish love to hide.

The Crayfish Company welcomes American Signal Crayfish caught using EA Approved traps... and will recompense you for your catch.

For prices of long term hire arrangements, please call us on 07412 651 551


Crayfish Processing

State of the art Crayfish Processing by our sister company - The Cotswold Crayfish Company.


Investing in Lakes

Wild Signal Crayfish caught in pristine waters throughout the UK.


Crayfish Delivered
to Your Door

Local deliveries, within 30 miles of Newbury, by our refrigerated fleet.


Crayfish Delivered
to Your Country

We deliver Crayfish by land, sea and air!