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Razor Clams at RQYS - Watch your feet

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Created by iCarbon 2 months ago, 26 Jun 2018
iCarbon
QLD, 175 posts
27 Jun 2018 12:07AM
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Windsurfers beware of Razor clams which will slice open bare feet. These are fan shaped clams which are very sharp. Today I saw numerous Razor clams in the soft sand and sea grass, directly in front of RQYS. I early autumn, I received two very big cuts in bare feet (which really required stitching) in a 2 weeks period, out the front of RQYS, on the sea grass. I was not sure what caused them at the time. Now I know.




gregwed
QLD, 533 posts
27 Jun 2018 8:22AM
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That's a bugger - but on the positive side, they're good bait and great to eat.

curac
WA, 1045 posts
27 Jun 2018 7:48AM
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ah i remember them from the front beach at bowen

Dag
QLD, 641 posts
27 Jun 2018 10:14AM
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They are good to eat. Interesting it's a private beach isn't it?

cammd
QLD, 1821 posts
27 Jun 2018 10:19AM
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Dag said..
They are good to eat. Interesting it's a private beach isn't it?


No its a public beach, was just looking up recipes myself

Hardcarve1
QLD, 379 posts
27 Jun 2018 12:40PM
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I once dragged the top of my toe across one and only noticed when I saw the top of my board covered in blood. Still have the two scares running down the top of my big toe to show for it. The foot strap was blood stained after.
Never stop me from sailing and I had another hour of great sailing at Bribie Island Brible Island but we are a tough lot up here.

Richiefish
QLD, 5431 posts
27 Jun 2018 4:32PM
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Look like they'd slice through a bootie too...All you guys that want to eat them, how about doing a complete sweep of the area and eat them all.

Dag
QLD, 641 posts
27 Jun 2018 6:06PM
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cammd said..

Dag said..
They are good to eat. Interesting it's a private beach isn't it?



No its a public beach, was just looking up recipes myself


What I was getting at is; they'll get cleaned up lickety-split if you mention it in the right forums. There are signs explaining the rules regarding shellfish collection at Sandstone Point, written in different languages. It's very busy there sometimes.

cammd
QLD, 1821 posts
27 Jun 2018 7:34PM
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Yeah surprised they are there, have seen plenty of people in the past collecting shellfish in the area. Once the word is out I bet they get consumed fast.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6248 posts
28 Jun 2018 11:31AM
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cammd said..
Yeah surprised they are there, have seen plenty of people in the past collecting shellfish in the area. Once the word is out I bet they get consumed fast.


Mmm maybe we should spread the word about them being in Lake Macquarie I'm not sure if there are enough local's who would eat that sort of thing though ..

Richiefish
QLD, 5431 posts
28 Jun 2018 7:22PM
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And we can tell the Japanese seafood connoisseurs about our blue blubber jellyfish abundance when it happens...Bring in the huge ocean rapist ship, suck em up and take em away boys.

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 1614 posts
28 Jun 2018 8:28PM
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I'm glad those blue things didn't show up at our end of the bay this summer Richie, they were a scourge the previous summer. I'd be stoked if the Sandstone Shellfish Collectors Club would get onto the little blue buggers

Dag
QLD, 641 posts
29 Jun 2018 8:59AM
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Maybe they couldn't get through the weed.

BRUCE H
NSW, 166 posts
2 Jul 2018 7:17AM
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At lake Macquarie I wear booties, walk out keeping feel low near the bottom. If I feel a clam I push it from the side and step on it when it falls over . They break really easily and then fish can eat them.



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