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Trapping mink and big mink.

Post by SmellySmelt » Tue Oct 27 2020 19:39

What the biggest mink you have seen. My biggest I caught last winter, it was 4lb7oz. Still in the freezer to be mounted. I also caught a blue mink the same year. There’s a pic of the big mink beside a good size female, caught the same day.
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Post by Stewlaws » Wed Oct 28 2020 13:09

Not seeing the mink we use to have locally, but certainly more otters, though saying that seen a few mink remains on the M5 down Devon where the culm runs parallel to the motorway, obviously no traffic sense ...😂

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Post by Mike J » Thu Oct 29 2020 10:22

SmellySmelt wrote:
What the biggest mink you have seen. My biggest I caught last winter, it was 4lb7oz. Still in the freezer to be mounted. I also caught a blue mink the same year. There’s a pic of the big mink beside a good size female, caught the same day.

Biggest Ive seen was actually a skin, it was about the same size as yours.
It was an oatmeal colour and part of a collection of the range of colours found in mink, shown during my trapping course.

Didnt know mink had been released in Ireland, I hope you can get ontop of them before they decimate your wildlife.

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Post by SmellySmelt » Thu Oct 29 2020 10:49

Mike J wrote:
SmellySmelt wrote:
What the biggest mink you have seen. My biggest I caught last winter, it was 4lb7oz. Still in the freezer to be mounted. I also caught a blue mink the same year. There’s a pic of the big mink beside a good size female, caught the same day.

Biggest Ive seen was actually a skin, it was about the same size as yours.
It was an oatmeal colour and part of a collection of the range of colours found in mink, shown during my trapping course.

Didnt know mink had been released in Ireland, I hope you can get ontop of them before they decimate your wildlife.

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Too late, they are wide spread across the country, escapees and fur farm antis releasing them since the 70s. There are 4 fur farms left in Ireland still.

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Post by SmellySmelt » Thu Oct 29 2020 11:18

Mike J wrote:
SmellySmelt wrote:
What the biggest mink you have seen. My biggest I caught last winter, it was 4lb7oz. Still in the freezer to be mounted. I also caught a blue mink the same year. There’s a pic of the big mink beside a good size female, caught the same day.

Biggest Ive seen was actually a skin, it was about the same size as yours.
It was an oatmeal colour and part of a collection of the range of colours found in mink, shown during my trapping course.

Didnt know mink had been released in Ireland, I hope you can get ontop of them before they decimate your wildlife.

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Light doesn’t do it justice.
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Post by SmellySmelt » Mon Nov 09 2020 18:58

Between lockdown and my traps getting submerged constantly, and managed to trap my first mink of the season, bout time :thumbs:

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Post by SmellySmelt » Mon Nov 09 2020 19:05

It won’t let me post a pic

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Post by SmellySmelt » Mon Nov 09 2020 19:15

That’s the one
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Post by Mike J » Tue Nov 10 2020 09:51

I was forced to use cages but there is nothing like a Fenn to do a proper job.

Keep up the good work. :thumbs:

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Post by SmellySmelt » Tue Sep 14 2021 10:03

Mike J wrote:
I was forced to use cages but there is thing like a Fenn to do a proper job.

Keep up the good work. :thumbs:

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I mainly use conibear style 116s and mark 6 fenns. You don’t have to check them every day with these.

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Post by SmellySmelt » Tue Sep 14 2021 10:05

First of the season for me, little female.

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Post by SmellySmelt » Tue Sep 14 2021 10:07

That’s it.
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Post by spincityfan » Tue Sep 14 2021 19:28

Bloke who runs the Duck shoot on a pool I fish was trying to catch a Mink with the cage style traps but didn't get any when I asked him. They also had a pack of hounds down there but they all walked straight past the bush I had seen the Mink jump into earlier that day!

I wonder if anyone has tried to catch Otters in traps like these :laughs:

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Post by piker al » Wed Sep 15 2021 07:07

spincityfan wrote:
Bloke who runs the Duck shoot on a pool I fish was trying to catch a Mink with the cage style traps but didn't get any when I asked him. They also had a pack of hounds down there but they all walked straight past the bush I had seen the Mink jump into earlier that day!

I wonder if anyone has tried to catch Otters in traps like these :laughs:
Crayfish trap better for otters pal :laughs:

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Post by spincityfan » Wed Sep 15 2021 16:01

piker al wrote:
spincityfan wrote:
Bloke who runs the Duck shoot on a pool I fish was trying to catch a Mink with the cage style traps but didn't get any when I asked him. They also had a pack of hounds down there but they all walked straight past the bush I had seen the Mink jump into earlier that day!

I wonder if anyone has tried to catch Otters in traps like these :laughs:
Crayfish trap better for otters pal :laughs:
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