Rye Pier - Giant Spider Crabs

Giant Spider Crabs

During the winter months the Giant Spider Crab population migrate to the shallow water locations in the south of Port Phillip Bay, often seen at Blairgowrie and Rye piers. It is here that they moult in large numbers, giving coastal users an insight into the world of the exceptional Spider Crab and to witness this unique event. 

For further information regarding the Spider Crabs, recreational fishing rules (size and bag limits), and any queries should be directed to the Victorian Fisheries Authority via the following link:

https://vfa.vic.gov.au/science-in-fisheries/spidercrabs