The Yabby is a freshwater crayfish, also known as a crawchie, crawdad, craybob or even lobbie, it’s dependant on where you come from.
Yabbies can live in virtually any body of fresh water including rivers, lakes and dams. Yabbies burrow and are able to survive long periods of drought.
Yabbies do not need as much acclimatisation as fingerlings. When you receive your yabbies open the foam box next to your pond, before releasing them splash a few buckets of the dam water into the box so they’re moisture levels are high, this will ensure that they swim immediately into the water and out of site from predators.