My boys are mad for crabbing and they started their competition with each other in April.
It doesn’t have to be expensive. Just grab bacon or sardines, a line and a bucket plus net if you want to out craft them. Dangle the line over the quay remembering to anchor it, and away you go.
Patience is important, check every 5 mins by having a little tug and the line should feel heavier unless you’ve caught seaweed or a boot. Put you catch in the bucket, out of the sun and take that all important photo
School holiday Idea: You can go crabbing most days during the summer hols at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth where they’ll will give you the line, bait and bucket. Weather permitting the half-hourly crabbing sessions take place between 10.30am-3.30pm and costs just a little extra on top of the admission fee, but book your spot as they go quick!
Great spots tried and tested by my 2 enthusiasts include Porthleven, Mullion, Padstow, Helford River (Pandora Inn jetty), Fowey, Looe, Wharfside Penzance
Happy snappy crabbing and good luck!
Win a gone crabbing t-shirt, colouring book & crayons
Send your child’s name in on facebook: look out tots about with a photo of the largest number of crabs caught and the biggest crab if possible. Closing date 30th August.