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These crab lines will provide hours of fun for all the family.
Each line has 4 metres of line, a special rubber band to hold a stone as a weight and a wooden peg to hold the bait.
Made from fsc birch ply and hand printed in a distinctive crab design it comes complete with a ruler to compare your catch! No hooks are needed as crabs are so greedy they won’t let go, especially if you use bacon!
How to use your crab line
- Find a good spot with access to slightly deeper water, about 4-8 feet. Make sure children are wearing lifejackets and are well supervised. You won’t catch much on a shallow sandy beach. The best places are off the sides of slipways, pier steps or rocks.
- Find a good sized pebble and put it in the rubber band to act as a weight. Bait your line by getting a rasher of bacon and fixing it securely into the peg, strangely enough, smoky bacon works best!
- Lower your baited line into the sea until it sits on the bottom. Leave for 5-10 minutes and then gently pull it up and have a look.
- If you have caught a crab, slowly pull in the line. The crab will grip tightly onto the bacon even when you lift it out of the water.
- Gently shake them off into a bucket of seawater or release them.
- Shore crabs are not edible, so treat them gently and release them unharmed back into the sea. If you keep the crabs in the bucket for a while, be sure to release them after about an hour as they will get too warm.