This week we headed to Hamble on the Hampshire coast to do some crabbing. It is not something I have ever done before, but I was pretty sure the boys would enjoy it. We started by having a lovely lunch at The Blue Star Cafe. The children’s meals were large and reasonably priced and I had the best BLT ever! Here they also sell all you need to go crabbing. So with our new purchases, we headed out along the prommenade to see if we could catch any crabs.
One thing that is worth noting before you head to the coast is the tide times. You need to go when the tide is in. This is obvious really, but we hadn’t really thought much about it. As the tide was going out when we arrived, we didn’t have that long to catch our crabs.
The crabs were in for a treat. They had some smoked bacon (like I had eaten in my BLT!) No wonder they keep creeping into nets with that kind of treat waiting for them. We had some super dupa deluxe crab catchers. Basically all you do is place the bacon in the little white net of the catcher and then throw the net into the water. Leave the net for a short time so the crabs can wander in. Then pull out and place the crabs in a bucket of water.
Middle man and I were over the moon to be the first to pull out not one but two crabs!
The boys absolutely love crabbing. Ok so did I! It was just a shame that the tide was on it’s way out and we didn’t have long to do it. We have promised them that we will go back soon. I can feel a crabbing competition in the pipeline.
Have you been crabbing? Where else is good to go?
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