Fishing crabs is simple and fun. All you need is a fishing rod, a bucket, some bait and maybe a landing net.
Where do I find the crabs?
The best place to fish is usually around the piers where the water is 0.5 to 1 meter deep. The crabs like to hide among rocks and seaweed.
What should I use as bait?
The blue mussels are the crabs favourite food. You will find the mussels among seaweed or on floating pontoons. Crack the shell with a stone and attach the bait to the fishing rod’s clothespin. (If you can't find any mussels, a piece of raw bacon or a shrimp will do.)
What do I do next?
Drop the clothespin with the bait to the bottom of the sea. Try to place it next to a stone or seaweed – that's where the biggest crabs are hiding!
What do I do when I get the crab?
Wait until the crab has a good grip on the bait. Then gently pull up the cord. If you've got a big crab a landing net can be useful. Then carefully drop the crab in a bucket with fresh seawater. If the crab has eaten all of the bait, attach a new one before you drop the clothespin back in the sea.
What do I do when I am finished fishing?
When you are finished fishing, always return the crabs to the sea at the same place where you caught them.