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Crabbing Competition at Cary Arms Inn, Torquay 1st to 7th August

Week long crabbing competition for all with award ceremony on Thursday night and ‘crabulous prizes up for grabs!’ Crab will be on the menu, and there is even talk of a barbeque on the terrace too. Cary Arms Inn & Restaurant, Beach Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX Tel: 01803 327110 or visit their website here

Bridlington Fish & Chip Shop Wins National Award

Congratulations to the staff of Fish and Chips at 149 who won the National Fish & Chip Awards 2011. Matthew Silk and Tracy Poskitt took home the highest accolade in the fish and chip industry putting their success down to line caught fish and batter made of beef dripping. Find their shop at 149 Marton…

Please Vote

The poll is now open to vote for your favourite crabbing places in the UK. Don’t let Devon, Cornwall and Dorset steal the show – register your opinion now. Two readers have already disagreed with the list and voted for Cleethorpes and Hamble under the ‘other’ section.

River Hamble’s Annual Crabbing Competition, 2011

Blown Away by Competitive Crabbing in Hampshire My family and I were clueless crabbers until Saturday June 18th, when we headed to Hampshire amid gales and driving rain to the River Hamble’s Annual Crabbing Competition, 2011.

Crabbydays Goes to Staithes, North Yorkshire

We really wanted to kick off our website with a wonderful post about crabbing in the lovely fishing village of Staithes in North Yorkshire. But the British weather had other plans and as we neared the coast the heavens opened…

The British Open Crabbing Championship 2011 Cancelled

Excerpt from The British Open Crabbing Championship website Each year from 1982 to 2010 in the delightful coastal village of Walberswick in Suffolk, The British Open Crabbing Championship is held. Great fun for children of all ages (nobody born before 1890 may enter!). The event raises funds for local, county and sea-related charities and good…

Crabbing in Whitby Harbour

Check out this write up by The Whitby Guide: “Crabbing in Whitby Harbour has been the pastime of youngsters in the town for a million generations. Next to Whitby Bridge is a designated harbour fishing area where 99% of those ‘fishing’ are trying to catch crabs on simple hand-held lines. Called ‘doggering’ by locals, this…

Go Crabbing in Staithes Harbour

We love this write up about crabbing in Staithes Harbour from Greystones Cottages website: “Judging by the number of crabbing lines our guests leave behind, and their comments in the guest book, this seems to be one of the most popular activities for children of all ages. Borrow one of our lines or buy one…

Welcome to Crabbydays

Hello crabbing enthusiasts, welcome to Crabbydays. Crabbydays was started because of our family’s love of crabbing by the sea. There’s nothing better than sitting on a quayside, in the sunshine (if you’re lucky!), lines baited, ice-cream in hand, waiting for a tug on your line. I want this to be the best crabbing website for…