Tips

Use the Right Bait

Crabs like raw liver, bacon, fish heads/tails, chicken or sand eels (someone also suggested cat food!)

Make sure that your bait reaches the sea bed and avoid seaweed if you can.

Make sure that your bait reaches the sea bed and avoid seaweed if you can.

Bring Your Line Up Very, Very Slowly

As soon as you get your crab above the water it will try to jump off. Bring your line out of the water very, very slowly.

Use a net

Using a net can be useful to land the crabs before they jump off the line.

Put Sea Water in a Bucket and Seaweed for Shade

Make sure that your bucket is half full of sea water and place some seaweed in to shade and protect the crabs.

Do Not Over-Crowd Your Bucket with Crabs

Crabs don't like over-crowding. It's cruel. Current thinking is ten crabs at most, then let them go.

Change the Water Once an Hour

Change the water once an hour.

Shade your crabs from direct sunlight.

Let Your Crabs Go Free - Carefully

Choose a suitable place to let your crabs go free; close to the water's edge, away from nosey seagulls & not off ledges that are too high.