Peeler Crab

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Peeler Crab

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can you collect peeler carbs from the beach or catch them?

becuase at mudeford people do crab fishing and catch alot of crabs :D would these be peeler crabs?? if not i can just buy them from my tackle shop :) ;) i just wondered :-S .

i want them to catch wrasse really any help would be great :D :D

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Hi mate, don't waste peelers on wrasse, hardbacks are what you need and you can catch them on a crab line or find them under rocks.

To hook pull a back leg off and thread the hook through the socket keeps them lively under a float, the ideal crab would be about 50p size, hope this helps.

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ok thanks for that :D :D im just gonna use the crabs for anything that takes to it really

cheers greg
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Hi geggy_poos

You can find peelers down the beach under rocks and seaweed. you need to scrape the sand or mud away as the peelers tends to bury themselves slightly out of harms way. They peel at different times of the year depending what part of the country you are at. The hens (female crabs) peel before mating so look for small crabs under larger cock crabs and the cocks(male crabs) peel after mating.

To check to see if a crab is a peeler just pinch off the tip of one leg and if it is a peeler it will have an identical soft leg underneath.

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ok thats helped alot :D :D im going to go and catch/collect some if the weather is good and then ill go on to hengitsbury head and fish there :)

cheers greg

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oh and another thing :-S :-S

i dont know if i am being silly but could the crab not cut the line with its pincers. do i have to float fish the peeler or can i cast it out with a weight and let it sink??

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Dont you believe it, there are still penty close to the shore, keith

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I have not had much trouble with them for the last few weeks down here on the south coast perhaps then it is because i am using the little bliters as bait for the hounds :D

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Post by Geggy_poos »

thanks alot for those links :) :)

also how do i set up a pennil rig??

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Hi Greg

Check out this link

Vid clip of Alan Yates setting up A pennell

http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Videos/Fishi ... R=EPI-2623

Tight lines :D

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Post by Geggy_poos »

thanks for all your help :D im going fishing tomurrow morningi f the rain has cleared by then :-/ :-/

im was gonna use a mixture of baits

-mussels
-peeler cab
-hardbacks
-slip a limpet
-wragworm

hopefully catch something :) :)

thanks night-fisher

cheers greg

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Post by night-fisher »

Good idea

I always take a whole load of different baits cos you never know whats going to fish.

Tight lines for tomorrow

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