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bingo

crabs

Taking the nipper crabbing tomorrow. Any tips on tackle, bait, casting ect.
Cathryn

You're presumably not talking about the bits of bread on a hook chucked off the harbour wall then? Laughing We get lots of crabs on the line - none big enough to eat but thats because of where we fish. Never remember to carry the hooks on cliff walks - but maybe next time I will.
bingo

I was joking. Just a fun trip. Can you eat the little crabs you pull in over the side? Maybe a soup.
Jonnyboy

As a kid i used limpets, as a grown up I use pots!

try a mackeral head, or something they can get their claws into and hang on.
bingo

Yeah, I'll just use scaps of fish or bacon. But what I really want to know is can I eat them? The crabs that is.
Jonnyboy

Green shore crabs or velvets make a tasty bisque. browns or spiders and you're laughing. Not the time of year for spiders IIRC. (Not that we get them this far north)
bingo

Hey Jonny, that was a cheap shot, shooting me under the table like that!
Penny Outskirts

But you're a slimey git bag who was going to give hiim to Jabba Shocked
bingo

I've got kids to feed, give us a break.
Penny Outskirts

Nah - blow him away JB Cool
dpack

if it moves eat it (unless it is wearing colourful toxic clothes )
peelers are ace raw or souped , shore crabs are ok but crunchy

a crossed stick frame with loose nooses that close when the pulling string is pulled and a dead thing as bait on the centre works for me to get pinchy for dinner(ok it needs a weight and a few dry tests but its easy and effective )

pots are good but my way only needs 2 sticks and some string , timing the haul (easy feely with a fishers touch Wink ) when pinchy is on the frame is important but even random pulls will get results if the (smelly )bait has crabs to attract

if you have access to below low tide water (from a pier /rocks etc )it should be easy to get big uns , between tides they are usually smaller , cover turning at low tide often gets dinner in a few minutes and is my best bet for a definite munch

i stood on my biggest ever when having a paddle Laughing

my way has fed me loads Wink

spider crabs are good eating but alien looking
dpack

ps and you can drag them up the cliff Wink
cab

bingo wrote:
I was joking. Just a fun trip. Can you eat the little crabs you pull in over the side? Maybe a soup.


Yeah, they make a wonderful soup. You're a chef, whats the onec called where you fry off the crabs and make a tomato based soup around them?
bingo

cab wrote:
bingo wrote:
I was joking. Just a fun trip. Can you eat the little crabs you pull in over the side? Maybe a soup.


Yeah, they make a wonderful soup. You're a chef, whats the onec called where you fry off the crabs and make a tomato based soup around them?


Bisque. I'll post a recipe. I keep meaning to post some recipes but you know what time is like.
cab

bingo wrote:

Bisque. I'll post a recipe. I keep meaning to post some recipes but you know what time is like. I'm up for a question sticky about cooking. I'll speak to Jema/Tahir.


Even better than that of course would be to do us the occasional article... Something on shellfish cooking (for the forager), or good recipes for wild shrooms, that kind of thing.
tahir

cab wrote:
Even better than that of course would be to do us the occasional article... Something on shellfish cooking (for the forager), or good recipes for wild shrooms, that kind of thing.


Yeah, that'd be great
bingo

Yeah, there seems to be a good recipe link in "recipe and homebrewing" anyway..... I will work on some stuff.
bingo

Crab Bisque........Wild garlic and Horse radish risotto, I'll get something together.
doctoral

dpack wrote:
if it moves eat it (unless it is wearing colourful toxic clothes )
peelers are ace raw or souped , shore crabs are ok but crunchy

a crossed stick frame with loose nooses that close when the pulling string is pulled and a dead thing as bait on the centre works for me to get pinchy for dinner(ok it needs a weight and a few dry tests but its easy and effective )

pots are good but my way only needs 2 sticks and some string , timing the haul (easy feely with a fishers touch Wink ) when pinchy is on the frame is important but even random pulls will get results if the (smelly )bait has crabs to attract

if you have access to below low tide water (from a pier /rocks etc )it should be easy to get big uns , between tides they are usually smaller , cover turning at low tide often gets dinner in a few minutes and is my best bet for a definite munch

i stood on my biggest ever when having a paddle Laughing

my way has fed me loads Wink

spider crabs are good eating but alien looking


... and I am told that US Eastern Seaboard horseshoe crabs are poisonous, although they look like something out of Doctor Who, so I wouldn't eat one anyway ...

doctoral

doctoral wrote:
... and I am told that US Eastern Seaboard horseshoe crabs are poisonous, although they look like something out of Doctor Who, so I wouldn't eat one anyway ...


... unless, of course I had proof that they were edible, then I might just have a nibble ...

Soft-shell crab sandwiches are good and widely available on the US east coast smilebox
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