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Peeler crab is something quite hard to come by round my way. Do any of you Devon and Cornwall lads have a reliable source for them? Or are you able to harvest some for me for a cash prize ? 
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9 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Peeler crab is something quite hard to come by round my way. Do any of you Devon and Cornwall lads have a reliable source for them? Or are you able to harvest some for me for a cash prize ? 
thanks

There are usually people in Kent that advertise on Facebook selling crab.

Its hermits that I struggle with 

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13 minutes ago, JonC said:

There are usually people in Kent that advertise on Facebook selling crab.

Its hermits that I struggle with 

Yeah, it’s hard to get the hook through them ain’t it. 

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21 minutes ago, Odyssey said:

Over rated bait TBH...... 


I used to use peeler crab all the time when shore fishing, when they were 50p each, it was quite productive but not especially so on the boat. A lot of people rate hard backs, I have never had any success with them but I have never really persevered with them so that may well be the reason. 
I should try harder with them as they are easily collected, I leave a pot hanging off the boat sometimes for the kids and it always comes up with about 20-30 in it. 

 

 

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give these guys a call I use them wintertime for my shore cod fishing crab baits, nice large quality crab..

Euro Angling Ltd1 Tor Hill HouseUnion StreetTorquayTQ2 5QWUK

Phone: 01803 203204

sales@euroangling.co.uk

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1 hour ago, DINOBOY said:

give these guys a call I use them wintertime for my shore cod fishing crab baits, nice large quality crab..

Euro Angling Ltd1 Tor Hill HouseUnion StreetTorquayTQ2 5QWUK

Phone: 01803 203204

sales@euroangling.co.uk

Nice one thanks very much 👍🏻

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We do well on crab for smoothies in the Bristol Channel, it out fishes other baits

Doesn't seem to be any better than worm/squid for cod, even though the cod are always full of crab when gutted

 

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On 3/6/2021 at 12:09 PM, Saintly Fish said:

Nice one thanks very much 👍🏻

Finally managed to order 50 live crab from these guys. Hopefully will be here by Wednesday. 
Unfortunately they will probably go straight into the freezer as the weekend isn’t looking favourable atm !  

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2 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Finally managed to order 50 live crab from these guys. Hopefully will be here by Wednesday. 
Unfortunately they will probably go straight into the freezer as the weekend isn’t looking favourable atm !  

The ones that are still way off peeling can be kept for a while in a bucket or net over the side of your/ you’re boat. 

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2 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

£75

That just seems like so much money to pay for crabs that are    found on the shore. Nice hours work picking them. 

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Are you expecting them to be perfect peelers? I mean the shell just coming off by itself? Whenever I’ve bought crab usually half are peeling and the rest are just about ready 

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Just now, JonC said:

Are you expecting them to be perfect peelers? I mean the shell just coming off by itself? 

No it never is that way. I will bring on any that need it and freeze down those that don’t. I went peeler hunting last Friday and found 5 20p sized ones and that was it. Yes £75 is not cheap but it is including the 24hr delivery. I don’t have the time or the prolific area to hunt them round here. 

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1 minute ago, Saintly Fish said:

No it never is that way. I will bring on any that need it and freeze down those that don’t. I went peeler hunting last Friday and found 5 20p sized ones and that was it. Yes £75 is not cheap but it is including the 24hr delivery. I don’t have the time or the prolific area to hunt them round here. 

Can’t you get in touch with @Tadpolehe must have a good supply somewhere? 

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3 minutes ago, Saintly Fish said:

What........!!!! @Tadpole using bait  not plastic ? Don’t be silly. 

I think he tolerates it for the sacred bass in summer? Or at least he tolerates others doing so @Tadpolewe know you’re  lurking! 

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3 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Finally managed to order 50 live crab from these guys. Hopefully will be here by Wednesday. 
Unfortunately they will probably go straight into the freezer as the weekend isn’t looking favourable atm !  

Why not just get frozen peeler from Andy's baits (Baits R Us) ?

 

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7 hours ago, GPSguru said:

Why not just get frozen peeler from Andy's baits (Baits R Us) ?

 

Because I like to know they were alive when frozen. That way at least I know they are in tip top condition. I’ve had frozen crabs before and they were black and nasty once defrosted. Ones you freeze yourself are a better bait. 

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I used to buy 12 peeler per year...

 

id use half a dozen on first two hound sessions per year (half a good crab with a bit of squid used to work fine) 

Now it’s squid all the way.... 

My best bound came on a sardine. 23.5lb. I thought it was a tope.... but def a hound. Squid works just as well up here

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