How to catch a green shore crab by Ted Bradshaw, age 8.
- First get a line like in the picture above and tie some bacon, and tie a heavy nut as a weight at the bottom so it sinks to the bottom.
- Get a bucket and fill it up with sea water.
- Find a spot to dangle your line from, where you can sit.
- Throw your line into the water and wait patiently (for a long time!) for a crab to eat the bacon.
- When you feel a gentle tug, very very slowly, reel in the line with the crab biting the bacon, but don't bang it against the sides otherwise the crab will fall off!
- When you've got the crab up, put it in your bucket of water so you can look at it more closely.
- Don't forget to set it free before you go home.