Crabs Don't Like Jaffa Cakes!

We decided to have a little competition when we were at the seaside as Dad had some fishing line in his pocket and Mum found fishing weights that she’d bought from a car boot sale in her bag (She said they’d come in handy one day!).

Who could make the best crab line out of nothing and who could catch the most crabs?

Boys vs girls: Dad and Me Vs Mum and Squid. Here’s our crab lines:

Dad and Me with our stick - perfect for catching crabs
Dad and Me = Stick
Mum and Squid with their Sheewee - Whatever that is
Mum and Squid = Sheewee (What on earth is a Sheewee?!)

We said Mum cheated by taking the washing tablet bag from the caravan before we left for the day. Mum said we cheated for using the fishing hook from the car. Please note, if you are going somewhere where there’s no bait, remember to take your own! We forgot our bacon. What we learnt:

  1. No matter how good your crab line is, never forget your bait
  2. Crabs do not like Jaffa Cakes
Jaffa Cakes for bait doesn't work so well
Crabs do not like jaffa cakes!

But the result … well, it turns out that the best crabbing technique of the day was indeed using nothing! Squid got bored and developed her own crabbing technique:

The Squid technique for crabbing...
The Squid Crabbing Technique
...Turns out to be the best method
And here we are releasing our crabs – all caught using the Squid technique.
The best crab of the day - check out this beauty!
And here's the best crab of the day.
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Squid’s my little sister. I called her that because when she was born she was pink and her arms and legs wriggled everywhere. Like a squid. Squid and me do lots of fun stuff and I get to tell you about it here. I hope you will write back and tell me what you get up to …

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