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Aug 3rd, 2018 at 1:20pm
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Hi, I am not much of a fisherman but always keen to eat wild caught food in the place I catch it.  I have a trip to Stewart Island each spring and was wondering if anyone had any success catching crabs off rocks (the salt water type, not the pubic hair ones)?  Is it as simple as lowering a baited hook or crab pot into a rock pool?  Any tips greatly appreciated.
  

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Re: Crabbing
Reply #1 - Aug 4th, 2018 at 7:51am
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Weve caught loads of paddle crabs by using small round wire pots baited with fish.
Set them over sandy beaches but not in to deep.Leave for a few hours. But youll need a dinghy etc to do this.
Another way was to drift over areas of sand at night with a spotlight and spear them with the added bonus of flounder.
  

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