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    Hi,
    Can anyone enlighten me please!!

    Was looking on the forum and someobne mentioned they were using Anti Crab Rigs

    Does anyone know what they are and how they work ?

    Does it 'put off' the fish?

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    Its just a small poly ball above the bait that lifts it off the bottom.

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    They only work if there's no tide, best way to avoid them is fishing on a rough day, the Crabs don't like being battered by big waves
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    you asked about the anti crab rigs its not as difficult as it seems all you do is put a bait float on the hook link here is a pic to show the basic shop bought one for ideas [IMG][/IMG] as you can see in the picture you can change the float to anything you want i use floating beads or pieces of old pike fishing float it doesn't stop crabs taking the bait it makes it harder for them in which time it gives the flat fish time to hopefully take it,, hope this helps

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    If the tide is fast no float will work, unless it's on the surface
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    tougher rougher crabs

    Quote Originally Posted by meanstreak View Post
    They only work if there's no tide, best way to avoid them is fishing on a rough day, the Crabs don't like being battered by big waves
    meanstreak,you should have told that to the crabs last Friday waves pounding in virtualy unfishable,squid bound on with cotton still being attacked even dragged one in (crab that is).

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    I fish sandy beaches and the Crabs don't like it, maybe it's a lot deeper where you fish?
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    I use my rigs in strong tides and if you set them up correctly the tide actually lifts the bait up. You need to use them with a running leger and make them adjustable. In strong tides slide the float towards the weight and as the tide eases slide it towards the hooks. Simples! I've been using them for donkeys years now with no problems. Weed however will still sink the trace and I've not found a way around that yet.
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    Are your rigs 100% effective? as Swimming Crabs will rob any bait on or near the seabed, best thing to do is only fish in the Winter as they clear off into warmer waters,
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    Nobody can claim a 100% success rate and now you're adding swimming crabs to the equation. Spider crabs are another pain as they can reach up a long way. Against ordinary shore and hermit crabs I'd say my rigs are very effective. You can also use the south coast bream rig, which is a three hook paternoster with a bloody great float at the top of the rig body. Even keeps the spiders at bay for a fair while. Usually enough time for a fish to find your bait.
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