cheers mate nd wot do u mean by runnys
Collecting peelers can be very hard work, so whatever crab they get, they would probley not part with. If you really want to try crab which i think is a very good bait, try collecting it yourself, it feels better catching a fish on the bait you have picked yourself. Go to the shore at low tide, somewhere that has weed, rocks and a muddy bottom. When you lift a crab, twist the leg off ,one in from the back. If its a white strand inside it not a peeler, if theres a new soft brown leg underneath you have got one.
A wee tip, you can spot a potential peeler by its metabolism, if its harldy moving, even when you pick it up, its more than likley it a peeler or a softy (a softy is when its just the peeling stage).
Hope this helps...
Have you thought it could be your set up and not your bait?cheers mate i go fishing twice a week and just havent caught a thing yet but cheers for the advice mate
i didn't catch for ages after startinfg sea fishing (last year). what made all the difference was bait presentation. until i was shown otherwise, i used to "loop" big worm baits on the hook. once i learnt to thread the worm up the hook and trace, exposing the hook point, i started to catch fish.Have you thought it could be your set up and not your bait?
Why don't you let us know what rigs you use with snood stength and length of snood and size of hooks.