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could any one help me ive heard that people are useing old bits of guttering to make crab traps could someone please tell me how it is done many thanks
 

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could any one help me ive heard that people are useing old bits of guttering to make crab traps could someone please tell me how it is done many thanks
think basically you just anchor the drainpipe on the beach so the crabs can hide inside. hey presto peeler crabs.
 

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Hi razor,
If you are thinking of setting a few peeler crab traps use roof tiles or clay pipes as these sit in the mud better and dont need anchoring down like guttering do.:thumbs:
 

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Razor,

I found these old posts that might be of some help, I haven't read them thoughoughly yet so I dont know how good they are.

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the cheapest way is to use house guttering cut into 2ft lenghts and pussed into the beach at 45 degrees then hollow out a space underneath the shelter created,but beware a lot of beaches will not like you doing this,and also all the good marks that will allow it will already be being used by other anglers/bait collecters,the crabs go under the pipe for shelter while the shed,so you need to check them on a regular basis,hope this helps.
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all i use is guttering or the down pipe and dig them in the mud. i have got about 600 traps and all of them are a mix of guttering and down pipes. as you are not aloud to put tyres in any more.

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Old tyres are probably the best - though not practical in most locations.

The other thing is drain pipe cut length ways or roof coping tiles these should be securely dug into in the sand/mud ( so as not to get washed away in the tides )at an angle of about 45 degrees.

Traps have to checked and cleared regularly to work efficiently - it can also take a few weeks for crabs to appear in new traps.
 

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Hi i watched a video by john holden he showed you how to set the pipes.He sets them in mud not sand and digs them in so that they dont move when the tide comes in. He sets them at about 45 deg angle so that it forms a small tunnel.The crabs go in to shed there shells. He checks them every day. To check that it is a peeler he just nips the end of a leg and pulls if it leaves the soft bit of flesh underneath it is a peeler. Hope this helps
 
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