Isle of Mull Self Catering Holiday Home Sleeps 10

Penmore House

Penmore House offers modern facilities in a stone house full of character,
set in its own beautiful surroundings.

Catching Green crab on the Isle of Mull

A fun pastime during summer holidays by the sea is to spend some time catching crabs.

Our blogg looks at Crabbing on the isle of Mull

The Isle of Mull has many accessible beaches and an amazing rocky shoreline with lots of rock pools to explore.

What do you need to go crabbing ?

Do i need a net ?

Exploring rock pools with a wee net is great fun, and you will find small crabs, shrimps and wee fish.


but what about crabbing with a line ?…..
That sounds like fun.

should you buy a crabbing line costing £1.25 ?
or make one using baler twin and an onion bag. ?

Which one works best ?

We undertake a scientific experiment to settle the discussion.

crabbing equipment


you can either head to the fishing tackle shop and buy a crabbing kit

~ or raid the rummage drawer for a length of string and and a wee bag made from netting which was used for oranges, onion or garlic.

which system would come out tops ?
would youthful enthusiasm or years of crabbing experience win on the day?

This looks like a good spot,

Its Croig harbour, close to Penmore House Self Catering Holiday Home on the isle of Mull.

Bash up some welks and pop them into your bate bag.

Toss the line with attached bate bag into the sea…..
Dangling the line off the pier also works very well.

We will be fishing for green crab or shore crab, we will not be eating them, however some people use them to make a fish stock for soup.

Is not long before the scream goes out

“I think I’ve caught one”

mmmm maybe this was going to be a tougher challenge than we thought.

before long, to squeals of joy and laughter more crabs are coming up on the lines, …. and…. escaping down into the cracks on the pier before we can get them into the bucket.


The results of our experiment.

Well, Everyone was having so much fun, nobody was counting so the jury is still out. 

however both systems seem to work really well, 

We will just have to return again another day and try again.


crab fishing

Remember to add seawater to your bucket and a bit of seaweed so the crabs have somewhere to hide from the sun. don’t keep them too long and return them to the sea when it’s time to go home.


All our crabs were returned to the sea after our fishing adventure


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