Graeme Moon from Eastbourne had a great season on the smoothhounds last year. Of his 30 hounds from a local pier 25 fell to hardback crab fished on a version of the carp angler’s hair rig.
In the second part of his peeler crab dossier Steve Walker deals with peeling, freezing and presenting this favourite fish-food. Following on from the collection of the crabs , peelers that are ready be used have to first be prepared either for mounting on
Peeler crabs can become an obsession among particularly match anglers who will spend an extraordinary amount of time collecting, storing, and preparing them for fishing use. For many other anglers peelers are something of an enigma, misunderstood and rarely used.