A crabbing they'll all go

KIDS from Sprites Junior School in Ipswich had a crab-tastic time at Walberswick as they geared up for next week's big event in the crab world.In just six days , the seaside village will hold the 22nd British Open Crabbing Championship.

KIDS from Sprites Junior School in Ipswich had a crab-tastic time at Walberswick as they geared up for next week's big event in the crab world.

In just six days , the seaside village will hold the 22nd British Open Crabbing Championship.

While the event promises good fun for children, there is a serious fund raising side – this year the proceeds will be split between Southwold Hospital and The Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The basic idea is simple – over a 90 minute period, and armed only with a single line and bait of your choice, the person landing the single heaviest crab wins.

Many entrants use bait made to a closely guarded secret and competition is intense!

A fee of £1 is payable to enter, and all equipment (buckets, bait and line) is available on site for a small charge.

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A trophy is awarded to the winning entrant along with a gold medal and £50 prize money. Runners up receive silver and bronze medals as well as prize money of £30 and £15 respectively.

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For more information, check out www.walberswick.ws/crabbing

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