Cromer crab catchers battle it out

Dominic Chessum Armed with colourful buckets, fishing line and a wide variety of meaty treats more than 50 children descended on Cromer Pier today to battle it out for the title of best crab catcher.

Dominic Chessum

Armed with colourful buckets, fishing line and a wide variety of meaty treats more than 50 children descended on Cromer Pier today to battle it out for the title of best crab catcher.

The crab-catching competition is part of Cromer Carnival's two children's weeks, which are taking place in the run up to the big week-long festival later this month.

After an hour of tempting the crabs with everything from pieces of plaice to bits of liver and bacon, three clear winners emerged.


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David Hedge won the under five competition with a catch of five crabs while in the six to nine-year-old competition joint first place was shared by Chloe Murkett and Finlay Cregan who both caught 11.

Another crab competition will be held on the pier next Monday between 2.30pm and 4pm.

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For more information on children's events being held in Cromer this week and next see the carnival brochure or go to www.edp24.co.uk/dailylinks and follow the link to the carnival website.

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