British Open Crabbing Championships

Crabbers will be out in force on Sunday trying to find the weightiest crustaceans at this year's British Open Crabbing Championships.

Crabbers will be out in force on Sunday trying to find the weightiest crustaceans at this year's British Open Crabbing Championships.

The contest in the Blyth Estuary, at Walberswick, attracts around 500 entrants.

This will be the 24th year and over that time thousands of pounds have been donated to charities.

The Macmillan nurses and Ipswich Children's Hospice have been chosen as this year's benefactors.


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British Crabbing Federation vice-chairman Robin Buncombe said they liked to collect every year for a different charity.

All competitors should meet for registration at Ferry Road car park at 2pm with an entry fee of £1.

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The competition will take place between 3pm and 4.30pm and the official weigh in will be at 5.15pm.

This year's presentations will be made by former Radio One DJ Simon Mayo, who has a holiday home in the village.

The champion will receive £50, a gold replica medal, champagne and a silver engraved trophy.

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