J.K. Snickeri
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Fishing for shore crabs is an exciting pastime for any child on holiday on the coast.

J.K. Snickeri in Sweden manufactures and sells traditional crab-fishing poles for children.

The crab-fishing poles are made completely by hand and are designed for many years of use.

The pole itself is made of hand-planed pinewood.  
A stainless steel swivel prevents the fishing-line from getting tangled up.


How to fish for crabs  

Fishing for crabs is simple. All you need is a crab-fishing pole, a bucket and perhaps a landing net. If you haven’t learnt to swim yet, you must wear a life-jacket.

Where to fish

The best place to fish is usually around jetties where the water is 0.5 to 1 metre deep. The crabs like to hide among stones and in seaweed, which is why it’s well worth fishing between the stones. 


Fish between the stones – it can be worth it.

What should I use as bait?

Crabs eat almost anything but sea mussels are their favourite dish. Sea mussels grow among seaweed or on the pontoons of floating landing stages. Break the shell with a stone and use the clothes-peg on the crab-fishing pole to fasten the bait. 

If you can’t find any sea mussels, using a bit of raw bacon or a shrimp you have bought will work just as well.



Sea mussels work very well as bait.

What do I do when I get a bite?

Things start getting exciting as soon as you have lowered the clothes-peg with the bait into the water. You probably won’t have to wait for long before the first crab appears. Wait until the crab gets a good grip on the sea mussel and then carefully pull up the line. If you have a large crab on the end, the easiest way to land it is to use a landing net.

Carefully lower the crab into a bucket of fresh seawater. If the crab has eaten up the bait, attach a new bait and then lower it into the water again.


Hold the back edge of the crab’s shell with your fingers.

If you want to hold the crab, you should grab it by back edge of its shell. Other wise the crab might nip your fingers. It can really hurt!

Throw the crabs back into the sea

When you’re done fishing, always throw the crabs back into the sea in the same place you caught them. Remember, the water in the bucket quickly gets warm and loses its oxygen. So don’t keep the crabs in the bucket for more than two hours.

Since our crab-fishing poles have a number of small parts, they are not suitable for children under the age of 3.

J.K. Snickeri





Crab-fishing pole with a sea mussel used as bait


We are currently looking for distributers in several European countries. 
Please contact
J.K. Snickeri   info@krabbfiske.se for further information.