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Hundreds gather at Cromer Pier for World Crabbing Championships

PUBLISHED: 14:09 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:30 27 August 2019

Part of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Part of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

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The World Crabbing Competition has made a return to Cromer Pier, with hundreds of people competing to catch the most, or biggest crab crabs and the biggest specimen.

Part of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' RobertsPart of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

Youngsters and adults like lowered lines and nets into the waters beneath the town's pier to see what they could come up with as part of the contest on Sunday August 25, which is part of the Crab and Lobster Festival.

The championships - now in their 10th year - used to be just for line-caught crabs, but there is now a category for those caught with a bucket. The overall winner is awarded with the Richard Davies Plate, named after a well-known fisherman who died in 2010.

Tony Shipp, carnival committee chairman, said the calm seas made for ideal conditions for this year's event.

"We also had many other events and activities such as craft and food stalls and the grand charity auction for all of the boat shelves."

Part of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' RobertsPart of the action at the World Crabbing Competition 2019 in Cromer. Picture: Dave 'Hubba' Roberts

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