Crab fever and festival fun in town
Derby locals didn’t squander an opportunity to hit the water in great weather conditions last weekend and while anglers reported average mixed bags of mulloway, fingermark and big blue nose salmon the jackpot species was the mudcrab.
In less than two pulls of the nets, most vessels had bagged out and caught their boat limit of 10 brown mud crabs and were on their way home.
The Mary Island Fishing Club also started its collection of crabs for the first mud crab races of the year which start this Saturday at 3pm. The crab races are a popular fundraising event for the club each year.
This year the club has teamed up with the Boab Festival, with local musicians playing between races and a band after the final race. This is a great free family event and we encourage everyone to come on down and support the club.
Kat Nowak holds one of the mud crabs that will be lining up next weekend in the MIFC mud crab racing fundraiser.