Two evenings in a row, returned with the usual wet arse and no fish(crabs in this case) should add the conditions were atrocious – lost me boots in the deep mud and wind gusts North of 60ks made it impossible to see the bottom.
In desperation sought the counsel of the pub’s resident wise man. His advice “only rake for crabs when the low tide is less than 0.5 m” proved yet again that if you need anything the answers always there, at the pub. Next day saw a low of 0.8m when I managed to snare 2 legal crabs. The day after at 0.5m I could have caught dozens but with lack of fridge space I stopped fishing after I caught a feed.