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Crab Catching

Try crab trapping the ancient Goan way for an unforgettable experience


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Catching crabs involves a unique procedure done by Goans at least once a month. This activity is considered one of the most exciting things to do during a visit to Goa. You'll need lots of skill and strength to catch and kill a crab. The trap itself is a circular metal ring with a nylon net, called “Kobllem”. Inside the trap, locals usually place rotten chicken legs to lure the crabs.

At high tide, your chances of catching crabs increase, but if you place your trap in really deep waters then low tide won't be a problem at all. Crab catching in Goa is a very popular activity, especially among fishermen and tourists. You can go on a crab catching trip at Sonalium, a beautiful natural spot on the Dudhsagar River. Pick up from a hotel is possible in Candolim, Sinquerim, Calangute, and Baga. Crab meat, being succulent and sweet, is usually eaten roasted.

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