Crawling crabs

Crawling crabs

Borrow a fishing rod and go fishing for crabs.

Creepy crawly crabs

Summer is on its way and so is crab fishing at National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet. Almost no equipment is required, just a little patience is needed, and the aquarium storytellers are ready with help and fun stories while you wait for the crabs to bite.

We will be using bamboo poles with string. At the end of the string is a small clip where you place the bait. We use mussels as bait because crabs simply love them. Yum yum yum.

Everyone can take part
If you’re lucky enough to get a bite, you must remove the string from the water very carefully so the crab doesn’t let go of its delicious meal. We then place the crabs in a bucket of water, and when we’re finished, we release them again.

You don’t need a fishing licence to participate and you can borrow fishing rods on site. We also provide the mussels used for bait.

You can fish for crab daily from 10.30am to 5.30pm, and on Mondays until 8pm.