Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PHOTOS: Appledore hosts World Crabbing Championships

PUBLISHED: 09:33 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 09:33 29 July 2014

Henry Cousins, Joseph Pavitt and Oliver Pavitt taking part in the crabbing contest. Pics: Graham Hobbs.

Henry Cousins, Joseph Pavitt and Oliver Pavitt taking part in the crabbing contest. Pics: Graham Hobbs.

Archant

Annual event last night (Monday) saw competitors line the quay with buckets and baited lines.

APPLEDORE hosted its annual World Crabbing Championships last night (Monday) as part of the Appledore and Instow Regatta.

Competitors lined the quayside with buckets and baited crab lines in an attempt to see who could catch the most crustaceans.

Team Ayres scooped first prize, catching 164 crabs, with second place going to Team Surfers with 108 crabs and Team Captain Mev in third with 96 crabs.

The winners and organisers of the Appledore World Crabbing Championships. Pic: Graham HobbsThe winners and organisers of the Appledore World Crabbing Championships. Pic: Graham Hobbs

Regatta chairman Peter Reveley said: “It was a lovely evening for it, there were lots of visitors and with 82 teams it was a great turnout.”

Events will be running as part of the 129th regatta event.

Tonight (Tuesday) there will be salmon boat racing, with gig boat sprint races tomorrow (Wednesday) from 7pm.

On Saturday Appledore will take on Instow in an ‘across the river’ tug o’ war at midday.

On Sunday the main regatta day will take place in Appledore from 9am with rowing, sailing races, a salmon boat tug o’ war, water jousting and more.

On Instow there will be children’s races, a dog show, a beach clean up and a barbecue, music and stands throughout the day.

The final event will take place on Tuesday, August 7, with gig boat estuary sprints starting at 7.30pm.

For the full regatta programme visit www.appledoreinstowregatta.org.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other North Devon Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by North Devon Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique North Devon Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

40 minutes ago

A new store will replace the high street branch at Sainsbury’s Barnstaple supermarket.

Read more
11:10

Dog owners and beach users are divided over whether dogs should be banned from parts of Instow Beach - add your vote to our poll

Read more
10:47

Auditions for the next series of the ITV talent show will be held in Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 23:21

Funnel clouds are spotted near Barnstaple, Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe following a day of bizarre weather

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

The general election war of words is starting to heat up in North Devon as the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats set out their stalls

Read more
Yesterday, 16:36

The Starlings will be hosting their debut gig at Saunton Road Studios in Braunton on Saturday, April 29, inspired by the Mike Collins tribute night and to raise awareness for mental health charity Clarity

Read more
Yesterday, 15:39

Torrington Mayfair and carnival is next week- and we’ve put together this handy guide to what’s happening.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:56

Lisa Wallis, founder of ChemoHero, has been awarded a Health Star Award at a national awards ceremony in London.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:42

The kitesurfer, who had managed to make a make-shift liferaft from his kite, was incredibly lucky to be found alive after an hour of searching in darkness.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:02

Bideford Primary Academy will provide 420 places for school and nursery children

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 9°C

min temp: -2°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications