Spider crabsI've heard that the spider crabs caught off our coasts are exported to the continent where they are much appreciated, which explains why I never see them on sale in our fishmongers' or markets.
But apparently they are much tastier than the usual brown crabs caught in our south-west seas (though those are delicious enough), so I'd love to get hold of one or two spider crabs. But how? I suppose I could ask our local fishmongers if they can provide them to order?
Otherwise I could try to catch my own. Local professional fishermen may not be too pleased, but I doubt my own attempts would have any effect on their business. I'm too old to dive down myself, but is it possible to use a rod and line?
Has anybody tried these crabs? Can they be bought? Can they be caught?