A step by step guide to baiting up with shore crab for smoothhound.

1. Peel all the brittle shell and legs from a dead peeler crab which needs to be about the size of a 50p piece or slightly bigger.

2. Cut the crab body in half lengthways.

3. Slide one half of the body up the hook and just over the hooks eye.

4. Slide the second half of the body on to the hook and leave it sat in the bend of the hook with the hook point well exposed.

5. Bind the crab to the hook shank with a few turns of bait elastic.