Film ID: YFA 2788 Video of YFA_2788 Tich Jenkinson Landing Crabs at Filey TICH JENKINSON LANDING CRABS AT FILEY 1974 Visitor TabsDescription The famous Crab hole is located on the Filey side of the Brigg this venue is often thought of as the best fishing mark upon Filey Brigg. The following film documents a day of fishing for crabs and transport back to George Bayes Fish Merchants in Filey, 1974. The film opens with fishermen gathered near a boat where they are unloading crabs into the back of a truck. Following this are scenes of the ocean taken from the beach. A coble named Summer Rose is pulled to the beach by a tractor, and further up the beach, the fishermen unload their catch into the back of a white van. The crabs are then transported and unloaded from the van. After inspection, the crabs are packaged into white containers. They are then cleaned with jet sprays at George Bayes Fish Merchants. There is footage of the men cleaning and boiling the crabs. The crabs are then put on display in wooden boxes. The film closes with views of a coble on rough seas. Context Cresting the waves and delivering the catch - it’s all in a good day’s work for the fisherman of Filey. Filmed at the ‘Crab Hole,’ one of Yorkshire’s finest fishing spots, its famous rocky waters offer a bountiful supply of fresh seafood. Following the process from sea to shore, crabs are caught, hauled to land, heaped into boxes, transported and cleaned, ready for lunch. Attracting fishermen, geologists, bird experts and hikers, Filey Brigg is a natural wonder. The brigg itself, located just north of the bay, refers to the long rock face which juts out into the sea. The area has become popular within the angling community for its plentiful produce, especially cod, which can be caught all year round. The famous crab hole, where this film took place is perhaps the best fishing mark at Filey Brigg. Founded in 1922, the town’s angling society is one of the oldest in the UK, placing fishing at the heart of Filey’s community for decades.