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What a snip! East End kids angling for a crab in canal

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:09 05 October 2010

Snap! Pals George and Noah (inset) with their crab catch

Snap! Pals George and Noah (inset) with their crab catch

Carmen Valino

KIDS had a real treat when volunteers took them out for a day's free fishing in East London. And what a snip' it was for two pals who caught a crab in the Limehouse Cut

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KIDS had a real treat when volunteer anglers took them out for a day’s free fishing in East London.

And what a snip’ it was for the youngsters from Tower Hamlets as two pals caught a crab in the Limehouse Cut yesterday.

George Preston, 11, and Noah Starling Fletcher, 10 (pictured, inset), hauled up their rare catch from the canal.

These crabs are normally found in estuary waters further out along the Thames.

But warmer weather nowadays has brought many creatures inland, including rare fish and birds, which have found their way into Thames tributaries such as the River Lea and waterways like the Limehouse Cut and Regent’s Canal.

Yesterday’s canal dipping’ angling lesson was laid on at Limehouse with equipment, bait and qualified instructors from the Thames 21 conservation charity.

The kids really did dip in’ with the free lesson.

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