Instead Of Finding Birdies It’s Lobster Catching Off Kingsbarns Links.

How do you unwind when you’re not ‘annoying’ the worlds best golfers while reporting on either the European Tour or PGA Tour?

Well, when back in Scotland it’s usually out on the Crail Links striving to still find the shortest route around either the Balcomie Links or the Craighead Links at golf’s seventh oldest club.

Then it could also be enjoying playing one of my all-time favourite golf courses and that is the neighbouring Kingsbarns Links.

Or it could be striving to catch lobsters.

Low tide off the Fife coast near Kingsbarns Links & time to go lobster hunting

But be careful as the seaweed covered rocks are so dangerous!

Success in catching two lobsters! Now I know what you are going to say. That’s more birdies than Bernie would ever catch!

Chief lobseter catcher George Morris with a grab that will be finding its way back into the water.


I have become a bit of a fan in catching lobsters thanks to good friend, George Morris who has around a dozen creels along the shoreline just outside of Crail.

For the uninitiated a creel is a cage used to catch lobsters and other crustaceans.

George has two locations including one around a 9-iron shot from the 12th green at Kingsbarns Links.

Of course, it has to be at low tide given the creels are located in rock pools left when the tide recedes and after a few visits you get to identify what large rocks the creeks are tied.

Welcome with both arms outstretched.

It’s been a good mornig with a bucket of lobsters.

However, it was one the most dangerous adventures I have undertaken and that is navigating your way over seaweed covered rocks at low tide to find the creels that are located in pools that are left at low tide.

You only have to miss your footing and you could be staring at falling down and seriously injuring yourself.

Though the reward is fresh lobsters.

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