Fishing for shrimps on the Crangon

The Crangon boat - Fishing for shrimps on the Crangon  (show large version)

Catch your very own shrimps at sea. The Crangon is a fully traditionally equipped shrimp trawler. The technique used to catch the shrimp is board fishing. This technique involves the use of 'side trawlers': nets that have otter boards on the side. These boards, or metal plates, keep the net spread open as it moves through the water. It is a trap from which the shrimp cannot escape.

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The Crangon departs from a spot near the famous Oostende lighthouse and takes you on a magical trip along the Flemish coastline. On board you get 'hands-on' experience of the traditional way in which Flemish fishermen catch, sort wash and... cook sea shrimp at sea. It is hard work, but... well worth it. It is not only an unique opportunity to become one with nature, helpers are also allowed to take home part of the catch free of charge. Trips with the Crangon are possible from mid-April till the end of October. A trip on the Crangon takes about three hours. For information and reservations: Information spécifique Departure point: east bank Period: mid April till mid October Timing: 8H30- 12H30, 13H30- 17H30 Duration: 4 H Maximum 12 pers

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