Trawling at the beach - Tourist information

Trawling at the beach

A 'trawl' is a fishing net as it is being used around Ameland by fishing vessels. The Nature centre has made a small trawling net that can be used from the beach. The net is 2½ metres wide and 4 metres long.

From the beach, an otter borad is being used. By sloping the otter board through the water, it skims from the beach towards the sea. A rope of 100 metres long is attached to the otter board, which should be pulled by the participants. Especially in the second half of summer you can catch well with a trawling net. Besides the large number of shrimps you can also think of crabs, flatfish, jellyfish, sand eels, hermit crabs and starfish. An 'aquarium' of the catch will be made on the spot, so everybody can see the live animals from upclose for once. Especially for kids this is a unique experience, it is always exciting to see what comes out of the water.

You can take a look at the online activity calendar to see if the activity takes place during your stay on the island. You can also visit the VVV Tourist Information Centre in Hollum or Nes for a free program of all the activities and to purchase tickets.

It is not possible to book tickets online or by phone.

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