Fisherman on Horseback

Fisherman on horseback:

this fishing method started over 500 years ago and was common on the beaches of Belgium, the North of France and the UK sandy beaches, today this is the only place where it is still being done. This was added to the Intangeble Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013 by Unesco

  • Shrimp Fisherman go out
    Shrimp Fisherman go out
    The fishing is done at low tide on the sand banks
  • Shrimp fisherman and their horses
    Shrimp fisherman and their horses
    these are extremely heavy (1000 kg and more) and strong horses but very gentile. They were used by farmers for heavy duty work
  • Shrimp fisherman and their heritage
    Shrimp fisherman and their heritage
    Is a fishing method that is over 500 years old and was used in Belgium, north of France and the UK beaches. Now it is only te be seen here in Belgium
  • Shrimp fisherman and their passion
    Shrimp fisherman and their passion
    There is only a group of 12 fisherman still performing this tradition. They do it all year round but have special dates for demonstrations