Come to Bridlington to see the Lobster Pot in the real working environment
Bridlington harbour is the largest Lobster Landing Port in the UK by volume. As a result of which whenever one walks down the harbour side one is bound to see one of the largest collections of lobster pots in the UK!
The main lobster season is between July and September. This is the time when you will see most of the lobster pots coming ashore. The fleet will bring the lobster pots ashore after they have been emptied of their catch.
In general each lobster pot is made from a wooden frame. There has been a move towards a plastic coated frame for the lobster pots. All that said, the principal of the mechanism of the lobster pots remains the same throughout the world.
Each lobster pot is designed to allow the lobster into the pot and, in general, there will be an escape mechanism to allow smaller lobsters to escape from the pot. This escape mechanism, of course, ensures that the species continues to flourish as well as staying within legally set size limits for the catch.
For the first time in 2015 Bridlington held a seafood festival in which the lobster and the lobster pot featured very highly. The festival was extremely well attended. There were over 15,000 people attending. Learning about the history, culture and working practices of the seafood industry in Bridlington.
This festival is due to be re-ran in July 2016. It is planned to be bigger and better still.
The Royal Bridlington is pleased to support the seafood festival. They are situated only a short walk from the event at the harbour top. They have an ideal location for the visitor to the town to enjoy the full weekend of the seafood festival. The Royal Bridlington can offer a comfortable nights stay and certainly recommend some magnificent seafood restaurants.