Catch and cook your own luxury shellfish supper with a Yorkshire chef

PUBLISHED: 09:43 02 September 2020 | UPDATED: 15:11 08 September 2020

Lobster pots are cast into the sea off Sandsend Bay by the crew of The Mistress

Lobster pots are cast into the sea off Sandsend Bay by the crew of The Mistress

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Join chef Andy Hill at Raithwaite Sandsend for a unique seafood dining experience

Lobsters are taken from the pots, measured and claws bandedLobsters are taken from the pots, measured and claws banded

A luxury hotel is inviting visitors to join its head chef and set sail for the freshest of suppers on one-day fishing trips for crab and lobster.

Guests and visitors at Raithwaite Sandsend can hop on board fishing boat The Mistress Whitby and join the fishing crew who will show them the traditional way of catching native shellfish from the boat.

Trips coincide with the peak of lobster and crab fishing season, Raithwaite Sandsend has launched the weekly boat charter for guests to experience lobster potting and potentially. an exciting wildlife safari.

Trips are every Wednesday until November 4, and as well as gaining hands-on experience from an experienced local fisherman, guests can watch wildlife including whales, dolphins and seals.

One of the large crabs caught during a fishing trip - it's peak season for lobster and crabOne of the large crabs caught during a fishing trip - it's peak season for lobster and crab

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Seafood lovers will have the opportunity to take their catch back to the hotel, ready for Head Chef Andy Hill to prepare and cook for supper at Raithwaite Sandsend’s restaurant, The Brasserie.

The Mistress sets sail for its North Sea catch off the coast near SandsendThe Mistress sets sail for its North Sea catch off the coast near Sandsend

The day trip starts at dawn and guests can help the crew place the lobster pots out to sea as they discover more about traditional ways of fishing in this part of the North Sea.

Once pots are in place, the boat set sail along the North Yorkshire coast for a unique view of Whitby and its abbey and the chance to spot marine life in the waves, such as porpoises, seals, seabirds, dolphins and even whales.

Arriving back at the lobster pots, it’s time to see if the catch has been successful and, as the crabs and lobsters are collected, discover how they are measured, graded and have their claws banded.

Get up close with the fishing crew to discover more about the tradition and craft of lobster fishingGet up close with the fishing crew to discover more about the tradition and craft of lobster fishing

The lobster fishing and wildlife safari is £120 per person with space for six people socially-distanced on board The Mistress. Price includes dinner with your catch cooked at Raithwaite Sandsend.

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