A bizarre event which takes place every year late in July is the World Flounder Tramping Championship.

The venue is a section of mud flats near Palnackie in south-west Scotland. Around three hundred people gather in the shallows to feel-out the flat fish with their bare feet, hopefully avoiding sharp stones and crabs. When they find a specimen, they have to remove it from the mud - no mean feat with the slippery flounder trying to escape. The catch is then weighed and returned.

There are separate classes for men, women and children.

Bizarre Leisure, Stephen Jarvis

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