Our Black rock lave net fishermen have features in today's national press . Wales on Sunday news paper featured a full page spread on our Auroch horn find out at low tide in the severn estuary. This has generated international interest. Rich & Marttin were walking out there after 2 days of unusual summer winds when they stumbled on the horn partly sticking out of a sand bank adjacent to a new gully. Closer inspection revealed the horn which would be over 3000 years old.......
Our lave net fishermen have made a most incredible find out on our Severn estuary . After an unusual summer blow a patch of ground had shifted and a channel had been cut exposing part of the horn.......... These beasts have been extinct in the uk for thousands of years. The whole Severn valley at one time was land and the root of a tree turned to peat was also found close by.
It has taken decades but the Severn estuary , rivers Severn , wye & Usk have been cleared of traditional salmon fishing. Some of these methods were unique to the country. Cultural vandalism or just an agenda ?? Through this time our fishery has fought to survive the attentions of the E.A. and then N.R.W. We have also built what many consider to be a model heritage fishery .Taking a small number of fish which keeps the fishery alive. Surely there is a place on the estuary for
Natural resources Wales in our opinion use a mix of truths and half truths and misleading information in their press releases. Unless folk have a little back ground information they can be easily miss led. " Netsmen on other rivers in wales release salmon "..... The few remaining are in west wales. They are predominately Sewin fisheries .Salmon are a very small part of their catch. " New byelaws have been passed in January 2020 for nets men in the rivers of wales to release s
This is the tool Natural Resources wales are using to undermine our fishery. they have taken one out for the first time in 100 years on our fishery........3 years after granting our fishery a new lease (They are our landlords as they claim ownership of "The fishery " ) Since they conclude in this assessment that our fishery taking a hand full of salmon a season is a threat to stock ............ We will ask to see HRA's they must of taken out on other fisheries which would ha
Our petition against further catch restrictions imposed on our fishery is underway. Not the best time for a petition in the middle of a pandemic as we can't get out there with a pen and paper but the situation is quite desperate.......... If NRW have their way the restriction will ( as they are well aware ) undermine the fishery and cause it's demise. We have informed them by letter of this . The online petition can be found at 38degees.org.uk.
BBC Wales tonight . Derek Brockway visits our lave net fishery . Once again putting our corner of Wales & monmouthshire on the map . Derek is shown how to net make and is also taken down to the fishing.
Today we launched our 3rd petition in 20 years."Save Black rock lave net heritage fishery " This can be found online at 38 degrees or on our face book page. The 1st 3500 signatures gathered by hand was presented to Carwyn Jones at the assembly in 2001. The 2nd was a form of protest letters by the thousand from supporters sent to Elin Jones in 2007 again at the assembly. If NRW have their was our fishery will be mortally wounded and fade away. The further restrictions are
The NRW fisheries division led by ex Environment agency personnel will not rest until this last traditional salmon fishery is closed. We have now been served with a letter stating that unless we agree to throw any salmon we may catch back we cannot have a licence to fish. The letter however raises lots of questions ............look and THINK where this lot ends ?????????
The suggestion of a facebook page by our youngest member Matthew a couple of years ago was welcomed with some skepticism....... Now with 4000 following the page it has taken interest in our fishermen all around the world . Amazing.