Our fishermen welcomed Rhodri Davies to Black rock in the week . The news of the Black rock lave net fisherman sculpture has spread far and wide. Rhodri came down to talk about it and our fishery. Our youngest lave net fisherman has some welsh and spoke for us with the help of Rhodri and friends . The interview will be shown on S4c , Heno at 7.00pm 1st Oct. (Rescheduled )
A petition during a pandemic is not the easiest thing to do.......... However we are nearly to our 5000 target ! The final push was by Martin who took our Coracle to Monmouth town and into the river monnow. The petition banner was set on a gravel bank by the side of the river and was very visible from the bridge. Through the day many people took photo's and made video's of the coracle and Martin paddling around . Hopefully some signed the on line petition !
As the Senedd resumed a statement of opinion was submitted by our regional MS from cross party's. We are humbled by this significant and positive gesture . We hope the Senedd will look at the bigger picture here. The loss of a Heritage fishery and all it stands for.
A visit this week from a South Wales Tourism film makers . The team were gathering content for use in digital marketing of tourism in wales. The new lave net fisherman sculpture ,our net house and our fishermen featured heavily. Lets hope thing can be resolved with N.R.W. and people will be able to interact and watch our lave net fishermen fish next season ......
What would have been our 2020 lave netting season has been lost to Natural Resources Wales............A complete farce . If anyone thinks the couple of salmon we would have taken is going to make any significant difference to stock levels in our rivers they are deluded. So to the Autumn rod and line season for our fishermen. and what a start. A cracking Bass for Martin. Prime fish from the severn estuary.
The high quality angling magazine CATCH CULT has featured an article on Black rock lave net fishermen in this months edition. The article covers the history ,our lives on the estuary and indeed our present predicament......... An interesting read for anglers we are sure who perhaps would not have ever known of our fishery.
Great to meet up with Sean Fletcher and the ITV Wales team at Black rock yesterday ! A celebration of the new Sculpture of one of our lave net fishermen on the Wales coast path . Chris Wood was there to chat about his creation and also Chris from the our living levels project who commissioned the Sculpture.
Our fishery featured on the ITV television program Wonders of the coast path last week. Sean Fletcher was taken out lave net fishing by our fishermen . The series is a great hit ,first aired on ITV WALES. Sadly Sean was not allowed to touch the net by Natural Resources Wales...............An example of what we have to deal with.
The Statue of a Black rock lave net fisherman on the Wales coast path is creating much interest with great feed back and many visitors ! Lets hope Natural Resources Wales fisheries division see some sense next season and look at the bigger picture regarding this fishery . The last thing everyone else wants is for this work of art to become a memorial ...........
Today Coast & Country TV team will visit Black rock to view the Sculpture by Chris wood . They will interview Chris and have a chat to our Lave net fishermen. The Sculpture is part of the trail commissioned by the our living levels project . We and others hope it's not a memorial to this unique fishery ...................