2020 has not been the best year for many reasons..........That said we are alive and kicking and hopeful that 2021 will bring a more positive and fruitful period for our lave net fishery and that right will prevail. Merry Christmas to all who take an interest in our lives ,stay safe and enjoy the festive period from all at Black rock lave net heritage fishery
The whole Severn estuary valley was once land interlaced with streams and forest. Man lived ,fished and hunted in the valley. From time to time we see the remains of that life in this case what appears to be a track way or perhaps a boat......... These remains are set in a peat ledge and could be thousands of years old.
Throughout the year some of our lave net fishermen spend lot's of time on the estuary . A second home for some ! From time to time we find things of interest . This very unusual clay pipe was one we found at the start of this winter. a rare and beautiful thing .
Natural Resources Wales propose another increase in our fishery's licence fee..........We now pay £632 for the group ( Increased last year ) The proposals are anything from 27% to over 400 % ...............They also seek to link the fee charged to their "Costs " to oversee the fishery . An open book to increase in the future.... We and others have objected to this. We pay a full licence fee yet our season is reduced by 60 %......we do not sell salmon ..... We fish under a s
We found this dead salmon out on the severn estuary at low tide. A cock fish ,hopefully he did his job on the river but is now food for the crabs and birds........ Most Atlantic salmon die after spawning depending on river / weather conditions .