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January 28, 2020
A couple of months ago our fishermen were down to the "levels " that back the estuary looking for potential "Ream" for our nets .
The lane we visited was a discrace with rubbish dumped on it and in the reen We spent hours cleaning up the mess............
Today we w...
January 27, 2020
It's that time of year again for harvesting willow "Reams " , arms for the lave net down on the caldicot Levels .
The pollarded trees grow close to the many "Reens " which drain the land . Winter time the sap is down and this is the best time to take the branches from...
January 22, 2020
A beautiful winters day and a visit of 84 children to our fishery ........
A credit to the school they were engaging and keen to learn about our fishery and the estuary .
We set out little " islands" with different subjects and each was enjoyed by the visitors !
January 21, 2020
Eighty four children will visit our fishery to day to learn about the estuary and our lave nets .
We set out islands with net making , finds , net knitting ,closed methods of fishing and demonstrate how we use the net.
To end we talk about the scourge of plastic on the...
January 16, 2020
Passing on the skills to make and repair the lave net is a huge part of what we do . If the fishery had been closed all this heritage would have been lost.
January 14, 2020
A link to the past are the "finds" at low tide in the close season . Winter time usually turns up a few !
Yesterday we found this ink bottle , over a hundred years old.........
A link to past users of the estuary and surrounding area
Our finds will be displayed in our ne...
Winter time is when our fishermen source the wood to make and repair our lave nets .The skill and knowledge to do this has been passed down through the generations .
The sap is down now and we harvest Ash from the woods behind the "Levels " and willow from down on the "...
January 13, 2020
Black rock lave net fishermen Matt & Martin entered this years Cod comp .
It was hard going out there with the fishing being poor for most boats........
The shocking catch of the day was endless sewerage / man made materials on the fishing lines.
how much is out there .....
January 10, 2020
Our life on the estuary is built around the lave netting . That is the mortar that holds the group together.
Part of maintaining a presence on the estuary whilst we wait for the lave net season to begin is the "Winter cod season ". Some of our group are very active in t...
January 3, 2020
Our unique fishery is on the Wales coastal path . Folk walking the path can in season watch the fishing and interact with the fishermen who always make time to do so .
We also have information boards with fishing times on site.
Our net house has information boards and ex...