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December 21, 2019
A very Merry Christmas to all who follow our lave net fishery from all our fishermen .
Please follow our facebook page which shares our adventures on the estuary and further afield through the year. All built around our lave net fishing !
We cannot share our vidios here...
This time of year on the Severn estuary the Sprats generally come in and the cod move off the sea bed.........It kills the rod fishing .
This year (perhaps with the volume of fresh water ) the sprats are not there and the cod fishing has been good .
Even during the lave netting close season most of our fishermen spend time on the estuary . We keep a close eye on our patch .
One little perk of this is finding links to the past . Clay pipes , bottles ,bones , parts of ship wrecks.......A facinating place !
A presence on the Severn estuary throughout the year all built around our lave net fishing . This time of year it's all about the Cod .
Matt. has been fishing out of Cardiff and has managed a few !
November 30, 2019
Folk have fished out on the estuary for thousands of years . Our lave net fishermen occasionally find the remains of the ancient fish traps that were used .
This one appears to be a kype ,a larger than normal basket.
All part of the lave net fishing year. Talks for groups around the country . There is always huge interest in what we do .
martin seen here with a group from Severn Beach . A full house and the talk /demonstration went down very well .
On their return from serving in the first world war the original Black rock lave net fishermen found that the fishery had been taken over by an English Merchant from gloucester........
A battle comenced to regain the fishing rights,this letter is part of that.
November 12, 2019
Through the close season our fishermen often walk out in the estuary to areas rarely uncovered.
Occasionally we find thisngs of interest.......
Past Black rock lave net fishermen served and fought in both world wars .
A fitting tribute seen here at our local church St Mary's.
Lest we forget.
November 9, 2019
There's netting and there's netting .
What a waste....Caught and dumped as there is no market.10 tonnes and not many of these dogfish will survive.