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10 May 2017

Celebrate the magic of the past at England’s Medieval Festival & participate in 'Boats on the Moat'

Set at the stunning historical setting of Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England’s Medieval Festival is a three day immersive experience held over the August bank holiday. This hugely popular annual event is the largest and most authentic of its kind in the UK. It’s a chance to step back in time and discover the wonder of the past.


07 May 2017

We have had a query from someone in Much Wenlock looking for an old coracle to use in a garden design project. It doesn't need to be watertight.

If any member can assist please contact Euan Raffel


23 April 2017

We will be returning to BBC Countryfile Live this year, as part of the Waterside zone. Planned activities include have a go coracling sessions, coraclemaking demonstrations, regattas and traditional coracle demonstrations by the Teifi Coracle Netsmen’s Association. We are also planning to have a pond on shore for younger guests to have a go at coracling.


23 April 2017

Carmarthen River Festival returns this year on Saturday 8th July 2017 from 4pm to 8pm (main events from 5.30pm). There will be free canoe and kayak taster sessions, river demonstrations, the annual raft race, duck race and not forgetting the famous coracle races.


23 April 2017

After having to cancel last year, we’re back. As usual it will be a relaxed event with some races and pottering around on the “lovely river Stour”. Our event is all about pottering around in coracles and sharing our knowledge of using them.


23 April 2017

After many years trying to find someone to make 1/12th scale coracle models for the National Coracle Centre shop. I have tracked down a man from Haverfordwest who makes very good versions of what he calls a West Wales coracle which is a cross between a river Teifi and Towy. He also makes a good river Boyne and a river Teme complete with skin covering.


01 April 2017

The Teifi Coracle Netsmen's Association announced on 31st March that for the 2017 season they will be releasing all salmon caught, due to concerns about very low salmon stocks caused by pollution events and other factors

In a statement, the Association said:


01 April 2017

Just one month after West Wales Coracle Caught Salmon was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status - applied to foodstuffs such as Wensleydale cheese, Melton Mowbray pork pies and Arbroath smokies, West Wales Coracle Caught Sewin has been awarded PGI status this week by the European Commission. PGI status is an indicator of a product's authenticity and strong links to a specific region. The awarding of PGI status to Wes


07 March 2017

Jeremy Paxman visited the Ironbridge Coracle Regatta last summer with the production team for his current Channel 4 series, Rivers with Jeremy Paxman, where he tried his hand at coracling.

Broadcast on 5th March, the 3 minute segment shows Jeremy meeting coracle and Society veteran Terry Kenny, before having a go on the water under the expert guidance of Wendy Gee. He also participated in the novice sprint!


21 February 2017

Following a number of years hard work, led by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association and supported by the Welsh Government, the European Commission announced today that they have awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) to West Wales Coracle Caught Salmon. PGI status is an indicator of a product's authenticity and strong links to a specific region.


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