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11 May 2020

Following the change to the fishing by-laws, this year's coracle season for the Towy will commence on the 1st May (usually 1st March).

As we are classed as a commercial fishery, we are still permitted to fish but will obviously be practicing the self distancing guidelines (which is no problem when you’re on a big river!).


11 May 2020

Sadly due to the current situation, the organisers have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Carmarthen River Festival, which was due to take place on the 20th June.

Plans are now underway for 2021 to ensure it’s another successful community event.

Julie Rees - Carmarthen Coracle & Netsmen's Association


23 April 2020

We have been forwarded a request from the organisers of APF Exhibition 2020, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show, for someone to exhibit coraclemaking at their show this September (Thurs 24th-Sat 26th September).

If you are interested, please contact Euan Raffel for more information


12 April 2020

Lovely hide coracle for sale, originally purchased in the late 80s. 55 inch diameter.

All enquiries to James - [email protected]


29 December 2019

Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen’s Association were lucky enough to receive grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a Coracle Story Telling Project. We have been working with retired teacher, Mr Andy Edwards, in recording the old stories from the older generation of coracle men so they are preserved and used to educate.


23 November 2019

Our season at the Museum ended on 15 August 2019. During that time we had one thousand, one hundred and five people afloat on the millpond. We introduce them to coracles in a gentle and unhurried way, explaining as best we can about the uses and building methods around the world. We tend to focus on Welsh coracles and of course our own Spey coracle. 


17 September 2019

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday 19th October. For more information and to RSVP please visit this page


20 July 2019

Press release from the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association - 17 July 2019

In January this year, an inquiry was held on behalf of the Welsh Government to examine the All Wales Salmon and Sea Trout Byelaws.


13 July 2019

Jeremy and I left Insh very early taking with us two of our new fiberglass coracles, the Teifi and an Ironbridge, in our newly adapted trailer. The trailer is too narrow to carry them flat and the shape of the Teifi required extra padding to protect the side as it cannot rest on the gunwhale.


02 June 2019

Article from The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News - December 1937.

Copyright Illustrated London News Group


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