I made this coracle from some plumbing materials I found in a skip. Building the frame was really pretty easy. It is made from ‘Floplast’ PVCU overflow pipe – it’s very easy to work – just heat it with a heat gun or hot water. I based the design on a willow coracle that I had.
News and notices
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09 December 2018
Your 2018 Journal is now in the post and will be with you shortly. Membership renewals for 2019 are now open - don't forget to renew by 31st January to maintain a full year's membership next year. Please read your membership renewal information carefully before renewing.
07 October 2018
Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen’s Association have been successful with their Heritage Lottery Fund application under the Sharing Heritage Scheme. The Association will be working closely with Mr Andy Edwards on the project, who will record the old tradition and stories so they can be preserved and enjoyed by future generations.
30 September 2018
It's almost time for us to produce this year's Journal, but as always we can't do it without your input!
If you have any news, photos, articles or other items that you think might be interesting to your fellow members, please submit them via Contribute. The deadline to receive these items is the 31st October
30 September 2018
We have been working with the Carmarthenshire Water Safety Partnership since it was established after the tragic loss of young Cameron Comey in our river.
CSWP has raised a petition at the Welsh Assembly to ensure water safety is educated to all school children.
20 August 2018
This year's AGM will be held on Saturday 15th September as part of this year's Bewdley River Festival. The AGM will be held in the Wyre Room at St George's Hall, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ, starting at 12.15pm. A light lunch and teas/coffees will be provided
31 May 2018
Further to our news item in our recent spring newsletter, Arrowcraft Engineering have produced their first fibreglass Towy coracle, moulded from Towy coracle used by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association. They will shortly be delivering the coracle the Society has donated funds for to the Carmarthen coraclers.
28 May 2018
For the time being, any enquiries relating to membership of the Society should be directed to Euan Raffel. The contact us page and membership pages on the website are showing the correct information, but please be aware our membership forms have not yet been updated
06 May 2018
The Society was joined by the Teifi Coracle Netsmen's Association at last year's BBC Countryfile Live. Whilst they were happy to take part in our activities, getting the public (and a Countryfile presenter!) out on the water, they were concerned about damage caused to their personal, traditionally made, working coracles through the number of guests on the water.
06 May 2018
With the support and generous contribution from The Coracle Society and expert craftsmanship from Mr David Pinson of Arrowcraft - the Towy (and Teifi) coracle is in fibre-glass production. These durable fibre-glass coracles will be available to purchase from Arrowcraft and will allow visitors to the River Towy and Teifi a coracle taster session, without causing damage to the old handmade coracles used for fishing.