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29 June 2017

Six members of our club, together with two coracles, joined forces with Dave Purvis at Portsoy on Sunday 25 June. We had built a trolley to transport the coracles from the car park to the harbour and back specially as it a long walk up quite a steep grade. OK, we chickened out on carrying them on our backs. Unfortunately we could not go on the Saturday and missed a great deal.

29 June 2017

An open air museum on an eighty acre site, the HFM is divided into four main areas – a 1930's working farm, the ‘open air museum’ with a developing community of re-located buildings, the Pinewoods and ‘Baile Gean’, the Museum’s unique re-construction of an early 1700's Highland Township.

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