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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.

16 February 2017

Coracle fishing made a welcome appearance on ITV's new documentary series, Tales from the Coast with Robson Green.

Broadcast on 7th February, the 9 minute segment shows Robson Green meeting with Teifi coracle netsmen Len and Aaron Walters, learning how to paddle the Teifi coracle before going out for a night of fishing for sea trout. The weather that night hampered their efforts but they did manage to catch a fish.

30 January 2017

The organisers of the Frome Cheese Show have contacted the Society to ask if any members would be willing to attend and put on a coracle display at their show, which takes place on Saturday 9th September. The venue has a small lake and has previously had coracle demonstrations, which were well received by visitors.

30 January 2017

The organisers of the Itchen River Festival, Southampton, have been in touch to ask if any Society members would like to attend to demonstrate coraclemaking at their festival which will take place on Saturday 27th May. Money is available to cover cost of materials and your attendance. 

If you are interested please contact Joshua Taylo directly - [email protected]

27 January 2017

A reminder that membership fees are due for renewal by 31st January, in order to maintain a full year's membership. You can renew online with your debit or credit card via these links: