6:09pm Tuesday 20th August 2013
Although the Severn Estuary waters can be dangerous, a group of fishermen regularly brave the waters to fish for salmon using traditional methods.
Now the Black Rock lave net fishermen will hold their end of season open day, giving people a chance to learn about their craft.
The day will take place on Saturday August 31, from 1pm - 5pm at the Black Rock picnic site, Portskewett.
There will be an exhibition, demonstration and a film about lave netting. A coracle maker and Sudbrook Museum will also exhibit.
Lave fishing is one of the few traditional Welsh fishing methods to survive, and fishermen say it is now only practised in the Second Severn Crossing area.
Fishermen go out at low tide, holding a staff in one hand attached to a net is held in front of the body. Through the net, the fishermen feel for water movement and if they feel a fish may be near, they lift up the staff, hopefully netting a salmon.
The season lasts from June to August
Prizewinning fishermen will also be presented with the the Bob Leonard cup for the 1st salmon and the Doug brown shield for the biggest salmon will be presented.
Refreshments are available and all are welcome.
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