Contributed by St Fagans National History Museum

The coracle is a small bowl-shaped, keel-less boat, which has been in use on Welsh rivers for many centuries. A strap attached to the coracle enables the vessel to be carried on the fishermans back. They are used for fishing now only on the Teifi, Tywi and Taf, but their numbers have been greatly reduced over the years and only a few licences are issued each year.

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