- Author: J. Geraint Jenkins
- Publication Date: March 2007
- Format: Paperback, 210x148 mm, 140 pages
The coracle - a keel-less, skin or leather-covered vessel, once widely used on all Welsh rivers and beyond - may be traced back to the sea-going and river boats described by Pliny, Caesar and other Roman writers.
When coracles were commonplace on Welsh rivers, each one had a special design, and the customs and practices associated with their use varied tremendously. Today, coracles are limited to three rivers where fishing is legally permitted - the south-western rivers of Teifi, Tywi and Taf.
The interest shown in the coracle by many people from all parts of Wales and beyond led to the establishment of The Coracle Society in 1990. The first inaugural president of the society was Dr J. Geraint Jenkins, the author of this volume.
With a selection of photographs.