Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Audio slideshow: The Eel Man of the Fens

Audio slideshow: The Eel Man of the Fens.

Peter Carter's family has been eel fishing in the Cambridgeshire Fens for the past 500 years.

The 45-year-old, from Outwell, near Wisbech, believes he may be England's only remaining eel catcher who makes and uses traditional willow traps.

Mr Carter has been working with the Environment Agency to help stem the decline of eels in UK waters and is concerned for the future of his family's traditional way of life.

Taken from the BBC website.


  1. I have to say I loved that! I have met a similar chap on the broads. Don't you think he kind of reminds you of a angling companion of ours...

  2. who could you be talking about? I think they may have the same taylor!?

    I enjoyed it too, it's interesting looking back at traditional skills that we may lose during our life time. I wonder if his daughter will take up the torch with the influences that teenagers have today?