River Fisheries and Coastal Fish Weirs
Introductions to Heritage Assets
An introduction to river fisheries and coastal fish weirs.
A fish weir may be defined as ‘a barrier erected … in the sea or in a river to deflect fish into an opening where they can be caught in a net or wicker basket’. Almost without exception when definite examples of timber weirs have been investigated in English waters, they have been found to be Anglo-Saxon or medieval. Fish weirs do not often have direct, physical associations with other historic features in the landscape.
Descriptions of the asset type as well as its associations and a brief chronology are included.
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