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Fishing at Liswerry Pond, Newport, 1985

With nearly 750 miles of coastline and its well-stocked rivers and lakes, Wales provides ample opportunity for both sea and fresh-water fishing.  Indeed, from those trawling the seas to the coracle-men of the Teifi and Towy Valleys, several generations have relied on fishing as a livelihood.

Although the Welsh fishing industry struggles to compete in the international markets at the turn of the 21st century, angling continues to be a popular pastime in Wales with numerous angling associations across the country holding rights to stretches of river.

Fish and seafood has come to feature prominently in the cuisine of Wales with the cockles and laver-bread of Penclawdd near Swansea famous across the world.


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The Welsh Academy Encylopaedia of Wales (Cardiff, 2008)