Caught by the River

The Eel Man of the Fens

2nd September 2010

An audio slideshow on the BBC News England website:

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.

Watch it HERE.