Cornish fisherman, David Harrison, has been
making willow crab and lobster pots since the early 1970's.
Fishing out of Coverack with his uncle "Jim" in a Porthleven
built wooden fishing vessel, "Pioneer ". In those days they
fished 150 willow pots from Sharks Fin including the Manacles
to the Blackhead. The shellfish were stored live and once a
week the catch was collected by Newlyn shellfish merchants
W.H.Harvey and Sons. Each November/December willows were cut,
around 150 fishing pots and 4 or 5,"Store Pots" were made.
After the completion of pot making fishing for shellfish was
resumed, usually in January/February.These days David
demonstrates his willow pot making craft several times each
year at fish festivals,basket fairs and similar events.
Limited Edition VCD/Video
Get a full 30min+ VCD Step by step guide
on preparing and constructing a hand made Willow Crab
Pot. Includes full audio commentry and chapter
guide. Will play on most home DVD players and all
PC`s with Video Playing Software (Eg. Windows Media