Pembrokeshire Fish Week Begins

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Tomorrow is the start of one of the biggest tourist attractions in Wales,- the fish week in Pembrokeshire. Over the coming days there will be 250 events throughout the county making it one of the most successful that a single county has ever tried to organise.
CD-Traveller can’t even list the extensive activities going on as they take up over 40 pages so check their website here for all of them. In the meantime here are a few.
The week opens in Milford Haven with street food parties, the arrival of the new RNLI vessel, Tamar, lots of cooking demonstrations, music and an exhibition on the fishing industry. These events all start from ten in the morning and run till five in the afternoon.
At Saundersfoot you can get freshly barbecued fresh straight off the harbour as you watch the family sandcastle competition and listen to music from Sandlewood. In St Davids there is something completely different. On both Saturday and Sunday there will be a demonstration of something I’ve never heard of, the Japanese art of Gyotaku – fish printing – by Deborah Withey but if this takes your fancy book at the tourist office as it is expected to be busy.
Come Sunday and Tenby provides a day of music and mayhem as they call it at the harbour. There will be free fish and wine tasting as you listen to different jazz performers or watch the dancing. That kicks off at 11am. At the Llys Y Fran Reservoir there will be coaching an introduction for those who haven’t fished before. Available to all from aged eight and those with disabilities you don’t need permits or anything other than waterproofs in case it rains.
Out of all the events let me mention one more happening next Wednesday 29th June. On that day five chefs that most of you will have heard of ; Mark Hix, Valentine Warner, Bryn Williams, Mitch Tonks & Anthony Evans will be doing a cookery demonstration at the Torch theatre in Milford Haven. But it will be based on what they catch that day when they set out to sea!
The attraction of the Fish Week is that it appeals to all and it covers the whole county, (and a few places outside Pembrokeshire as well,) so locals don’t have to travel far to enjoy the week. For the rest of us who will head to the county this coming week, what you can be promised is a heck of a lot of good fish, good cooking and lots of amusement in between.

image courtesy of Pembrokeshire Fish Week

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