Ancient fishing baskets found off Monmouthshire coast

The items, which could date back to the 14th Century, were uncovered on the Severn Estuary after recent storms. Martin and Richard Morgan, who found the four baskets, said the level of detail was incredible. “It’s amazing to think the last person to see them was possibly in the 14th Century,” said Martin.

It is not the first time the brothers, who are part of the Black Rock Lave Net Fishermen, have made a discovery in the estuary. The group of fishermen, who like to keep an eye on the river bank out of season, have found prehistoric animal bones and wooden ship wrecks in the past.

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