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BBC Countryfile to Ynys Gorad Goch, Anglesey

Fri 9th September 2016

Anglesey will feature on BBC’s Countryfile on Sunday evening. We were approached by the BBC to take Anita Rani and the Countryfile team out to Ynys Gorad Goch. This is the beautiful island, white houses and with fish traps you see in the middle of the Strait.

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Skipper Phil says:
“Anita Rani was charming. She stopped to chat to everyone and was really interested in our RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and our relationship with the sea here on Anglesey. Our RIBs are designed for adventure but also to minimise our environmental impact so we can interact with the wonderful wildlife. We hope that the programme shows the wild beauty of the Strait and promotes the Island.”

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The team at BBC’s Countryfile say:
“I thought you’d like to know that we just watched a rough edit of the Menai Strait story and it’s looking great!
Thank you for being so accommodating with all the paperwork requests, and such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable contributor on the day. I know Anita absolutely loved it!
I really hope you enjoy the final programme which is due to go out on Sunday 11 September at 7pm.”

Ynys Gorad Goch

The Island of Gorad Goch is in the middle of the Menai Strait between the two bridges. The name in Welsh means ‘the island of red weirs’. The remains of these weirs can be seen in the picture above. They look like fence posts.

The Menai Heritage wesbite states:
“The exact date of construction of the remaining weirs on Gorad Goch are not known but are estimated to be around 1824 when a fish smoking chamber was also built on the island. The system works as the weirs are built near eddy currents and therefore water is sucked into the weirs, leaving fish trapped.”

Anglesey is an amazing place to visit. As Wales promotes it’s Year of Adventure 2016′ what a great time to #FindYourEpic and come out for a RIB Ride with us.

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