Eel catcher's links with Fenland Bronze Age trappers


Presenter Rory McGrath meets Peter Carter who is thought to be one of the last commercial, traditional eel catchers in England.

He fishes at Outwell in Cambridgeshire and his family has been catching eels in the Fens for over 500 years.

New archaeological evidence from nearby Whittlesey suggests that eel catching and its way of life could date back to the Bronze Age 3,000 years ago.

The Great British Story - Taming Cambridgeshire is broadcast on Tuesday, 12 June on BBC One East at 22:35 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer thereafter.

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