A new visitor attraction for Slimbridge which opened to the public on April 1st, 2008. The Fisherman's Shed functions as:
  • an exhibition space which tells the current story and history of fishing techniques specific to the River Severn and houses a 17' Coble Salmon fishing boat, Coracles, Salmon Putchers, Eel traps, Lave nets and additional equipment.
  • a Safety Induction space and buoyancy aid fitting area.
  • Canoe equipment storage.
The Landing Jetty was designed to accommodate the specific curve of the 3 man Canadian Canoes for improved safety access. The Canoe Safari allows visitors to explore an extensive network of specially constructed channels and pools leading through Willow Carr and Reed Beds as well as the chance to view new areas of the Nature Reserve . The project brief called for the building to have the look and feel of having been built by the hands of a fisherman, incorporating sections of old boat structures and artifacts gleaned from the river's tideline. Global Impacts undertook the design development, detailed design and construction supervision in conjunction with Coed Dinefwr. Both elements were constructed with locally sourced Douglas Fir.