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Avonmouth; a Gateway for All

Avonmouth is a small town, with a population of just over 3000. It is unique in that it faces and is wedged within two rivers, the Avon and the Severn Estuary. Though it is a small town, it is mighty and plays a huge role in the region’s economical activity as it serves as the port and place whereby large vessels pass through, unload and export important items. The port mainly serves and sees lighting, electrical, power and sanitation equipment and items. The town is also rich in history, having been established all the way back in 1893. Because of it’s economical importance in terms of marine shipments, there are a number of highways, railroads and transportation methods that help connect these shipments to their final destinations.

Avonmouth’s location in Gloucestershire is interesting as the region is almost a perfect rectangular shape. It is home to several plants, including chemical manufacturing as well as warehouses, naturally, for major sectors such as lighting and industrial. Avonmouth has a small population, who mostly reside between the motorway and industrial area. The M5 motorway connects travelers, shipments and cargo with Somerset. The M49 motorway connects to Wales. The portway connects Avonmouth to Bristol.

With its location and proximity to several bodies of water and with it being a small town, lacking many amenities, there is a large interest and draw to fishing in and around Avonmouth. There is some great fishing in the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. This makes Avonmouth prominent for fishing boats to pass through in addition to the large, freight ships mentioned above. These fishermen are both sport and game fishermen and bring in a variety of breeds, species and types of fish and aquatic creatures. There are not many places to actually fish in Avonmouth, but it can be accessed and can help travelers or fishermen get where they need to be.