TROUT FISHING 11th SEPTEMBER 2013

BLAKEWELL FISHERY TROUT FISHING 11th SEPTEMBER 2013

TROUT FISHING AT BLAKEWELL FISHERY

Wednesday 11th September

 

Steady drizzle didn't dampen our spirits when we spent an evening at the Blakewell Fishery, near Barnstaple.

Owner Richard Nickel  made us very welcome and started the evening with a conducted tour of the fishery, explaining all the stages of rearing the trout ready for market. The set-up there is first class and very attractively laid out, no wonder they get lots of visitors who come just to enjoy a cream tea from patio tables overlooking the gardens and maybe buy some fish food to throw into the well-stocked ponds.

We were all shown the techniques of fly fishing and most of us seemed to master the art of the flick, getting the fly to gently land at a desired length.

A barbeque style meal was served in their caf