Blame Valentine Warner

Typical August holiday weather today and the organised sea fishing trip was cancelled due to the weather. With the threat of DIY looming on the horizon and after watching an episode of Valentine Warner’s “What to Eat Now” I decide to escape down to the river for a few hours fishing!

It was very wet & windy but the bank-side vegetation gave me plenty of shelter from the worst of the wind. Tucked close to the bank it wasn’t long before I noticed fish rising ahead of me, because there was no fly evident in the air, they must have been rising to wind blown terrestrials.

I caught plenty of small trout and grayling on my GRHE, including a wonderful male grayling of 2lb+. It was when I landed a wonderful trout of 13 inches a recipe on Valentine’s program came to mind, so I dispatched my first River Frome trout for about 20 years!!!

After turning the corner the wind really was too much, so time to head home to prepare my catch and I have to admit it tasted divine. Here is the recipe for his Trout croquettes.