Winforton Advisor Steve Hunt on a recent exploratory fishing trip to a newly opened local trout fishery www.jayfarm.co.uk
After a pleasant few hours catching quality rainbows supplied by Bibury Trout Hatchery, Steve hooked into a very large fish. After a furious battle, the fish was finally landed ,Initially Steve thought it may have been a carp, as the lake in the past was mainly known for large carp and was featured on the ‘Great Rod Race’ series on Sky TV, but was identified as a Wild brown trout weighing over 11lbs!!!
Talking to the owners Richard and Becky later over a cup of tea Steve discovered that Hollywood Actor William Hurt used to fish the adjoining river Redlake which held wild brown trout and also grayling.
William had mentioned he may have released a couple of brown trout into the lake several years ago.
Could this be one of those trout?
Great little fishery, superb hospitality and a great story! a must visit.