Stream-Fed Rainbow Trout (Fresh & Smoked)
“Stream Farm’s rainbow trout is without a doubt the finest I have ever tasted and their smoked trout is absolutely delicious”
Hwyel Jones, Michelin Starred Executive Chef at Lucknam Park
We restored three old hatching ponds on the farm a few years ago. The ponds are fed from the stream that runs through our land. We buy in rainbow trout as fingerlings at about 4 inches long from a hatchery down the road in Watchet and grow about a thousand in the ponds at a time, most of which we release into the large lake on our farm.
We sell our trout to fresh, fresh frozen and have recently begun selling hot smoked trout fillets, fresh or fresh frozen.
Sold fresh, our trout come in various sizes but we sell mainly 1lb fish (after gutting) to restaurants, and retail customers. If you would like bigger fish, do ask, and contact us for prices as well.
Our smoked trout is sold in packs of single or double fillets and are about 180-350g. Do contact us for prices.
The Smoking Process: In a stroke of sheer genius, we bought an old caravan on e-bay for £100 and converted it to being the smoke-house! We tow it into the yard by the barns where we gut and brine, tow it off down the farm lane while the fish are hot smoked and then bring it back for labelling and packaging. Both salt and wood smoke have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which is why brining and smoking has been used for hundreds of years as a way to preserve foods. Our smoked trout is great in a salad, made into a pate, or just straight from the packet if you can’t wait!