Torre Trout Farms Ltd

Fish worth getting your tackle out for!

Torre Trout Farms Ltd are three fish farms located in Somerset, United Kingdom. | Producers of Tiger Trout, Sparctic Trout, Brown Trout, Somerset Blues and Rainbow Trout

New team member!

We are pleased to announce the signing of England international fishing sensation Charlie Tudball

Having enormous fishing knowledge and passion as well as previous experience working on site, it was a simple choice to add Charlie to the team. We believe his love for the sport and care for the trout matches our own ambitions to constantly supply customers with the highest quality. His role will be the care and welfare of the hatchery site Torre, which requires incredible attention to detail and husbandry. 

 

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The Sandy trout

The elegant Sandy trout are growing well despite the warm summer weather and reduced water flows. Yet another different cloured trout and basically a rainbow trout with colours in between a rainbow and a golden. Like all unusual strains they are difficult to farm and fragile to handle.

The pail complexion of the scales makes this trout true to it's not so original name.

We are pleased to give our customers (and in turn their customers) more choice and excitment of catching something beautiful and different. 

They are now up to size, however we have limited stock available, if you would like some, please order early to avoid disappointment!

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The Golden Ticket

So we now rear the beautiful Golden trout, this is a story of love and hate (or dislike).

Love of the sight of these majestic animals gliding in the glistening water, the excitement the thrill when it surfaces and realise you really have hooked something special and different. 

Dislike from the fisherman that says they look like goldfish or golden orfe  (they don't) and have no interest in catching a "ornamental fish".

Although they are harder to farm than the bog standard Rainbow trout, here at Torre we really have taken to them and there seems to be a cunning escapee in most ponds!

Whether you chose to release, keep or even fish for these magical trout the choice is yours, but if your lucky enough to catch one and pose for a photo you will always remember catching that Golden ticket. 

 

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1.5lb Golden, all fish look small in Sam "Willy Wonka's" tree trunk arms! 

Open day 2017

So this year we decided to change the time of year of our open day. We have previously held it on the last weekend of September as the sales quieten down for the season. Last year saw the first Torre Trout Farms fishing competition held at Hawkridge Reservoir. Changing the date of the open day was really aimed at trying to get the best chance of great fishing conditions!

Abertillery Anglers were the first to arrive again this year showing as much enthusiasm, humour and partaking in their clubs favourite past time taking the piss out of Rich!

After initial  tea and coffee's the open day party had a tour around the hatchery and then the tanks at Torre. Looking at the Sparctics, Somerset blue brood stock as well as learning about how we manage White Spot.

Then we drove in convoy the 2.5 miles to the roadwater site where the team walked through the farm showing the ponds, the fish and machinery we use there. 

Everyone to hawkridge for lunch, which was kindly put on by Wessex water. The reservoir looked fantastic and surprisingly full considering the lack of rain we have had so far this year!    

Feedback of the day included: 

"Very interesting tour & delicious lunch"  

"Didn't realise there was so much work required to produce fish!" 

"The Sparctics look fantastic, can't wait to catch one!"

Fishing conditions were tough but with fish caught on Hawkridge the morning of the open day the mood was optimistic!

The competition was won again by Jake Belgium (see picture) again a member of the Wessex water ranger team! (we're going to have to start applying handycaps if they keep winning! :-) 

Chris Britnell claimed a very dubious victory amongst Torre trout farms fishermen! Apparently hooking and loosing a fish is better than not catching one at all! 

Again good fun had by all, we all thought it was good to meet our customers and show them what we do!  The team enjoyed a few Ciders in the local to celebrate a successful day! 

  

 

Jake receiving the much coveted Torre trout farms shield. 

Jake receiving the much coveted Torre trout farms shield.