Tales from the Riverbank

Abergavenny this weekend but the big show is the following week and it's free

Many of you will be preparing yourselves for the annual pilgrimage to the Abergavenny Food Festival this weekend, still ‘The Big Daddy’ of all the country’s food festivals. What started out fifteen years ago as a way of promoting local...

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THE FRENCH? "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment."

Q: What’s the current caught legal limit for a wild sea bass? A: 36 cm or, for those of you like me that deal in old money, just over 14 inches. Now with a tail and head off that just about sits comfortably on a large 12 inch dinner plate. So that’s...

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Want a salmon? It could easily cost you £50,000

Eight hundred years ago on the 15th June, a date that we should all be celebrating locally as the salmon and lamprey fishing of the River Severn was listed as one of the assets of King John (he of Robin Hood fame) when he sat down on the banks of the...

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