Herring heritage celebrated in Clovelly

Herring has been fished in Clovelly for over 400 years Credit: ITV Westcountry

The fishing village of Clovelly in North Devon is holding its annual Herring Festival . Herring or 'silver darling' were first fished off the coast in 1602, and at the height of the herring trade, up to 9,000 herrings could be landed at one time. These days there are two herring fishermen left.

There will be stalls along the quay serving a variety of herring specialities, as well as local food and beer tasting. There will also be live music and a photographic exhibition of herring fishing in Clovelly.

Fishing boats in Clovelly Credit: ITV Westcountry

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