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Fieldsports Magazine April/May 2018

Salmon fishing in December as experienced by Patrick Tillard, writer for Fieldsports magazine.  This article paints a wonderful picture of what it’s like to walk the banks of the River Camel at Butterwell Farm and seek out the wild salmon and sea trout that venture our waters here in Cornwall.   Fishing in the UK in…

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Butterwell Farm Newsletter January 2018

Buzzard Barn renovation progress ~ Cottage improvements ~ Wildlife notes ~ Estate Management ~ Fishing Season Summary 2017 Buzzard Barn The Buzzard Barn renovation project is well underway.  We started in November last year and we are still on schedule for completion in June.  Three skip loads of material have been removed and the new…

Views of the Camel Valley

Summer Newsletter 2017

A round up of this years news and next years plans! Buzzard Barn Renovation Plans After much consideration and careful planning we have decided to commence renovation of Buzzard Barn from November this year to be completed by June 2018.  The intention is to retain all of the charm and character our guests, and we…

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The Atlantic Salmon Trust Auction

Show your support for the Atlantic Salmon Trust by bidding in their auction before it closes on Tuesday 14th February!   We have donated a lot to the Atlantic Salmon Trust to show our support.  If you would like to bid we are lot number 31 and you can win 2 rods for 2 nights of fly fishing…

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Fishing Summary 2016

Sea Trout The 2016 sea trout season at Butterwell was mixed but a return to better times. The total of 66 sea trout (61 returned) on night fly does not do justice to the number of sea trout running the river. Large numbers of fish were seen regularly in June and July, even running during the day in tinged…

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Newsletter October 2016

Recent news from Butterwell Farm What a year we have had and we are very excited to announce the completion of our brand new holiday accommodation: Kingfisher Cabin.  Designed and built by Sam, it’s fair to say we are very proud of what has been achieved and we are already receiving some fantastic feedback from our first guests.…

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Estate Management

Spring Watch – Cornish Wildlife at Butterwell Farm It’s been a busy June at Butterwell farm getting on top of the Estate during a particularly strong growing season. We have given our plantation of a thousand deciduous trees, which we manage under a Forestry Commission scheme, a good overhaul.   Pheasant Camel Valley Vineyards Roe…

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Sea Trout Fishing Season So Far

We are seeing fresh sea trout every day We are now well into the swing of things with the West Country sea trout fishing in Cornwall on the River Camel. It was a quiet start to June with brief sightings of fresh sea trout.  Although fishing has been light Butterwell got moving following the big…

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Butterwell Newsletter 2016

Dear Friends A happy New Year to you all!  We hope you all enjoyed the festive period with friends and family.  It was our first Christmas with our new baby boy, Jack.  He was born a healthy 8lb 13oz on 27th September 2015.  It was a bit of a shock to the system at first but…