Clatworthy Cook Off

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Clatworthy Cook Off, Saturday 7th October 2017

Clatworthy Cook Off - Thai Trout curry & zingy soy glaze ingredients
Thai Trout curry & zingy soy glaze ingredients

Clatworthy Fishing Lodge was the venue for CFFC’s Social meeting themed ‘Clatworthy Cook Off’. Over the course of a few hours we had almost all of the club members attending, some new members joining on the day, and others who don’t fly fish but wanted to come along to see how to smoke food and of course taste the delicious fish and other meats we had prepared.

Hot briquettes from the fire Chimney being poured into the smoker
Hot briquettes from the fire Chimney being poured into the smoker

With a focus on trout and the different ways the fish can be cooked the menu contained a mix of both hot and cold smoked products including:

  • A quick and easy Thai trout curry
  • Cold smoked trout using Beech
  • Cold smoked trout using Oak
  • Oak smoked trout pate
  • Hot smoked trout with a soy based sweet & zingy glaze
  • Whole trout hot smoked
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Smoked Duck
  • Venison Sausages
  • BBQ Bangers & Burgers

We’ll soon be adding a recipe page that will list the ingredients and methods for some of the above dishes, watch this space!

Clatworthy Cook Off
Hot Smoked Recipe book & smoking sawdust

The event was sponsored by Wellington based company Hot Smoked who kindly provided some ‘goodies’ for the attendees including a great recipe booklet which hopefully will provide even more inspiration to try food smoking.

(CFFC club members can take advantage of a special discount code to use when purchasing from the vast range of BBQ & food smoking products Hot Smoked sell).




Many of the attendees took the opportunity to fish whilst they were there. In the morning some braved the wet & windy conditions and took a welcome break for lunch in the fishing lodge.  In the afternoon the weather changed  with warm sun and a lessening breeze making the fly fishing a very pleasant autumn day on the water…

Clatworthy Cook Off
CFFC members at the Clatworthy Cook Off & 3 ProQ food smokers!


As part of the club’s social events calendar we will be running the “Clatworthy Cook Off’ once again in 2018.