Country Escape : Conwy’s Mussel Men

Welsh Border Life

With the mussel season in full swing and the town’s annual food festival about to begin, Jules Hudson, the face of TV’s Escape to the Country, heads to Conwy to try his luck at the ancient craft of fishing for mussels

To those who know me, it’s no great secret that I am not a huge fan of eating fish. Yet for some reason I do love a good bowl of fresh mussels. Conwy, in North Wales, has for centuries been famed for the quality of the mussels its estuary produces and, today, a handful of hardy fishermen are still at it, harvesting their catch in a manner that hasn’t changed much for hundreds of years.

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