KIPPERS, roll mops, bloaters and in the raw - the versatile king of fishes" will be on display in all its glory at the Clovelly Herring Festival on Sunday, November 16. It is the second annual celebration of the humble herring, once the staple economy of

KIPPERS, roll mops, bloaters and in the raw - the versatile "king of fishes" will be on display in all its glory at the Clovelly Herring Festival on Sunday, November 16.It is the second annual celebration of the humble herring, once the staple economy of the picturesque seaside village.The aim of the festival is to promote this great tasting fish, whose popularity has declined somewhat in modern times, as well as support efforts to conserve dwindling fish stocks and safeguard livelihoods.The event runs from 10am-4pm and will include a quay kitchen, shanty singers, food stalls, cookery competition, singing fishwives, special promotion of Devon cider, wines and much more.Meet the larger than life Kipperman, aka Mike Smylie, a maritime historian and writer.He and his Kipperland exhibition will be on hand to demonstrate fishing crafts and a smokehouse where many a kipper is cured!Also on display will be a currach with herring drift net - a traditional craft used for transport and fishing.Visit www.clovelly.co.uk to find out more, or call the Clovelly Visitor Centre on (01237) 431781.