A fish for all seasons? Ian Chillcott joins Des Taylor for a days chub fishing on the River Test in Hampshire. Jerry Hammond is targeting carp in amongst the lilies on a beautiful summers day. Dave Barham features in Quick Tips and talks through grip leads for up-tiding off a boat at sea. Nick Hart is after budget price salmon on a small clear water river in the south of England.
In the first episode of On the Bank with Andy Ford and Rob Hughes the pair begin by visiting the Nadder and the Avon, both Wiltshire chalkstreams, for some winter river fishing. They run into a few dace, lots and lots of grayling, and even a decent chub. Later on Rob heads to France to target his favourite species - carp - at a little known small stillwater; and Fordy meets the Angling Trust's volunteer bailiffs, to learn about their important work.