In this new short film from Fly Fishing Nation, a handful of the worlds best fly anglers head into the heart of the Amazon in search of one of the biggest freshwater fish on the planet, the Arapaima! Decades of meat trading have made these prehistoric monsters rare in the wild. But, thanks to the famed Pirarucu Lodge on the Rio Mamiraua, Matt Harris, Stephan Dombaj and Ben Furimsky stand a chance for a giant Arapaima on the fly, something few have ever accomplished. Matt’s spent years of frustration at Pirarucu, but with massive fish rolling on the surface across the lake, there’s a real chance of a catch over 2 meters in length… the fish of a lifetime!
4 Weeks of Daylight
Exclusive to Fishing TV, this fascinating film tells the story of a group of pioneering Salmon anglers who head into the Russian wilderness to scout 3 river systems that have not seen human presence for decades, and assess their viability as destinations for fishing for Atlantic Salmon. On their journey, they encounter various challenges that come with being off grid for 4 weeks such as adverse weather, dangerous wildlife and cabin fever. The film is wonderfully shot, featuring some stunning cinematography and some exciting fishing sequences plus gives a fantastic insight into how a river can be mapped and assessed using modern technology and techniques.
The Fish of My Dreams
Mahseer, the name given to a number of different carp species native to the Indian subcontinent and southern Asia. But these are no ordinary carp. Known to British anglers in the Raj as Indian Salmon, they’re an important game and food fish across the region. In The Fish of My Dreams, British angler Stu Walker heads into the Indian Himalayas, close to the boarder with Nepal, to the snow-fed Kali and Sarju Rivers to try to catch the fish he’s been dreaming of for ten years - a Himalayan Golden Mahseer. This is not fishing for the faint hearted: four hour treks and flycamps, not to mention the lurking danger of hungry leopards which prowl the riverbank after dark. But will he catch that fish he’s been dreaming about for so long?
Wild on the Fly is the TV series of the popular print magazine of the same name that showcases some of the best places to go fly fishing in the world. Narrated and produced by Jospeh Daniel, the magazine's editor, it is a 'where to' rather than a 'how to' how with an emphasis on the people, culture and nature of each destination. There's some spectacular fly fishing on show here from huge Taimen in Mongolia to Golden Dorado in Bolivia and an epic trip through Slovenia, Bosnia and Croatia. Fans of 'A River Runs Through It' will also enjoy the episode where they fish on the same rivers in Montana. A feast for the eyes, this show will have you adding destinations to your fly fishing bucket list frequently.
Remote reefs. Tropical fish. Crashing in a hammock. Wild boat rides. Lucha libre masks. Eight- to twelve-pound Bonefish. Sound like something you want in on? Welcome to Scorpion Reef. In November 2012, a group of anglers embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage to one of the most remote reef systems in the Gulf of Mexico. Five atolls, known collectively as Alacranes Reef, are located 120 km due north of Progreso. The reef complex is 27 km (17 miles) long and 20 km (13 miles) wide with a total area of some 245 square km (153 square miles). Alacrán is an emergent platform-type reef that forms part of a group known as the Campeche Bank Reefs, so named because they are located along the outer shelf of the Campeche Bank. It is the largest reef in the entire southern gulf, as well as the most northerly in location. The reef has five vegetated islands associated with it, Isla Desterrada, Desertora, Pérez, Chica and Pájaros. There are no ferries or any sort regularly scheduled transportation to this reef. It has been said that the trip is not for the weak of heart. There are no installations for receiving people, so visitors MUST take their own water, food, tents and any other supplies. Once there, interlopers have to be careful to avoid injury all costs, as there are no doctors, hospitals or support and it takes many long hours to reach the mainland. The logistic issues and risks laid aside, bonefish are present. Boy, are they present. And hungry. Six men – WorldCast Anglers President Mike Dawes, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins, and guides Ryan Buccola, Bear Holeman, Jose Briceno and Alejandro “Sandflea” Vega joined RA Beattie on the trip into the badlands of the gulf. The motely crew proved more than up to the task, though adventures were had that changed each man for a lifetime.
Only the River Knows
Only the River Knows is a fly fishing film exploring the often thin line between fact and fiction in the obsessive minds of anglers. When young trout bum Rolf Nylinder gets lost in New Zealand's backcountry, he finds the long-forgotten journal of legendary fly fisher Lars Lenth. The journal captures Rolf's imagination, and he sets out to relive the journal's marvellous tales of the monster trout living in the legendary Lethe River. But will he ever succeed in catching one, and who is the mysterious author Lars Lenth? Only the River Knows was awarded Best Story and Best Movie of all times at the 2013 Drake Awards, fly fishing film's equivalent to the Oscars. If you appreciate great cinematography, huge brown trout and a great fishing story, this is the film for you Register or login to watch this film
In this premiere film, brothers Nick and Jonathan Boulton document their yearly adventure fly fishing trip, this time returning to their homeland of South Africa to fish for Grunter and Leerfish on the Breede River. Being their first meeting for many months, there’s plenty of brotherly competition to catch up on, and the Breede is the perfect place. Where the river meets the Indian Ocean at the Western Cape of South Africa, warm, brackish water creates a diversity of life, the perfect hunting ground not just for fish, but for sharks, whales and dolphins. Spotted Grunter are a smart fish, difficult to catch at the best of times. Despite careful wading and imitative shrimp patters, the Grunter prove illusive, so Nick and Jonathan try for another local prize, the Leerfish. As the sport picks up, Nick feels a heavier pull on the end of his line and finally gets a chance at the prize they travelled all this way for.
Following DRIFT, RISE and CONNECT comes WAYPOINTS, another must watch epic fly fishing adventure. Journey around the world through both fresh and saltwater to some amazing locations including St. Brandon’s Atoll in the Indian Ocean for Giant Trevally and Bonesfish, trout fishing in the wilds of Patagonian Chile, coastal Southeast Alaska for Steelhead, the Himalayan rivers of India for Golden Mahseer, and the jungles of Venezuela for saber-toothed payara. With stunning cinematography, this film showcases some truly special fly fishing destinations whilst sharing some interesting stories through the eyes of fly anglers Oliver White, Jeff Currier, Greg Bricker, Gerhard Laubscher and Rooster Leavens.
Join Steve Townson for the fishing trip of a lifetime along the largest river in the world, the mighty Amazon. They go far beyond the call of duty as they desperately seek the elusive, turbo charged ‘grande’ peacock bass - an awe-inspiring fish. Steve then heads on a different rainforest adventure as he bi-planes to the headwaters of the Rio Travessão with world record predators and catfish on his mind. Steve and his compatriots catch all manner of weird and wonderful creatures, but the series is as much a once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the unknown as anything else, taking in the amazing surroundings, wildlife and cultures of the remote Brazilian jungle.
Join former Great British Olympic decathlete Dean Macey as he indulges his love of fishing and travels around the UK and the rest of the world in search of angling adventures. Dean is a reknowned specimen hunter and this 8 part series tests all his skills, knowledge and fish fighting prowess! Starting in the UK he first visits the Lake District and the River Wye, before jetting off to Spain, the Canaries and Thailand, targeting species as varied as saltwater rays, giant arapaima and Mekong catfish.
In Pursuit of Carpiness 2
They said they'd never do it again, but Carp angling maestro's Mark Pitchers and Harry Charrington are back with an epic sequel to the smash hit, 'In the the Pursuit of Carpiness'. With the entire Carp fishing globe at their disposal, the first port of call for this road trip is Norway, which may seem a very unexpected destination but they find themselves on a stunning 30 acre lake in Westland, full of hope and raring to go. Things start off slow and although Harry just saves them a blank with a small fish, they decide to change venues to somewhere a little more forgiving. They head down the road to a stunning lake that they later dub 'the Redmire of Norway' as its home to some of the biggest fish in the country and as dawn breaks the next day, Mark lands his first Norweigan Carp, and its a cracker. As they settle down for dinner that evening, Harry also gets into the action as line starts ripping from his reel and lands another stunnning 20lb plus Mirror Carp. As the weather brightens they decide to take a break from this lake and get an invite to try a Carp pond in a local Zoo of all things, but Harry isn't best pleased as they arrive as he realises that Mark has 'customised' his rod with an electric saw. With Norway, done and dusted, the boys head to another less travelled Carp destination, Kazakhstan. After a quick shopping trip with local guide, Max they head to their first lake and set up in the near 40 degree heat. But before long, a storm hits and things are not off to a great start but as the storm eases and with the rods out, the boys are treated to some amazing Kazakhstan hospitality with drinks flowing and a feast fit for carping kings. With a blank staring them in the face, as well a hangover, Mark decides to walk the banks and sees some fish in another area of the lake and Harry takes quick advantage, landing a nice Grass Carp. Next up is Germany, and after the boys land some urban Carp outside their hotel, they hit the road and meet up with their local guide who has a series of great venues lined up. Germany certainly doesn't disappoint and they both land some huge Carp but the trip ends in disappointment as Mark loses a goliath fish in the last hour. Back home, he just can't forget about the loss so the trip continues with a return trip to Germany including quick stop off in Belgium to meet one of Mark's carp fishing heroes. If you liked the first film then you're going to love In the Pursuit of Carpiness 2. This epic adventure brings big fish in stunning locations with plenty of laughs..what more could you possibly want from a Carp movie? To watch just login or join
In 2012, the Scorpion Reef expedition took the fly fishing world by storm. A group of close friends – anglers from a variety of backgrounds and locales, pooled their talents for an exploratory trip to a remote atoll in the Gulf of Mexico. Scorpion Reef would be a hard trip to beat. In planning the next great adventure, the crew wanted to take crew member Alejandro “Sandflea” Vega Cruz, a Mexican from Isla Holbox, out of his element and show him something life changing. The result was an expedition into the heart of the Alaskan bush. The crew revisited an unknown and largely untouched river system – explored by RA Beattie and Alaska guide Mark Rutherford almost a decade earlier. Their intention? To target sportfish primarily with topwater lures. What started off as a plan to expose Sandflea to the Great White North and enjoy a bit of camaraderie on new waters morphed into an adventure of epic proportions.
Chasing Salty Dreams
Join Aussie fishing guide Redbeard, filmmaker Webby, and their pet backpacker, French-Candian Alexis, as they head north from Sydney towards the tropical waters of North Queensland. With a few stops along the way, they arrive at their destination, some 2.5 thousand kilometers from their starting point. In this exotic location they set about showing why saltwater fly fishing is among the most spectacular ways to enjoy the sport, with huge GTs and tuna falling to their rods. Australians rarely do anything by halves and this is no exception: the anglers in this film are rowdy, raucus, and wild and really enjoy their fishing...
Wildfly brings you some of the best freshwater and saltwater fly fishing action from Africa and beyond, with a variety of incredible challenges and adventures. The team target a wide mixture of species from the stunning Blue Tigerfish from Tanazania, to Largemouth and Smallmouth Yellowfish in South Africa to Triggerfish and Giant Trevally in the Seychelles. The Wildfly team are expert fly anglers and bring the action thick and fast whilst the drone and underwater photography really shows off some of the most incredible and beautiful fly fishing locations you're likely to find anywhere. To watch, just login or register
It’s every angler’s dream to be the first to try something new in fishing, especially when there are potential record fish on the cards. And that’s exactly what Rae Borras is doing in this fantastic two-part show made exclusively for FishingTV. Rae is invited to join a group of intrepid anglers who are winter fishing waters some 350 miles North of the Arctic Circle for the first time on behalf of angling holiday company DinTur - in areas where there is known to be a real chance of record breaking cod to 80lb and halibut going well over 400lb! The sea looks becalmed, but don’t be fooled, these are treacherous waters – if you fall in you have less than five minutes to live!
There are Tarpon fishing films, and then there are tarpon fishing films. This is definitely the latter. Two guys - Daniel Göz and Jan Bach Kristensen - venture far off the beaten track in Central America on a quest for giant tarpon, caught on the fly from float tubes. The adventure unfolds as the catch of a lifetime is documented with incredible footage of exhilarating close-up fights with giant tarpon, breathtaking scenery and wildlife as well as interaction with the locals. - Drake Film Festival “Best Fishing” 2010 - Les Farios - Pêches Sportives outstanding Cinematography 2011 - 5Point Film Festival “Best Submission” 2011 - Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards 2011 Silver Winner “Adventure & Travel”
In search for what is pound for pound the hardest pulling fish in the ocean, anglers Mark Martin and Alex Beck set out on an adventure in Mark's home waters off the coast of San Diego, California. Muscle, speed, and adrenaline are the genetic strengths of Yellowfin Tuna, and could they also experience the tug of the elusive Bluefin Tuna on the fly? Join them in their adventure of reel screaming, rod bending, heart pounding action to see if Tuna really can claim the title of the hardest pulling fish in the saltwater world.
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