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!
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.
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...
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?
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.
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
Former Great British Olympic decathlete Dean Macey may have retired from the world of international athletics but he still has that sporting urge. Join him as he travels around the UK and the rest of the world in search of angling adventures. 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 and Mekong catfish.
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.