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?
BACKCOUNTRY - NORTH ISLAND follows seven fly fishermen, from different places and different walks of life, as they each explore a treasured corner of the North Island. This land of active volcanoes, rugged gorges and dense forests provides an epic backdrop for some of the best trout fishing on the planet. As each story weaves into the fabric of the film it becomes evident that despite their differences the characters are all bound together by their passion for the back country. Starring Mike Davis, Rene vaz, Mike Kirkpatrick, Steve Sprague Andrew Harding, Cory Scott and Tony Hildesheim
Carp Adventures Africa Part 1
In the first episode of Carp Adventures - Africa from Globetrotter World Tony travels to South Africa to see if he can't tempt some carp to his bait. Part travelogue, part wildlife documentary, part fishing film, on this adventure he's joined by longtime fishing companions Dean, Gary and John. Within hours of arriving they land a big mirror carp - and there's more in store, including some serious African weather that forces them to reconsider their location. They fish a huge lake that forms the focal point of a large private game reserve, but have to contend with big African animals, and severe floods. On these big lakes, they make good use of canoes to give themselves the best chance of hooking up.
The crunch of ice. The whistle of the arctic wind. The chill bite of frozen noses and fingers. Polar bears. Sled dogs. This is what comes to mind when we think of when the word “arctic.” You might want to add Arctic Char to that list. And maybe fly rods. The film takes a long, hard look at the remote Tree River lying sixty-six degrees north of the Equator. This is the real north – the hard north. Home to hordes of Arctic Char and other members of the salmonid family, the Tree is a vast, harsh river tinted with the silty, green tint of glacial melt. It is a frontier covered in ice, home to rivers that can drive the most passionate angler mad with anticipation.
Carp Adventures Africa Part 2
Episode two sees Tony and friends fish a number of lakes, including a 2000 acre wild lake called Spingbok, which presents the challenge of finding wild carp on the huge waters. Amid the stunning scenery of Africa’s high veldt and the peaks of the Drakensberg mountains, surrounded by rhino, hippo, this is wild fishing in the truest sense of the word. Despite a catalogue of set backs including more storms, broken lines and… inquisitive hippos they remain confident when they hit their third 2000 acre lake of the trip, and that confidence eventually pays off, as several gorgeous fish are brought to the net. As well as lots of carp fishing action, Tony joins some local lads targeting big bass.
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
Home for Salmon
The story of Peter Power's mission to protect the Atlantic Salmon of Russia's Kola Peninsula. This amazing landscape is home to some enormous runs of salmon and this pioneeringn project has attracted anglers from around the world who want to experience some of the most remote and remarkable salmon fishing available to mankind.
In the last episode of this series Bill visits the south Pacific islands of Fiji where local expert Joe Tuko puts him on a fantastic assortment of fish. He also goes diving amongst awe inspiring mantis and samples some of the great sights to be found in this paradise location.
The Muskie (or Musky, or Muskellunge) captivates anglers in North America. Filmmaker Josh Blasman is one such fisherman, and in a three week period he visited three bodies of water in Ontario, Canada to interview the different people that this amazing species has drawn under its spell. Battling temperatures that dropped below -20 Celsius, the project had more than the big predatory fish to fight too. This independent film, backed via Kickstarter, is an exploration of a fishing subculture whose devotees are among the most committed to their sport in the whole of angling. It also features some truly huge Muskies!
The Indian Ocean – a vast expanse of blue, studded with tiny island chains. One of the best known is the Seychelles, a paradise for holiday-makers and anglers alike. Alphonse follows one group of anglers on a six day excursion to throw flies to bonefish, sailfish, and a host of other flats species.