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!
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.