Join Rae Borras as he takes a source to sea journey down one of Britain's most famous rivers, the mighty River Thames. Starting at the source near Cirencester, Rae travels downstream and meets many people working and fishing on the river, explores the river's great history in trade and leisure pursuits, and examines its current environmental state. He of course samples the myriad of fishing opportunities the river can still offer anglers from fly fishing in the upper Thames, to fishing from a punt in Oxford and fishing for large Roach in the centre of London with old pal Keith Arthur. Rae also experiences some urban fly fishing on the River Wandle with Damon Valentine, before ending up with sea fishing expert, Dave Barham in the Thames estuary.
In this special episode of Inside Sport Fishing, host Michael Fawkles visits California’s Irvine Lake to explore their one-of-a-kind Catfish and Trout fishery. Built almost 100 years ago as a water supply for orange county, Irvine Lake quickly became one of California’s most productive and unique fisheries. Against the expectations of the angling community, their mass scale stocking operations of big Catfish and Trout have been a huge success. Michael joins Rick Ketcham to look at the unique tackle and baits that have been developed on the water, before heading to the dam to land some of the bigger cats. Steve Miller and Phil Mackey get into the incredible Trout fishing made possible by the pure mountain spring water and massive fish being breed on site and test their luck with bottom baits.
Old friends Keith Arthur and Rae Borras embark on a campaign fishing for Chub in this instalment of Our Favourite Fish. Undoubtedly one of the most beloved species in the UK, Chub were a trophy capture for both men in their boyhood days. They begin on the Grand Union Canal outside Hemel Hempstead were Rae got his start, float fishing and ledgering maggots around the overhanging trees and riverboats, discussing the best baits, hot spots, the Chub’s life cycle, and sharing stories of trophy captures. We flash forward to a beautiful summers’ day on the pristine pools of the River Stour at Throop Fishery in Dorset. The clear water and blooming weed reveal massive specimens feeding cautiously in the shallow patches of gravel. Rae fishes the bottom in the shade of a tree while Keith explores how to present pellets with a trotting float, bringing great success as he finishes the day on a monster. Eager to do the same, Rae enlists the help of the fishery owner and his knowledge of modern tactics evolving in the world of coarse fishing, and he finally gets his chance at a big Stour Chub.
This series of Ice Fishing Hardcore showcases some of the most extreme angling in the world. Their winter tour across the United States takes the crew to Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Montana to the most remote locations off the grid in the country. Sub-zero temperatures, bears, wolves and unpredictable ice only make the catches more rewarding. Jigging and trapping through the ice brings Pike, Walleye, Whitefish Lake Trout and more, in a sport as old as mankind.
In this second instalment of the Carolina Outdoor Journal, John Moore and Joe Albea are back to bring us some of the best fishing in the American south. From Largemouth Bass, to wild river Trout, to massive Red Drum and even giant Sharks, there's always action to be had. The Journal brings in some of the States best anglers to make it happen, sharing a wealth of knowledge in the gear time segment that will help you catch more fish! As always, Donna Reynolds is on hand in the kitchen for some great twists on classic Carolina Recipes.
When UK anglers think of coarse fish, the Roach is likely to be the first fish that comes to mind, and the fish that many anglers first cut their teeth on. Rae and Keith start their quest at Wold Farm Fishery, a very scenic stillwater complex in Bedfordshire on an overcast and blustery spring day. Rae's equipped himself with a new pole and gets some handy tips from Keith on the art of pole fishing before getting started. Keith catches a couple of quick fish but both are having issues with the wind spreading their groundbait around so Keith suggests they use pole mount cup feeders to keep the bait in a concentrated area. The fishing now picks up for both anglers with Keith constantly making subtle changes to his baits and rigs to keep them coming. In the second half of the show, the chaps head to the Great Ouse in Befordshire in mid winter and the river looks in great nick. Its a stretch that Rae regularly fishes and he knows there a lot of smaller 1 and 2 year old class fish here so they'll need all their experience to chop and change to pick up the bigger fish. Its a prolific and enjoyable session for both anglers using maggots as bait but slightly different presentations. If you enjoy Roach fishing, you're sure to enjoy this homage to one of the UK's most popular and obliging coarse fish.
In this instalment of Untamed Angler, James Stokoe, Ripon Khalique and Hywell Morgan visit the renowned River Wye to compete for specimen Chub and Barbel. The show’s joined by young coarse fishing prodigy and Drennan Cup Finalist James Champkin, charged with the responsibility of landing James his first Barbel. While Ripon and Hywell start off trotting maggots with floats and feeders, the two James’ opt for a quiver tip approach, both of which bring some serious sized Chub to the bank! Further upstream, the game fisherman in Hywel shines through, as he inexplicably can’t stop catching grayling!
In this vintage series of Just Fishin, host Chris Sandford visits some of the most highly regarded fresh water fishing locations in the country, and the world. Whether it's fly fishing for enormous King Salmon in remote Alaska, stalking big Carp on private lakes or just enjoying a relaxing day on the bank chasing little roach, there's always a fish to be caught. With the expert guidance of fishing legends like Chris Yates, Adam Penning and Keith Arthur, this season lands Chris some of the best fish of his career.
Lifelong angler Phil Morton returns in this episode of Urban Fishing, as he visits one of his favourite local venues in search of Huge Bream. As Urban as they come, the Walthamstow reservoirs are a lush, green Oasis right in the middle of North London. Phil spills the secrets he's learned from years of fishing the venue with a masterclass on spodding and rig tactics, but the weather's causing big problems. High winds force the crew off of the main lakes, but Phil gets a lead on some huge barbel living in a pipe system on the nearby Copper Mill river. More determined than ever, Phil heads back to the big lakes the next day for one last shot at the famous Walthamstow monster bream. It doesn't take long for the bite alarm to sound, kicking off one of the best Bream Fishing sessions of Phil's life.
In this wierd and wonderful wintertime series, Finnish anglers and mad scientists Ismo Apell, Janne Kapylehto and Ville Haapasalo work to create 10 Ridiculous ways of ice fishing. Whether it's a rotating sauna, an underwater escapade, a questionable dry suit or a subsurface fish disco, you can be sure you've never seen angling done like this. This series offers a look into a place seldom visited by fishing film crews and the bizarre people that such a place creates.
In this instalment of Urban Fishing, expert predator angler Ant Glascoe Jr. is back in his hometown fishing lures on the River Irwell, searching out that big Manchester Pike that eluded him in the last episode. He begins in the grimy centre of Salford, casting beneath the graffiti covered bridges and weirs he fished as a young boy. Ant explains how to stay mobile when fishing lures on these big rivers, constantly moving between structures and pools to locate these wily predators. Once again, drama strikes as Ant’s girlfriend goes into labour in the middle of a promising session. However, once the dust settles, he returns to a beautiful stretch of river two weeks later and finally gets the opportunity he’s been looking for. This episode proves that no matter where you are or what obstacles you face, there’s always a fish to be caught!
Paul Gustafson has been fishing for British Pike for over 25 years, and he’s amassed an incredible amount of knowledge. In this feature length film, he goes deeper than ever into his techniques, tackle, experiences, and the history of this great species. These techniques aren’t just about catching Pike, they’re specifically designed to target the true monsters of the deep, the 20 pound plus fish that Paul has spent his life hunting. The show follows Paul as he fishes gravel pits with dead baits and river weir pools jerking dead Trout, before sitting down to talk through the intricacies of his tackle and theories. Paul finally visits legendary author and Pike expert Fred Buller to tell tales of historical specimens reaching in excess of 90 pounds!
This ten-part adventure follows the heated contest between friends turned nemeses Lasse Pauhe and Kimmo Puosi on the rivers of Lapland. Hailing from in Finland, these anglers put their years of experience fishing these rivers together to the test in pursuit of Salmon, Trout, Chub, Pike and all manner of local species. The show gives insight to the unique lure and fly styles of sport fishing used by Finish anglers on rivers like the Kokemaenjoki and the Torne. Through victory and defeat, this rivalry continues to demonstrate the beauty and prowess of a part of the world that’s criminally undervalued in the fishing community.
In this instalment of Urban Fishing, expert predator angler, Ant Glascoe Jnr shows us some of the great lure fishing to be found in his hometown of Manchester. He starts on a small lake in the middle of a housing estate that he used to fish as a kid and knows to hold some good Pike. As its mid summer and with a fair bit of weed growth, Ant's explains that his preferred tactics are to use are weedless frogs and rats here, skipping them in and out of the lily pads and making plenty of commotion. The Pike soon wake up and he gets some aggressive follows and takes. Disaster strikes that evening as the film crew's car is broken into and Ant loses a huge box of lures so its off to a local tackle shop in the am where the owner kindly lends Ant some more. He heads to Salford Quays and finds some action in the myriad of canals and waterways with some lively Perch on ultra light tackle. This is a great insight into the marvelous fishing available in the city if you're prepared to look.
For his latest bout of coarse fishing, Paul returns to his native Scotland, and the Magiscroft coarse fishery which is situated half way between Glasgow and Falkirk. He meets old pal Jim Brown, an expert coarse angle. With a real mix of fish at this stunning fishery, Roach, Chub, Rudd, Bream, and Carp are just some of the fish they hope to attract and with Jim’s know-how, the action is thick and fast.
Paul is in Northern Ireland on the beautiful Lower River Bann that drains the mighty Loch Neagh. It's full of large Bream, Roach, Pike, Perch, Eels and Trout and to see which of these he can catch he joins Francis Duffy, a local coarse angling expert. They start off with a couple of decent Roach and after a heavy shower, Paul catches his first ever Bream, at around 4lbs. Out in Francis' rowing boat Paul adds a hard fighting pike to his collection. Next up is a spot of sea fishing as he joins a party on board the Missy Moo out of Larne, skippered by Tommy Martin. Wrasse, Ling, Mackerel and pollack are on the menu. Back on the Lower River Bann, Paul joins the well know guide John Todd for a morning's Salmon fishing. They're on the famous Carnroe beat, where the salmon heading towards Loch Neagh are held up by a huge weir. Paul makes the most of this golden opportunity and hooks a lovely fish on his Scottish Ally Shrimp fly. John tells Paul that there aren't many Sea Trout to be found in the Bann but Loch Neagh is home to its very own Dollaghan Trout, a fish that migrates down up and down the feeder streams to the loch. The invitation to fish for one proves a great way to end the show.
Join Paul Young in this first outing of the classic Hooked on Fishing series which has now been digitally remastered to view on Fishing TV. There's a real mix of locations and fishing styles here from dry fly fishing on the English Chalk streams to fishing for huge Halibut in British Columbia. There's Coarse fishing, Pike fishing as well as Salmon and Trout and of course some spectacular saltwater action. This is the series where Paul really started venturing outside of the UK and there's some brilliant moments as he tussles with some incredible fish. As with all of Paul's shows, the people he meets are as interesting and varied as the stunning fishing and locations he encounters so sit back, put your feet up and enjoy!
Join Paul Young on an angling journey across Scotland as he uncovers some of the best fishing the country has to offer. Although primarily known as a fly angler, Paul covers all kinds of fishing in this fantastic series including shore fishing, deep sea, coarse fishing as well as fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon and wild Brown Trout. This was Paul's first fishing TV series filmed in 1992 and its success led to many more series which he filmed all over the world. The series has been digitally remastered so although not in HD is as good in quality as it was aired at the time.
Rae and Keith are targeting Perch this week, one of the most prolific predatory fish in UK waters and they start their quest on the Oak Lake at Alders Farm Fishery in Buckinghamshire. They set up next to each other and discuss tactics before Keith talks Rae through the variety of baits he's brought along. Rae starts with a couple of maggots on a waggler and is focusing on an overhanging tree close in. Both anglers start catching Perch in numbers and there obviously a lot of Perch around but they are struggling to find the bigger ones. Finally Keith hooks a nice Perch but as Rae prepares to net it, the fish slips the hook. Disappointment quickly turns to delight soon after though as Rae lands a lovely Rudd on a medium sized prawn. Rae moves swim in search of a bigger fish but as soon as he's left, Keith lands the best Perch so far and having worked out a formula manages another good sized one. In the second half of the show, the pair visit the Grand Union canal near Tring, on a crisp October morning, and this time are lure fishing for Perch. Whilst Rae uses a spoon, Keith starts on soft plastics using a creature bait that imitates a crayfish. Rae catches a small fish, but Keith isn't having much luck so switches to a small crankbait. Keith catches a lovely specimen near to the bank, before they move down the canal to a boatyard and Keith gets a big surprise when he hooks a double figure Pike.
Its late Spring and Keith and Rae meet up on Smallford Lake, a small gravel pit owned by Verulam Angling Club in St Albans. Tench are on the agenda in this episode and its therefore an early start as these fish are often best targeted in the early mornings and evenings. The lake is well known for having some big Tench in it and despite a little too much sun for Keith's liking, conditions look perfect. Whilst Rae tries the margin, Keith uses a 20ft rod to reach a shelf in open water and he's the first to strike landing a beautiful female specimen. Rae moves to another swim to try his luck but it isn't long before he's called back to help land Keith's second Tench, and its another stunner. In the 2nd part of the show, the pair visit Milton Lake on the Bury Hill Fishery which predominantly holds some beautiful Crucian Carp and Tench, and the pair are hoping for a more prolific session. They set up in adjoining swims and discuss tactics before Rae starts with some luncheon meat as bait on the advice of the fishery owner. Keith is using a pole today and is starts by using expander pellets and it isn't long before he lands a handsome Crucian Carp. Keith continues to land numerous Crucian and a small Tench, but Rae is struggling so decides to fish a little finer and he then too starts to have success. Mr Tench begins to show up now too and the guys enjoy a memorable session at Bury Hill Fishery.
Mike D is back with 9 new episodes of Lunkerville Get Folks Fishing that he produced in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic. Unable to travel to film too much last year, Mike wanted to promote the social and mental benefits of fishing through this series and show just how easy it is to pick up a rod and go outside to fish. As Mikes say's himself "I'm on a mission to get folks out of the house, off their devices and on to fishing! It's always been the idea behind Lunkerville but now it's more important than ever. I want to do everything I can to actually make it happen." This 4 part series draws on some of the best bits of Lunkerville from its long broadcast history and is a great watch.
Join Keith Arthur and Rae Borras as they take us on a journey through some of their favourite Coarse fish to catch in the British Isles. Each hour long episode takes the pair to some fantastic waters where they focus on a particular species with Pike, Perch, Roach, Chub, Bream and Tench being their choices in this 6 episode series. Fishing a mixture of lakes, canals and rivers, the pair draw on over 130 years of fishing experience between them to tempt the bigger specimens and they explain just why these fish have a special place in their hearts. The series also features some fantastic underwater footage of each species from well known wildlife cameraman, Jack Perks.
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