The Bushmills Atlantic Salmon Research Centre is finding out what’s happening to Atlantic salmon growing up, leaving and returning to Northern Ireland. Jason Doyle meets the man who runs it, Tim Delargy from Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs and has a go at salmon fishing in Game Of Thrones (!) country. ▶ For more […]

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In Fishing Britain News this week: – Viral fish video of the week – The German schoolboy who dropped his iPhone into a pond – Robson Green defends catch & consume – Promoting angling to kids – One Direction go fishing – And firing salmon from a specially-designed cannon to get them over dams Fishing […]

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Hywel goes out on Mat Rickard’s boat Mia Moo from Aberdovey with the intention of trying fly fishing for bass but due to weather Hywel ended up catching on lures instead. Some times when the fish don’t come to you, you have to go and look for the fish and they find them right at […]

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Angling is tougher than it looks. Anglers put as much strain on their hearts during fishing competitions as Premier League footballers in a match, researchers have discovered. The research came from the Fish ‘O’ Mania match, which has a top prize of £30,000. Anglers wore heart-rate monitors An angler from South Gloucestershire has landed a […]

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Saul Page and George Cunningham explain how the multiplier reel works and what the main features are when you are looking for the one that suits you. They explain the internal workings, adjustment, build quality and operation in this week’s Fishing Britain Gear Guide. This item is part of Fishing Britain episode 27. To watch […]

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On Samphire Hoe along the Kent coast, Saul Page (our Master Baiter) is doing a spot of fishing using light gear and some seriously smelly spray-on additive. Finding out which flavour of Stinky Stuff will have the Lynx effect on the unsuspecting wrasse and pouting that are swimming between the rocks around this large flat […]

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It’s all the weekly fishing news you need in one short item… – A Scottish fish farm has lost 155,000 salmon as a result of extreme weather. – Cast for Life is back again for 2014. – Guinness World of Records may have given up on fishing and shooting but there are still plenty who […]

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While out fishing with the Daiwa Gordon League Mare treasure had a bit of an accident with his brand new Daiwa Airity pole and carried on fishing. Goes to show how good the manufacturing is on the Daiwa poles. First seen in Fishing Britain Episode 19. To watch the whole show on YouTube go to […]

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When handed just some fishing line, some hooks and a knife Hywel has to revert back to the forager deep within and work out how to catch a fish with the Bare Essentials and some grey matter. This first appeared in Fishing Britain, episode 17. To watch the whole show on YouTube go to bit.ly/fishingbritain […]

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The Hardy’s Fortuna Reel has an tough drag system and we put it to the test as we try it out on some big game species high up in the mountains. Can it hold back the power of the pink nasty? First seen in Fishing Britain Episode 19. To watch the whole show on YouTube […]

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Although the floods have not been kind ROVTV still manages to get a pike taking a dead bait on camera. Boom! This item first appeared in Fishing Britain episode 3 bit.ly/fishingbritain Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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The future of our rivers rests heavy on the custodians that take on the protection of these environments. It’s not just about putting more fish in the rivers its about maintaining the delicate balance and making it accessible for anglers and fish alike. Dr Stephen Marsh-Smith tells us what the Wye & Usk Foundation have […]

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We head to Trawsfynydd Lake in North Wales to fish the waters of the decommissioned Nuclear power station to see if Hywel Morgan or Ant Glascoe can pluck us a pike out of this vast body of once warm water. We fish the shallows, the deeps and just about all in between but were the […]

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It’s more like catch of the century than catch of the day. And next to 11-year-old Jessica Wanstall from Sittingbourne, the 193lb catfish looks like a beached whale. Jessica caught the fish on a trip to the Ebro River in North-East Spain arranged by her angling father Mark, who’s also landed some serious fish in […]

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Imagine catching a fish weighing 891lb – and not having to go to the Indian Ocean or the Caribbean to do it. The Tunny Club began in the 1930s. It attracted film stars and industrialists – the mighties of the age – to the East Yorkshire ports of Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington. For two decades, […]

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The Tackle Box in Dartford, Kent is one of the most popular angling shops in the South-East. Carp specialist Lee Jackson says what’s going to be hot for the loved one (who fishes) in your life for Christmas This film first appeared in Fieldsports Britain, episode 9. To watch the whole show on YouTube go […]

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Farlows in Pall Mall is one of the grandest fishing shops in the world. The Tackle Box in Dartford, Kent is one of the most popular angling shops in the South-East. We ask them both, including carp specialist Lee Jackson, says what’s going to be hot for the loved one (who fishes) in your life […]

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Can you buy all the fishing gear you need to go fly fishing and catch a fish on it for less than £50? Hywel Morgan shows us how to do just that in West Wales. This item first appeared in Fishing Britain episode 004, to watch the whole programme on YouTube go to bit.ly/fishingbritain Sign […]

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Water, Water everywhere! Charlie chats to the owner and fishermen of the Summerhayes Fishery about what effect the floods has had on their lakes and stocks. This item first appeared in Fishing Britain episode 004. To watch the whole show on YouTube go to bit.ly/fishingbritain For more information on Summerhayes Fishery visit www.summerhayesfisheries.com Sign up for […]

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British woman catches 500lb fish while on holiday in Thailand, Angling Trust worries about flood defended, FishPal raises money – that’s the fishy news this week. This item first appeared in Fishing Britain, episode 7 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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Every area has its own Macnab. In Hampshire, says Keith and Gavin from local sporting agent Glorious Game, it’s a roebuck, a partridge and a trout, all in one day. Roy Lupton gives it a whirl. To go shooting with Keith and Gavin, visit GloriousGame.com For high-res still pictures from the day, visit www.flickr.com/photos/fieldsportschannel/albums/72157662131680168 For […]

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They might not be allowed either in their own country but that is not stopping the Chinese fascination with both hunting and guns. That’s why a party of them have flown from mainland China to the UK to come on a course about how to shoot, how to flycast and how to ride horses. For […]

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Chris De Margary is not just a great musician (Simply Red, Steve Winwood), he is also a great salmon fisherman. This is the first of his series of lough salmon fishing tips, filmed on Glen Lough in Donegal. Chris and Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall own the Glenmore Estate in Donegal. Visit www.glemore-rivers.com This item appears […]

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The headlines: – New world record for the rare chocolate mahseer – World record catfish – Great whites on the move – Two-mouth bream – Do hydropower turbines kill fish? – Serbian angler builds coal-powered backpack This item appears in Fishing Britain, episode 40. To watch the whole show on YouTube, go to bit.ly/fishingbritain40 Sign […]

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Artist Lawrie Williamson has an exhibition of his fishing paintings at the Panter & Hall gallery in London. He explains why fishing is such a good subject for painting and how he captures the ‘light behind’. For more about the exhibition, go to www.panterandhall.com This item appears in Fishing Britain, episode 40. To watch the […]

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Fishing on his home water, Martin Salter is after pike. Not so difficult, huh? Well it is when you are using tackle you would normally use in the foothills of the Himalayas after mahseer. See how he gets on… This item appears in Fishing Britain, episode 40. To watch the whole show on YouTube, go […]

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The headlines this week: ✩ Tourists dynamite fish in China ✩ British police target Polish anglers ✩ Bass better off on rod and line ✩ Google polices the world’s trawlermen ✩ Angler fish wins ugly prize Fishing for facts, landing the stories! This item appears in Fishing Britain, episode 39. To watch it on YouTube, […]

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World class fly-fishing champion Hywel Morgan takes us through his kit setup for fishing a major competition on a large reservoir. He shows us fishing rod choice, the importance of comfort, and his extensive fly line armoury. Then all he has to do is pack it all up in his car and go and win! […]

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World champion fly fisherman Hywel Morgan finds himself up against another Veniards 120 challenge. This time, instead of having to tie flies and catch a fish in 120 minutes, he has to build a fishing rod using a blank,some rings, and Veniards has sent him some Bug Bond. Will he be able to do build […]

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When you are out on the bank and you want to save time when changing your fly then there is no better way to show off to the other anglers on the bank than with the catch cast. World class flycaster Hywel Morgan show you how easy it can be to look like the best […]

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Trout fishing with dry fly on a small stillwater is the perfect way to relax. So why not join world champion fly caster Hywel Morgan for an evening of tips and tactics that help catch those cruising fish that make the still waters of Welsh lake Garnffrwd boil. This item also appears in Fishing Britain. […]

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Salmon-fishing legend Ally Gowans invented the Ally Shrimp in 1979. It has gone on to be one of the most popular salmon flies in the world, along with another of his creations, the Cascade. In this film, he ties the Ally Shrimp and talks about its history – and how it has affected him. Here’s […]

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Here is Ally Gowans – the man who invented it – showing how to dress the Ally Shrimp.

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Gary Palmer the captain of the England lure squad talks us through the differences of using wire traces and fluorocarbon traces when fishing for pike and other predators. This weeks question was sent in by Toni Dean. This item is in Fishing Britain, episode 34. To watch all the items as a playlist, visit bit.ly/fishingbritain34 […]

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This week’s news reports on a British man on holiday in Thailand who has caught the world’s heaviest carp, a Texan has smashed another record with a 2lb fish, a shark is eaten by a goliath grouper, and much more. This item is in Fishing Britain, episode 34. To watch all the items as a […]

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Hywel Morgan the fly fishing casting expert and world champion demonstrates how to do a aerial mend cast and how to practice it. This cast is a great help for any fly angler out on a river faced with different speed of currents and also for casting around objects like rocks or boulders to reach […]

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What flies do you take to British Columbia to catch chum salmon? Fly fishing expert and BC regular Stevie Munn shows off his favorites for chum, steelheads and coho. This item appears in Fishing Britain, episode 33. To watch the whole playlist, go to bit.ly/fishingbritain33 Sign up for our weekly email newsletter FieldsportsChannel.tv/register

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Zandermania was held on the Gloucester canal and anglers from far and wide travelled to compete for significant prizes. It was in aid of raising money for the England Lure squad to take part in the World Predator Classics in France next year. Garry Palmer, Captain of the England Lure Squad is the organiser. We […]

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A drinking and fishing comp called the BOOZ CUP makes it on to Youtube, rising sea temperatures are bring unusual species to our shores, David Cameron is eating fish and chips while a great white shark eats a swimming robot! Its all happening here on Fishing Britain News. This film appears in Fishing Britain episode […]

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The River Dove offers some of the best trout fishing in the Midlands. Andy Buckley from Farlows fishing shop in London was a little put out that Hywel Morgan beat him in 16 minutes when challenged to a Veniards 120 challenge on his home beat on the Dove: see www.youtube.com/watch?v=GynEXjbakZs So he is back to […]

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✩ The silage cutting season has caused fish kills in Northern Ireland. ✩ Salmon can cost up to £10,000 each on estates, but are there enough of them? ✩ And Gerard Butler out fishing has a close call with a maniac helicopter pilot. All in this weeks Fishing Britain NEWS. This item is part of […]

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Fishing Britain Hookers is a round-up of what our viewers have been up to. This week we have first timers – light rock fishing with Gary from Glasgow Angling Centre and an English Rugby star catching a mullet. Send us your video clips via email, dropbox or YouTube to aaron@fieldsportschannel.tv This item is part of […]

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The headlines this week.. ✩ Big Kiwi bass ✩ Shark chokes on seal ✩ Eel love-in ✩ Coventry Police go fishing ✩ Salford Friendly Anglers wins prize ✩ Seventy sharks found dead in Wales Fishing for facts, landing the stories. This item appears in Fishing Britain episode 29. Watch the whole show as a playlist […]

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When it comes to casting a fly for salmon, are you Darth Maul or Chuckles the Clown? Double-handed salmon rods can be a joy to cast but sometimes the conditions are against you, whether it is the flow of the river or the wind direction. It’s best to get good at using them with either […]

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Tony Smeets and Terry Doe are out for carp at Willow Park Fishery in Aldershot. During the session they give us their opinion on what being ‘carpy’ means to them and Tony shows us around his ‘carp crib’! With pop ups and chods, will they find Terry’s favourite leviathans of the abyss? This item appears […]

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Richard Chapman is at it again with his underwater look at spodding and spombing in ROVTV, but how does the distribution patterns of each compare when they are filled with boilies instead of particulate? Also does back spin have an effect on your boilies when using a throwing stick? This item is part of Fishing […]

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Max Hunt is currently travelling the planet seeking out the best hunting and shooting it has to offer. We join him in the village of Havøysund to experience Norway’s finest big game fishing. Thanks to Norway Guide Fishing, Max has three intense days in the Norwegian Sea catching large cod, wolf fish and halibut, but […]

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24 hrs to catch a pike for a fisherman may seem like an easy task, but for a camera man with a fishing rod, reel, a bucket of rubber fish and weird lures it’s an alien experience for a cameraman – for it is our redoubtable cameraman Aaron who is doing the fishing. Starting on […]

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Jason Lewis from the Royalty Fishery has a unique and incredible collection of antique fishing tackle and this week he shows us his antique fly hoard dating back to the 18th century. Including salmon and trout flies designed by Baden-Powell called the prismatic fly made with fine strands of dyed gut. He also shows us […]

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In the news this week we have NFU Mutual’s cash fund of up to £6,500 for people who help prevent fishing gear theft. You could win it. Izaak Walton’s Fly Fishing temple is up for sale for a cool £450,000. Fish have good memories, live in complex social communities where they keep track of individuals […]

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