A short film explaining the basics of fly fishing on the chalk streams of southern England. Using spectacular aerial footage and underwater shots of Brown Trout, Salmon and Grayling, we explore the East Lodge Fishery, near Twyford in Hampshire. Fly fishing expert John Reeve meets Freddie Rostand – ex-BBC Journalist and self confessed fishing amateur – to show him how to fish the chalk streams.
East Lodge, with its 2.5miles of double bank fishing, is one of the most picturesque beats on the River Itchen. Today fly fishing – traditionally perceived as an exclusive gentleman’s sport – is becoming more popular than ever and access is open to all. This film shows you what you need to know to have a go.