Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

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Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Mark » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

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Filmed and produced by Paul Witcher, written by Jason Inskip, narrated by Mark Floyer and staring the late artist and author John Searl make for over two hours of some of the most lovely and relaxing fishing you could want to see. And it all takes place on some of Britain's most beautiful waters. Now and again the camera leaves the surface of the water and the anglers to discover it's hidden depths below, a great insight and some stunning footage.

It took four years to produce the film and once you start watching it you realise why. The music fits the film just perfect, moving in parts and very atmospheric. All of the seasons are covered from summer barbel fishing on the Hampshire Avon at the opening part of the film going right the way through to winter grayling fishing when everywhere is covered in snow, I could almost feel the snow crunching underneath my own feet as they walked along the bank heading for their own chosen swims.

There are some lovely scenes of John fishing with his friends along the way and in some beautiful surroundings. This is a very enjoyable film to watch, it makes you want to pick up your rods and head for the waterside yourself. It has been a very long time that I have enjoyed watching a fishing film, highly recommended chaps. A film that you will want to watch many times over, especially on these long dark cold nights.

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Here is a brief description of what is on the discs (taken from Paul Witcher's website).

Disc One - The First Cast - Duration 65 mins.
* Sight fishing for huge barbel on the Hampshire Avon.
* Wading and float fishing for tench on Frensham Great Pond, featuring the 'ballet of starlings' at sunset.
* Floater fishing for genuine wild carp on a previously 'undiscovered' still water.
* Spinning and float fishing for estuary mullet and bass at Christchurch Harbour.

Disc Two - The Last Cast - Duration 68 mins.
* The stalking and sight fishing for gigantic chub in clear water conditions.
* The story of the trout and the mayfly.
* Sight fishing for Atlantic salmon, with angling legend, Dave Steuart, including rare film of a fish taking the bait underwater.
* Spotting the 'fish of a lifetime', a huge roach stalked.
* An epic battle with the apex predator, esox lucius, the northern pike.
* Attempting to fool big bristling perch on a small river.
* A frozen moment in time with the Ice Age fish, the grayling.

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For further information and to watch a four minute taster (you will not be disappointed) please go to Paul Witcher's website which can be found at the following link http://www.paulwitcherproductions.com/

The film is appropriately dedicated to John Searl, 1948 to 2013 - Rest in peace John.

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Re: Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Julian » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:09 pm

Looks like a superb set of DVD's.
I've added it on to my Amazon wish list - fingers crossed it will turn up for Christmas :Happy:
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Post by Nobby » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:55 pm

Just ordered mine....not waiting for Xmas in case they sell out!

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Post by GarryProcter » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:15 pm

Ordered mine too. Hope you didn't get the last one Nobby :Happy:

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Post by Kingfisher » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:20 pm

Next on my list when I get sufficient moneys.

I've been waiting for this DvD to come out for ages. Thanks for the reminder. :Hat:

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Re: Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Julian » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:22 pm

Nobby wrote:Just ordered mine....not waiting for Xmas in case they sell out!

Its hardly likely to sell out that quickly - its only just released.
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Re: Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Nobby » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:05 pm

I'm not risking it Julian. I don't know how many Paul had made, but he's not releasing a Bluray version until he has enough requests....I've added my name to that list.

Having waited 4 years for this I would be unconsolable if I missed out. :Cry:

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Re: Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Tizer » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:53 pm

Just ordered mine,one of my Christmas pressies,happy days

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Re: Magical Waters by Paul Witcher - Film Review

Post by Mark » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:41 pm

What with the snow outside and me still suffering with the left overs of a viral infection that had me bedbound for three days a couple of weeks ago I have made a cup of tea and shall watch both DVD's for the next couple of hours, lovely.

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Post by Trilob » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:05 pm

On the wishlist!

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