Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Watched a good traditional fishing DVD lately, why not talk about it in here.
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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by OldTackle » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:43 am

Thank you for letting me know, Mark. It is ordered. :tea:

Fishing with the experts for the secret carp. I hope I ordered the correct one?
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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Mark » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:14 pm

OldTackle wrote:Thank you for letting me know, Mark. It is ordered. :tea:

Fishing with the experts for the secret carp. I hope I ordered the correct one?
That's the one. :Thumb:
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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Teifi Terror » Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:09 am

For me a place of complete contentment. I could watch TSC over and over again. I am youth officer for an angling club and use this as a tutorial for youngsters coming into our sport. No other film shows how important being quite and observant is.
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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Dave Burr » Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:08 am

Mark wrote:
OldTackle wrote:Thank you for letting me know, Mark. It is ordered. :tea:

Fishing with the experts for the secret carp. I hope I ordered the correct one?
That's the one. :Thumb:

For me, the best dvd that Chris Yates has to offer is Caught In Time http://www.passionforangling.info/caugh ... 0time.html It was filmed post Passion For Angling but continues on similar lines, the filming and action is excellent.

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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Rockland » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:14 pm

Who remembers " Angling today " i think it was from the early 1970s introduced by Terry Thomas who was a right larger than life character Remember the classic footage of the Birmingham lads float fishing the Severn with the likes of Ken Giles, Clive Smith and Barry Brookes classic stuff and heroes for a young angler at the time

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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Mark » Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:43 am

Rockland wrote:Who remembers " Angling today " i think it was from the early 1970s introduced by Terry Thomas who was a right larger than life character Remember the classic footage of the Birmingham lads float fishing the Severn with the likes of Ken Giles, Clive Smith and Barry Brookes classic stuff and heroes for a young angler at the time
I looked forward to watching it, after the six o'clock news if I remember it.
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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Nobby » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:51 am

This was the same Terry Thomas who designed the Swimversa and Craftversa rods for Milwards. Both were based on a spinning rod, the Spinversa, originally designed just for the Milwards board of Directors on their annual game fishing holidays. I'm uncertain if Terry was the original designer of the reverse taper butt idea but it seems most likely as he was granted a European Patent on the idea.

I'm told that one of his co-presenters on Angling Today was a very young, pre Tiswas, Chris Tarrant.

When Milwards dropped the fishing tackle making around 1966 Terry transferred over to Edgar Sealey where he ran a 'board' of other experts to promote the range of rods. I suspect he also got involved in design too as he introduced some tip tapered rod and more importantly some 'staggered ferrule rods', which had rod sections of different lengths. As far as I'm aware only Milwards had offered these SFR's before.


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One episode of Angling Today apparently saw Terry's fishing companion catch a surprise salmon out of season followed by Terry burning through the line with his cigar muttering something about being unsporting.......... :laugh:



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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Flickem » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:00 am

Aquaerial wrote:This also has excellent qualities -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDFDO46kptc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr4b63VVG68

Andy Orme's contribution has a surreal quality to it that we all will recognise at some point
Absolutely loved Secret Lake. I remember seeing it when it was first broadcast on telly. Brilliant stuff.

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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Firebird » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:27 pm

I'd never seen any of the Rod & Line episodes before but just watched a couple on yt. Their strength comes from the narrative of Ransome's writings of course, and the presence of Michael Horden, and the grainy faded quality.

PFA has wonderful photography, that's its great strength. Watched the Prosek too; has nice parts but is much too romantic for my taste, especially in its obsequiousness towards the English class system.

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Re: Rivals to A Passion for Angling?

Post by Julian » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:23 pm

Dave Burr wrote:
Mark wrote:
OldTackle wrote:Thank you for letting me know, Mark. It is ordered. :tea:

Fishing with the experts for the secret carp. I hope I ordered the correct one?
That's the one. :Thumb:

For me, the best dvd that Chris Yates has to offer is Caught In Time http://www.passionforangling.info/caugh ... 0time.html It was filmed post Passion For Angling but continues on similar lines, the filming and action is excellent.
I also really like 'Caught in time ' - its great to see him fishing at 'Jade lake ' as its there that he is fishing when he writes 'the secret carp' . It also includes the filming of the largest carp he has caught while being filmed ( I think ....... ) at 27lbs .
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