A Passion For Angling

Watched a good traditional fishing DVD lately, why not talk about it in here.
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Re: passion for angling

Post by Julian » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:09 am

APFA - three years in the making but it started 89 finished 92, then first aired on BBC 93.
First bit of filming was first week of the season at Redmire in June 89 for which I believe they had to bid £2000 to make sure they got that week.

I agree CTI is pricey for the whole lot but you do get 9 episodes and a full 9 hours.

I have both but I like to watch them again and again.
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Re: passion for angling

Post by Dave Burr » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:26 am

Another reason it wasn't repeated was that it took about 15 years to pay for itself. It had been filmed at Hughes expense and cost way too much - mind you Bob's expense account was a burdon - allegedly :roll: This is why 'Impossible' was marketed differently, pure finance.

I don;t think you could replicate Passion, it is like a work of art where inspiration and good fortune collided to create something timeless and wonderful, there will only ever be one. But that doesn't mean that somebody else shouldn't try to do their own attempt at creating a masterpiece.

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Re: passion for angling

Post by Kevin » Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:18 pm

There is one scene in the film where Mr Yates makes a scarecrow using his best clothes,to fool a carp,he called it kevin the scarecrow..my wife laughed and gave me one of those looks only women can give.

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Re: passion for angling

Post by Mario » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:00 pm

i myself did not rate cti that much it wasnt a patch on apfa

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Post by MaggotDrowner » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:55 am

I have watched A Passion for Angling and love it. Watched the Redmire one today in fact. We have it on video. Very vintage. :Chuckle:
Caught In Time was also good.

Forgive my ignorance, what is CTI?
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Re: passion for angling

Post by Mark » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:09 am

MaggotDrowner wrote:I have watched A Passion for Angling and love it. Watched the Redmire one today in fact. We have it on video. Very vintage. :Chuckle:
Caught In Time was also good.

Forgive my ignorance, what is CTI?
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Re: passion for angling

Post by Marc » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 am

CTI seemed a little grasping. Using Bernie the Cribb and even some of the same narration and fills as in APFA was a mistake I think. I hope someone someday captures the feel of angling and what it means to me, the same way Hugh did in the early 90's, but alas I don't think it's possible if even necessary. Hugh makes wonderful fishing program's and there aren't enough of that kind of film maker around, but its that difficult second album that he's forced to try and produce.
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Re: passion for angling

Post by MaggotDrowner » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:20 am

Mark wrote:
MaggotDrowner wrote:I have watched A Passion for Angling and love it. Watched the Redmire one today in fact. We have it on video. Very vintage. :Chuckle:
Caught In Time was also good.

Forgive my ignorance, what is CTI?
Catching The Impossible MD.
Oh yeah. I have seen that. Good, but not as good as PFA.
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Re: passion for angling

Post by Ljm183 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:58 pm

Clearing out my garden shed and found a copy of APFA on video that i bought in 1995, the only problem now is i don,t have a video player to play them on ever since a lightning strike fried my player.

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Re: passion for angling

Post by Alan H » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:54 pm

Ljm183 wrote:Clearing out my garden shed and found a copy of APFA on video that i bought in 1995, the only problem now is i don,t have a video player to play them on ever since a lightning strike fried my player.

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