Passion for Angling creator signs up with BBC

Hugh Miles, the man behind A Passion for Angling and Catching the Impossible series, has been signed up by the BBC to film underwater fish footage for its next Autumnwatch and Springwatch series.

Hugh is currently filming a series of freshwater fish in different environments for the broadcaster’s popular wildlife shows, kicking off proceedings by shooting a shoal of big roach to over 2lb on the Hampshire Avon at Britford in Wiltshire.

“I’m delighted to have the chance to raise the profile of fish, plus the need for the conservation of rivers and their biological diversity, to an audience of several million on the BBC. I’ve also just finished editing programme 7 of the Catching The Impossible series,” he revealed.

The Wimborne, Dorset cameraman celebrated with a short session on a local lake, where he took a bumper catch of roach to 2lb 6oz, a bag that also included 16 fish over 1lb 8oz and three two-pounders. All Hugh’s fish fell to waggler tactics, with either breadflake or maggots on the hook.