BT Sport announce new fishing show

A host of the sport’s biggest names have begun filming a brand-new fishing television series.

Every discipline of angling will be covered at rivers, lakes, canals and coastlines across the UK as part of the new series that is being filmed for BT Sport.

The programme, titled The Fishing TV Show, will be hosted by legendary carp angler Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcot and top fly fisherman, Rae Borras. The duo will not only be sharing ther infectious passion for fishing along with their tips and tactics, but will be joined by a long list of big names such as Des Taylor on the banks of the River Severn, and former Drennan Cup champion Julian Chidgey at the famous Anglers Paradise Fishery in Devon.

Although the exact details are still to be finalised it is believed the show will hit our TV screens in late September and each episode will feature a mixture of coarse, carp, game and sea angling.

“I have to keep pinching myself to make sure that I’m not dreaming because to be a part of such an amazing series that covers every aspect of this great sport is beyond my wildest dreams,” Chilly told Angling Times.

“I’ve seen some clips of the programmes that have already been shot and they look absolutely stunning.

“This is a celebration of fishing and isn’t just aimed at giving tips and tactics to anglers, but will also appeal to those who don’t go fishing because every episode oozes all of the positive aspects and experiences that you get while out on the bank.

Angling Times spoke to Des Taylor while he was filming on the River Severn for chub and barbel.

He admitted to being ‘honoured’ to be part of the show and no doubt mirrored the views of thousands of UK anglers when he said: “The world is a better place when there’s new, exciting fishing programmes on the telly and this is just what the sport needs. I’m honoured and really looking forward to being a part of the project because as I have so much to give.”

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