This is an off-air recording originally on VHS of episode from Jack Hargreaves' Old Country series on Channel 4 in the 1980s. In the first part JH shows how fishing rods and reels evolved over the last century from the famous hand crafted London roach pole and greenheart through to factory made carbon-fiber and boron rods with fixed spool reels. In the second part of this episode my stepfather fishes with a fellow angler, Dave Swallow, on a flooded gravel pit and then a river, with some thoughts on how 'the intricate pleasures' of angling have changed with the times.
The recording ends abruptly just before the final credits.

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