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Will Chris rise to the ‘Ginger Beer Beat’ challenge as he tries to tempt some tricky trout from the world famous River Test?


Episode 1

Carp 'n' Tench

Chris fishes the old estate lake in Oxford for wild tench and even wilder carp, before indulging in a spot of carping ... jungle style!

Episode 2

Sockeye and Chum

Chris travels to the Chosen River in Alaska with guide Rhino in pursuit of the hard-fighting Atlantic sockeye salmon, which can't resist pink flies!

Episode 3

Rother Nice Fishing

Chris Sandford meets coarse-fishing expert Keith Arthur to explore the delights of River Rother for pike, perch, chub, dace and even big brown trout!

Episode 4

May Fly Trout

Chris visits two southern trout fisheries along with Pete Cockwill. Here, he enjoys a few fly-casting lessons from the experts.

Episode 5

King Salmon

In early July, Chris travels to the Chosen River in south-west Alaska, famous for its heavy runs of big king salmon.

Episode 6

Coarse North and South

From the shore of Loch Karen, Chris enjoys a spot of Scottish fly-fishing for pike before going in search of perch, roach and gudgeon in the Thames.

Episode 7

Barbel and Some Gudgeon

On the River Kennet, Chris and top angler Nigel Botherway fish for barbel, an elusive species prized by many anglers.

Episode 8

Vintage Trout - Syon Park

Chris is on the hunt for trout at Syon Park before joining the local vintage fishing tackle auction, where he finds a reel valued at over £7,000!

Episode 9

Alaskan Leopard Trout

Chris meets Peter Cockwill in Alaska, to search for whiter fish, grayling and rainbows. Plus we find rare leopard trout, which enjoy chasing mice!

Episode 10

Test Trout

Chris is on the River Test for the 'ginger beer beat' and learns how to tempt the excellent brown trout that thrive in the crystal-clear waters.

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