Will Millard is back, this time exploring what lurks beneath the waters of Wales in a new TV series airing later this month.
Episodes will air on BBC One Wales on Fridays at 7.30pm between Friday 21 June and Friday 12 July, and nationally available on BBC iPlayer. Friday 21June episode focuses on the Sewin, Friday 28 June on shark, Friday 5 July on carp and Friday 12 July on pike
Traveling across Wales, Will (previously seen in The River Wye with Will Millard and The River Taff with Will Millard, as well as the author of The Old Man and the Sand Eel) is on a mission to track down the most iconic fish Wales has to offer and each week, he’ll head out, rod in hand in search of a different one.
From the carp of Cardiff Bay to the pike lurking in the waters surrounding Port Talbot, and from one of the rarest shark species in the world that is found off the coast of Wales to the elusive and enigmatic sewin or sea trout found in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, the four part series will see him embark on a quest for a new species each episode, but it’s not just about the fish.
He’ll hook up with the country’s best anglers – including world-renowned casting champion Hywel Morgan and former Welsh international Nica Prichard MBE – as well as those who are desperate to get their names in the record books and who have devoted much of their lives to the sport. He will meet them and find out their own personal stories, as well as explore the picturesque locations where they and the fish they catch call home.
Speaking about the series, Will said:
“With its rugged coastline, wild rivers and mountain lakes, Wales is an angler’s paradise so I’m heading out, rod in hand, to explore the hidden depths of our country and its people, as well as fulfilling a lifelong passion to catch some of the most iconic fish in Wales. I want to meet the people who treasure these waters, hear their stories and make some friends for life.”