Enter the mysterious world of the river with film-maker Jack Perks

Join freshwater fish photographer Jack Perks and editor Fergus Collins on an underwater fish watching adventure on the River Frome to learn how he filmed these elusive creatures. Listen now to the first episode of season three of the BBC Countryfile Magazine podcast.

Fish under water

Jack Perks is the first man to film or photograph every one of the UK’s 54 species of freshwater fish. In this episode, we go fish watching with him on the River Frome and meet a host of wild creature, learn how he found and filmed all these elusive animals and discover some of the stranger ‘fisherman’s tales’ from his adventures. This is the first of 12 episode in season 3.

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Photographer Jack Perks

Listen to episode 1: Jack Perks podcast

Guide to small river fish: where to see and how to identify

The finned dwellers, lurkers and sprinters of our rivers and streams are as varied and fascinating as any wildlife on dry land – our guide on small river fish looks common species found in British rivers, where to see and how to identify. 

 

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