Liam Dale is delighted to announce that his production company LDTV has been commissioned by the new TV channel, Horse & Country TV, to make an extensive series of angling programmes dedicated to bringing the great outdoors indoors!


Horse & Country TV will launch in Spring 2007 with fishing to play a major part in the schedule. As one of the oldest and most traditional of country pursuits, angling has been brought right up to date by LDTV thanks to the latest digital technology and truly passionate presenters who are not only first class communicators but also top notch anglers into the bargain. With Coarse, Sea, Carp and Fly Fishing on offer there is something for everyone from novice to expert and even better there’s no need to wait until next year to see some great rod bending action! Showing a dedicated commitment to Broadband TV, Horse & Country will be screening taster programming from mid August, which will include this new generation of intelligent angling as it’s filmed through the summer months.  Go to to see this, and to have your say on what you’d like to watch on the channel.


With Liam Dale retained as Angling Consultant for Horse & Country TV viewers can be assured that the channel’s fishing content will be filmed by experts in their field, who also know how to catch fish!


Initially each of these angling series will run for up to twelve episodes, with an option to be ongoing as the presenters are professional anglers who fish, quite literally, all year round.


Angling at Horse & Country TV


Bob Nudd on Coarse

Bob Nudd MBE is a unique character who has been World Coarse Angling Champion on no less than four occasions, while making twenty consecutive team appearances for his country. What he doesn’t know about the sport you might think wouldn’t be worth knowing but such is Bob’s passion for angling that he is constantly ready to search out new techniques. There’s always the latest gadget in his tackle box to try and his easygoing style of presenting will result in an immensely watchable series that will delight not only the anglers but the rest of the family as well.


Liam Dale all at Sea

Sea Angling is one of the most challenging of all the sport’s disciplines and it’s where Liam Dale earned his reputation as a fisherman and a film maker. His primetime angling series “The Big Catch” for BBC2 took him from the turbulent freezing waters in Scotland in pursuit of Giant Skate to the heat of the Egyptian Desert hunting the elusive Nile Perch and all points in between.  However, a true Cornishman at heart with a real affinity for the ocean waves Liam is equally successful anywhere the sea washes ashore and his humorous style of presenting will make this series a true journey of discovery.



Iain Barr on the Fly

Watching Iain Barr fly fishing in a classic fast flowing river is a treat in itself, the epitome of country life, but this ambitious young angler already holds four European open titles, proving that his technique is as effective as it is elegant. Iain is always more than happy to share the secrets of his success and his natural enthusiasm makes for a presenting style that is infectious. For generations fly fishing has been perceived as a sport for the more mature angler but we can promise that Iain Barr will make this delightful past time accessible to us all and if it’s inspiration your looking for, Iain Barr is without doubt the right man for the job.


Rob Hughes Carping On

Carp fishing is one of the most popular forms of angling and former joint World Carp Champion Rob Hughes is one of the most well liked and respected experts in the game. For the Carp enthusiast this series will be packed full of top tips on how and where to fish along with the low-down on all the sport’s latest technological advances, which seem to develop almost on a day to day basis. However, for viewers new to Carping, Rob Hughes will offer a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of Carp angling, where knowing the difference between a boilie and a buzzer will make all the difference!