In this episode from Fishing TV’s exclusive Game Fisher’s Diary series, Rae Borras takes a journey along his beloved Hampshire Avon, the river that began his life-long love affair with the king of fish, the mighty salmon.

His aim is to try and catch a Hampshire Avon salmon on the fly, and while doing so to discover more about the river, its characters, and what makes its salmon so special.
Rae takes in some of the river’s most famous beats, and along the way he meets Stewart Allen, who only a fortnight earlier had banked the biggest salmon caught from the river for over 30 years – and on the fly!
And he ‘hooks up’ with angling historian Tony Tims as they share stories about the river’s heydays, when a 40lb salmon was a real possibility – many of them mounted for future angling generations to admire.