Midlands big fish ace Des Taylor is being offered the chance to present a new TV series which aims to illuminate the life of a countryman.

One of the ‘larger TV stations’ is commissioning a pilot programme, and Des says that angling will be a key ingredient. Meanwhile Fishing TV is filming with Des on the River Severn near Bewdley next week. If the river is coloured Des will target barbel; if it’s clear he will go after chub. The programme will be aired by Fishing TV online, on mobile and on tablet at www.fishingtv.com in 2014, and on the Fishing TV app on Samsung Smart TV and blu-ray.