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Out of Town 2 - Jack's Rod with Charles Jardine

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Jack's Rod - the first in a new series of the classic countryside programme 'Out of Town'

Jack Hargeaves in his classic Out of Town series

It is a great privilege to step into the territory of the late, great countryman Jack Hargreaves and take his iconic series of countryside programmes forward to a new audience and a new era. The original 'Out of Town' series ran for over twenty years, underpinned by Jack's philosophy that 'the only way to save the countryside is to show people exactly what happens in it'. Jack's gentle manner and perfect knowledge of countryside ways made his programmes a staple of family viewing from the late 1960's to the early 1980's. In this new series, Country Channel hope we have captured the spirit of Jack Hargreaves, a broadcasting legend with a unique appreciation of rural life. 

Charles Jardine in the fishing hut at Nether Wallop Mill for 'Out of Town 2'In 'Jack's Rod', the first episode of the new series, world-renowned fly fisherman and Fish & Fly team member Charles Jardine (whose father fished with Jack Hargreaves) compares the 1950's Ogden Smith 'Warrior' split-cane rod used by Jack with his own modern Hardy Marksman carbon-fibre rod - and catches some trout!

The anchorman for 'Out of Town 2' is journalist, modern-day countryman and life-long Jack Hargreaves enthusiast, Paul Peacock. Paul is the author of 'Jack Hargreaves: A Portrait'. Click here for our full review and how to purchase your copy.

'Jack's Rod' was filmed in Hampshire at Nether Wallop Mill with the kind permission of our good friends at Fishing Breaks and in collaboration with Fish & Fly who will be sourcing more angling partners for upcoming shows.

If you would like to talk about sponsoring a future show please contact us at info@fishandfly.com for full details.


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