ROWING legend Sir Steve Redgrave has swapped oars for a fishing rod in a recently launched Visa Olympics 2012 television advert.

On what looks like a freezing cold day several months ago, with rowers ploughing through his swim, and a rod that looks like its seen much better days, the Mail reckons the great man would have needed to summon on all his “watercraft” powers to muster a bite!

But if you think he’s fishing by the stunning Olympic Stadium – think again!

We’ve found out where he was, and you’ll find out more in Angler’s Mail magazine. We also reported on the lower Lea Valley, the hub of the main 2012 sporting spectaular.