ANGLER’S MAIL is charting the progress of the filming of In The Footsteps of Mr Crabtree, a new TV series featuring our weekly columnist John Bailey.

The giant June 12 cover-dated issue of Angler’s Mail magazine sees him fish with Sam Gallagher – and what terrific session it proved to be, making for a great read. And it should make for a popular TV programme.

We have video with Sam, and John, on this website (click here to see it). And below are some bonus pictures from their session.


The fish kept coming - and coming. Find out how in our mag!

Sam upped his personal best with the fish of dreams!

John was impressed by the attitude of his keen young "Peter" for the second Crabtree shoot.

Let's not forget the early-rising crew, on hand to capture the mood of a tench lake at dawn. The Crabtree-inspired TV series is shaping up to be a cracker.