The Taff: The River that Made Wales
Nature Documentary hosted by Will Millard, published by BBC in 2016 – English narration
Writer and fisherman Will Millard recounts how the River Taff went from being so polluted by heavy industry that no fish could live there, to one of the best salmon and trout rivers in Wales.
Will travels from the source high in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park to Merthyr Tydfil where he discovers that the town’s ironworks were once vital to the British Empire. Along the way, he trains with a mountain rescue team facing a unique set of challenges, meets a group of conservationists working to protect a magical, hidden valley and fishes for wild brown trout in the most unlikely location.
Will meets the members of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery Brass Band and fishes for grayling with a former miner who is now a champion fly-fisherman. He visits one of Britain’s biggest open-cast coal mines and sees how this spectacular landscape is being reclaimed after centuries of mining.
Will goes wild swimming with a group of eccentrics trying to change the image of this forgotten river. He meets retired Somali sailors drawn to Cardiff in the city’s glory days as a thriving port and tells the story of how the industrial docks have been transformed. Finally, he sets out to catch the king of fish, migratory salmon returning to the river where they were born.
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Published on: Oct 05, 2016 @ 15:08