THAMES GIVES UP ITS SECRETS
Underwater cameras reveal river’s true fishing potential
A RIVER fishing fanatic is using state-of-the-art underwater cameras to unlock the secrets of one of the UK’s most popular rivers and promote fishing on running water.
The River Thames is one of our largest and most mysterious running-water venues, and Londoner Katch Bullet’s obsession with the venue has seen him use various underwater filming techniques to not only locate some of the its biggest specimens, but also help anglers catch more fish.
By using both static and mobile cameras, he’s constantly uploading intimate films and video diaries of species such as carp, tench, barbel and perch on to his own website and social media sites to reveal their location, feeding habits and behaviour.
And it’s these films and tireless explorations of the river that have seen him land huge carp to a best of 43lb, big barbel and tench.
However, he told Angling Times that this is just the tip of the iceberg.
“I’ve seen carp to almost 50lb and during the time I’ve been setting cameras on the river bed and exploring in my boat I’ve