THE EDUCATED TROUT

2013-11-16

A fascinating and insightful film documenting the famous observations and experiments of Brian Clarke and John Goddard.
Their celebrated studies into trout behaviour, habitat, feeding patterns and rise forms, and their ingenious artificial flies for ‘educated trout’ were detailed in their exhaustive and ground-breaking book „The Trout and the Fly: A New Approach“ (1980) The film focuses on the brown trout in his natural setting on the river Kennet, a classic English chalk stream. The filming and photography are superb and the research and ideas expressed are still relevant and exciting more than thirty years later. One of the most informative, engaging and beautiful films ever made about fly-fishing.