Tonight’s instalment of BBC favourite Countryfile saw the team head to the Gwent Levels with Matt Baker joining a group of men who still fish for salmon. The group try to catch the fish in the same way it was done centuries ago. However the segment led to some concern from those tuning in.
As Matt met with Martin, he was keen to find out about the tools the fishermen used.
Martin went into detail about the nets they used and archive footage was shown of men fishing along the Gwent Levels to provide further context.
However, it was when Matt accompanied Martin to the water that viewers began to air their concern about the safety of the presenter.
“The closest place we fish is what we call the gut,” Martin explained.
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Matt laughed: “They are great names these places.”
“They don’t appear on maps, they’re just names that the fisherman knew and used to identify fishing spots,” Martin continued.
He went on to point out where the “gut” is on the river