TV crew descends on Duncton Mill

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IT WAS ‘lights, camera, action’ at Duncton Mill when a television crew arrived to film part of a new television series due to be aired this autumn.

The Hungry Sailors follows television presenter Dick Strawbridge, a regular face on the BBC’s Coast and a finalist on hit show Celebrity Masterchef, and his son James as they tour the UK coastline in a traditional coastguard cutter. On their journey the pair turn their hands to cooking up local dishes as well as creating new ones with local produce as they go.

Last week the ITV cameras rolled at Duncton Mill to film Dick and James arriving by bicycle before making their way to the lakes for a family-friendly competition to see who could catch the first trout.

Martin Fleetwood, who runs Duncton Mill, was on hand to offer them a few tips on how to fish the lakes and which flies were working well.

He also explained how the trout farm worked and how good fish husbandry resulted in top-quality fighting fish, which made for great sport for anglers.

Both Dick and his son caught fish, which they took away to smoke.

Martin was then invited on to the coastguard cutter at Littlehampton to sample the meal prepared by father and son.

The series will air on ITV in October.