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Showcasing the often forgotten freshwater fish of Britain in a short film filmed all over Britain and putting them in the spotlight.
Showcasing the often forgotten freshwater fish of Britain in a short film filmed all over Britain and putting them in the spotlight.
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Introduction

I've always had a interest in nature since a young age and since early childhood took up angling which lead me to my now almost obsessive passion for freshwater fish. Though i dust of the rods every now and then most of my time now is spent filming and photographing them as I’m a full time wildlife photographer and film maker having worked with BBC Springwatch, The Wildlife Trust, RSPB, The Environment Agency and The Canal & River Trust.

Ruffe an often over looked species
Ruffe an often over looked species

There are 54 species present in the UK from the smallest, the 9 spined Stickleback and some primordial critters like the lamprey. Very few have been filmed some never before and i aim to change this.

Why should you help?

They face many dangers such as Invasive Species, Siltation, Habitat Destruction, Pollution, Barriers to name a few.

Showcasing these fish in a short film most of which the public would of never seen raises awareness for them and puts them in the conservation spotlight. Many nature reserves in the country have wetland habitats but few actually try to improve fish numbers or try to benefit the habitat solely for the fish. The money you donate helps me get the footage and then in turn help the fish by raising there profile

Pike in weeds
Pike in weeds

 If you have locations that would be suitable for filming then please get in touch, needs to be clear water.

End Result

The aim is to film as many of the species with the space of a year, filming species and behaviour never before filmed.

A short film will be produced with clips of each species with insert films showing me going after certain species up and down the country. The film will be shown in Nottingham at a cinema for a private view and at a later date put online.  

Contact

Email: jackperks07@hotmail.co.uk

Twitter Account https://twitter.com/RiverFishUk

Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/UkMiniFishStudy?cropsuccess

List of all 54 species

http://jackswildlifephotography.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/freshwater-fish-project-so-i-keep-going.html

Risks and challenges

Risks & Challenges

Obtaining licences to film some species as some are so rare or protected you can't just go up to them like Shad, Lamprey, Vendace, Arctic Charr and Whitefish.

Jumping in rivers and lakes holds several risks as you might expect from weil's disease, Getting washed away, Slipping over and the odd disgruntled pike.

Being realistic filming all 54 species may not be possible but the idea is to film as many as possible with some priority species like the rarer species.

Filming Is expected to be done within a year but may take longer and the screening will be at least a month after that.

Costs are to be kept as low as possible and a costing’s sheet will be produced at the end to show where your money has gone and what’s its been spent on.

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    a 12x16 signed print will be sent to you of a image of your choose from Jack Perks Photography & DVD of the finished film.
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    Also a 12x16 print will be sent to you of a image of your choose from Jack Perks Photography and a DVD of the finished film.
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    This is a one off special to learn some of Jacks tricks of the trade when filming freshwater fish during this Freshwater Fish Photography Workshop.
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