Videos by Matt Dunkinson Photography

The River Keeper

'The River Keeper'

The chalk rivers of Hampshire are known among the angling fraternity across the globe as the birth place of fly fishing - a mere mention of the name 'Test' or 'Itchen' conjures up images of balmy summer evenings, heavy spinner falls and gluttonous trout rising freely ... But what happens after October? When the game season ends and the trout start to think about digging redds instead of sipping emergers? This is the time that the keepers are busiest, improving the beats, preparing for the following season. Behind closed doors a lot goes on however even river keepers have to stay sane and so imitative fly fishing remains. Targeting twenty pound pike on the fly is no mean feat at the best of times but it's in the dead of winter that we realise exactly who is keeping the balance in these historic waterways.

UK Fly Fishing

This video was put together to showcase the best of UK fly fishing. The video was also shown at the 'Down the Hatch' film show, which was screened by Orvis in Montana.
All the footage featured is from existing or ongoing projects.

chalk stream

The chalk rivers of southern England are the birth place of modern fly fishing, with messers Halford and Skues paving the way.
Riverkeepers are the guardians of these irreplaceable ecosystems and play an important role as never before have the rivers been under such threat from abstraction and pollution.


'Escargot' is a short video shot in central France. Fish caught were, perch, zander and bass.


'AGAINST THE TIDE' is a short video, shot along the Hampshire coast, UK.


This short film is a trailer for a chapter of an ongoing project. filmed and edited by Matt Dunkinson - mid May, on the Broadlands Estate, River Test, fishing the hatch is head Riverkeeper Jon Hall.