Rod and Rucksack

The Adventure Begins Here

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Rod & Rucksack is an awe-inspiring fishing and adventure series which charts the journey of seasoned fisherman Guy Elson, an angler with a penchant for adventure and extreme fishing challenges.

This trip of a lifetime takes him to some of the most remote yet stunningly beautiful places on the planet. Living with local people, who act as guides, he pits his fishing wits against many of the fiercest fighting fish imaginable. Keen to experience the local customs and traditions, Guy takes us on a journey of discovery as he seeks out his target species. We see nature in the raw — wild and untamed with an abundance of magnificent wildlife that is rarely seen by man


“For me, Adventure Fishing means going out on a limb to get your thrills. You experience a mixture of emotions – fear, awe and complete and utter joy” — Guy Elson, Presenter of Rod & Rucksack



Cinesite is one of the largest and most highly respected visual effects facilities in the world. Its talented team, has contributed effects to Iron Man 3, World War Z, Skyfall, John Carter, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and the Harry Potter series of films. They are currently working on The Monuments Men, Jack Ryan and 300: Rise of An Empire. Their visual effects for The Golden Compass were awarded both an Oscar and BAFTA. Their work in television has also been recognised with a Royal Television Society award for Band of Brothers and an Emmy for Generation Kill.

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Guy Elson

Guy Elson lives and breathes fishing almost to obsession. He has fished in the blistering tropics of the South Pacific to the sub-zero conditions of Canada and from the depths of the abyss in New Zealand to the rooftop of the world in the Himalayas. Guy has boated blue marlin twice the size of a man in Guatemala to palm sized piranhas in the wilderness of the Amazon.

In late 2008 Guy made his onscreen debut on a personal project called Rod and a Rucksack — Costa Rica. The show fused elements of travel, wildlife and adventure, captivating audiences across the United States of America and the Caribbean as he travelled through challenging terrain in pursuit of wild fish.