LSU's Joe Mahon goes fishing in the city

LSU's Joe Mahon goes fishing in the city

Like a fish out of water, in this Friday's Lesser Spotted Ulster, Joe Mahon finds himself in the heart of the city for the first time.

He may have bid farewell to the countryside, but Joe still finds beauty and tranquillity in the form of a spot of fishing at Belfast's idyllic Waterworks.Created in the 19th century to supply Belfast's growing population with clean water, the area is now being used as a haven of lake and parkland for the public to fish or escape the inner-city pressures.As well as meeting some of the local people who tend to the running of the angling club, local historian John Gray tells Joe the incredible story of the war over the rights to the water on the site that erupted in violence.Joe also discovers how the fish gain access to the Waterworks and learns about the existence of some very large pike, before receiving a fly-fishing lesson where he hooks a bigger catch than he bargained for.Viewers can join in the conversation by tweeting along with @utv during the show, using the hashtag #LesserSpotted.Lesser Spotted Ulster is on Friday 15 August at 8pm on UTV.


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