Our latest film Magical Waters
Paul Witcher Productions is a collaboration between Paul Witcher and Jason Inskip who share a passion for the sport of angling, as well as the countryside and all the pleasure that it provides. Their skills are complimentary in that Paul Witcher is devoted to visual imagery with a background in the computer technology that is so much a part of film making in the modern era. Jason Inskip, on the other hand is a wordsmith from the field of marketing.
Paul Witcher was born in Hampshire and originally trained as an engineer. He lived in Australia for several years before returning to the UK to work for some of the world's leading computer technology companies.
To anglers, he is better known as a master reel maker, who's peerless centre pins are highly sought after…not just in the UK, but in far-flung places such as Canada and Japan. These reels are of such perfection that they now fetch well in excess of four figures at auction. Nowadays, Paul is retired from reel making, to devote his attention to the art of film, (although very occasionally, he has been tempted back into the workshop).
Paul's successes on the Hampshire Avon are enviable in any anglers' terms, with big barbel and chub high on his list of favourites, but he does have a particular fondness for roach. Often a neglected species these days, Paul's Hampshire Avon specimen roach weighing 3lbs is a rare fish indeed. It was caught while the light was fading on a chilly winter's evening and it is featured on our Galleries page, although sadly, this capture pre-dates our filming, but only by a year or so.
Of course, luck does play a part in angling, but then again, we do make our own good fortune. In Paul Witcher's case, his consistent success is very much born of a lifetime of careful observation, experience and watercraft.
He lives in Wiltshire, with his wife Kay, four daughters and a labrador called Rupert.
Jason Inskip spent the vast majority of his working life in Public Relations, predominantly in the music sector, with celebrities such as Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls, Tina Turner and Rod Stewart. He has worked around the world, often in some of the most complex regions, including Siberia and Kazakhstan, where he produced conferences and pop concerts.
Now he has a far more laid back attitude to life and is a part-time copywriter, working from home in Hampshire with his wife Kate, who is one of the UK's foremost charitable fundraisers, and his two daughters Stephanie and Natasha.
He first heard the sirens-call of the Hampshire Avon as a schoolboy in London, by reading the works of great anglers such as Dick Walker and Fred J Taylor. And although it was a long and arduous journey on a two-stroke moped from the centre of the metropolis to Wiltshire, Jason is another who simply could not resist returning ever since.
Although Jason regards himself as an all-round pleasure angler, with 'pleasure' being the operative word, he has occasionally enjoyed sporadic success as a specimen hunter, with a particular affinity for perch.
But as an all-rounder, he also enjoys fly fishing, his first ventures beginning at the age of eight, on holiday in Devon, casting tiny flies to wild brown trout …a branch of the sport that has since taken him to wonderful destinations such as Alaska, the Seychelles, Mexico and the Bahamas.
Having said all this, to Jason, the fishing itself is very much secondary to the enjoyment of the countryside, wherever that may be…with or without the capture of a fish.