The Lost World of Mr Hardy

The Lost World Of Mr. Hardy, a documentary first mentioned on Anglers' Net back in April 2009 (click here), is about to embark on a nationwide cinema tour. Here are a few words from the producers:

Once upon a time people made things with their hands, beautiful, intricate items like cane fishing rods and exotic salmon flies. One company did this best; Hardy’s of Alnwick. They were loved the world over, their fishing tackle adored by royalty, maharajas and film stars alike. Their attention to detail and quality brought a sense of fulfillment and pride to the job. 50 years working at Hardy’s created an incredible sense of community where generations of families worked together. Now this has all but gone and we live in a world of mass production, globalisation and outsourcing. But do we miss those days? Is there something special about the pride and feel of the handmade that suggests a missing need in our everyday life? 

The Lost World of Mr HardyAnglers can also visit the official film website and find out about all screenings, cinemas, prices etc at
2009 Dates
Nov 6th - Ludlow Shropshire - Assembly Rooms, 2pm + 8pm (film followed by filmmaker Q&A)
Nov 15th- Torrington Devon - The Plough Arts Centre, 7pm  (film followed by filmmaker Q&A)
Nov 18th - Derby- Derbyshire, Quad Cinema -  (film followed by filmmaker Q&A) - 6.30pm
Dec 3rd - Hailsham East Sussex, Hailsham Pavilion - (film followed by filmmaker Q&A) - 7.45pm
Jan 27th - Alnwick Northumberland, Alnwick Playhouse - (film followed by filmmaker Q&A) - time tbc
Jan 28th - Berwick Upon Tweed Northumberland, The Maltings - (film followed by filmmaker Q&A) - time tbc

We are also waiting final confirmation for screenings in Newcastle, Strode (Somerset), Saffron Walden (Essex), Newbury (Berkshire) and Totnes (Devon)