Cast and Crew

To achieve our goal of filming the extreme fishing potential of Bassas Da India, we set sail off the remote coast of Mozambique, 250 miles into the middle of the Indian Ocean. It is an extremely remote and on such an undertaking, you need a tight crew. A group, who can tolerate each other, ignore the small things and give as much banter as they can take.


Jonathan Tomlinson

Jonathan was pretty much born with a fishing rod in his hand, like most started coarse fishing but quickly moved on to fly. When younger he fished for England on 3 occasions including captaining the Team to World Championship gold. A self confessed saltwater nut and Permit junkie he has been lucky enough to fish all around the World for most species that can be caught on fly.

He is a keen photographer and journalist and he writes for Trout Fisherman Magazine. A qualified Casting instructor since the age of 16, Jonathan has competed in competitions up to World Championship level winning many titles along the way. He is happiest with his friends stalking tropical flats or chasing blue water leviathans, always striving to push the boundaries to their very limit!

Glynn Henry

Being born into a fishing family from the wild coast of Africa, Glynn's first memories are filled with fins, adventure and the sea. Fishing has always been his number one passion, whether competing in deep sea ski boat competitions or walking days with his father, searching for barely fished locations on the African coast.

Having taken up fly fishing when he moved to the UK, it was only a matter of time before this became his weapon of choice in his constant pursuit for the next Poseidon adventure. Glynn has fly fished around the world but loves the challenging Indian Ocean most. It's here he is at home searching for the next tackle testing brute, building new memories of fins, adventure and blue waters with his friends and father.

Jon Pratt

Jon Pratt first fell in love with fishing at the age of three when his father armed him with a fishing net and took him to the local pond. His teenage years were spent chasing Barbel, Chub and Pike on the banks of the River Ouse.

In his mid-twenties, Jon became interested in fly fishing and he has spent the last fifteen years fishing his way around the streams, lakes and seas of the world. Jon would describe himself as an enthusiastic anger and is at his happiest when sight casting to fish in a chalk stream or on a saltwater flat.

Brian Lavery

Coming to fly fishing in his twenties, Brian quickly migrated from Trout, to Sea Trout and Salmon, and then on to Salt water fly fishing. Brian is a self confessed Sea Trout fanatic and now lives in South Wales with his family, where they own and run Golden Grove Cottages for fishermen visiting the area.

Brian whiles away the dark summer nights fly fishing in the River Towy for Sea Trout, and during the days can be found throwing a fly rod around on the Gower Peninsula after Bass and Mullet. Bassas da India was the first blue-water fly fishing expedition for Brian, a true baptism of fire.

Steve Pengelly

For the last 20 years salt water fishing has been Steve's passion. He has been fortunate to fish some of the world's best destinations such as Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius to name a few and now Bassa da India!

Only in the last four years has he started to fish with the fly and on a recent trip to Mexico landed his first Permit on fly. If its big and swims in the sea he wants to catch it!

Terry Henry

Terry was raised on the south east coast of Africa and has been stalking and outsmarting fish since he was able to walk. Essentially a salt water angler, he is equally at home successfully challenging the intelligence of fish in estuaries, rock and surf, or off-shore.

A competent skipper, Terry loves the challenge that surf launches demand, especially in Mozambique or South Africa's treacherous Transkei waters. He enjoys nothing more than fishing with his son Glynn.

Jon Chappell

Documentary Cameraman Jon Chappell has been film making since 1987 and has seen massive changes in shooting methods and technology since then. "Uncharted Waters" was filmed using the very latest tech which was pushed to its limits in this extreme location.

Jon has filmed fighting in Afghanistan, Israel and Chechnya and shot over 100 documentaries for Discovery Channel but filming in Bassa Da India was possibly the most challenging location yet. It was a great adventure that he will never forget.

Stuart Morgan

Originally from Bath, Stuart now lives in the Cotswold's. After 23 years of building a career in the print and media industry he took the plunge in 2007 and set up his own Media company; Stuart Morgan Productions (formally Bluefin Media), specialising in film, photographic and web content for corporate clients and the angling trade.

An avid angler since childhood Stuart cut his teeth coarse fishing and is a fanatical Barbel angler; he has held the British record on not one but two separate occasions. A regular scuba and free diver who is very experienced at underwater photography, he is first to admit that he is an adrenalin junkie, who talks as fast as his brain will allow and is only quiet when he is underwater!