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Brass, Three Down

Brass, Three Down

This film brings together the environmental issues facing Cumbria as well as celebrating the role Arctic Charr have played in the cultural life of Windermere and the Lake District.

Arctic Charr fish stocks in Lake Windermere, in the English Lake District, have declined due to environmental pressures - an increase in water temperature caused by global warming, but also due to the encroachment of non native species and phosphate pollution.

As far back as 1660 Windermere Charr were a culinary delicacy, caught and preserved by potting or made in to pies they were then dispatched across the UK to be enjoyed at the tables of the upper classes.

As the population declines, so have the number of those who fish for them using traditional and unique techniques. Equally the culinary skills to prepare potted Charr are being lost along with the manufacture of the pots used to preserve them in.

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