Story of a trout farm or how to safely keep, breed and transport trout around the world.
River Frome, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.
L/S of an old looking country house with a pond in front of it. L/S of two men (David Tuft and his colleague) approaching the pond. They start feeding fish. C/U shot of a water with the fish jumping out.
"An ideal setting for Britain's most unusual industry ... the trout farm from which trout eggs are exported all over the world." Eggs from Rainbow, Brown and Loch Leven trout are produced at this farm. Fish are kept in separate lakes and transported to customers in specially designed tanks supplied with oxygen - sometimes the tank travels for up to 24 hours to reach its destination.
M/S of two men taking the fish out of the water and sorting them by size. Fish of the same age can be different in size and sorting is necessary to give the smaller fish better chance to survive. M/S of David Tuft sorting the fish. C/U shot of hands measuring the size of a small fish. C/U shot of the hands (a fish in each hand) demonstrating difference in size.
M/S of a man returning the fish into pond. L/S of two men holding a net at the opposite sides of the pond. The men are dragging the net through the water to form a circle. M/S of the two men pulling the net out. C/U shot of the fish in the net. L/S of separate lakes with one of the workers pushing a barrow across pathway between them.
Before the fish have been despatched to different parts of the country they are kept in "starving tanks" for several days to ensure that they arrive at their destination in good condition. M/S of Mr. F. W. Stevens, the resident director, supplying the transport tank with oxygen and loading the fish in the tank. L/S of the farm showing the lakes divided by the footpaths.