WHITEHOUSE AND MOR­TIMER: GONE FISH­ING

EPISODE BY EPISODE

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

1 TENCH

Fish­ing for tench in Nor­folk, Bob and Paul share nos­tal­gia for their younger years and re­veal how they re­cently came face to face with their own mor­tal­ity.

Af­ter a brief respite in a lo­cal brew­ery they re­luc­tantly camp down in yurts be­fore fish­ing again the next day. Will the tench play ball?

2 BAR­BEL

In Hay-on-Wye the pair fish for bar­bel. Pass­ing a grave­yard, they muse about the fu­ture and chat to a lo­cal vicar about death and their own funer­als.

Back in the fish­ing cabin, Bob prom­ises Paul a spe­cial treat if they are suc­cess­ful in their an­gling en­deav­ours.

3 RAIN­BOW TROUT

In Der­byshire’s beau­ti­ful Mon­sal Val­ley Paul teaches Bob how to fly fish for wild rain­bow trout.

Bob cooks Paul his very per­sonal recipe of ‘Tuna Me­lanie’ on the river bank, prov­ing his cook­ing is more suc­cess­ful than his fish­ing.

4 ROACH

Paul and Bob fish the River Wensum for roach and re­alise how age is start­ing to take its toll as they ne­go­ti­ate the steep banks. But Bob has a plan to help Paul re­cap­ture his youth.

Later, in the lo­cal pub, they chal­lenge each other to a fish­ing com­pe­ti­tion where the win­ner gets a very spe­cial culi­nary treat.

5 SEA TROUT AND BASS

Paul fishes the famed Bridge Pool in Dorset, hop­ing to catch sea trout. Ar­riv­ing late, Bob redeems him­self by hook­ing the first fish of the day.

Later Paul per­suades Bob, not a good sailor, to char­ter a boat in search of bass. Out at the Nee­dles Paul catches a fish too big for Bob to han­dle so they head off to a lo­cal restau­rant to pre­pare it. Catch Bob’s small cameo as an ir­ri­tat­ing waiter!

6 PIKE

Paul and Bob de­cide to try and catch a pike, which is per­haps not the best idea for two men of a cer­tain age with heart prob­lems.

In the cosy cot­tage where they are stay­ing, they in­vite a con­sul­tant car­di­ol­o­gist to din­ner to talk about their med­i­cal past and their fu­ture, gain­ing tips on how to live the health­i­est life pos­si­ble. Fac­ing the fu­ture, they write a eu­logy for each other as the sun sets on their fi­nal fish­ing ex­pe­di­tion.

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