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E P I S O D E S

 
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Series 1 Episode 1
The Tench,
Norfolk Lakes

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer tour the country's finest fishing spots and talk a lot of nonsense. Paul and Bob fish for tench in Norfolk and reminisce about their childhood.

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Series 1 Episode 2
The Barbel,
Middle Wye,
Herefordshire

Paul and Bob fish for barbel in Hay-on-Wye and sample the great outdoors. 

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Series 1 Episode 3
Rainbow Trout,
Derbyshire Wye

In the beautiful Monsal Valley in Derbyshire, Paul teaches Bob how to fly-fish for wild rainbow trout. While fishing, they discuss their humble beginnings in show business. 

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Series 1 Episode 4
The Roach,
River Wensum,
Norfolk

Paul and Bob fish the beautiful river Wensum in search of roach. They realise age is taking its toll on their physicality. But Bob has a plan to help Paul recapture his youth. 

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Series 1 Episode 5
Sea Trout,
Hampshire Avon,
Dorset

Paul fishes at the famous Bridge Pool near Christchurch in Dorset, hoping to catch sea trout. Bob arrives late but redeems himself by hooking the first fish of the day.

Series 1 Episode 6
The Pike,
River Test,
Hampshire

Paul and Bob decide to try and catch a legendary pike. Facing the future, they write a eulogy for each other as the sun sets on their final fishing expedition. 

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Series 3 Episode 1
Salmon,
River Tweed,
Scotland

Paul and Bob take a trip to the River Tweed in Scotland, where they continue their quest to catch a salmon.

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Series 3 Episode 2
River Lea,
Hertfordshire,
Paul's childhood river

Paul and Bob visit Paul’s teenage fishing haunt, the River Lea in Hertfordshire. They meet up with singer Feargal Sharkey who explains the importance of preserving the UK's chalk streams.

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Series 3 Episode 3
Pike,
Broadlands,
Norfolk

Paul and Bob visit Norfolk to go lake fishing for what they hope will be a monster pike. 

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Series 3 Episode 4
Brown Trout,
River Test,
Hampshire

Paul and Bob are on the Test in Hampshire, fishing for brown trout and musing on the ephemeral nature of life.

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Series 3 Episode 5
Crucian Carp,
Great Somerford Lakes,
Wiltshire

Paul and Bob go lake fishing in Wiltshire for the shy and elusive crucian carp.

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Series 3 Episode 6
River Wye,
Wales

Bob and Paul return to the River Wye, Bob’s favourite river, to fish for chub. Dr Anand Patel stops by for a bankside chat to discuss men's health & depression.

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Series 2 Episode 1
Wild Brown Trout,
River usk,
Wales

Paul and Bob travel to the picturesque River Usk in Wales, where Paul’s father first taught him to fish as a child. They discuss their respective childhoods and reflect on their own family lives.

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Series 2 Episode 2
The Carp,
Bentley Lake,
Essex

Paul and Bob brave the wild lakes of Essex in search of the mighty carp. They visit a beauty clinic to see if there are any suitable treatments available to re-capture their youth.

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Series 2 Episode 3
Salmon,
River Tay,
Scotland

Bob has harboured a childhood dream to catch a salmon, so he and Paul set off for the River Tay in Scotland.

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Series 2 Episode 4
The Perch,
Upper Tamar Lake,
Devon & Cornwall

At the Upper Tamar Lakes, Paul and Bob fish for the predatory perch. When Bob reveals this week's accommodation which leaves Paul almost speechless.

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Series 2 Episode 5
The Pike,
Lough Erne,
Northern Ireland

Paul and Bob fly to Enniskillen to fish for the pike which eluded them in series one. Paul demonstrates how to perform life-saving CPR and Bob tells Paul's fortune in a traditional Irish manner.

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Series 2 Episode 6
The Grayling,
River Ure,
Yorkshire Dales

Paul and Bob fish for graceful grayling on the stunning River Ure. 

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