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Hi all,

Anyone been enjoying "Catching the Impossible" on Discovery Shed?

 

it's on just now.

Some cracking underwater shots :)

There's more to fishing than catching fish

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Sorry cant afford sky, need the money for fishing...hehehe

From a spark a fire will flare up

English by birth, Cockney by the Grace of God

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Hi all,

Anyone been enjoying "Catching the Impossible" on Discovery Shed?

 

Yeah, it's a great show. I have lost count of the amount of times I have watched it, I guess thats a sign of a good program when you don't mind watching it over and over again.

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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Yeah, it's a great show. I have lost count of the amount of times I have watched it, I guess thats a sign of a good program when you don't mind watching it over and over again.

 

I think one of the best episodes was when he caught the 5lb + Perch.... fish of a lifetime! it was HUGE! :o I think the same episode he caught a 10lb + Tench as well - it had a right belly on it!...

 

Cheers,

 

Stu...

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I think one of the best episodes was when he caught the 5lb + Perch.... fish of a lifetime! it was HUGE! :o I think the same episode he caught a 10lb + Tench as well - it had a right belly on it!...

 

Cheers,

 

Stu...

 

He was cheating with the Perch using a pole :D

 

He cheated with the Tench aswell, some one told him where to cast :D

 

In fact they are all cheats and just lucky :D Great show, great locations, great fish and some top anglers :thumbs:

Stephen

 

Species Caught 2014

Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

Species Caught 2013

Pike, Zander, Bream, Roach, Eel, Tench, Rudd, Perch, Common Carp, Koi Carp, Brown Goldfish, Grayling, Brown Trout, Chub, Roosterfish, Dorado, Black Grouper, Barracuda, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Red Snapper

Species Caught 2012
Zander, Pike, Perch, Chub, Ruff, Gudgeon, Dace, Minnow, Wels Catfish, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Roach, Bream, Eel, Rudd, Tench, Arapaima, Mekong Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Marbled Tiger Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Thai Redtail Catfish, Batrachian Walking Catfish, Siamese Carp, Rohu, Julliens Golden Prize Carp, Giant Gourami, Java Barb, Red Tailed Tin Foil Barb, Nile Tilapia, Black Pacu, Red Bellied Pacu, Alligator Gar
Species Caught 2011
Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
Species Caught 2010
Zander, Pike, Perch, Eel, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Crucian Carp, Siamese Carp, Asian Redtail Catfish, Sawai Catfish, Rohu, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Pacu, Long Tom, Moon Wrasse, Sergeant Major, Green Damsel, Tomtate Grunt, Sea Chub, Yellowtail Surgeon, Black Damsel, Blue Dot Grouper, Checkered Sea Perch, Java Rabbitfish, One Spot Snapper, Snubnose Rudderfish
Species Caught 2009
Barramundi, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Wallago Leeri Catfish, Wallago Attu Catfish, Amazon Redtail Catfish, Mrigul, Siamese Carp, Java Barb, Tarpon, Wahoo, Barracuda, Skipjack Tuna, Bonito, Yellow Eye Rockfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Dog Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Marble Grouper, Black Fin Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Redhind Grouper, Saddle Grouper, Schoolmaster, Coral Trout, Bar Jack, Pike, Zander, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd, Common Carp, Golden Tench, Wels Catfish
Species Caught 2008
Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonito, Black Fin Tuna, Long Tom, Sergeant Major, Red Snapper, Black Damsel, Queen Trigga Fish, Red Grouper, Redhind Grouper, Rainbow Wrasse, Grey Trigger Fish, Ehrenbergs Snapper, Malabar Grouper, Lunar Fusiler, Two Tone Wrasse, Starry Dragonet, Convict Surgeonfish, Moonbeam Dwarf Angelfish,Bridled Monocle Bream, Redlined Triggerfish, Cero Mackeral, Rainbow Runner
Species Caught 2007
Arapaima, Alligator Gar, Mekong Catfish, Spotted Sorubim Catfish, Pacu, Siamese Carp, Barracuda, Black Fin Tuna, Queen Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Yellow Tail Snapper, Honeycomb Grouper, Red Grouper, Schoolmaster, Cubera Snapper, Black Grouper, Albacore, Ballyhoo, Coney, Yellowfin Goatfish, Lattice Spinecheek

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He was cheating with the Perch using a pole :D

 

 

The perch was a pure fluke too! They'd caught a 4lber the day before - target weight, job done! BUT the light had been fading and they hadn't got enought film in the can. So they returned next day for some 'noddy' shots - fillers to cut in. Martin set up in the same swim - cameras roll and the rest is history!

 

 

C.

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The perch was a pure fluke too! They'd caught a 4lber the day before - target weight, job done! BUT the light had been fading and they hadn't got enought film in the can. So they returned next day for some 'noddy' shots - fillers to cut in. Martin set up in the same swim - cameras roll and the rest is history!

 

 

C.

 

Like Dales said then, he cheated!!! ha ha.... :D

 

I wouldnt mind cheating like that though....

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  • 2 weeks later...

Over the last few weeks I've been catching up on Fishing The Impossible via Sky+.

 

The underwater shots of fish in their natural environment are without doubt the best thing about the programme. It's fascinating simply to observe them, but also marvellous to be able to gain insights into how they behave underwater. The other good thing is to see the large fish of a variety of species and get some idea of how they might be caught.

 

Much as I love Bernard Cribbins (he is after all Donna Noble's grandad, and SHE did save the whole Universe) the sketches with him in it are awful and make me cringe. His voiceover material is pretty woeful too and I'm not alone on this point.

 

http://retiarius-angling.blogspot.com/2010...eing-there.html

 

 

My youngster and I do have a good laugh at Martin Bowler though. Firstly because of all his huffing and puffing, over even the smaller fish in the series. This guy wants to get some exercise at the gym and work on his upper body strength. The other source of amusement he provides is that he mentions the fish he's after repeatedly. We keep count and cheer accordingly. Here's an example:

 

"Now if that was a Dace, (One! Hooray!)

it was about 8lb of Dace, (Two!),

so I um don't think it was a Dace. (Three!)

Mumbles about trout."

 

Strikes again.

 

"Oh come on! No, I'm still on. I thought he'd come off there. Please be a Dace. (Hooray! Four!)

Be a big Dace. (Five!)

Oh is this a Dace? (Six!)

Quite big. Oh no, where's he gone now? Trying to get me under the bank. I've only got pound and a half line on. Oh if that's a Dace, (Seven!)

it's very big. Please. Oh! Dace! (Eight!)

It's a Dace. (Nine! Yahoo!)

Oh look at the size of it. Don't come off. Don't come off. Don't come off. Please Please. Please be nice to me .Yes."

 

Lands fish.

 

"Phew. That was exciting. Oh yes. A very big Dace. (Hooray! Ten!)

Obviously. I was really scared then. I was more scared then than with a flaming big carp. That's a very good Dace. (Eleven!)

Look at that for a Dace. (Twelve!)

That is a monster Dace. (Thirteen! Thirteen!!)

That's a monster. British record at spawning time."

 

And with that comment he rather ignominiously stuffs the exceptional fish into a Waitrose carrier bag.

 

That Martin Bowler doesn't do the fish descriptive justice was brought home to me when I watched an episode of Coast to Coast soon after and heard Daryl Grimason describing a trout as having a "belly like antique gold" and "spots that are as black as an old bible".

 

Mind you, Daryl's nowher near as funny.

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I've seen the programmes but wouldn't buy them as I think they're rediiculousy over priced, very good though and Bernard Cribbins made the show even better...he was good in doctor who also :).

 

Martin Bowler making noises like he was having a sex wee whilst reeling in fish of any size was a bit wierd :unsure:

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I've seen the programmes but wouldn't buy them as I think they're rediiculousy over priced, very good though and Bernard Cribbins made the show even better...he was good in doctor who also :).

 

Martin Bowler making noises like he was having a sex wee whilst reeling in fish of any size was a bit wierd :unsure:

 

I agree

The photography is superb.

I enjoy Bernard Cribbins contributions.

I think that although an undeniably good angler, as a TV presenter Martin Bowler would make a good pastry chef ;)

 

A bit like Passion though, very contrived in places. I enjoy dipping in and out but can't watch it for too long.

Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.

 

 

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

 

 

 

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