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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Big Tabs, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    I thought the same thing. It was a beauty. I can only surmise that it was within a Bass Nursery Area so keeping it would be prohibited.
  2. bernardhepworth

    bernardhepworth pfm Member

    My tomato is wandering around Rome visiting the same places my mother did around 90 years ago and going to my families flat and sitting in the courtyard where I first played 50 odd years ago.
  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Possibly yes but I am recent listener, I could do with less Peter Beardsley more more Warhammer & The Burnley Way, the latter is genius
  4. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Some episode this evening. The enactment of the triple bypass in the pub was quite something. Beautiful scenery.

    "Cheese storm."

  5. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    What are trapped peas?
  6. RickyC6

    RickyC6 Infuriate the frog-men

    Tinned peas.
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  7. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    Last time I fished would be on the Trent about 1962.. so I really don't know much..

    The prog however is perfect, and reminds me very much of a similarly hilarious yet gentle juxtaposition of the banal and the profound in 'Detectorists'.

    I'm afraid some of the perfectionist points raised here highight all that can be wrong on 'enthusiast' forums. be they audio, cars or whatever. ...

    It's not so much the hobby.. as the contemplation.. which matters.
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  8. steve watkins

    steve watkins pfm Member

    Not wishing to be confrontational in any way.
    It's not fiction Mull, it is real albeit for the telly but if you read John Bailey's books they are written in much the same romantic way that the series is presented.
    I get the impression that Bob is not fully engaged and rapidly losing interest, in part because he is not being instructed, challenged or catching anything much.
    There are many other reasons that I can see. I'm not sure Bob is really cut out for it but also I'm not sure he is being given much of a chance and is consequently missing out on most of what the sport has to offer. I see very little of what is pertinent to the day and a lot of going through the motions. They are not perfectionist points but basic instructional and educational points that allow one to engage, think about, question, persevere and enjoy solving the problems faced, leaving a longer lasting sense of achievement at how it was done and something to store in the mind for next time.
    The Sea Trout episode, side by side in the boat, gave glimpses of being engaged
    Every fishing day is different for many reasons, that is part of the challenge and it has to matter. If it doesn't, like anything, unless you have to or are forced do it, boredom soon sets in and you give up.
    I am genuinely happy that many people enjoy the programme but I feel it could be so much better and show so much more of what the sport offers without losing anything of the camaraderie and shared experience of the friendship.
    For me it is neither fish nor fowl. I hope there is more but it would be nice to see it develop.
  9. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I think The Detectorists is an all time classic. Loved it
  10. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I think you have missed the whole point. It is not really about fishing at all, just a convenient prop for two blokes to shoot the breeze & talk about, often, quite personal feelings. This is how blokes are, we only really open up under the disguise of participating in a hobby. I have had very profound chats with friends while out cycling which would never happen under normal circumstances.
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  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    That's Bob all over. It's not going to morph into Bob becoming a fishing enthusiast.
    He is funny though, and does engage with the serious elements.
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  12. steve watkins

    steve watkins pfm Member

    Thank you, how patronising. I would suggest you do not understand angling at all.
    Your stereotype of how "blokes are" well...…….. but if it works for you, all is good. Me, for better or worse I have a different perspective.
    I think it is you who is missing the point but I will leave it at that.
  13. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    It is not in any way, shape or form an instructional film about fishing.
    It is a wistful comedy show that uses fishing as a vehicle to allow two old farts to muse on life.
    To think it should be anything else completely misses the point of Hardacre and Mortimer’s comedy.
    I am glad it makes no attempt to take fishing seriously, it would put me off for one.
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  14. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    My intention wasn't to patronise but you are correct that I don't understand angling. I don't need to I order to enjoy the show, perhaps we engage with it on different levels. I actually quite enjoy fishing programs without ever taking it up as hobby. I really enjoy listening to music even though I cannot play an instrument. There are many analogies I could use.
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  15. Rodrat

    Rodrat pfm Member

    I suspect if every episode was float fishing in still water Bob would enjoy it more, trotting and fly fishing is effort.
  16. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    "It's all about the bass..."

  17. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs hearing problems

    Spot on, apart from the name.
  18. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    It's hugely enjoyable the way it is. But if only Bob would learn to hold the rod properly...

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