|Bernard Cribbins with his 22lb pike|
The big book of the series, beautifully produced by MPress is also available from Martin and Jo’s on-line shop and is on special offer at £12, cheap for such a lavishly illustrated book describing a unique adventure, even for a door-stop!
Co-star Bernard Cribbins was hoping to join us for our annual ‘fish-in’ but is so busy with BBC radio and TV series that he couldn’t make it this year. We had to ‘make do’ with Chris Yates instead but he didn’t let us down, catching a beautiful two pound perch on his ancient tackle.
The only sad aspect of all this success is the decline of so much of our available fishing. The series title ‘Catching the Impossible’ was simply a device as nothing is impossible … but it is now! Martin believes that attempting to make the series today would be madness and it took us more than four years when it was possible. Many of our rivers have declined so much that many of our targets are simply out of reach.
However, Martin, Bernard and friends did achieve an amazing number of goals and the story of how they did it is still out there on DVD for you to enjoy. We hope you do.