Preview: Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Cooper, and Bob Mortimer get serving casts on the Severn. Photo: BBC

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer are on the River Severn in Worcestershire to fish for elusive zander. They enlist the help of a local tour guide and zander buff for advice on fishing the local species – which Paul and Bob aren’t familiar with.

Tim Maslen, the duo’s guide and newfound friend, reveals the best spots and hacks and bonds quickly with the charismatic pair. Paul explains to Bob how he has never even fished zander before, let alone ever caught one.

There are difficult techniques to learn, and a lot of patience on the agenda, but after staying in a converted lightship, the boys meet up with This Country star Charlie Cooper to talk about his passion for fishing.

Gone Fishing – Tuesday at 8pm on BBC Two