Catching the Impossible

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season

Described as the greatest fishing films ever made, "Catching the Impossible" is a celebration of Britain's underwater wildlife and the excitement of trying to find and catch our largest fish. In this series of nine one-hour films, famous actor and avid fisherman Bernard Cribbins joins record-breaking angler Martin Bowler in a journey of discovery and adventure.

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The Ones That Got Away
9. The Ones That Got Away
February 26, 2009
The amusing behind-the-scenes film suggests that catching large fish isn't always as easy as it might appear, though Bernard and Martin prove that the big ones don't always get away.
No Need to Lie
8. No Need to Lie
February 19, 2009
In another attempt to prove that there is no such thing as impossible, Bernard and Martin catch some large tench, perch and pike.
Close to Nature
7. Close to Nature
February 12, 2009
Searching Scotland for salmon leads Bernard and Martin to close encounters with red squirrels and plunging ospreys.
A Winter's Gift
6. A Winter's Gift
February 5, 2009
The winter season provides some of the best fishing of the year for Bernard, Martin and company. They ignore the cold and catch zander on a prawn, some pike on the fly, large barbel in a flood, "impossible" chub, grayling, perch and a truly monstrous roach from the River Stour.
Going Against the Flow
5. Going Against the Flow
January 29, 2009
Bernard and Martin take a glorious journey down the famous Hampshire Avon from source to sea, observing the underwater wildlife, including spawning trout and salmon in the headwaters and catching grayling and roach. Finally, they join friends to catch big carp, barbel, salmon and mullet.
A Sport of All Seasons
4. A Sport of All Seasons
January 22, 2009
Exploring our rivers and lakes through the seasons provides the angler with endless variety and excitement. After catching big bream and dace, Bernard and Martin are joined by Britain's most famous angler John Wilson who helps Bernard catch a carp on a fly, then catches his record-equalling pike from the Norfolk Broads.
A Summer Idyll
3. A Summer Idyll
January 15, 2009
The summer brings out the best of the underwater world: large tench come out of hiding, predatory catfish are on the prowl, glorious rudd feed enthusiastically and a near-record crucian carp comes to join us as we bask in the sun.
Magic Circles
2. Magic Circles
January 8, 2009
All forms of angling create a kind of magic when we're by the waterside. Regardless of age, gender or race, everyone can enjoy fishing, matching fishing or specimen hunting, from young girls catching their first trout to grey-haired old men excited by the capture of a wonderful pike. These are their stories.
Searching for Gold
1. Searching for Gold
January 1, 2009
Angling is a pastime that transports us to another world. When Bernard and Martin were young and inspired by nature, they discovered an underwater world populated by many large fish, including the "impossible" barbel.
Description

Described as the greatest fishing films ever made, "Catching the Impossible" is a celebration of Britain's underwater wildlife and the excitement of trying to find and catch our largest fish. In this series of nine one-hour films, famous actor and avid fisherman Bernard Cribbins joins record-breaking angler Martin Bowler in a journey of discovery and adventure.

Catching the Impossible is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2009.

Where to Watch Catching the Impossible

Catching the Impossible is available for streaming on the FilmRise website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Catching the Impossible on demand at Amazon Prime and Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2009