Five Live Hooks
Hancock For A Half Hour of Fishing
Hancock, the comedic presenter, is to join BBC Radio Five Live to
present Fish on Five, a new programme for fishing fans from Saturday
an amateur fisherman himself, will ask the experts the burning questions
about the sport, get the best tips for listeners, and provide all
the stories from every level of sea, coarse and game fishing. Hell
also be out and about visiting some of the best fishing venues in
the UK and abroad, exploring the cheap and cheerful and the more
exotic places to fish.
said: "Its rather exciting to come to a subject as a
relative novice and see if the expert help Ill be enlisting
is actually worth anything. The pressures off me and firmly
on the shoulders of our nations fishing gurus. Hopefully the
show will appeal to the cognoscenti who revel in the impenetrable
language of fishing as spoken by the experts, and to newcomers like
me whose main thrust is 'speak in English and help me catch fish'."
joining Nick on the show will include coarse angling expert Andy
Little, who will be showing newcomers to coarse angling the ropes,
as well as providing tips on how experienced coarse fishermen can
catch more, and bigger fish.
Thrussell, who has fished all over the UK and is particularly good
at simplifying sea fishing techniques, will provide a "Fishing
Forecast" telling listeners of the good spots to fish, what
baits to use, and what species are showing themselves.
Paul Arden and Nick Hart, both young fly fisherman, will be on hand
with cutting edge advice to help people learn or improve at this
sport. Theyll also tell listeners the best places to cast
their line around the country.
Moz Dee, Five Lives Commissioning Editor for Sport, said:
"Five Live is dedicated to providing a programme about one
of the nations favourite sports. Fish on Five brings a new,
fresh approach, and we think with Nick at the helm itll be
fun and accessible to fishermen and women at all levels of the sport."
on Five will go out at 6.00am on Saturday mornings for half an hour.
Listeners will have a chance to interact with the team on Five Live
Online, where they can ask their questions, read up on subjects
covered in the show, and post pictures of their catches on the site
Five Live attracts 6.25 million listeners every week.