BBC Two announces exciting new global fishing competition

This exciting new format for BBC Two will see anglers from across the country testing their skills in some of the most stunning and challenging environments around the world.Kim Shillinglaw, Controller, BBC Two
Date: 02.12.2014     Last updated: 02.12.2014 at 17.32
Category: BBC Two; Factual

From tropical seas to frozen rivers and lakes, this is not just a gripping competition to find Britain’s best all-round angler, but an expedition around the world. Who will be brave enough to swap the Thames for the Amazon? Or swap Lake Windermere for an alligator-infested swamp, or the coast of Wales for the shores of Central America?

Kim Shillinglaw says: “This exciting new format for BBC Two will see anglers from across the country testing their skills in some of the most stunning and challenging environments around the world.”

Each programme will see the contestants travelling to a different country with very distinct climates, landscapes and habitats around the world where they will be tested using a wide range of techniques under the watchful eye of experts. The contestants will use knowledge gained from locals on how to find the perfect spot to land a catch, and will face challenges which combine their own experience and talents with newly learnt skills.

Over the course of the series, competitors will be eliminated, leaving the others to move onto the next country and the next set of challenges. But they’ll have to pull out all the stops to make it through to the final...

The Big Fish will be executive produced by Tim Martin and series produced by Samantha Beddoes for the Natural History Unit.

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