Fish Tales

Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish.

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20070409

Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish.

1/4. The Carp

Joined by comedian Paul Whitehouse on the banks of a lake, Chris ponders the carp's reputation as the wiliest of all freshwater fish.

20070410

Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish.

2/4. The Pike

The tyrant of the river has traditionally been the subject of much controversy amongst coarse anglers. On the banks of a river in Dorset, Chris and rod maker Edward Barder consider its merits.

20070411

Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish.

3/4. The Trout

Casting a fly on a small chalk stream in the west of England, Chris and expert angler Ronnie Butler consider the mysterious ways of the wild brown trout.

20070412

Chris Yates explores the finer traits of some of Britain's coarse fish.

4/5. The Perch

Writer Tom Fort accompanies Chris to the River Thames and argues that perch are quintessentially masculine, in spite of what the Victorians wrote.

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01* The Carp2007040920080405

Joined by comedian Paul Whitehouse on the banks of a lake, Chris ponders the carp's reputation as the wiliest of all freshwater fish.

01* The Carp2007040920080405

Joined by comedian Paul Whitehouse on the banks of a lake, Chris ponders the carp's reputation as the wiliest of all freshwater fish.

02The Pike2007041020080412

The tyrant of the river has traditionally been the subject of much controversy amongst coarse anglers.

On the banks of a river in Dorset, Chris and rod maker Edward Barder consider its merits.

02The Pike2007041020080412

The tyrant of the river has traditionally been the subject of much controversy amongst coarse anglers.

On the banks of a river in Dorset, Chris and rod maker Edward Barder consider its merits.

03* The Trout2007041120080419

Casting a fly on a small chalk stream in the west of England, Chris and expert angler Ronnie Butler consider the mysterious ways of the wild brown trout.

03* The Trout2007041120080419

Casting a fly on a small chalk stream in the west of England, Chris and expert angler Ronnie Butler consider the mysterious ways of the wild brown trout.

04 LASTThe Perch2007041220080426

Writer Tom Fort accompanies Chris to the River Thames and argues that perch are quintessentially masculine, in spite of what the Victorians wrote.

04 LASTThe Perch2007041220080426

Writer Tom Fort accompanies Chris to the River Thames and argues that perch are quintessentially masculine, in spite of what the Victorians wrote.