Is Gone Fishing coming back and how many episodes are there?

Fans are wondering if Gone Fishing is coming back on TV starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse.

Is Gone Fishing coming back?
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The comic angling travelogue, hosted by Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse is returning to screens this week and fans are asking is Gone Fishing coming back?

The show, which was popular when it was first released back in 2018, is making a welcomed return to screens in 2022, as the two comedians and life-long friends look to embark on a new fishing adventure around the UK.

Sharing their experiences with viewers, Bob and Paul are expected to deliver some hilarious scenes in some of the most remarkable spots that the country has to offer.

We look at all you need to know about the upcoming show...

Is Gone Fishing coming back?

Yes, Gone Fishing is coming back for a brand new series on BBC Two and iPlayer, starring Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse. The new series, is the fifth instalment, and is set to air on Friday 9th September at 9pm. 

And fans are delighted with the news. One fan tweeted, "This show alone makes the licence fee an absolute bargain"

Another fan put, "Yes!! Yes!! Yes!! Completely adore these two!! Christmas special hopefully too?? @MWGoneFishing"

And a third fan added, "This has improved what was becoming a very bad day. Comfort telly at it’s very, very best…"

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How many episodes of Gone Fishing are there?

There are six episodes of Gone Fishing in Series 5. There were seven episodes in Series 4, seven episodes in Series 3 and six episodes in each Series 2 and 1. Making a total of 32 episodes. 

Gone Fishing

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Who does Ted on Gone Fishing belong to?

Ted is the Patterdale Terrier dog that features on Gone Fishing and he is owned by the show's executive producer Lisa Clark. According to the Bob and Paul's website, "Ted prefers Bob to Paul...mainly on account of Bob's pocket meat." 

His favourite snack is homemade liver treats and he is allergic to sausages.

He is originally from Ireland and was given as a Christmas present but was re-homed in the New Year and went into foster care before Lisa owned him. One of his favourite pastimes is "exploring" (running off).

He even has his own Instagram which fans can follow to see his antics...

Will Series 4 of Gone Fishing be on TV?

All of Series 4 of Gone Fishing is available to stream on the BBC iPlayer. Series 1-3 can be watched on Prime Video. And when Series 5 releases on Friday all the episodes will be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer.

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