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Hi Everyone,

I wasn't sure where to post this, but Discovery Real Time are showing back to back episodes of Henry Gilbey's excellent sea fishing programs all morning over the next 2 days (23rd and 24th december). Some episodes with lure fishing. Early start, so you might want to set the video. Check out the DRT schedule here:

http://www.yourdiscovery.com/tv-sch...y_code=GB&channel_code=RTUK-ENG&date=23122009

Merry christmas,
Tones.
 

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I am really sorry that they keep repeating this stuff - it is nothing to do with me and I never know when they are going to come on again. Surely they have shown them enough times now so that people have got the point ?

Do yourselves a huge favour and don't ruin Xmas with me leering out at you from the box and talking incoherent garbage !!
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
I am really sorry that they keep repeating this stuff - it is nothing to do with me and I never know when they are going to come on again. Surely they have shown them enough times now so that people have got the point ?

Do yourselves a huge favour and don't ruin Xmas with me leering out at you from the box and talking incoherent garbage !!
we still enjoy them though Henry, thats why they keep repeating them.. :D
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
I am really sorry that they keep repeating this stuff - it is nothing to do with me and I never know when they are going to come on again. Surely they have shown them enough times now so that people have got the point ?

Do yourselves a huge favour and don't ruin Xmas with me leering out at you from the box and talking incoherent garbage !!
Never seen the lure fishing program so thats one to watch. Don't get bored seeing good sea fishing programs.
 

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Henry we watch them because we have little or no chance of actually going fishing right now (wait until next week though!) because of all the family commitments. Next best thing is watching someone enthusiastic about their sport on TV instead. That's why I also love watching Cyril Chauquet on Fishing Adventurer. He is lure nuts! You (or the production company?) must get repeat fees though?
 

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The fishing show we get over here is soooo pants - some n0b sets a group of experts against a group who have never fished before - guess who usually wins (though the beginners do get their share of beginners luck sometimes)
 

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If their ever on when im im front of the box, I always watch them. Prob seen them too many times to count. Although saying that the episode cod fishing in the bristol channel is a favourite one when henrys hooked a codling and jules goes down to get it and henry says thats a fat one and jules says me or the fish...lol.or the mulleting one with Yorkie, frustration at its finest.
 

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Henry,

"Incoherent garbage"...surely not!

"Man alive, eat my shorts, your mother was a wrasse!"...Even my Mrs knows your catch-phrases.

When are you going to do a new series featuring the latest lures and techniques? Who do we pester with emails at Diesel TV to get this to happen? Lots of close-ups showing us how to work the lures would be invaluable. I posted a (tongue in cheek) list of ideas for episodes on the other place a while ago and I still love the idea of you meeting up with the Japanese and/or french guys and explaining the different lures and techniques. How about a DVD for Ultimate Fishing (in english)? Failing that, have you thought about adding some technique videos to your blog/you tube?

Anyone know of any DVDs or web links featuring lure techniques? Is there a sticky for this? I'll have a look.

Merry christmas,
Tones.
 

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Tony they are all great ideas, an I am sure Henry would love to do some more programmes, things have changed so much in the last few years. Well when I say changed I mean we could all do with seeing lures worked and different styles of lure fishing. I think it would be great. Henry, like it or not you are our ambassador of modern lure fishing, I love the way you have been grabbed by the little ones and are as nuts about lure fishing as the rest of us. I was reading your latest entry on your blog yestarday and agree with you, yes its great to get some lug or live bait and use a nice 2-4 or 1-3 in an estuary or cove for bass, but get that same bass in some tide on a lure rod with braid etc, now youre talking. "Its off the scale round here" ha ha, and I will never forget the day on my boat when you said "your mothers a man" when you lost that bass by green island, I p*ssed myself, the Gilb-master had said your mothers a man on my boat, a proud moment for me indeed :muttley:
 

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What I'd like to know is...

If he had total control over all the content, editing, production etc...

What would he do differently based upon what he knows now ?

Purely British based of course. I hate it when we have to send presenters away to get
footage. Lets do some more home based promotion.
 

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myfish said:
Purely British based of course. I hate it when we have to send presenters away to get
footage. Lets do some more home based promotion.
Does France count? Its closer to home than the UK? I agree its always nice to see UK based anlers and locations, but to show how its done in Brittany with their coastline that looks so much like the Channel Island, Cornwall and Wales surely that will get the anglers mind working.
 

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True **** but...

Bring the French anglers to Jersey or Cornwall and film that.

There is nothing wrong with doing cut sequences of them on home soil/water but I much prefer
home based fishing. At the end of the day, this is we all have to fish. Of course, if WE did such a film
based here, then obviously the Brittany coastline makes sense. As you say, much closer.

So, there are fish North and South of us..

What happened to our fish ?
 

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The problem with TV is that what you film, edit and broadcast is always no more than a snapshot in time of where you were at that time - and that works just fine. But when stuff is repeated again and again over many years, then the stuff dates fast............but that is the nature of satellite TV where repeats are the name of the game. And for the record, no, we do not get repeat fees. Wish I did though !!

It's nothing to do with Diesel why I am not making more programmes - it is because the TV stations are not asking us to make proper shows. I have been asked to do a few TV related things over the last couple of years and have turned them down for various reasons. I am not into being on TV for any other reason than to make decent shows - subject to one's personal opinion of course, but I have no real interest in churning the same kind of stuff out again and again, and especially when people want to give us less time (less budget) to make proper shows. Why make worse stuff just to be on (very minor) TV ? I get no kick out of being on the box, but I do get a huge kick out of the creative buzz and the pressure that comes with making fishing shows.

What would I do differently based on what I know now ? I can see where you are coming from Keith, but quite frankly, TV aside, I believe passionately in evolving as an angler and a person anyway, so yes, things would be done differently. But that's not because I am what I might term a bass freak these days. It's because I believe that I have a greater understanding of what makes better fishing TV. Note the word fishing TV. Not fishing. Fishing TV. Big, big difference, especially when it comes to sitting in meetings and having to deal with idiots who know nothing about what you are trying to do, and all they want are shows that rate well, on time and within the budget.

But who are you making the shows for ?

Is it for hardcore anglers ?

Is it for the angler and their families ?

Is it for a completely wide ranging audience who have no interest in the ins and outs of fishing ?

One person hates programmes from abroad, the next loves them - it's personal choice, and I always tell people to switch off if they don't like something. I do.

Personally, I love my UK and Irish fishing with a passion, but the world as a place fascinates me - there is so much fishing out there, and I want to see and learn as much as I can.
 

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Cheers for that reply Henry.

I'd love to see fishing TV that teaches. At what level ?

Well, that is tough one. It has to grab newcomers but I hate the analogy that newcomers are all idiots.

Shown a new way, people would absorb the latest information just as fast as they did the old.

New canvasses m8, unblemished by years of regurgitation.

I'd also like to see woman presenter/angler.

That would bridge a gap.
 

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I'd also like to see woman presenter/angler.

I wouldnt !!!!

If she was 'fit' my misses would think that i was watching it for that reason :wackit: , and if she was a 'dog' . . . . . .well who wants to watch a dog talk about fishing :eek: !!!

Henry will do me just fine (post-ponytail !!).

Recently, i must be losing it, as i've actually he ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho started enjoying . . . ho ho ho, he he he, ho ho, he he he he he ha, ha ha ha ha John ha ha ha ha he he he he he he ho ho ho he he ha ha ha Wilson he ha ho he ha ha hah ah ha ha ha he he ho ho ho ho ho ho ho he he he !!!!
 
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