Searching for Pedro
Searching for Pedro - Charlie has left behind the lakes of New Hampshire with their "Larrys" or Largemouth Bass and he and his wife Angela are on a lovely trip to O'ahu Island in Hawaii. Rather than head out into the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean for some deep sea action, Charlie is determined to catch a Peacock Bass or "Pedro". Hawaii together with Florida are the only two US states where you can find the Peacock Bass, as it is a tropical fish, at home in hot jungle conditions. Charlie has been invited to join Chris Wright fishing in the Wahiawa Freshwater Park, Chris's father Stan appeared on "Lets Go Fishing" a Hawaiian TV show for 11 years and is a larger than live character. He guiding Chris and Charlie on to the fish, but it's odd that Chris is the only one who's lures seem to be working. Surely Charlie hasn't come all this way for nothing? To watch Searching for Pedro now, just login or register
California Fishing Break
Charlie and the No Offense crew head over to the west coast for a California Fishing Break. And despite the obvious culture clash, they seem to get on with the locals pretty well, especially when helped by copious quantities of beer and the odd rum cocktail. Plenty of time is spent in an assortment of bars and grills. The fishing is a little different to what Charlie is used to, Jeff Overall an archetypal young surfer dude, takes him out Kayak Fishing in Newport Harbour and they catch a few Calico Bass. Then after all the crew have had a go at surfing and all failed to get up on the board, the beach provides a natural place to cast a few lures. Jeff then suggests he and Charlie try spearfishing, snorkelling at Laguna Beach, Charlie thinks its pretty cool, entering the fish's environment and seeing their world. To watch California Fishing Break now, just login or register
Its All About the Food
Its All About the Food - Charlie seems to be going through a mid life, existential crisis. He's out on his local lake doing, what by all accounts he likes doing best, casting his Spanky lure at a few Largemough Bass. But he can't seem to find the big ones and doubts seem to be invading his furtive mind. Is this really what it's all about? Well maybe not, maybe Its All About the Food. An evening out with family and friends at the Hanover St Chophouse, eating steak and drinking red wine. Or maybe cooking his favourite summer dish of fried shrimp with garlic. How can a professional angler concentrate, when all these thoughts are keeping him awake at night? To watch this video now, just login or register
Fishing with Wade Boggs
Charlie is in dreamland, as he's spending a day Fishing with Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer, with one of the best batting averages ever. Definitely one of Charlie's all time heroes. They're cruising up and down the Charles River through downtown Boston, flicking out a few lures in an attempt to catch some "Larrys". But somehow you get the feeling that the fishing isn't top of the agenda, Charlie's very excited and just wants to talk baseball the whole time and Wade, or The Chicken Man as he is known, is very obliging, with lots of great stories, including the one about how he got his nickname. Luckily the fish do make an appearance and as well as a few Largemouths, Charlie catches a nice Striped Bass. To watch Fishing with Wade Boggs now, just login or register
Weekend at Burnie’s
Cape Cod extends 65 miles into the Atlantic Ocean and covers more than 400 miles of shoreline, so its a "must fish" destination for Charlie Moore. He meets up with local expert Dave Burnie, who was intending to take Charlie a mile or two out to sea to fish for Sea Bass, however its too windy so the guys settle for a session in the bay targeting Striped Bass instead. It's not long before Charlie's lures are doing the business. Obviously the local seafood restaurants have to be sampled as well. To watch this video now, just login or register
The Sonshine State
Looking for a winter break with his son Anthony, host Charlie Moore naturally chooses the sunshine state, Florida. But rather than heading to the obvious attractions such as a theme parks, golf courses or they beach, they naturally opt for a bit of small pond fishing. Dad's don't come much more competitive than the Mad Fisherman, so when Anthony catches twice as many fish as him, he can barely contain the hurt, lure fishing for Largemouth Bass is supposed to be his thing! Still he gets his own back at ping-pong and pool - small consolation. To watch this video now, just login or register
Johnny Jam ’19
2 times baseball World Series winner Johnny Damon invites Charlie to Johnny Jam, his annual fund raising celebrity event in Florida. It's all in aid of The Johnny Damon Foundation which raises money for various charities that help disadvantaged children at risk. And whilst all the other guests are taking part in a golf tournament, Charlie is casting his 'spanky' lures into the small ponds on the course. Plenty of largemouth bass to be had, if he can avoid the alligators. To watch this video now, just login or register
Naked on the Cape
Host Charlie Moore with more action from his recent trip to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. If you recall he was fishing for Striped Bass in the estuary and although he has more success here, this time round he seems to be concentrating more on visiting the local restaurants, sampling their signature dishes... as well as trying the locally produced wine.... and beer.... as well as the odd martini... To watch this video now, just login or register
Go Ahead Make My Drae
Host Charlie Moore spends a couple of days fishing for anything that moves on a "typical" New England lake. That obviously includes a number of Large and Smallmouth Bass as well as the odd Pike. But when one of the team's boats breaks down, what is a celebrity angler supposed to do with his spare time? Head to Drae Restaurant of course, a trendy tapas and martini bar in downtown Derry and sample some of their finest food and drink.... until he is called back in to action. To watch this video now, just login or register
The Main Event
Watch the Main Event, where Charlie Moore the "Mad Fisherman" heads off on a road trip to Limerick, Maine to enjoy a couple of days fishing, at his favourite time of year, the Fall. He's on Lake Arrowhead, resplendent in its Autumnal colours and his lures start working straight away. His performance is overseen by a couple of old guys reminiscent of Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets, who are ready with plenty of advice when the fish dry up. Day two of the main Event starts with a load of Pickerel, a small type of Pike, getting in the way but the Largemouth Bass are there are there to be had as well. Great fun. To watch this video now, just login or register
Watch the Judgement Free Show, in which host Charlie Moore "The Mad Fisherman" visits one of his major sponsors, Planet Fitness, the chain of gyms and fitness centres, whose claim above the door is you're entering a "Judgement Free Zone". Their CEO is Chris Rondeau and he fishes with Charlie in the lake at Planet Fitness HQ. Loads of decent bass to be found here, as well as a bit of muscle envy, as its obvious Chris works on his definition even more than Charlie works on his fishing. Plenty of opportunity for Charlie to bulk up though, as he is given a tour of the gym's facilities, Judgement Free of course. To watch this video now, just login or register
Charlie joins up with Boston based comedian / entertainer Paul Gilligan for a trip to Ipswich, Massachusetts where they meet, eat and fish with the locals. Captain Mike Wallis takes them out to open water, but they have most success in the bay where they both catch a load of Striped Bass, Charlie using his new lures. There's also a trip to the local stately home, Crane Castle and of course plenty of eateries with fine food to sample. To watch this video now, just login or register
Fishin’ with a Mission
Host Charlie Moore spends a day fishing with longtime friend and tournament angler Mark Burgess on Lake Winnisquam, New Hampshire and falls foul of the adage 'Catching a fish on your first cast brings bad luck', from then on Mark catches all the Sallys and Larrys to be had. Mark devotes a lot of his time to helping raise money for and publicise the work of the Autism Awareness charity and he finds Charlie only too willing to get involved in one of the charity's open days "Fishin' with a Mission". To watch this video now, just login or register
Host Charlie Moore visits his favourite local lake, but he's not allowed to fish the "go to" spots, where he knows he will catch fish, he's 'lost' in new water. Despite struggling at first, he goes on to show that if you use your tried and trusted lures, in Charlie's case the beloved Spanky, you can catch fish just about anywhere.
Fall Into the Holidays
It's the Fall, Mad Fisherman Charlie Moore's favourite time of year and he's fooling about. He heads down to his local lake for some holiday fun fishing, catches a few "Larrys" and "Sallys" as well as a few "Pickles" (Pike to you and me). He also samples some excellent seasonal food from a few of his local restaurants. What a life!
Its Groundhog Day, so host Charlie Moore finds himself going fishing... again. Weird. This time he heads down to his local lake in gloriously sunny southern New Hampshire. He's on great form and the "Sallys" and "Larrys" keep getting caught, again and again and again. Meanwhile at the northern end of the state it's snowing hard and Charlie's son Anthony, on an ice fishing break, is trying to catch Cusk, a freshwater cod. He's not expecting any help soon from his flip-flop wearing dad.
Host Charlie Moore spends time on the Connecticut River with local expert and Youtube angry angler Jim Marco. Needless to say it all becomes quite competitive but there are plenty of large and small mouth bass to go round. There's also plenty of good food and wine to be had along the way.
Fishing “Dunn” Right
Host Charlie Moore hooks up with an old buddy, the actor comedian Jimmy Dunn. Jimmy started his comedy career in the bars and clubs of New England and reached the dizzy heights of starring as Sean McCarthy in TV sitcom "The McCarthys". He spends his spare time paddle boarding - not fishing, so Charlie's got his work cut out trying to get him in to a bass or two.
Charlie takes a trip to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire to give John Dennis his first taste of Bass fishing. John was one of the early stars of sports talk radio, he featured in the film King Pin and hosts the morning show on WEEI in Boston. But has never been fishing before, so Charlie's got his work out. They're fishing on Crescent Lake but Charlie's got it mixed up with "Lake Crystal" from the film 'Friday the 13th'. Will John's casting prove to be a horror show?
The Lure of the Mat
There is no pro sports to be found in the state of Iowa, so College Wrestling is the number one thing. And the biggest name in College wresting is Tom Brands, head coach at the University of Iowa, the most successful college in wrestling history. Tom hasn't done much fishing but is keen to learn from Charlie as they visit a small pond outside Idaho. Charlie hasn't done much wrestling, but is keen to learn from coach Brands and looks pretty good in tights. After checking out a few of the town's favourite restaurants and watering holes, Charlie teams up with local angler Mike "Spooner" Bauer who puts puts him on to a load of bass.
Charlie heads to Austin Texas to do a little fishing with Jeremy Furstenfeld, the drummer from Blue October. But after filling up on BBQ, Texas style, they find that downtown Austin doesn't offer up too many easy fishing spots. After visiting the band putting the finishing touches to their new album "Sway", an afternoon backwater bass fishing from kayaks provides the recreation.
Better Bring Your A Game
It's winter in New England so Charlie heads down to sunny Florida, where he teams up with baseball superstar, 2-time World Series champion Johnny Damon. They tee up for a round of golf but Charlie can't resist chucking his lures into a lake on the course. He's naturally a little miffed when it turns out Johnny is as good an angler as he is a golfer (12 handicap). Charlie goes on to demonstrate just how much fun small pond fishing can be.
When Harry Met Sally
Host Charlie Moore demonstrates how the skills required for fly fishing have eluded him when joins Harry Desmond, owner of the Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing on the Housatonic River, in one of the most unspoilt areas of New England. He quickly switches to a lure on the end of his spinning rod and starts reeling in trout and smallmouths. He also enjoys sampling some of the local exotic beers and whiskies and the regions fantastic cuisine.
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