Nick Hancock presents new fishing series from SMG Productions

Nick Hancock is the presenter of SMG Productions’ new ten-part series, which brings the UK’s biggest participatory sport to TV screens – Nick Hancock’s Fishing School.

The series, which will go out on stv and Discovery Real Time early in 2007, will follow six would-be anglers, from all walks of life and all levels of experience, for two intensive weeks of fishing in a remote part of North West of Scotland. Here, some of the best fishing coaches in the UK will teach them everything they need to know about the sport.

Comedian and fishing fanatic Nick Hancock – former presenter of Room 101 and They Think It’s All Over – will be overseeing all the angling activity.    

Nick Hancock says: “Fishing School is an exciting project which I’m thrilled to be involved with. The series combines a great sport with lots of human drama as we follow the progress of our fishing students, and I’m sure it will be a hit with viewers across the world.

He continues: “The students are all fantastic and I enjoyed watching them develop their fishing skills during the course of filming. And as a huge fishing enthusiast, it was great to combine my hobby with TV presenting!”

Elizabeth Partyka, MD of SMG Productions said: “We’re confident that Fishing School will be a highly popular series, based on a format that could run and run.  We’re sure that viewers who love the sport – and those who don’t – will get caught up in the participants’ lives as they spend two weeks living and breathing fishing.”

Derrick Thomson, Director of Programmes at stv added: “This is a fantastic project, bringing together a varied group of people all with a great passion for fishing. Nick Hancock’s Fishing School will be a great mix of comedy, drama and fishing which viewers will be hooked on.”

The series was filmed in Scourie, Sutherland, during September and October 2006.  

Nick Hancock’s Fishing School – Tuesday 2 January 2007 at 7.30pm on stv.

The series will transmit on Discovery Real Time later in 2007.