The most recent series, which finished on Sunday night, once again entertained the nation, bringing some much-needed cheer to BBC Two audiences. The series has consolidated at an average audience of 1.8m across the first five episodes to date (not including Sunday night's final episode), with viewers delighted to watch Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse return to the riverbanks of the UK.
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, says: "With so many rivers left to fish, so many stories to be told, and so many new ways for Bob to fall over, it was inevitable that this glorious series would return. Thank you Bob and Paul for making a truly unique series."
Paul says: "The fish of the UK needn't worry too much as Bob and I return for another series of Gone Fishing. I love Bob and he needs me more than ever so we're back on the river bank for more high jinks and another series basking in the timeless wonder of the glorious British countryside."
Bob says: "I love doing this show and am over the moon to get the chance to go fishing with Paul again. I am already working on heart healthy recipes to cook and new ways to irritate him."