James Gilbraith reads his tales of angling the predictably unpredictable waters of Lancashire's River Ribble, trying to capture that most illusive of creatures, joy. Hooked On Hope is a sonic journey about fishing, chasing salmon, friendship, music, humour and balance.
Episode 2 - Chapter 1 from the 1st book Terminal Chancer - The terminal chancer bunks off work to dash to the river to get his fishing fix – an imagined suicide attempt - bumps into Ahab and re-enters the seasonal cycle of salmon dementia.
This episode is taken from James Gilbraith's first book "Terminal Chancer" released in 2014. This is a story of competitive sports fishing at its most psychedelic. James takes on the 'National Association of Local Government Officers', the farmer's mad dog Ming, his long standing rival and best friend Mick Crook, and an epic comedown on a baking hot summer's day in Blackburn circa 1990. Who'll come out on top, Clint Best or the Cosmos?