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Hooked on Hope The Podcast

Hooked on Hope The Podcast

By Hooked on Hope
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.
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Episode 3, ABC Dee – Fire the Arrow to Kill the Beast

Hooked on Hope The Podcast

Episode 5, Only Love Can Do That
TC - Chapter 6 Only Love Can Do That 'There's more to fishing than catching fish', is the mantra of the philosophical angler. Let's face it, it's nice to get one once in a while, so after nine long months without even a hint of a take, Boo finally gets a pull... but like being clean through on goal sometimes its the miss that teaches us the most. 
July 22, 2021
Episode 4, Turning Pro-biotic - One Of Us Is Dead
TC - Chapter 3 & 4 Having had a taste of Aberdeenshire Dee – Lamont and I try to join the monied elite via the shortest route possible. We battle HR, dodge, and skive while also contemplating what makes a contest. Chapter 3 – Turning pro-biotic Chapter 4 – One Of Us Is Dead
December 12, 2020
Episode 3, ABC Dee – Fire the Arrow to Kill the Beast
Sometimes you just need to get away and cast off to new beginnings and a brighter form of sunshine. Lamont & I leave our local river in search of some spring silver on the mighty river Dee. Paul is at the control tower and takes us on the journey in technicolour as we continue our voyage through the first book.  Sit back, relax, and remember that on a journey to anywhere you can draw your own map.
May 07, 2020
Episode 2, Weights & Measures
The terminal chancer bunks off work to dash to the river to get his fishing fix, daydreams about an imagined suicide attempt, bumps into Ahab and re-enters the seasonal cycle of salmon dementia.
February 14, 2020
Episode 1, Clint Best Vs The Cosmos
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? 
January 03, 2020