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.
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
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.
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?