Book, Film and TV Reviews

There is a wide range of television programmes and documentary films on angling, commercial fishing and marine wildlife while writing about the seas and oceans has always been a popular topic for authors. Click on the images below to read our reviews of various books, films and television programmes on sea fishing and related issues.

The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat

by Charles Clove


What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins

by Jonathan Balcombe


Casting Shadows: Fish and Fishing in Britain

by Tom Fort


A Blue New Deal

by Chris Armstrong


The Unnatural History of the Sea

by Callum Roberts


British Motor Fishing Vessels

by John McWilliams


Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

by Mark Kurlansky





The End of the Line [review coming soon]



Fishing Impossible [ITV]

Trawlermen [BBC]

The Catch [Channel 4/More4]

Trawler Wars [Discovery UK]

Earth’s Wildest Waters: The Big Fish [BBC 2]

Trawlermen Tales [ITV]

Deadliest Catch [Discovery USA]

River Monsters [Animal Planet/ITV]

Wicked Tuna [National Geographic]

King Fishers [National Geographic]

Blue Planet II [BBC 1]

Other TV Fishing Programmes