Mortimer and Whitehouse rave about North Uist visit for hit TV series

Bob Mortimer, left, and Paul Whitehouse pictured on North Uist. NO F37 Mortimer and White house 01
Bob Mortimer, left, and Paul Whitehouse pictured on North Uist. NO F37 Mortimer and White house 01

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North Uist has come in for glowing praise after being the location for an episode in the latest series of the hugely popular hit BBC series, Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

This is the fourth series, broadcast on Sunday evenings, and again features comedians and fishing enthusiasts Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, as they travel the British Isles in search of the most beautiful places to fish together.

Episode one was broadcast on August 29 and is still available on the BBC iPlayer. In it, the two funnymen travel to the Outer Hebrides in the hope of catching fresh sea trout.

Completely unlike anywhere they have fished before, this small, remote but beautiful island has an intricate network of tidal pools and sea lochs, making it near enough equal parts land and water and therefore the perfect place to fish for sea trout.

As well as fishing for  sea trout, Bob also arranged for them to meet
local artist Ellis O’Connor to try their hands at capturing this enchanting landscape on canvas.

By the end of their trip to North Uist, Paul and Bob are wowed by the extraordinary
landscape as much as by the magnificent fish.

Bob told BBC Scotland: ‘It is the most extraordinary place we’ve been. Thanks to Scotland it is probably the best show we’ve ever done and that is down to the extraordinary environment.’