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The ITM Fishing Show - First Episode

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2005

ITM Fishing Show host Matt Watson tried to convince his wife fishing was fun by making his own TV show. He succeeded, and has since featured on David Letterman’s Late Show jumping from a helicopter to nab a marlin, and helped everyone from Richie McCaw to Joseph Parker get their catch of the day. This episode is the opener to the first TVNZ run of the series. Watson's team head out to Northland’s Whangaroa Harbour and the Cavalli Islands, where they test lures and compare tackle with an Aussie guest. They cast for kahawai and kingfish, and spot an elusive marlin.

I know that they've claimed the pavlova and Crowded House, so this is probably a Kiwi invention too...
– Matt Watson, on an Aussie fly

Key Cast & Crew

Matt Watson

Presenter, Director, Camera, Producer

Alistair Duff

Network Executive

James Armstrong

Title Music

Hugh Allen

Title Music

Kerren Packer

Production Manager

John McNab

Title Music