Oh, Staithes. The most wonderful, and severely underrated, fishing spot in Yorkshire. And with a number of fansastic coastal walks to get stuck into, there’s no wonder it’s a fave with those in the know. But now, the small village is enjoying a bit of a boost recently, thanks to Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse’s BBC show Bob & Paul Gone Fishing.
The show follows the funny duo as they visit various beautiful fishing spots in the UK. They chat about life-affirming topics, as well as sharing their (usually comedic) outlooks on life while they try to land a catch. And on their trip for their recent Christmas special, they visit the Yorkshire coastline destination – which is also one of the largest fishing ports in the North East. You can enjoy discovering some amazing views, or take a walk through the village and take in the 18th-century cottages. The show showcases the Transporter Bridge and The Crathorne Arms, as well as the beautiful harbour of Staithes.
Sarah Jarvis of Independent Cottages has said that since the show, “The high level of interest is providing a much-needed boost to holiday cottage owners who’ve had a tough and uncertain year with regard to bookings and cancellations.”
The Christmas Special of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Christmas Fishing will feature on BBC Two this Wednesday 23rd December at 6:30 pm. Yorkshire-born Mortimer will also make a visit to his hometown of Middlesborough.