We have a change of scenery for episode #6, as Clarke takes his Merry Fisher 695 on the road once more, then puts it in the water in Opito Bay, on the Northern coast. Accompanied by Chef Aaron, he introduces us to fishing for shellfish, and more specifically, to scallop fishing. Have you seen a shellfish that swims?
Aaron is the head chef at the restaurant, Two Fat Cats. And if the two choose to go scallop fishing together, it is because Chef Aaron is also a judge at the Whitianga Scallop Festival. Each year, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the festival dedicated to cooking seafood features competitions and tastings of exceptional recipes.
In the full episode of “Fish of the Day,” we also follow Clarke and Aaron on to discover this extraordinary festival. During the episode, we discover magical places, such as Cathedral Cove. A postcard image, Cathedral Cove is one of the filming locations from the Narnia series. Next, Clarke makes a detour to check out a very famous beach, called “Hot Water Beach” because, as the name implies, this beach benefits from hot water springs! We see why New Zealand is a favourite filming location for Hollywood, with such varied, fabulous landscapes and turquoise waters; it is exotic and simply splendid!
Aboard which Jeanneau will we find Clarke Gayford in the next episode?
“Fish of the Day” is a television show in which fishing serves as the perfect excuse to discover fabulous destinations.
In each episode, Clarke Gayford, a well-known television presenter in New Zealand, makes it a point of honour to catch incredible fish in stunning scenery. Through his encounters, each one more enriching and joyous than the last, he enhances the fresh-caught fish by featuring it in a traditional recipe prepared by a renowned chef.
The show pays particular attention to the ecosystem and the environment. Fishing can be both extraordinary and environmentally friendly!
“Fish of the Day” is broadcast on National Geographic, Prime TV and NZ Air.