‘After The Catch’ to be filmed in Goucester

 That’s right!  ‘After The Catch’ will be filmed on the east coast this year.  It may sound a little strange at first considering that these are Bering sea fishermen which is about as far west as we get in the US, but if you read the article you’ll see there was some thought put into it.  Last year, the 4-part series was filmed at The Lockspot, in the state of Washington.  This year, the rumor is we’ll be watching an 8-part series that will be filming soon!  So east coast fans…You’re in for a treat as the skippers will probably attend plenty of events in your region!  From the Gloucester Daily Times….

Along the Gloucester waterfront, people have brought back a business and a boat already in 2008. And a cable TV channel responsible for a top-rated show last year will bring a return of national attention to Gloucester.

Back in the spotlight

Gloucester will soon have its celebrity fishing captains as the Bering Sea crab fishery already does, and the port will be put back into the national spotlight as “The Perfect Storm” book and movie did several years ago.

A phone call from Paul Gasek, executive producer of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series, to Times Editor Ray Lamont in March started the process. The Discovery Channel chose to film its “After the Catch II” series here, with the plan of bringing “our captains, including Sig Hansen, Phil Harris, Keith Colburn, and Andy and Jonathan Hillstrand, along with some of their crew to Gloucester to visit their eastern counterparts for a roundtable discussion at a barroom frequented by fishermen,” Gasek explained.

“Choosing Gloucester was my idea,” he added. “The Discovery Channel wanted to go to a real historic fishing port,” said Gasek, a former tub-trawl fisherman who worked out of Chatham and landed his fish in Gloucester.

Read the rest here

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8 Responses to ‘After The Catch’ to be filmed in Goucester

  1. Ian says:

    Where can I view the first season of “After the Catch”? I didn’t know about it until now.

  2. Joey says:

    I hear they will be filming at Pratty’s, a dive bar around the corner from our dock. I’m kinda surprised that they didn’t choose The Crow’s Nest where many of the scenes from The Perfect Storm were based off of, but maybe they want to distinguish a different place.

    I added a Video from the Wheelhouse of The Western Venture, a high tech herring trawler based out of our home port of Gloucester.

    If you’re interested you can see it here-
    http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/western-venture-wheelhouse-video/

    The blog is updated frequently with video and pictures of our fishing and lobstering fleet.

    http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/

    Here’s the mutated lobster and crab pictures that I took last year that came across our dock-
    http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2008/02/23/check-out-my-slide-show-3/

  3. opilia says:

    Ian–If you check out the first video clip in my vodpod, you can watch one of last years episodes of After the Catch!

  4. Ruth says:

    Does anyone know the exact date of when they will be actually be in Gloucester????

  5. Ruth says:

    I would love to get the chance to meet them, especially the dudes from the NorthWestern…JAKE!!!

  6. kaity says:

    when will they be there? or when can the public get a view at them?

  7. Craig C says:

    Hey Phil,
    We wish ya the best and it brought a tear to my eye to think we wouldnt see ya on the show. Gods speed and get better! Your a stud and iI know in my heart you can kick this. get better ok!
    ps….love the birdhouse thing,,,to cool….lol… get better

  8. Tony says:

    Why was Mike Rowe replaced as the hoist of the show?

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