Gotham Fish Tales

"Not just another fish story." Catch the subway to go fishing? Only in New York. A subway car turned into an artificial reef? Only in New York. Gotham is famed for its eccentrics. But in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty thrives a little known subculture. "New York City is a playground for the rich and famous," says one of its members, "but for me it's just a big ol' fishing hole, and I catch plenty of fish." Once dead waters now harbor 370 species of fish. But the most interesting species are the people. The fishing cabbie who uses spark plugs for sinkers. And the pasta vendor who jealously guards his secret fishing hole - bounded by a highway, a subway and an airport. First-rate storytellers all, they share their love of their passion - and their city. With "buoyant bravado" (New York Times), filmmaker Robert Maass delivers a charming love letter to anyone who enjoys fishing, cities, and life itself.

Year: 2003
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos, Fishing Docos
Country: USA
Director: Robert Maass
Duration: 74 Minutes
Rating: Ex
Location in store: Documentary (Fishing)



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