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Cold Water Cowboys pumped for Season 3


With Season 3 premiering on March 8, cast members of Cold Water Cowboys are excited about making gains in both the filming and fishing industry.

The Discovery Channel reality series, based on the provincial fishery is being aired in more than 70 countries across the globe, which speaks volumes about the popularity of the show, said Paul Tiller.

Tiller, who captains the Atlantic Bandit out of Valleyfield, said viewers can expect a boatload of action in the new season.

“The show has been going good,” he said. “With Season 3, every new fishing season brings new challenges. We tried a new fishery this year when we went at the capelin. The crew I had, I guess they hadn’t been seining in a while, so it took a bit of getting used to. We also picked up a new crewmember – Chad Gray.”

After three seasons of filming, having cameras aboard the boat is something the crew has gotten used to, said the Atlantic Bandit captain. 

“Their equipment is now just a regular fixture on the boat,” said Tiller. “You get used to the cameras after a while. While we’re making a television show, our main focus in the summer is on fishing. That’s how we make our living.”

Morris Anstey, who captains Sebastian Sails out of Summerford, is also returning for Season 3, having first appeared in Season 2.

Anstey agreed with Tiller, applauding the work of the camera crew.

“They know their jobs well,” said Anstey. “They know how they have to operate without getting in our way. They’re well-mannered people, that’s for sure.”

The show, said Anstey, provides viewers with a glimpse of how the provincial fishery operates and the process of harvesting.

“It gives people all over the world an idea how we fish, what we go through to get it and how it gets to their plates,” he said.

Anstey has also added two new crewmembers to his fishing roster, including a female   cast member to be featured in Season 3.

Since the show first aired, cast members have been travelling across the country and province to promote Cold Water Cowboys, which has been a rewarding experience, said Tiller.

“It’s something to be proud of because it’s a Newfoundland show that’s playing all over the world,” he said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people in Alberta and Ontario who really look forward to the show. Every Tuesday night they get a piece of home while they’re away.”

Both Anstey and Tiller said being cast members allowed them to form close bonds with members of the production crew, and they’ve made many new friends along the way.

“There are a lot of people who recognize you when you go places,” said Anstey. “Not everyone will talk to you, but you’ll get people who come up and tell you they love the show and wouldn’t miss it. It’s nice to get to talk to a lot of different people.”

“People know us now wherever we go,” said Tiller. “It seems like everywhere we go, there’s a picture taken or an autograph. So that takes a bit of getting used to, but we’re doing alright with it.”

The Atlantic Bandit captain said the show is also a way of documenting local culture for future generations to understand and appreciate.

As for what viewers can expect in Season 3, Anstey said there will be plenty of adrenaline-fueled moments to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

“When people see what happens in this season, they’re going to think about just how risky it can be,” he said.

 

banstey@ganderbeacon.ca

Twitter:@beaconnl

The Discovery Channel reality series, based on the provincial fishery is being aired in more than 70 countries across the globe, which speaks volumes about the popularity of the show, said Paul Tiller.

Tiller, who captains the Atlantic Bandit out of Valleyfield, said viewers can expect a boatload of action in the new season.

“The show has been going good,” he said. “With Season 3, every new fishing season brings new challenges. We tried a new fishery this year when we went at the capelin. The crew I had, I guess they hadn’t been seining in a while, so it took a bit of getting used to. We also picked up a new crewmember – Chad Gray.”

After three seasons of filming, having cameras aboard the boat is something the crew has gotten used to, said the Atlantic Bandit captain. 

“Their equipment is now just a regular fixture on the boat,” said Tiller. “You get used to the cameras after a while. While we’re making a television show, our main focus in the summer is on fishing. That’s how we make our living.”

Morris Anstey, who captains Sebastian Sails out of Summerford, is also returning for Season 3, having first appeared in Season 2.

Anstey agreed with Tiller, applauding the work of the camera crew.

“They know their jobs well,” said Anstey. “They know how they have to operate without getting in our way. They’re well-mannered people, that’s for sure.”

The show, said Anstey, provides viewers with a glimpse of how the provincial fishery operates and the process of harvesting.

“It gives people all over the world an idea how we fish, what we go through to get it and how it gets to their plates,” he said.

Anstey has also added two new crewmembers to his fishing roster, including a female   cast member to be featured in Season 3.

Since the show first aired, cast members have been travelling across the country and province to promote Cold Water Cowboys, which has been a rewarding experience, said Tiller.

“It’s something to be proud of because it’s a Newfoundland show that’s playing all over the world,” he said. “I’ve talked to a lot of people in Alberta and Ontario who really look forward to the show. Every Tuesday night they get a piece of home while they’re away.”

Both Anstey and Tiller said being cast members allowed them to form close bonds with members of the production crew, and they’ve made many new friends along the way.

“There are a lot of people who recognize you when you go places,” said Anstey. “Not everyone will talk to you, but you’ll get people who come up and tell you they love the show and wouldn’t miss it. It’s nice to get to talk to a lot of different people.”

“People know us now wherever we go,” said Tiller. “It seems like everywhere we go, there’s a picture taken or an autograph. So that takes a bit of getting used to, but we’re doing alright with it.”

The Atlantic Bandit captain said the show is also a way of documenting local culture for future generations to understand and appreciate.

As for what viewers can expect in Season 3, Anstey said there will be plenty of adrenaline-fueled moments to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

“When people see what happens in this season, they’re going to think about just how risky it can be,” he said.

 

banstey@ganderbeacon.ca

Twitter:@beaconnl

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