Nick Fisher


Nick Fisher currently works as a core writer on BBC1’s top-rating primetime hospital drama Holby City, for which he has written over 30 episodes.


He is a much-published expert in fishing and fish cookery, as well as being author of several highly regarded teenage advice books.


Nick has also devised and presented a handful of factual TV shows too: Screaming Reels, Dirty Tackle, dear Nick.


His recent TV scriptwriting credits include episodes of Eastenders, Casualty, Hustle, Crusoe, New Tricks, Diamond Geezer and Holby City.  He also created and wrote the BBC comedy drama series Manchild, and The Giblets Boys for which he won the BAFTA for Best Drama.


His first stage play Basket Case, starring Nigel Havers, toured 11 top regional theatres in 2012.


And Nick’s debut novel POT LUCK, a dark twisty murderous crime thriller set against the back drop of the Weymouth commercial crab fishing industry was published by Peridot Press on June 1st 2016.


Apart from writing, Nick is a qualified commercial fisherman and charter boat skipper, has written books on fishing and fish cookery, including co-authoring The River Cottage Book of Fish with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall which won the Andre Simon Best Cookery Book Award. He acted as Series Advisor to Hugh’s Fish Fight (Channel 4), which  won a BAFTA (May 2011). Nick is also author of The River Cottage Sea Fishing Handbook.


Fishing is a lifelong passion for Nick, and led to him creating, writing and presenting four series of Screaming Reels (Channel 4) and the Sony Award-winning radio show Dirty Tackle (BBC 5 Live).


In book publishing, Nick is infamous for writing a number of informative teenage boys’ guides to growing up. These are all still in print and include such titles as Living With A Willy, Boys About Boys and The Complete Guide To Kissing. His frank sex-education book Your Pocket Guide To Sex, commissioned by the Health Education Authority, attracted the wrath of Brian Mawhinney, then Health Minister, when it ended up on nearly every national UK front-page. The book was withdrawn from sale because it was so candid. ‘Traditional values at the time, under John Major’s Conservative government meant I was immediately vilified and seen as Britain’s No 1 Smut-Monger,’ Fisher recalls. Penguin subsequently bought the rights and reprinted the controversial book.


Nick Fisher © 2017