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The Cold Water Cowboys are back for their most challenging and dangerous season yet. The stakes are high as the captains and their crew battle against the odds to land some of the biggest and most lucrative catches ever seen. Captain Morris Anstey and the Sebastian Sails venture into Iceberg Alley earlier than usual where large pans of ice threaten his boat and the safety of his crew. But with crab going for record prices, it’s a gamble he’s willing to take. But is it worth it? A disaster aboard his boat jeopardizes one of his highest paying fisheries and could ground them for the rest of the year. Skipper Paul Tiller and the Atlantic Bandit are also back as Paul pushes his crew farther offshore than they’ve ever been. Paul’s mettle is tested as he leads his crew through perilous weather and giant mechanical breakdowns that threaten to leave them stranded in the world’s deadliest ocean. Rick Crane and boys of the Crane’s Legacy are back on the water but things are far from easy. Still reeling from his father’s death, Rick doubts he can return to fishing. And when he does, it’s an uphill battle all the way. This season, he will have his hands full; he’s breaking in a new rookie deckhand and testing out two new challenging fisheries. All while trying to overcome his grief and keep his family’s legacy alive. Joining the cowboys this season are lifelong fisherman Calvin Kerrivan and his son, Kurtis. Based in Placentia, this father and son team head offshore to the far reaches of the continental shelf for an unusual set of fisheries. From whelk to sea cucumber, they are leading the way in new and highly profitable markets. Closer to shore, there is a new boat in town, the Jacob Louisa, skippered by Lee Pond, a fourth generation fisherman. Aggressive and passionate, Lee will push his crew to exhaustion in order to land the most fish in the bay. But he doesn’t have a choice. With a new $2 million boat to pay for, his catches need to be huge or he could lose it all.
Season 4 - Episode 1
Ice, Ice, and More Ice
Off the east coast of Newfoundland, the crew of the Atlantic Bandit is heading into the world’s deadliest ocean. Following his intuition, Captain Paul Tiller takes his crew to a new fishing spot that is further out to sea than they have ever ventured. In this particular area, the weather is rougher and the ocean is treacherous. But with crab going for record prices, Tiller thinks it’s a risk worth taking. Southwest in Cox’s Cove, the Crane’s Legacy is running two days behind the rest of the crab fishing fleet. Over the summer, Skipper Rick Crane suddenly lost his father to cancer and is still reeling from the shock. Back on the east coast, Morris Anstey is steaming the Sebastian Sails straight into Iceberg Alley. Anstey has fished crab in this area before, but never this early in the season, and never facing such icy conditions.
Season 4 - Episode 2
Up in Iceberg Alley, Skipper Morris Anstey and the crew of the Sebastian Sails are in a sea of trouble. So far, this crab season has brought them nothing but grief with no sign of reprieve. With his crab pots empty and his crew losing patience, the skipper must come up with a plan to change their luck – and fast. On the west coast, the Crane’s Legacy is well into the most punishing halibut season the crew has ever encountered. Unprecedented rough weather has compromised their catch. Desperate to make his quota before the fishery closes, Captain Rick Crane pushes his crew beyond all limits. On the opposite side of the island, Skipper Paul Tiller brings an unwelcome guest aboard the Atlantic Bandit – proving this crab trip is the most difficult and dangerous journey of his career.
Morris Anstey- Sebastian Sails
Morris and the crew of the Sebastian Sails, personify the fishing family tradition that is so strong in Newfoundland – Morris fishes with his father and his son. All three generations love being on the water, and it’s not just for the money. “Every day, we can’t wait to get up and get back out on the water,” says Morris. And working with three generations of family? Well, Morris says that just adds to the fun – and when things go bad, there’s no other men he’d want to have his back when he’s out 100 miles offshore.
Paul Tiller - Atlantic Bandit
Paul Tiller started fishing as age 16 with a 20-foot speedboat, and has worked his way up from there. Paul’s a king when it comes to catching crab and turbot, and this season he’ll add capelin to the list. Through it all, Paul leads a loyal and hard working crew – First Mate and long time friend, Garry Goodyear, and Paul’s brother, Jason, are aboard to round out one of the tightest crews on the island. Together, this band of brothers fish hard and play hard – and they don’t go home until they’ve got their hold full of fish.
Rick Crane - Crane's Legacy
Cox’s Cove, NL
Rick Crane is back with his best friend and First Mate Steven “Rope” Park. And there’s a new kid on the Crane’s Legacy, Jacob Payne, a complete rookie to the world of fishing. But this year isn’t like any other. After losing his father to cancer, Rick isn’t sure if he’s ready to return to work. The Crane’s Legacy is a painful reminder of his beloved dad. However, with the support of Rope and buoyed by his deep passion for the sea, Rick overcomes his grief and dives into some of the most challenging fisheries he’s ever done. Rick says, “Dad’s with me all the time. And wherever this journey takes us, I know he’ll be with me. I’m gonna make him proud.”
Calvin and Kurtis Kerrivan - Crewshell Chill
There’s a new boat in the harbour this season skippered by Calvin Kerrivan with his son and First Mate, Kurtis. Calvin admits that he’s a “stubborn old coot” and that he often butts heads with his son. “Most people his age will start to slow down,” says Kurtis, “but he’s just go-go-go!”
Together they work on the biggest boat in the Jerseyside Harbour, the Crewshell Chill. Calvin hopes that his son will one day take over his fishing enterprise, but first Kurtis needs to prove to his dad that he’s got what it takes.
Lee Pond - Jacob Louisa
Also new in the harbour is Lee Pond and his boat the Jacob Louisa. Skipper Lee comes from a long line of fishermen, in fact, he doesn’t think anyone in his family has ever done anything else. He learned a lot from his father, except how to seine. He taught himself that. Lee first went to sea when he was 15 years old and never looked back.
He has a solid crew of experienced deckhands and runs a tight ship along with his First Mate, Stephen Mills.
Lee is passionate about seining and the challenges it poses. But the stakes couldn’t be higher. He has the biggest, most expensive boat in the area and is on the hook for $2 million in boat payments. Success is critical and every single fishing trip counts.