Pingu Goes Fishing is the fourth episode of the first season.
Pingu is going fishing: he climbs down a series of cliffs into a craggy, secluded area and finds a fishing hole. He soon catches a fish using some left over green veg as bait. Robby the seal soon appears behind him and eats his bait, unbeknownst to Pingu. He finds out eventually, and lures Robby away from the ice holes, closing them off with large slabs of ice.
A high-speed chase ensues and Robby tries desperately to escape by forcing his way under the ice slab. When Pingu shouts at him the ice slab falls on Robby's right flipper and hurts it. Pingu is struck with remorse and sympathy. He consoles Roby and decides to move the ice slab a little so he can go underwater, resulting in Robby's flipper being miraculously healed. Recognizing the goodness in Pingu's heart, Robby returns his fishing pole and catches him a large fish. Pingu gives Robby his bait in return and they become friends. Pingu then gathers up all his equipment and heads home with the fish.
- This episode introduces Robby to the series.
- Clips from this episode were used when Helen Skelton appeared on BBC1's "The TV That Made Me", explaining of how Pingu was one of her earliest TV memories.
- When Pingu drops his first piece of bait into the water, he is standing up. But when the fish bites, he is sitting down. On the close up of the bobber, it didn't move, showing no sign of movement to Pingu.