Pingu and the Big Fish is the fourth episode of the fourth season


After playing with Pinga's bugle and tossing it into Mum's bowl of bread mix, Pingu is told to go and play outside. Pingu sees one of his neighbours talking about his successful fishing trip. Pingu decides to go fishing too, so he rushes back indoors and fetches his fishing rod. On his way out, Mum reminds him to be back in time for dinner.

Pingu goes to a nearby pool and starts fishing just as Pingo comes by to watch. Pingu gets a bite, but it swims away before he can pull it up. Pingo laughs and Pingu grumpily hands him the rod, more to show him than because he is stronger. Soon Pingo gets a bite and he lifts up a lobster hanging onto the fish bait. Using its claws, the lobster snips the hook off the line and drops back into water with the bait. Just Pingu is about to blame Pingo for losing him his fishing hook, a big fish jumps out of the water and splashes back in again. Pingu and Pingo are determined to catch it, but they wonder how they going to catch it with no hook. Then Pingu has a brainwave; he takes the handle off his bucket of bait and ties it onto the end of the fishing line. Now they are able to use even larger quantities of bait. Pingo pops the line back into the water, and he and Pingu wait very very patiently, watching the surface of the water really hard.

Back home, night is falling and Dad has returned from work just in time for dinner, Pingu has not. About three hours have past since Pingu went fishing, so Dad jumps back onto his tractor sledge and drives off to look for him. He soon finds Pingu and Pingo still waiting by the pool waiting for their big catch. Just as Dad is telling Pingu to come home for his dinner, Pingu suddenly gets a bite, and with help from Dad and Pingo, he pulls a large haddock out of the water and onto the bank. They proudly take the fish back home to dinner and invite Pingo to join in as a reward for helping. Mum is most impressed with Pingu's effort and cooks the fish quickly. Pingu’s family and Pingo all enjoy their dinner and Pingu and Pingo feel most pleased with themselves for bringing home the most important part of the meal.



  • In a close up of the big fish on the dinner table, it placed with its head pointing between Pingu's dad and Pingo, but after that, it is pointing in the opposite direction towards Mum.


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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