Dave and Phil take on the Western North Carolina Fly Fishing trail and set the table with three top chefs featuring a trio of tasty trout treasures. It’s time to Play On in Western North Carolina!
Anglers & Appetites takes two of America’s favorite pastimes and combines them for a half-hour extravaganza on Fox Sports South.
Our Angler, Dave Zelski, takes to the waterways fighting top game fish and delivering a few epic battles. Dave will join local fishing guides and often find famous or interesting people who love to be on the water to bring in the day’s meal. Dave’s passion for fishing makes you want to get out there with him.
Our Appetite, Phil Proctor, will at the same time be searching the local community for the most animated local chef to prepare what Dave brings in. Phil has a tremendous love for life and people, and his excitement is contagious.
Together Dave and Phil will also venture to some of the most appealing places to visit in the local areas. Viewers will know where to travel, where to stay, where to fish and where to eat in every community we visit.
“Anglers & Appetites” is a fun, fast-paced adventure for the entire family.
Dave Zelski brings over 14 years experience to Anglers and Appetites. Beginning his career with MTV and VH1, Zelski shifted his focus to regional programming where he has garnered two Emmy Awards and a myriad of others including two awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and two Telly Awards. As the Executive Producer of Georgia Public Broadcasting’s #1-rated weekly show, Zelski expanded the audience through social media participation and insightful, humorous pieces produced all over the state, leading “Georgia Traveler” to become the #1 most watched regional PBS program in the nation. Zelski also runs a successful production company known as Dizzy Productions and works on other programs, including producing and shooting for “Say Yes to the Dress” and “Bridesmaids” on TLC.
Phil Proctor earned a name for himself as a man who knows food and he knows how to eat it as well. Phil began his 30-year television career in the early 80’s after graduating from the University of South Carolina where he was an offensive lineman for his beloved Gamecocks. His broadcasting accomplishments have earned him multiple accolades including an Emmy Award, a Telly Award, and a Green Eyeshade Award. He began his career at Turner Broadcasting working for CNN, Headline News, Turner Sports, World Championship Wrestling, and Turner On-Air Operations, shooting, editing and producing news and sports programs. Phil moved in front of the camera when he became a host of GPB’s #1 rated weekly series, Georgia Traveler. Phil also serves as president of his production company, P&P Interactive Communications, Inc. and shoots for TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”.