Series 2 - Episode 1: Tasmania

Episode 1: Tasmania

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This week, Robson packs his bags and rods for a trip far off the beaten track in search of pristine fishing grounds that even Australians regard as down under. His destination is the Australian island of Tasmania.

Utterly committed to their fishing, Tasmanians have more boats per head and land more fish than their counterparts anywhere in Australasia. Tasmanians are the proud owners of 20 national game fish records.

In this remote fishing Shangri-la, Robson’s reputation counts for nothing. Here he must prove himself as an angler from scratch. He begins with an extreme hunt for a truly terrifying fish, the Mako shark, and the fisherman he is up against is a Tasmanian legend.

Next, he challenges a fanatical fisherman who knows everything about the curious-looking and elusive elephant fish, a fish that has never seen the end of Robson’s rod. Then he embarks on a hunt for bream against a champion and current holder of eight titles. This man lives and breathes bream, but doesn’t eat them…

Finally, Robson takes on a fisherman descended from one of the first convict settlers in Tasmania. Which of them will catch the most brown trout?



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Comments (16)

  • vjvmambu3361

    4 months ago


    I really like the program, keep it up boy.

  • Adam

    1 year ago


    I don't like eating fish, I don't go fishing, I don't like Geordies. But I love this program.

  • Charlie

    1 year ago


    i love you Robbbbbo. Have my babies

  • joe finnigan

    1 year ago

    joe finnigan

    why cant i view,saying protected content

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  • Peter Davies

    1 year ago

    Peter Davies

    I've been wanting to go and visit my brother in Hobart for ages, Trout fish the rivers and lake Pedder.... Robson great programme, I'm on my way.

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  • billy boy

    1 year ago

    billy boy

    is that ac/dc playing in background? if so what song?

  • neil.sin

    1 year ago


    i'm sure that's common practice when tagging fish of that nature.the hook will be barbless and designed to work it's way loose

  • pescator

    1 year ago


    RE: comment by Kevin Armes: Sadly that shark was treated 100x more humanely than 99.9% of the fish we eat. Invariably the fish we eat are drowned (in air) and gutted when still alive, If people did that to a dog people would be up in arms. So I hope you don't buy or eat fish unless it is caught and killed humanely, otherwise you are a bit of a hypocrite, for complaining about the treatment of 1 fish (mako shark). Also I don't think you noticed that they "tagged" the animal for scientific purposes, a little research would show you that this is a method employed by marine biologists themselves, so if done properly the shark has an excellent chance of survival. I would also suggest that you contemplate the diet of a mako shark, they are fond of turtles and sword fish, both of which have extremely hard and sharp body parts. one thing that upsets me is when I go to a supermarket and see the range an variety of fishes on sale, knowing that the majority will not be sold and end up in the bin, most fish sold are caught from the "wild", to put this in context Imagine tesco openly selling "wild" rhino or tiger meat, their customers and the public would not tolerate it! Depressingly fish suffer from bad propagander and are considered to be inferior creatures, a casing point is, the idiots who eat fish and call themselves vegetarians!

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  • John  Cee

    1 year ago

    John Cee

    i love this series and wor robson green is mad

  • Chris Dearden

    1 year ago

    Chris Dearden

    @ Kevin Armes, They use hooks that break down after a few weeks and make little difference to the fishes life.

  • richard.

    1 year ago


    they use hooks that disove

  • matt

    1 year ago


    the were probably using hooks that would dissolve or work there way lose eventually

  • Kevin Armes

    1 year ago

    Kevin Armes

    I'm curious to know exactly what happened when the mako that Green caught was released. It appeared as though the line was cut and the hook left in the fish's mouth. Surely that could be a slow death penalty for the creature or at least a life of chronic discomfort?