Series 1 - Episode 4: Canada

Episode 4: Canada

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Robson heads into the Canadian wilderness for this week’s challenge to face four of the country’s most experienced fishermen in some of its most jaw-droppingly beautiful locations.

Summer is in bloom so the usual white snows have been replaced by an explosion of colour and life. Robson heads to the back country of British Columbia to kick off. He visits the stunning Fraser River Canyon in search of the white sturgeon, the biggest freshwater fish in North America. It has roamed the local waters since the days of the dinosaurs. Coincidentally, facing Robson is a man that people call the 'T-Rex of sturgeon fishing' – an ice-hockey player and fishing athlete!

Then it is on to Gold Rush territory and the Yukon. Only a float plane will deliver him to the remote Coghlan Lake, often considered one of the top three fishing destinations in the world. Here, Robson faces off against some grizzled Canadian experts. This is fly-fishing just like back on the Tyne – can Robson bring some home advantage to this far-flung wilderness?

Heading to the turquoise waters of the pristine Takhini River for his next bout, Robson enters bear
country. A quick refresher course in how to face down a marauding grizzly does little to inspire confidence in Robson ahead of his match with a Canadian survival specialist. Arctic grayling is the target here and the rule is that the first to catch five grayling, without getting eaten by a bear, wins!

His final destination is Lake Kathleen in the mountainous Kluane National Park. His opponent is the best char fisherman in the Yukon, and the loser here has to spend a night alone in the wilderness...


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    Robson is in Texas facing a monster fish before heading to Gulf of Mexico for a shrimping challenge.


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Comments (25)

  • Simon

    almost 2 years ago


    Rubbish, You sit through two minutes of flawless adverts then its stop start until you loose the will to live. Reported as not working, Nothing. Come on channel 5, Either change the elastic band or invest in some decent servers. You dont get this problem with the BBC or channel 4

  • Sharon

    almost 2 years ago


    not working and neither is the previous one. Stops on the adverts and doesn't start back up. I've tried safari and IE browsers. tried to report it and the popup window gets over written with the video and I cannot complete the report.

  • Laird Glencoe of Kiel

    almost 2 years ago

    Laird Glencoe of Kiel

    Very good viewing, excellent banter, scenery, locations and fish, robson needs to take 2 minutes on each bait and end tackle,we have extreme scotland worth a bash sometime i am sure.

  • Geoff

    almost 2 years ago


    great to watch,good fun

  • dngdaddy30

    almost 2 years ago


    Robson you are a star thanks for giving us the best program on TV.

  • john

    almost 2 years ago


    not working, again, needs sorting

  • Sian

    almost 2 years ago


    in short terms; Robson Green ftw.

  • Burge

    almost 2 years ago


    Best programme on the box by far

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  • aaron

    almost 2 years ago



  • b

    almost 2 years ago


    Not working on my playbook or laptop had to watch it on iphone through demand 5 app would expect better from C5 waste of time using this service

  • lee

    almost 2 years ago


    same not working..... always the same with ch 5 grrr!

  • peterthefisherman

    almost 2 years ago


    Faulty - waste of time

  • peterthefisherman

    almost 2 years ago


    Doesn't work - useless. Sort it out C5 - such problems never occur on iplayer!

  • ian

    almost 2 years ago


    Great series, Pity about the faults. Stops every 10 seconds

  • Nick

    almost 2 years ago


    Great fishing but he is such and annoying person and a really bad representative for team GB

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  • ollie mcmahon

    almost 2 years ago

    ollie mcmahon

    he talks to much but bloody brilliant

  • jaya_golightly

    almost 2 years ago


    i like watching this program

  • johnjo

    almost 2 years ago


    i have caught greyling hehe

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  • Ray Green

    almost 2 years ago

    Ray Green

    would be fantastic if it would only play,tried to report faults but to no avail.

  • fishermans fame GB

    almost 2 years ago

    fishermans fame GB

    "awsome "

  • bob loveol

    almost 2 years ago

    bob loveol

    amazing show!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KeithHall

    almost 2 years ago


    Great show!!! when my girlfriend is over at Canada, Vancouver on her holiday right now.