Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge
Robson returns to Africa to fish the jewel of the east coast’s crown: Tanzania. He will travel over 4000 miles to a country that brushes close to the equator and is home to the highest peak and largest lake in Africa. Add to that almost 900 miles of coastline touching the Indian Ocean and the historical island of Zanzibar and Robson will find an extreme country that offers some immense fishing. Tanzania is home to the Serengeti and the most big game animals in Africa, including elephants, lions and hippos- but it’s the beasts in the ocean Robson is after. In his first challenge, Robson will compete against, World Record Holder, Jason Alexiou, trying to catch large pelagic predators of the Indian Ocean; Wahoo, Ruby Snapper and Rusty Jobfish. Travelling to the mystical island of Zanzibar, Robson will find himself in competition with not one but five local Tanzanian tough guys. He’s up against them for reef fish in his least favourite waterborne transport; the canoe. It’s clear these guys are here to win- they’ve even forgotten to give Robson a sail… Leaving the East coast behind, Robson will head to the largest tropical lake in the world, Lake Victoria which plays host to the best protected nature reserve in Tanzania, Rubondo Island. He’s trying to beat the local park ranger to catch dinner; the tasty Nile Tilapia. In the final challenge Robson will attempt to catch a legend of Lake Victoria; the Nile Perch. It’s a fish few anglers can say they’ve caught- and win or lose, Robson is out to join an elite group. Will Robson leave triumphant or get a good Tanzanian trouncing?