Alaska – The Final Frontier
It's late July and Paul is fishing on the famous River Alagnak in the Bristol Bay area of southern Alaska. Accompanied by experienced guide Dan Dickson, Paul fishes the fly for hard fighting King Salmon. After a few near misses, the take, when it comes, almost rips Paul's hand off. As the fish explodes on to the fly he quickly discovers their sheer power. With line screaming off the reel, Dan helps Paul into the boat so that they can follow the salmon downriver. Twenty five minutes later the king is landed, a magnificent salmon of 40lbs. Next Paul is off to Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park where he gets the chance to see the bears, of which there are many, using their innate skills to catch salmon as the leap out of the water. The excitement continues with 'woggin' for Chum Salmon on the estuary tidal flats with surface fly lures. Up river Paul joins writer and sports expert Trey Combs for some acrobatic action with Silver Salmon. (This episode was nominated for a BAFTA award in 1997).