PHOTOS: Illawarra fishing show picked up in US

Woonona-bred film and television producer Alistair Yorke is flying high after learning his show The Hook and the Cook will be screened to millions of viewers across North America.

Meanwhile Illawarra audiences will get to see the most-local episode this weekend, with Burning Palms in the Royal National Park featured first up as the series is repeated on 7Two.

The Hook and the Cook combines fishing, cooking and eating, with fishing expert Scotty Lyons taking viewers to several of his favourite spots around Australia.

Once the catch is in the bag, chef Paul Breheny takes over, demonstrating imaginative recipes to get the most out of each species caught.

At Burning Palms their target fish is drummer, and Breheny packs his portable hot smoker to show how to smoke the fish on the rocks, before including it in a Caesar salad.

The World Fishing Network, on which the show will screen in the US, Canada and the Caribbean, is a pay-per-view channel which claims a subscriber base of 8.5 million.

It will now be up to Lyons and Breheny to decide whether to proceed with a second series, as Yorke concentrates on projects with his production company Sketchbook Media.

The Hook and The Cook starts again on 7Two from 11am on Sunday.

See thehookandthecook.com for more information.

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