Chennai: Freshwater detective, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade has spent three decades traveling the world’s waterways in search of man-eaters that lurk beneath the surface of rivers and lakes in some of the most inhospitable locations in the world.
The world’s greatest angling explorer takes Discovery viewers where no wildlife program has gone before, revealing the creatures that lurk in the murky depths of our planet’s inland waterways .Starting December 5, new episodes of River Monsters will air Monday to Friday at 8 PM on Discovery.
Jeremy grew up in southeast England on the banks of the Suffolk Stour, where his fascination with the underwater world and the desire to see “what’s around the next bend” began. His first overseas trip was to the mountain-rivers of India in 1982, and since then, he has increasingly spent his time tracking down large and little-known fish in rivers around the world – particularly in the Congo and the Amazon rainforests. Over the last thirty years, Jeremy has travelled extensively to India in search of elusive fish in Kali (Brahmaputra), Kauvery and other iconic rivers. At the Kali River, he found a little-known catfish species that can grow to a large size – the Goonch or Giant Devil Catfish. His search continued to find the rare fish, a Golden Mahseer.
In the new episodes of River Monsters airing this December, the journey will continue with Jeremy visiting India in search of Goonch and Mahseer. He also tries fly fishing that takes a lot of practice to get right. Jeremy heads to Southeast Asia in search of the mythological sea serpent. He embarks on an epic mission to reveal the real creature behind the world’s most famous river monster; the Loch Ness Monster. Further in Africa’s Rift Valley, rife with killer crocs, hippos and warring gangs, he dives deep for a worthy prize: the Mputa Nile perch. In Papua New Guinea he will explore rumours of flesh-eating pacu are haunting locals. In the Congo River Wade tries catching lurks a super predator. Fast and ferocious, this killing machine has even snatched a local child.
This December, viewers can join biology teacher and angler turned explorer Jeremy Wade, for an evening of mystery, mayhem and monster wrangling on Discovery.