The best-ever year for angling on TV just got better with the brand new series of ‘River Monsters’ with Jeremy Wade hitting our screens.
The action kicked off last week and the legendary extreme angler didn’t disappoint, with a host of adrenaline-fuelled encounters with some of the world’s most fearsome predators.
In one of the most daring River Monsters expeditions to date, series 7 comprises six programmes from Icon Films that see the biologist ride a physical and emotional rollercoaster as he dives into the lairs of man-eating monsters in hazardous waters. Along with new adventures he revisits places where he has yet to catch the infamous monsters of local legend.
From hunting an unknown ‘mutilator’ along the shores of the Mekong river in Asia, to terrifying encounters with crocodiles and the fearsome tiger fish in Africa, the gripping series also follows Jeremy through awe-inspiring adventures in Canada, Fiji and Alaska.
Jeremy was midway through a press tour in the US when Angling Times caught up with him and asked him to reveal his best moments from the new series. “One highlight was having a go after muskie, the legendary fish of 10,000 casts. What eventually transpired was one of my most memorable catches ever,” he said.
“Nothing was going my way, it just wasn’t working... until the very last minute, having practically given up, when things suddenly turned almost unbelievably in my favour.
“I also had a hands-on encounter with a big halibut. I wanted to get one in, have a good look at it, then release it undamaged. The boat skipper didn’t think this was possible (or advisable) with a 100lb-plus fish, and as far as I know it hasn’t been done before.
“I also observe tigerfish underwater in Botswana, and travel back in time to encounter some river monsters from the dawn of life on Earth.”
In the all-new ‘River Monsters: Prehistoric Terror’ the crew follow Jeremy as he finds out about some of the most ‘terrifying monsters of all time.’