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River Monsters is a Nature Documentary Series starring and narrated by Jeremy Wade. The series was created by Icon Films, a British film company. River Monsters can be seen regularly on Animal Planet, but has also been featured on the Discovery Channel. River Monsters depicts Jeremy Wade, a fish expert and biologist, who travels the world in search of rare and legendary sea creatures. Wade's objective throughout the series is to learn about and understand local sea legend. Once Wade has soaked up local folklore and angler culture, he boards his boat and sets out in search of these infamous fish. Wade searches native waters and attempts to prove or disprove the existence of these local water oddities. Audiences watch Wade as he experiences both successful and failed capture attempts. This documentary series travels with Wade through his mistakes, and shows how he persistently tries again and again discovering new ways to lure these rare monster fish.

Each episode focuses on Wade, searching to uncover the mystery of a specific type of sea creature. Whether Wade is focused on giant piranha, alligator gar, or bull sharks, Wade tracks these great creatures down in order to better understand their habits. Wade studies the eating, mating, and other natural habits of river monsters. He studies these water rarities and learns about the characteristics which make them so hard to find in open water. Wade brings his findings and research to local fishermen, educating them on the existence of their local legends, and showing them proof that river monsters truly do exist!

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Animal Planet
9 Seasons, 92 Episodes
April 5, 2009
Animals, Documentary & Biography
8.2/10
Cast: Jeremy Wade
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River Monsters Full Episode Guide

  • Jeremy checks out a mystery fish that impales swimmers around the volcanic islands of Indonesia on his last adventures.

  • Jeremy visits the Pacific Ring of Fire to examine a strange fish leaving some gruesome puncture injuries on its victims.

  • Jeremy hunts down an old enemy when reports real in of a fisherman being dragged into the waters of Nepal.

  • Jeremy heads to the frozen depths in Greenland and ice fishes in his deepest location yet on his final adventures.

  • After two men vanish from a remote lake in Malaysia, Jeremy sets out to find the possible culprit; a trail of evidence leads Jeremy into an ancient rainforest, where an old adversary lies in wait.

  • Jeremy Wade examines a case in Nepal that sounds oddly familiar -- a lone fisherman pulled off his feet and into a mountain river by an unseen animal, thought to be the original river monster, the goonch catfish.

  • Jeremy shares the cunning, ingenuity and brainpower behind some of his most amazing catches.

  • Jeremy Wade investigates a case in Nepal that sounds strangely familiar -- a lone fisherman dragged off his feet and into a mountain river by an unseen creature, thought to be the original river monster, the goonch catfish.

  • Jeremy looks back at the injuries, accidents and moments of agony he inevitably endures in his line of work.

  • On the tropical island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, a tourist snorkeler and several local fishermen have been killed and injured by a mysterious sea creature that impales its victims; Wade investigates; live Q-and-A to follow.

  • Traveling from London to Greenland and on to Norway, Wade follows the trail of an unknown sea monster; fishing through ice to extreme depths, he attempts to reel in this monster before the full fury of an Arctic storm hits.

  • Wade tackles the most expansive investigation of his career -- to uncover what became of more than 1,000 passengers on the RMS Laconia.

  • Jeremy Wade ventures into the open ocean. Watch as the crew faces dangerous seas, deep-water dives, dangerous creatures and extreme challenges.

  • Jeremy Wade investigates claims of a deep water serial killer in Mexico's ‘Sea of Cortez.' He steps out of his comfort zone of fresh water and into unchartered depths in search of the red devil.

  • Jeremy Wade has hunted down freshwater killers for 30 years, but those waters are infested with darker, deadlier creatures - parasites.

  • Jeremy travels to the Bahamas after hearing tales of swimmers being ripped from the surface of blue holes surrounding THE PARADISE island. The locals attribute the tragic disappearances to the legendary Lusca monster and it's up to Jeremy to unravel the myth of this horrifying hybrid MONSTER FISH by diving deep into its underwater lair.

  • Wade revisits some of his previous adventures and investigates the spiritual and mythological events behind them.

  • Jeremy Wade investigates reports of a creature terrorizing the Florida Keys that is so violent it slices through flesh and breaks bones.

  • When six men disappear in the remote waters of northern Australia, Jeremy Wade investigates the scene - taking on some of the deadliest animals on the planet in his search for a suspect.

  • Jeremy Wade searches for the real creature behind the enduring legend of the sea serpent - starting with a violent attack in the English Channel, and culminating in the dark depths of the Mediterranean Sea.

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River Monsters Video Clips & Extras

Gigantic Catfish Clip (02:21) River Monsters: Vampire Piranha Clip (01:51) River Monsters: Rod Envy* Clip (00:21) River Monsters: Creepy Clip (00:40) River Monsters: Caught! Alligator Gar Clip (01:09) River Monsters: Man vs Alligator Gar Clip (02:01) A Really Big Piranha Clip (01:22) River Monsters: Turtle Strikes Like a Snake Clip (03:05)