These aren't your average fishermen. Watch as they attempt to catch everything from giant piranha to alligator gars.
How to Catch a River Monster: Giant Black Piranha
Jeremy is in search of the elusive Wolf Fish and gets a big bite on his line. To his surprise he pulls out a giant black piranha.
How to Catch a River Monster: Giant Salamander
Jeremy traveled to Japan to search for a mythical creature that was known to steal children. He has tracked the giant salamander to a roaring river in the mountains and must now catch it with his bare hands.
How to Catch a River Monster: Giant Salamanders
You can't catch a Japanese giant salamander with a rod and reel. Jeremy Wade explains what it was like to "noodle" this rare amphibian with his bare hands.
How to Catch a River Monster: Massive Wolf Fish
After weeks of searching for the right spot to catch the Wolf Fish the patience finally pays off for Jeremy. Getting up close to this massive creature you can see how it has a reputation for attacking small animals and people.
How to Catch a River Monster: Peacock Bass
In this deleted scene, Jeremy fishes out a Peacock Bass and takes a moment to admire its beauty.
How to Catch a River Monster: Wolfish
Jeremy has ventured to northern Brazil to catch a fish the locals say would eat an entire man. It is, by description, a giant piranha.
River Monsters: "Wish You Were Dead" Fish
In some places, this animal is known as the "wish you were dead" fish. Jeremy Wade discovers the truly massive short-tailed river stingray.
River Monsters: A Boatload of Monsters
In this deleted scene, Papua New Guinea fishermen show Jeremy Wade the fish they typically catch in their area in hopes of helping him identify the notorious "mutilator."
River Monsters: A Growling Piraiba Catfish
Jeremy Wade finally gets the fish he is after: the elusive piraiba catfish! Built like a shark, this bizarre fish has an unearthly growl and a reputation for eating people. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: A Monster in Miniature
Jeremy Wade encounters a baby freshwater sawfish. At a mere 2 feet in length, this "monster in miniature" could reach up to 20 feet as an adult.
River Monsters: A Prehistoric Giant
Jeremy Wade comes face to face with a prehistoric giant: the alligator gar. This ancient species has existed for 100 million years. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: A Really Big Piranha
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade catches a black piranha. Listen carefully for the sound of its powerful jaws in this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: A Snake-Like Catfish
In this scene from "River Monsters: The Lost Reels," Jeremy Wade travels to India in 2005 in search of a monster fish. He catches a predator that the locals call a "freshwater shark" (but it's really a catfish).
River Monsters: A Tiny Mekong Giant Catfish
Jeremy Wade lands the largest freshwater fish in the world: the Mekong giant catfish... but what he catches in only one-tenth the maximum length for this species.
River Monsters: A True River Monster
Jeremy Wade catches a 250 pound monster. It isn't the fish he is after, but it's a catch he will always remember! Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Air-Breathing Catfish
The red-tailed catfish has an interesting trait. When taken out of water, it can actually breathe air for a short period of time. Jeremy Wade brings it into the boat to take a closer look! Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: An Alligator Gar Draws Blood
An alligator gar draws blood as Jeremy Wade removes the hook from its mouth. Does the alligator gar deserve its bloodthirsty reputation after all? Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: An Unfamiliar Fish
In this deleted scenes, Jeremy Wade catches a strange fish in Papua New Guinea that he's never encountered before. There's something "not quite right" about this slippery little guy.
River Monsters: Are Longfin Eels Maneaters?
Jeremy Wade tests whether or not New Zealand's longfin eels are man-eaters by covering himself in fish guts and getting in the water with them.
River Monsters: Baby Earthquake Fish
Jeremy Wade is in Japan to find a mythical, earthquake-causing fish called the "Namazu." He gets a tug on his line in a river near a city... is this the creature he is searching for?
River Monsters: Battle With a River Stingray
Jeremy Wade finally has a short-tailed river stingray on his line and hopes he doesn't have another equipment malfunction. The fight is intense... can he catch the stingray?
River Monsters: Battling an Arapaima
Jeremy Wade hooks an enormous arapaima, or pirarucu, deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle. This proud, massive fish won't go down without a fight. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Be Alert
What you don't see in the show are the long hours Jeremy Wade spends stalking a river monster before finally moving in for the hook-up. If you aren't paying attention, you may have already missed your chance to catch "the big one"!
River Monsters: Bear Steals Jeremy's Catch
A hunt for Alaskan salmon soon turns into a territorial battle as Jeremy Wade encounters a hungry and determined bear.
River Monsters: Bitten by a Bull Shark
Jeremy gets a call about a shark attack and rushes off to find out what happened. What he sees is a stark reminder that these sharks truly are river monsters!
River Monsters: Bitten by Flesh-Ripping Eels
Jeremy Wade tests the theory that longfin eels would attack a live human in the water by covering himself with fish guts and climbing into the river.
River Monsters: Built to Kill
Jeremy Wade shows just how deadly the monstrous wels catfish can be. Whatever goes into that mouth is not coming back out! Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Bull Shark
Before Jeremy Wade can go after a fresh water shark, he needs to know how to catch a saltwater shark. Seeing this bull shark up close makes you realize how much you wouldn't want to run into one. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Bull Shark Surprise
In this deleted scene, Jeremy Wade casts for a freshwater sawfish but ends up hooking a feisty bull shark. With fish like this competing for his bait, catching a sawfish will be harder than he thought.
River Monsters: Bull Sharks in South Africa
On the shore, the scientists examine the bull shark up close and realize that since this shark is male, there are more sharks looming in this South African river.
River Monsters: Carp Have Panic Attack
Jeremy Wade's boat motor causes a mass escape response in silver carp. Watch as the panicked fish leap out of the water to escape the noise.
River Monsters: Catching a Barramundi
In this deleted scene, Jeremy Wade catches a barramundi, an ambush hunter that lurks at the bottom of the river and one of Australia's most sought-after game fish.
River Monsters: Catching a Bullseye Snakehead
Snakeheads are an invasive species in the United States. Jeremy Wade catches a bullseye snakehead, a carnivorous Asian fish, in a small Florida stream.
River Monsters: Catching a Caiman
Stories of man-eating killer caimans lead Jeremy Wade down to the river at night. He catches a baby, which when grown up will be one of the most feared predators in the Amazon. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Catching a Dorado
In this deleted scene, Jeremy Wade reels in an Argentinean fish called a dorado. This would be the prized catch for most anglers, but not so for Jeremy. He's on the hunt for something much bigger.
River Monsters: Catching a Mahseer
In this scene from "River Monsters: The Lost Reels," filmed in 2005, Jeremy Wade catches a mahseer on a river in India. For Jeremy, the catch is an unforgettable angling experience.
River Monsters: Catching Goonch Catfish
Catching goonch catfish, even the small ones, provides extreme angler Jeremy Wade with the data he needs to land one big enough to kill and eat a person. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Catching the Flesh Ripper
Jeremy catches the notorious "flesh ripper," more commonly known as the New Zealand longfin eel. Amazingly, he doesn't even use a hook.
River Monsters: Catfish Still Alive at Market
Jeremy Wade visits a village fish market in the Congo where the catfish on sale are still alive, yet not in water.
River Monsters: Crazy Leaping Fish
In this deleted scene, Jeremy is on the lookout for bull sharks in a popular inlet. He doesn't find one, but what he does find is a rare fish that leaps several feet out of the water with no warning whatsoever.
River Monsters: Cursing at the Fish
While on a fishing expedition with a local tribesman, Jeremy learns an ancient fishing technique: cursing at the fish.
River Monsters: Discovering a Legend
In this extended scene, Jeremy Wade gets word of a monstrous, alien-like fish that he didn't know existed... until now.
River Monsters: Diving for Monsters
On a remote river in Japan, Jeremy Wade is way out of his comfort zone. The monster he's after is an amphibian, so Jeremy must dive for it and catch it with his bare hands.
River Monsters: Diving for Snakeheads
Jeremy Wade leaves his rod and reel behind to dive for snakehead fish in Thailand. These predatory fish have some very horrific stories surrounding them.
River Monsters: Earning My Keep
Jeremy Wade has to earn his keep and catch a fast-moving fish using a bow and arrow.
River Monsters: Eels Devour Deer Carcass
In this extended scene, Jeremy Wade sets up an underwater camera to capture footage of eels devouring a deer carcass. What he sees is more like how a crocodile feeds than a fish.
River Monsters: Elusive Catch
Jeremy Wade catches an unfamiliar fish that he can't seem to hold on to.
River Monsters: Fish Swims Up Urine Stream
We've all heard the urban legend about a fish that swam up a man's urine stream in the Amazon. As it turns out, it's no legend. "River Monsters' host Jeremy Wade meets a man with an interesting story to tell and the footage to prove it!
River Monsters: Fish With Arms and Hands?
Is there really a fish with "arms and hands" eating children in the waters of Japan? Jeremy Wade recalls the events surrounding the capture of a Japanese giant salamander.
River Monsters: Fresh Water Shark
Jeremy Wade finally gets the fish he is after, a shark living in fresh water. It may be just a baby, but that means that the sharks are breeding in the river! Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Giant Death Ray
Behold the Death Ray! This giant freshwater stingray is the largest river fish Jeremy Wade has ever seen. It takes six people to flip the huge animal over for measurements.
River Monsters: Gigantic Grouper Caught in America
Jeremy is out at night to try and catch a bull shark, but what ends up on his line shocks him. A gigantic 750 pound grouper with massive spikes on its back is definitely not what he had in mind.
River Monsters: Greedy Eater
Jeremy Wade spots what he thinks is a dead piranha. Much to his surprise, the fish is very much alive and is actually choking on another piranha that it tried to swallow whole. Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Have a Plan
No one catches any great monster by accident. To catch a river monster you have to know what you are doing and have a plan... as well as a backup plan!
River Monsters: Have the Right Gear
Trying to catch a 400-pound river monster with a single-handed reel is a recipe for disaster! Jeremy Wade explains that choosing the right fishing equipment can make the difference between victory and defeat.
River Monsters: Hooking a Bull Shark
Jeremy is on a quest to catch a thirteen foot bull shark for scientific research! He has one on the line; can he bring it in?
River Monsters: Hooking a Goliath Tigerfish
After three weeks and three unsuccessful attempts, Jeremy Wade finally gets the "demon fish" he was after. Behold: the goliath tigerfish.
River Monsters: Hooking a Goliath Tigerfish
After three weeks and three unsuccessful hookups, Jeremy finally gets the goliath tigerfish he was after... but not after a substantial battle!
River Monsters: Hooking a Goliath Tigerfish
After three weeks and three unsuccessful hookups, Jeremy finally gets the goliath tigerfish he was after... but not after a substantial battle!
River Monsters: How to Catch a Bull Shark
Jeremy Wade reveals how he caught a 1,000-pound bull shark in South Africa's Zambezi River. This is now the largest river monster of Jeremy's fishing career.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Freshwater Sawfish
Jeremy Wade explains how to catch a freshwater sawfish, an endangered species. Scientists catch these fish in order to find out more about them and prevent them from going extinct.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Giant Stingray
Trying to catch a giant freshwater stingray is like trying to pull the plug out of the bottom of a river. Jeremy Wade recounts his fierce battle with this enormous River Monster.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Goliath Grouper
Jeremy Wade was hoping to catch a bull shark in the inlets of Florida, but instead hooked a goliath grouper. Find out what gear he used and what it takes to reel in a 750-pound monster.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Goliath Tigerfish
The goliath tigerfish is said to be the hardest freshwater fish in the world to hook and land. Jeremy Wade reveals how he caught this nightmarish-looking "River Monster."
River Monsters: How to Catch a Longfin Eel
Jeremy Wade explains how to catch the legendary New Zealand longfin eel without a hook in this "How to Catch a River Monster" webisode.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Nile Perch
Catching a Nile perch is no easy task, especially right below a raging waterfall. Jeremy Wade explains how he was able to hook and land this river monster.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Pacu
Jeremy Wade explains how to catch a red-bellied pacu, a relative of the piranha with huge chompers and a taste for nuts.
River Monsters: How to Catch a Short-Tailed Stingray
Jeremy Wade details his battle with a short-tailed freshwater stingray. Jeremy's equipment almost snaps haulinng this freshwater horror to shore.
River Monsters: How to Catch an Electric Eel
Jeremy Wade recounts his encounter with the elusive electric eel. Just how does one catch a fish that can electrocute you on contact? Find out.
River Monsters: How to Noodle a Flathead Catfish
Jeremy Wade is known for his expertise with a rod and reel, but here he explains how he caught a dog-sized flathead catfish in the rivers of Oklahoma using nothing but his hands.
River Monsters: I'll Have the Duck
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's "River Monsters," has a theory that piranhas are scavengers and not killers. To test that theory he lowers in a duck just killed at a local market. Bon appetit.
River Monsters: Japanese Giant Salamander
Jeremy Wade captures a Japanese giant salamander with his bare hands, then helps a scientist tag the animal for research before releasing this "fish with hands" back into the wild.
River Monsters: Jaws of Death
"River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade recalls his encounter with the terrifying "demon fish," known by science as the goliath tigerfish. This freshwater monster is built like an underwater hyena.
River Monsters: Jeremy Grabs Killer Catfish
Jeremy is in the United States to track down fish of legend. He is after a killer catfish and when he goes noodling with some locals he gets a little more than he originally planned.
River Monsters: Jeremy's First Arapaima
In this scene from "River Monsters: The Lost Reels," Jeremy Wade finally catches the fish he traveled to Brazil in 2002 to find: the arapaima, the largest freshwater fish he'd ever caught at the time.
River Monsters: Jeremy's First Goonch
In this scene from "River Monsters: The Lost Reels," filmed in 2005, Jeremy Wade catches a goonch catfish. It's not the giant he was looking for though, which is why he returns to India in Season 1 of "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Landing a Giant Alligator Gar
An enormous alligator gar puts up a fearsome fight on the other end of the line. Will River Monsters host Jeremy Wade be able to bring the giant fish aboard the boat? Watch this video from Animal Planet's "River Monsters."
River Monsters: Landing a Shark
Jeremy Wade catches a shark using only a fishing line and his bare hands.
River Monsters: Lassoing an Electric Eel
Jeremy Wade finds a gigantic electric eel in a muddy pool near a cattle ranch. He fashions a lasso to haul the eel from the water, taking great care not to let the deadly animal touch him.
River Monsters: Lightning Strikes
Jeremy Wade learns that sometimes it's not just the fish that are potentially hazardous, but the environment itself. Watch the drama unfold when lightning strikes a member of the film crew.
River Monsters: Man-Sized Killer Catfish
A man-sized killer catfish, called the goonch, takes "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade for a swim. Jeremy seems willing to risk his life to land it.
River Monsters: Massive Freshwater Sawfish
Finally, in the middle of the night, Jeremy Wade lands a massive freshwater sawfish. Its long rostrum (or snout) is lined with wickedly sharp, chainsaw-like teeth. This is truly a freshwater monster.
River Monsters: Massive Red-Tailed Catfish
While fishing for an electric eel, Jeremy pulls in a large red-tailed catfish. He notices that another fish has taken a bite out of its fin. These waters are full of predators.
River Monsters: Monster Catfish
River Monsters host Jeremy Wade finally catches the monster catfish he was after. Called a wels catfish, it's over 7 feet in length and weighs over 160 pounds.
River Monsters: Monster Chomps Fish in Half
Using a catfish for bait, Jeremy Wade hooks a goliath tigerfish. Unfortunately, the goliath tigerfish slips the line, but not before biting the catfish in half!
River Monsters: Mother of All River Monsters?
Jeremy Wade has just landed the biggest fish of his life: a giant freshwater stingray weighing over 400 pounds. See why he calls it the "mother of all monsters."
River Monsters: Muscular Amazon Catfish
Jeremy Wade lands a catfish so large, he has to lead it to land by boat so that he can see it up close. You wouldn't want this guy swimming around your feet!
River Monsters: Photographic Proof of a Maneater?
Is this photographic proof of a maneater? "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade concludes that the catfish in the photo is almost large enough to swallow a person whole.
River Monsters: Piranha Killers
Believe it or not piranhas are actually hunted by other predatory fish. "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade gets in to the water to find out what could possibly go up against a carnivorous fish.
River Monsters: Rammed By An Arapaima
In this scene from "River Monsters: The Lost Reels," Jeremy Wade travels to Brazil in 2002 to net an arapaima, but ends up getting rammed right in the chest.
River Monsters: River of Freaky Fish
In this extended scene, Jeremy Wade scouts out a local fishing spot known to have electric eels in it, sets up his rig and gets to work. What he hauls in is the stuff of nightmares.
River Monsters: Sepik River Monsters
The natives of Papua New Guinea show Jeremy Wade the fish they typically catch in their area, hoping to help him identify the underwater killer.
River Monsters: Stalking Longfin Eels
In this extended scene, Jeremy heads to a wildlife park to see what longfin eels look like up close in a natural environment. He even tries to wrestle one out of the water.
River Monsters: Swimming with Alligator Gar
Swimming with an alligator gar is like walking into a lion's den, right? Jeremy Wade believes this giant fish's killer reputation is a case of misunderstanding. Is he right?
River Monsters: Swimming with Piranhas
Like a scene out of a James Bond movie, "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade finds himself in a pool full of piranhas. The catch is, he is in there voluntarily.
River Monsters: Talk to Locals
While some fishermen tell tall tales, Jeremy Wade, host of River Monsters, thinks that there is value in talking to locals to get unknown bits of information.
River Monsters: The Demon Fish
The "Demon Fish," better known as the goliath tigerfish, is Africa's equivalent of the piranha, only much, much bigger. Its double-hinged jaw full of crocodile teeth is truly the stuff of nightmares.
River Monsters: The Elusive Sawfish
The sawfish is an animal that has been swimming around in Jeremy Wade's head for nearly 20 years. Finally, he catches one.
River Monsters: The Evolution of Stingrays
Jeremy Wade shows how stingrays evolved from sharks, and what came in between. As Jeremy explains it, a "ray is basically a flattened shark with a long tail."
River Monsters: The Giant Snakehead
Jeremy Wade reels in a giant snakehead. This one's only about a tenth the size of an adult. In Southeast Asia, the giant snakehead is rumored to be a man-eater.
River Monsters: The Heart-Stopper Fish
Jeremy Wade has to suit up in order to capture an electric eel. Touching this animal without protection could stop a person's heart in seconds.
River Monsters: The Jaws of a Villain
After quite a struggle, Jeremy Wade catches a massive pacu fish with deadly teeth. Could this be the monster who is responsible for the attacks on several people of Papua New Guinea?
River Monsters: The Longfin Eel Migration
In this deleted scene, Jeremy Wade and Maori fishermen intercept longfin eels on their annual migration out to sea. The smaller eels are taken to market, but the larger ones have a different fate.
River Monsters: The Mouth of Madness
After a struggle, Jeremy Wade reels in a massive red-bellied pacu. Could this toothsome monster be responsible for attacks on the nether regions of several men in Papua New Guinea?
River Monsters: The Nutcracker Fish
Jeremy Wade travels to Papua New Guinea in order to catch an Amazonian fish that went from feeding on nuts to human flesh.
River Monsters: The Powerful Arapaima
Arapaimas don't like to be cornered, as Jeremy Wade discovers at an Arapaima farm in the Amazon Basin. After some perseverance, Jeremy finally gets his hands on one.
River Monsters: The Silent Assassin
Jeremy Wade is in awe of the short-tailed river stingray, a gargantuan, muscular creature with a poisonous barb that can easily kill a man. He says it's one of the strangest fish there is.
River Monsters: Think Like a Fish
To catch a river monster, you have to know the creature inside and out. You have to know what kind of bait to use, what kind of rig to catch it with and, most importantly, how it thinks!
River Monsters: Turtle Strikes Like a Snake
A giant soft-shell turtle strikes like a snake with its long, retractable neck, giving "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade an unexpected shock.
River Monsters: Vampire Piranha
Animal Planet's "River Monsters" host Jeremy Wade catches a Piraya, a larger Piranha with huge teeth. Take it from us, you wouldn't want to run into this fish at night or any other time of day.
River Monsters: Wels Catfish Attacks
A wels catfish attacks Jeremy Wade, giving him the information he was after: Will a wels catfish attack a human? Apparently so.
River Monsters: You (Bleep Bleep) Fish!
In this scene from "River Monsters Gone Tribal," Jeremy Wade learns an ancient fishing technique that requires him to drop all pretense of decorum.
ROAR: Gulf Oil Spill: Jeremy Wade Reacts to Oil Spill
Jeremy Wade, host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, believes that the oil spill challenges all of us to think about our increased demand for oil, the amount of energy we consume and how we choose to live our lives.
Tribal Fishing With Jeremy Wade: Fishing Psychology
Jeremy Wade learns how a little "fish psychology" can be used to lure schools of fish into a trap.
Tribal Fishing With Jeremy Wade: Fishing With a Kite
Jeremy Wade shares a fishing technique that uses no hook, but produces results. All you need is banana leaves, a piece of spider's web and some cord.
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