River Monsters

Continuing Thursday / 9:00pm Animal Planet US 60 min.
Extreme angler, Jeremy Wade, is on the hunt for freshwater fish with a taste for human flesh. This rip-roaring ride through the dark side of nature mixes action and adventure with mysteries, edge of the seat chase and a battle of wills between man and almost supernatural beasts who lurk in the serpentine waterways of the planet, mooching murderously underwater, growing to truly awesome sizes. Watch as Jeremy Wade deconstructs exactly how these river monsters are constructed to kill.

Season 9

5 Episodes

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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 travels to the scene to investigate.
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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.
Apr 30 2017
Wade takes on the biggest investigation of his career -- to unravel what happened to over 1,000 passengers of the RMS Laconia, torpedoed in the mid-Atlantic; he travels the globe, battling giant fish, massive sharks and a deep-sea monster.
Apr 23 2017

Season 8

5 Episodes

Extreme angler Jeremy Wade's cases usually involve freshwater culprits, but with multiple reports of a deep water serial killer in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, he must step out of his comfort zone and into uncharted depths in search of the red devil.
May 26 2016
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.
May 05 2016
Investigating reports of a creature terrorizing the Florida Keys that is so violent it slices through flesh and breaks bones.
Apr 21 2016
Jeremy travels to the scene of an ocean aircraft crash in Australia that left a group of Aboriginal elders brutally murdered almost without a trace. He embarks on one of his toughest investigations ever, taking on some of the deadliest animals on the planet in order to track down this elusive killer.
Apr 14 2016
Jeremy Wade is on a quest to find the one, true, legendary sea serpent; he treks from a horrifying attack in the English Channel, all the way to the darkest depths of the Mediterranean Sea.
Apr 07 2016

Season 7

6 Episodes

Jeremy Wade returns to Africa's Okavango Delta to investigate a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling the victims of a capsized boat. This time, Jeremy decides to put on his dive gear and offer himself as live bait in croc-infested waters.
May 17 2015
Jeremy goes to Fiji to investigate reports of people being attacked underwater and tries to find out if there are multiple culprits or if a single perpetrator is to blame.
May 10 2015
Recent reports of fishermen vanishing without a trace on Alaska's south coast leads Jeremy to America's Last Frontier on a mission that takes him on the hunt for one fish he's never hooked before -- the mighty king salmon. When the investigation takes an unexpected turn, Jeremy finds himself in shark-infested waters, observing the salmon shark! Jeremy makes himself shark bait to prove that these fish won't attack a human - even if that human is diving right into the middle of their feeding frenzy.
Apr 26 2015
Wade calls on the same instincts he uses to catch living monsters to uncover the most deadly underwater giants of all time. He must read the water (and in some cases the land) for clues in order to bring long-forgotten beasts to light. Using Wade's keen understanding of modern-day monsters, top scientific discoveries and state-of-the-art CGI, the apex killers of the prehistoric era such as the 25-foot, buzz saw-toothed Helicoprion and the bone-crushing Dunkleosteus, come to life as ancient monsters are featured on River Monsters for the first time.
Apr 19 2015
Jeremy is on the shores of the Mekong River in Cambodia to look for a monstrous fish that has blinded, killed and recently sliced clean through a man's testicle.
Apr 12 2015
Ontario locals tell unbelievable tales of a stealthy, 20-foot serpent lurking in Canada's expansive waters. Jeremy seeks to find the reason why boaters and fisherman are vanishing into thin air.
Apr 05 2015

Season 6

6 Episodes

From the extreme north of South America, freshwater detective Jeremy Wade hears rumors of a body-snatching spirit said to drag men deep into the river, never to be seen again. A predatory freshwater mermaid, locals call her the Water Mama. She may be a beast of mythology, but the carnage she leaves in her wake is all too real. People are disappearing without trace, one-by-one from these waters and Jeremy is convinced there is a flesh and blood River Monster lurking behind the legend of the Killer Mermaids.
May 26 2014
When a corpse is found with highly unusual injuries, Jeremy Wade instinctively knows he’s on the trail of a new monster. Digging deeper, he soon uncovers the dead body is only the tip of the iceberg - there’s also been a spate of unexplained disappearances. And, people have seen a huge unknown creature patrolling the water. Could all three things be connected? To solve this mystery Jeremy confronts one of his biggest fears and encounters a river monster that he’s NEVER dealt with before.
May 18 2014
All over the Amazon, Jeremy Wade has heard stories of a monster fish that grows so large, it’s said to swallow men whole. Locals call it the lau-lau but after 20 years of searching, from Peru to Brazil and Colombia, the evidence Jeremy needs - a single colossal specimen - stills eludes him. Now though, he’s discovered a secret, untouched location deep in Guyana’s remote rainforests where he suspects they may be thriving. Embedding himself in the wild jungle, this time it’s different: he’s not coming back until he catches it.
May 04 2014
A brutal underwater mutilation of a young man leads Wade to a face-to-face confrontation with one of South America’s greatest freshwater fighting fish that slashes and stalks its prey while living in one of Argentina’s most dangerous waterways.
Apr 20 2014
Three mysterious deaths in three countries lead Wade on an adventure where he must team up with a remote and secretive tribe that has a unique and death-defying way of catching these culprits.
Apr 13 2014
Looks back at one of the Amazon’s largest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Sobra Santos. Witnesses and surviving passengers retell the story of the event, in which as many as 200 passengers lost their lives. Something in the water is being blamed for many of the deaths, and Jeremy Wade wants to find out what that might have been
Apr 06 2014

Season 5

6 Episodes

For more than 30 years, hardened angler Jeremy Wade has taken on the world’s most legendary river monsters bar one - the Loch Ness Monster. It’s a challenge he’s been reluctant to take on … until now. But can the freshwater detective succeed where so many have failed and uncover the true identity of the creature behind the myth? On an epic mission to track down the world’s most famous cryptid, he travels from the depths of Loch Ness to the volcanoes of Iceland and beyond. But will his Nordic Odyssey really uncover the mother of all monsters, the legend of legends?
May 27 2013
On the Canadian-U.S. border lies a vast and brooding lake that hides a dark history. For Native Americans, it’s an ancient and sacred site home to underwater spirits. But recently, something has risen from the murky depths to attack swimmers and stories abound of a nightmarish invasion of primordial bloodsuckers. In a journey that will take him to the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, extreme angler Jeremy Wade embarks on a punishing mission to battle the most ancient river monster he’s ever encountered, and reveal the true identity of the Vampires of the Deep.
May 12 2013
A honeymoon bride is dragged to her death in the Colombian Amazon. The most dangerous country in South America, Colombia is known for drugs, remote jungles and hostage-taking rebels. Jeremy Wade’s investigation is turned on its head by a crucial piece of evidence. He concocts a farfetched hypothesis about the bride’s death and in proving it he uncovers a little known method of killing which reveals the true horror of this tragic story. To complete the puzzle Wade pushes himself and his gear past the breaking point to understand what killed the bride in Colombia’s Rivers of Blood.
May 05 2013
Angler Jeremy Wade ventures deep into the heart of Central America in search of a man-sized killer said to leap into boats and cause fatal injuries as it knocks fishermen unconscious and smashes their bones.
Apr 21 2013
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a monster that leads him to the site of the worst nuclear accident in history - Chernobyl. In a nerve-shredding race against radiation and time, he searches for the perpetrator of a series of grizzly attacks.
Apr 14 2013
Angler Jeremy Wade investigates his most disturbing case yet - the story of a man who had his face ripped off in a remote Bolivian river. The journey through dangerous jungle ends with a confrontation with one of his oldest adversaries.
Apr 07 2013

Season 4

7 Episodes

Jeremy Wade returns to Australia's croc-infested Fitzroy River for one of his toughest quests yet — to catch one of the world's rarest fish. This shark is so elusive it was only discovered ten years ago, and so rare only a handful of people have ever seen it. Almost nothing is known about this endangered beast. Could it be a man-eater? The expedition turns Wade's knowledge of freshwater killers upside down as these animals seem to break all the rules.
May 20 2012
In Mongolia, Jeremy Wade hopes to reel in a rare river monster that’s become legendary. Pound for pound, this man-sized monster is said to be one of the world's strongest fighters. Could the rivers here still be home to a beast that many have heard about but few have seen? While Wade is on the hunt, he may be hunted himself as armed outlaws lurk in the wilderness surrounding the remote river.
May 13 2012
The eerie disappearance of three men in far eastern Russia proves to be a baffling case for Jeremy Wade. His first visit to Russia takes him on a three-day trip to the Amur River where he seeks to uncover what happened to the fisherman and others who have met their demise on these waters. The prime suspect is a predator that can top a ton and exceed 18 feet in length — yet for some reason, not a soul will help him find it. Stonewalled at every turn, Wade begins to believe there is there a dark secret he's not meant to discover.
May 06 2012
When Jeremy Wade travels to India's Himalayas to investigate grisly river attacks, he is surprised to learn that the suspected culprit is a sacred animal. Does he heed warnings from the local people that he'll be cursed for life if he touches the creature, or will he pursue his need to solve the mystery?
Apr 22 2012
It's common knowledge that crocodiles and hippos are deadly predators in Zambian waterways, but it seems there's another monstrous beast stalking the treacherous Zambezi River. The locals call this river monster "the Mazunda" but Jeremy Wade is unfamiliar with any fish by that name. Will he uncover what the sinister creature — said to be able to swallow a child — really is?
Apr 15 2012
In Southern Africa there are rumors of a terrifying river monster lurking in the eerie waters of the Okavango Delta. Witnesses say the fish have shark-like teeth and hunt in frenzied packs on schools of fish — and maybe even on human bodies. It sounds mysteriously like the work of giant piranhas, but there's nothing like that here. Or is there? Jeremy Wade sets out to uncover the truth.
Apr 08 2012
In the suspense-filled two-hour premiere, Jeremy Wade treks across the United States in search of deadly river monsters living in the nation's waterways. Wade ventures from the popular Indian River Lagoon in Florida where unsuspecting water enthusiasts are faced with what could become a modern day Jaws, to the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, where underwater hunters have reached man-eating proportions.
Apr 01 2012

Season 3

7 Episodes

Jeremy Wade sets out to discover the true river monster of South America. Piranhas get all the press, but is there a more fearsome predator lurking in its rivers? Tipped off by an account of an attack on a diver, Jeremy soon discovers that there is a real monster to find. Tipped off by the the local Amerindian tribe, Jeremy heads deeper and deeper into the remote jungles of Suriname to come face to face with a jungle killer like no other.
May 30 2011
Having never been to Japan, Jeremy Wade is entering new territory in more ways than one. The river monsters there are like no others he ever has encountered, from the devastating "Namazu," which legend says causes earthquakes, to a child-snatching killer called the "Kappa." Can our extreme fisherman uncover the truth behind these legends? Can he catch a monster in the rivers of Japan that reveals the reality behind these horrific tales? He is about to find out.
May 22 2011
Jeremy Wade travels to Brazil's "wild west" in search of a river monster that has killed three cowboys. The search for the culprit sends him deep into prospecting cattle country, where he discovers the shocking truth about a fish he's never caught before. He has to combat all his fears to catch this monster, and after a long chase, Jeremy finally corners his elusive prey in the most unexpected place. All he has to do then is catch it without getting killed.
May 15 2011
Jeremy Wade heads to a remote river in the Australian Outback to try and catch the rare but fearsome freshwater sawfish. This shadowy predator is reputed to reach 18 feet long and attacks boats — but does the fact that it could slash Jeremy to shreds make it a killer? And why is this bizarre-looking sea monster swimming hundreds of miles inland?
May 01 2011
Jeremy Wade travels to the Paraná River in the remote northeast corner of Argentina to investigate the death of a young girl. Once there, he discovers a second death. The people who live along this river bank fear the creature they call "River Dog." This is a new species to Jeremy, a river monster that somehow got under his radar. His discovery is not only the most alien of all river monsters, it is also the largest totally freshwater river monster Jeremy ever has caught!
Apr 24 2011
Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a mysterious man-eater. New Zealand's fresh waters have been a safe place for swimmers, yet as Jeremy finds out, its remote rivers and deep lakes provide refuge for an ancient and slippery predator that can stay hidden for more than a century. To flush one out, he must put himself on the menu.
Apr 17 2011
Jeremy Wade travels to Papua New Guinea to investigate a spate of bizarre deaths on one of the world's last great unexplored rivers, the Sepik. A creature there is tearing chunks from unsuspecting fishermen and devouring certain male body parts. Jeremy has never fished in this part of the world and knows little of what might be there. Nothing could prepare him for what he discovers.
Apr 10 2011

Season 2

7 Episodes

The biggest bull shark ever recorded was caught in South Africa, in a river. Was this monstrous freshwater catch a horrifying fluke, or are there more shark giants prowling this river? Jeremy Wade heads to South Africa to see if he can land a monster!
May 30 2010
Jeremy Wade is on a quest to Africa's Rift Valley to explore the roots of fishing and the monsters these first fishermen faced. It's a dangerous place, filled with killer crocs, hippos and warring gangs, but at its heart is a worthy prize: the Mputa, aka Nile perch, Africa's largest freshwater fish.
May 23 2010
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade searches for the lethal lake monster of native legend that's been dragging people down to an icy grave for centuries. He ends up landing the largest fish he's ever caught, but is this the monster?
May 16 2010
Jeremy Wade travels to one of the few rivers left on earth that will still test a fisherman. The Congo, a river steeped in legends... and soaked in violence. One spirit in particular is said to lure fishermen from their boats to their death.
May 09 2010
Angler Jeremy Wade sets his sights on an aggressive Far Eastern predator that's now invading America's backyards. Accused of homicide, and said to breathe air and crawl on land, the Snakehead is a monster that sounds more like a gangster than a fish.
May 02 2010
Jeremy Wade heads to The Mekong River in Thailand in search of one of the world's largest, most terrifying river fish, the Giant Freshwater Stingray. Armed with a venomous 10 inch barbed tail, this 700-pound monster tests Jeremy to his physical limit.
Apr 25 2010
Jeremy Wade journeys to the infamous Congo River in Africa in search of the world's most ferocious fish. This supernatural monster predator pushes Jeremy to his physical and mental limit. It requires all of his skills and the help of a witch doctor.
Mar 28 2010

Season 1

7 Episodes

No fish inspires the same terror as the shark, a creature with an insatiable hunger for brutal violence. But at least these killers are confined to the oceans. Or are they? Expert angler Jeremy Wade investigates whether it's possible for sharks to live in freshwater, and if so just how far inland these vicious predators will bring their reign of terror.
May 17 2009
A man swallowed whole by a fish. A body eaten alive from within. Another penetrated in a most unnatural fashion, and yet more with multiple stab wounds. Jeremy Wade is in pursuit of these notorious killers to discover the facts — to determine if their crimes are real and their methods as gruesome as reported.
May 10 2009
In the darkest depths of the Amazon lurks a dinosaur. Legends tell of an evil spirit inhabiting an enormous fish. Taller than a man, it is covered in scales and crushes its prey with a tongue made of bone. Jeremy Wade has encountered this creature once before, and he came out second best. He's taking no chances in the rematch.
May 03 2009
Reports of an attack on a swimmer in a lake close to Berlin is the starting point for an intense and shocking investigation. Wade travels to Germany where he meets modern-day victims of a beast that has been raising its snout above the surface of fresh waters in Europe regularly over the past 700 years. Investigations travel to Spain where Wade discovers firsthand that the wels catfish is a living, breathing aggressive predator growing to man-eating proportions capable of everything depicted in medieval records and more.
Apr 26 2009
In the Deep South is a river monster with the reputation of a devil. Blamed for a series of violent attacks on humans, this creature is said to be as vicious as a shark and as big as an alligator. The authorities said it should be annihilated, but not all are so quick to condemn it. Extreme angler Jeremy Wade heads to Texas on its trail in an attempt to uncover the facts behind this animal's notoriety. Helped by local expertise and with his own wits honed sharp, he finds new ways to reveal the truth about the monster alligator gar.
Apr 19 2009
Two years ago, on the treacherous Kali River, high in the mountains of Northern India, Jeremy Wade unearthed the mother of all fisherman's tales and the ultimate freshwater horror: a super-sized freshwater fish turned man-eater. Jeremy takes on the biggest, toughest challenge he's ever faced as he heads back to the Himalayas to separate fact from fiction and track down the monstrous beast.
Apr 12 2009
Piranha 1x01
In 1976 a packed coach crashed into the Amazon killing 39 people. By the time the bodies were pulled out by rescuers some had been so viciously mutilated by piranha they could only be identified by their clothes. Tracking down survivors and eyewitnesses of piranha attacks, Jeremy Wade reveals why the piranha fills our nightmares.
Apr 05 2009