"Monster Fish" (TV show) is a reality series on Nat Geo Wild that is hosted by fish biologist and National Geographic Fellow Dr. Zeb Hogan, who has traveled the globe in search of the planet's largest, weirdest and most dangerous freshwater fish. He's reeled in a cow-sized goldfish and wrestled a car-sized stingray.

In Season 5, he'll "tackle" a whole new mission, traveling through the U.S., Australia, Asia, Nicaragua and South America in search of elusive freshwater megafish. Zeb is on the hunt for monster fish so obscure they've seldom been seen in the wild. With very little scientific information available, he hopes to catch, research and release some truly rare underwater behemoths in order to better understand and protect them. Down under in Australia, he'll search for a river shark so mysterious that an adult has never been positively identified in the wild. Braving the black waters of the Brazilian Amazon, he'll carefully navigate past anacondas and piranhas to study the shock of the stealthy giant electric eel. And to reel in the obscure river wolf fish, he'll team up with remote tribesmen in heart of Guyana who share their poisonous fishing techniques!

In each episode, Zeb immerses himself in the local culture, where fishing is often more than a sport, or even a profession — it's a way of life. He tastes the regional cuisine, mingles at fish markets, listens to the harrowing stories of native fishermen and sleeps where his local guides do — even if that happens to be a makeshift campsite not far away from a massive anaconda! From the action and chaos of catching a giant stingray in Thailand, to the excitement of stalking a fish that can breathe air and walk on land in America, the series ties the "thrill of the catch" together with community and ecology.

"Monster Fish" is produced by National Geographic Television (NGT) for Nat Geo Wild. For Nat Geo Wild, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin, senior vice president of production and development is Janet Han Vissering and EVP and general manager is Geoff Daniels.


Network: Nat Geo Wild
Genre: Reality
Premiere Date: July 6, 2009
Seasons: 5
Production Company: National Geographic Television (NGT)

'Monster Fish' Season 5 Reels in Rare Megafish — Premiering Monday, July 7, the new season of the Nat Geo Wild series tackles the world's most elusive river shark, a recently identified species of giant stingray and a mysterious monster that hunts at night. Read more...

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