Ray Turner from "Filthy Riches" stars in the National Geographic Channel reality docu-series.

Now in his 60s, Ray Turner has been catching eels with his handmade weir (a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow) for more than 30 years. Turner is one of only a few people to hold a license to build such a weir on the East Branch of the Delaware River. Every day, he battles the unforgiving river current to protect his weir from falling apart. After harvesting the eels, he takes his bounty
Ray Turner Filthy Riches
Ray Turner in "Filthy Riches" - © National Geographic Channel

back to his self-constructed smokehouse deep in the woods where he processes, smokes and sells the delicacy.


FACTS

Where does he live? Find out here.

Current Residence: Delaware





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