"River Monsters" is a reality series on Animal Planet that is hosted by biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade. The series is a weekly murder mystery that follows Wade's worldwide search for harrowing stories of killer fish and his quest to prove if these freshwater mysteries are tall tales or frightening facts. Searching for a variety of aquatic attackers while navigating the globe's waterways, Wade has taken his life-long passion and turned it into a full-time career. Wade's "River Monsters" quests have him diving and reeling in fascinating and mysterious creatures — all alleged man killers!

Season 6

Re-told by witnesses and passengers who survived the sinking of the Sobra Santos, the special two-hour premiere called "Amazon Apocalypse" is a horrific and poignant story of one of the Amazon's largest maritime disasters. That night, as many as 200 passengers lost their lives, and something in the water is being blamed for many of the deaths. Wade is hell bent on finding out what is was ... or is.

This season is one of Wade's most challenging. He travels to locations so remote to solve mysteries so bizarre that he must dedicate an entire year in South America to catch the freshwater culprits thought to be behind human attacks. From the politically charged intersection of Brazil, Colombia and Peru, to the remote and secluded home of a rainforest tribe, Wade is crisscrossing the continent to tackle each incident and reel in each dangerous catch. While freshwater fish are normally on his suspects list, on one hunt, he forgoes rod and reel going deep underwater into a creature's lair to catch the culprit that is most definitely not a fish!

"I've been fishing the world for decades, but it's the Amazon that keeps calling me back," notes Wade. "Now, I'm returning to solve the mission of a lifetime to spend an entire year going farther, deeper and more remote than I've even been before."

This season's thrilling mysteries include the following:

• Amazon Apocalypse: After more than 200 passengers perished on a river boat on a pitch-black night and rumors circulated that something picked off survivors in the water as they attempted to get to shore, Wade is on the hunt to find out exactly what fish was behind this massive attack.

• Man-Eating Monster: Locals call it the lau-lau, a creature so huge it's said to swallow men whole, and Wade sets his sight on a specimen that is colossal in size and strength.

• Bone Crusher: When Brazilian locals uncover a corpse with highly unusual injuries and then an increase in missing persons cases are reported, Wade must confront one of his greatest fears to solve the mystery.

• Jungle Terminator: 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!

• River of Blood: 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.

• Body Snatcher: In the remote rivers of Guyana, Wade is on the hunt for a potential news species and newest candidate for largest freshwater fish in the world — a legendary predator freshwater mermaid or siren that could be real.

Season 7

Season 7 is full of unexplored realms for Wade — both emotional and physical. In the season premiere, "Canadian Horror," he seeks to find the reason why boaters and fisherman are vanishing into thin air. The accused beast is described as a giant eel-like serpent and a fruitless search for this elusive predator sends Jeremy close to the edge. After nearly 13,000 casts, his determination borders on obsession as he waits for just one fated bite. Multiple setbacks and volatile weather have Jeremy looking to native spirits for a boost in confidence. Do monstrous captures come to those who wait, or is Jeremy hanging up his rod with the mystery unsolved for the first time in "River Monsters" history?

Later in the season, Wade dives into the Okavango Delta in Botswana to face the aggressive tigerfish in its own environment — underwater in the river's depths, alongside killer crocodiles. In Cambodia, Wade finds a deceivingly adorable little fish may be responsible for slicing through a young man's testicle. Jeremy makes himself shark bait in Alaska's icy waters to prove that these particular fish won't attack a human — even if that human is diving right into the middle of a feeding frenzy. There's trouble in paradise with news stories of an unknown freshwater killer in Fiji. Wade has a fish he's met before in his crosshairs, but his search soon turns to a fierce predator that has never found its way on to his suspect list.

Season 8

In the eighth season, Jeremy will use his unparalleled knowledge to dive into a realm that is totally unknown to him and "River Monsters" viewers — the vastness of the planet's oceans. Devoted entirely to legends and myths of beasts that dwell in the mysteries of the ocean, this season sends Jeremy on epic adventures to investigate what creatures are responsible for deadly attacks involving underwater predators and unsolved disappearances.

In the season premiere, "Deep Sea Demon," Jeremy tackles the legend behind one of the most enduring sea monsters in history — the sea serpent. This investigation leads Jeremy on a journey from the English Channel to Thailand and France, culminating in one of the most incredible encounters of his life. Later in the season, Jeremy travels to exotic locations including Peru, Australia, Mexico and the Bahamas in search of deep sea killers.

Season 9

The ninth season is Wade's final chance to make his way to unexplored regions to pursue the last remaining cases in his file, to track down the few monster fish that have eluded him — and to settle some scores. This final season will be a mix of river missions, sea journeys, classic whodunits and personal quests. There will be terrifying new monsters, exciting new investigations and fascinating new science. As Wade travels further and explores deeper than ever before, he will also land the biggest fish of his career.

The episodes this final season will include:

•  Ice Cold Killer: Travelling from London to Greenland and on to Norway, Wade follows the trail of an unknown sea monster. Fishing through ice to extraordinary depths, he attempts to reel in this monster before the full fury of an Arctic storm hits.

• Coral Reef Killers: 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, risking life and limb to solve the mystery before anyone else falls victim.

• Return of the Killer Catfish: On his first River Monsters investigation, Wade was propelled into a mountain river by a goonch catfish as big as himself. 10 years on, he fears such fish are now extinct until he hears a report from Nepal that sounds strangely familiar. Could the original river monster be back from the brink and back in business?

• Volcanic Island Terror: On a volcanic Pacific island, an ancient fishing community is being terrorized by something unknown in the water that's been leaving behind mysterious puncture wounds on its victims. Can Wade uncover the identity of this fanged assailant?

• Malaysian Lake Monster: When two men mysteriously vanish on a remote lake in Malaysia, Wade sets out to track down the possible killer. Amid rumors of a giant fish on the loose, he follows the evidence into the last stronghold of an old adversary: the one river monster that he's failed to catch.

• Killers from the Abyss: Wade takes on the biggest investigation of his career; to unravel what happened to over one thousand passengers of the RMS Laconia, torpedoed in the mid-Atlantic. To discover the culprits, he travels the globe, battling extraordinary fish, massive sharks and a deep-sea monster.
 
"River Monsters" is a co-production of Icon Films and Animal Planet. Harry and Laura Marshall are the executive producers for Icon Films, and Andie Clare is the series producer. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is the executive producer, and Patrick Keegan is the producer. The series was developed and created by Animal Planet's Charlie Foley.




"River Monsters": Watch Jeremy Wade Get Way Too Close to a Killer Crocodile

FACTS

Network: Animal Planet
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 5, 2009
Seasons: 9
Production Company: Icon Films





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austin says:
It was very good. i loved it. i love river monsters.
austin says:
i think river monsters is awsume.i always flip the channels to see if the show is on tv.jeremy wade is very good at catchin monster fish.i love the show.now its time do some more river monster watchin.now peace out ....

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