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River Monsters

2009-2017
Seasons: 9
Episodes: 88
User ratings: 4,011
Average rating: 8.2

Adventure, Documentary, Mystery

Jeremy Wade searches the world for legendary and flesh-eating freshwater fish.

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S01E01
Piranha
2009-04-05
The myth of man-eating piranha is examined with actual demonstrations focusing on what triggers piranha attacks.
User ratings: 68
Average rating: 8.3
S01E02
Killer Catfish
2009-04-12
Jeremy investigates stories of people seen suddenly disappearing underwater without a trace in a river in India. Among the lethal candidates Jeremy examines swirling river currents, crocodiles and catfish.
User ratings: 59
Average rating: 8.3
S01E03
Alligator Gar
2009-04-19
Jeremy is on the hunt for an armor plated, 300 pound, river fish suspected of being a man-eater that lives, can you believe it, in the United States.
User ratings: 64
Average rating: 7.8
S01E04
European Maneater
2009-04-26
Reports of predation by Wells catfish on humans dates back to medieval times. Jeremy tries to determine if the legend is likely to be true.
User ratings: 59
Average rating: 8.2
S01E05
Amazon Assassins
2009-05-03
Is there really a fish nearly 10 feet long that has resulted in the disappearance of numerous fishermen in the amazon basin? If there is, Jeremy will catch it.
User ratings: 52
Average rating: 8.4
S01E06
Amazon Flesh Eaters
2009-05-10
Are catfish as fearsome predators as their name sake terrestrial felines. Jeremy thinks so and he's looking to prove it. But it's a little four inch fish that turns his blood cold.
User ratings: 49
Average rating: 8.3
S01E07
Freshwater Shark
2009-05-17
Jeremy wants to know what a shark is doing up river miles form the ocean, why it's munching on people and most important, did it bring some friends and relatives he can catch.
User ratings: 52
Average rating: 7.7
S02E01
Demon Fish
2010-03-28
Jeremy Wade catches a Goliath Tigerfish from the Congo River in Africa.
User ratings: 65
Average rating: 8.5
S02E02
Death Ray
2010-04-25
Jeremy Wade fishes for the giant freshwater Stingray in the Mekong River in Thailand. Much to his surprise, the fish multiplies before his eyes.
User ratings: 57
Average rating: 8.5
S02E03
Killer Snakehead
2010-05-02
Angler Jeremy Wade fishes in Florida for the Asian fish, the giant snakehead, which has invaded the state's waterways.
User ratings: 53
Average rating: 8.1
S02E04
Congo Killer
2010-05-09
Jeremy Wade travels to the Congo River in Africa to fish for the Kamba Catfish. Also featured are the Vundu Catfish and the African Lungfish.
User ratings: 51
Average rating: 7.9
S02E05
Alaskan Horror
2010-05-16
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade fishes in Alaska Salmon (only to lose it to a Grizzly Bear), and for the enormous White Sturgeon.
User ratings: 49
Average rating: 8.3
S02E06
Rift Valley Killers
2010-05-23
Jeremy Wade is on a quest to Africa's Rift Valley, to explore the roots of fishing and the monsters these first fishermen faced.
User ratings: 49
Average rating: 7.8
S02E07
Hidden Predator
2010-05-30
Jeremy Wade goes to South Africa to catch a bull shark in a freshwater river where they have now made their home.
User ratings: 48
Average rating: 8.5
S02E08
Special: Killer Catfish (Extended Cut)
2010-05-31
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 9.1
S03E01
The Mutilator
2011-04-10
Jeremy Wade travels to Papua New Guinea to investigate a spate of bizarre deaths on the Sepik River. An island renowned for cannibalism, macabre rituals, and head hunters, Wade is on the trail of creature reported to devour certain male body parts.
User ratings: 48
Average rating: 7.8
S03E02
Flesh Ripper
2011-04-17
Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a mysterious man-eater described over two hundred years ago by a famous explorer. Is the eight-foot beast in question a mere legend, or could it be the same, flesh and blood creature that has attacked divers and children?
User ratings: 42
Average rating: 8.2
S03E03
Silent Assassin
2011-04-24
Jeremy Wade travels to the Paraná River in the remote corner of Argentina to investigate the death of a young girl. This creature is not armed with bone crunching jaws or razor sharp teeth but a razor-sharp blade tipped with tissue destroying venom.
User ratings: 37
Average rating: 8.0
S03E04
Chainsaw Predator
2011-05-01
Angler Jeremy Wade heads to the Australian outback to try and catch the rare and fearsome Freshwater Sawfish. This shadowy predator is said to be 18 feet long and attacks boats - but does the fact that it could slash Jeremy to shreds make it a killer?
User ratings: 42
Average rating: 8.2
S03E05
Electric Executioner
2011-05-15
Jeremy Wade travels to Brazil's 'wild west' in search of a river monster that has killed three cowboys. Jeremy finally corners his elusive prey in the most unexpected place. All he has to do then is catch it, without getting killed.
User ratings: 42
Average rating: 8.1
S03E06
Cold-Blooded Horror
2011-05-22
Jeremy Wade travels to Japan, to try and uncover the truth behind two of their most extraordinary River Monster legends. He is about to discover a monster like nothing he has ever encountered before.
User ratings: 41
Average rating: 8.4
S03E07
Jungle Killer
2011-05-24
Jeremy Wade sets out to discover the true river monster of South America. Piranha get all the press. There's a more fearsome predator lurking in its rivers? Tipped off by an attack on a diver, Jeremy soon discovers that there is a real monster to find.
User ratings: 45
Average rating: 8.1
S03E08
Special: The Deadliest
2011-04-03
User ratings: 18
Average rating: 7.8
S03E09
Special: The Most Bizarre
2011-05-08
Jeremy relives his encounters with some of the strangest and bizarre freshwater creatures.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 8.5
S03E10
Special: The Lost Reels - Amazonian Giant
2011-05-27
This two-part special - featuring long-lost footage never before seen by U.S. audiences - captures some of the biggest moments in Jeremy Wade's life. Journey back to 2002 in part one, "Amazon," as Jeremy searches for one of the world's largest freshwater fish: the arapaima. And in part two, "India," Jeremy travels to India in 2005 in search of a man-eating catfish called the goonch.
User ratings: 21
Average rating: 8.6
S03E11
Special: The Lost Reels - Himalayan Giant
2011-05-27
User ratings: 18
Average rating: 8.2
S03E12
Special: River Monsters Goes Tribal
2011-05-29
Jeremy Wade attempts to survive alongside some of the world's best tribal fishermen using spears, bows and arrows, and even spiders webs to catch his prey. These master fishermen live in a tropical island paradise, where they fish and swim in some of the most shark-infested waters on the planet. As Jeremy throws himself into South Pacific tribal life, he comes closer than ever to one of the world's ultimate predator.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.8
S04E01
American Killers
2012-04-01
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.
User ratings: 36
Average rating: 8.1
S04E02
Pack of Teeth
2012-04-08
From the Okavango swamps in southern Africa there are stories of a piranha-like fish that hunts in marauding packs, tearing into other fish, and even human flesh. Angler Jeremy Wade heads into the watery labyrinth to track down this deadly swarm.
User ratings: 44
Average rating: 8.5
S04E03
Invisible Executioner
2012-04-15
Jeremy Wade takes on Africa's wild Zambezi River to unmask an invisible predator that's dragging fisherman to their deaths. Crocs and hippos are guilty of killing many in plain view, yet it seems there's another monster stalking these deadly waters.
User ratings: 35
Average rating: 8.0
S04E04
Asian Slayer
2012-04-22
Angler Jeremy Wade returns to the remote rivers of India's Himalayas to investigate a fresh spate of savage attacks. Jeremy thinks he knows the perpetrator's identity, but his plans to catch the monster hit trouble when he learns it's a sacred animal.
User ratings: 34
Average rating: 7.9
S04E05
Killer Sharks and Rays
2012-04-29
An elite handful of fish are capable of living and thriving in both fresh and saltwater. Among these specialists are aggressive man-eaters, venomous giants and a wickedly armed beast that hails from a bygone age. In this special edition of River Monsters, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade relives his thrilling encounters with some of these fearsome intruders that swim in from beyond the surf. Jeremy reveals how our understanding of these predators has shifted dramatically in recent years and answers pertinent questions about what draws these ocean-dwelling hunters into freshwater in the first place and how they are capable of crossing what is normally an impenetrable barrier.
User ratings: 21
Average rating: 8.7
S04E06
Russian Killer
2012-05-06
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.
User ratings: 33
Average rating: 8.0
S04E07
Mongolian Mauler
2012-05-13
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.
User ratings: 31
Average rating: 8.4
S04E08
Phantom Assassin
2012-05-20
Jeremy Wade returns to Australia's predator-packed Fitzroy River in search of one of the world's rarest and least known fish - the Northern River Shark. It's so elusive that only twenty have ever been caught.
User ratings: 27
Average rating: 8.3
S04E09
Lair of Giants
2012-05-27
The season four finale episode is a two-hour look into one of the most challenging expeditions of Jeremy Wade's life. He'll travel to the isolated and untouched jungles of Guyana, South America, where early explorers wrote about a river system filled with mysterious giants. Armed with only old journals and his rod, Wade embarks on an epic journey where he'll tackle the Essequibo - South America's third largest and least known river. He immerses himself in the culture of the Macushi Indians and must earn the trust of these native people in order to gather their knowledge and hear their stories. Once again he'll set out to separate fact from fiction. Are there terrifying ancient monsters still alive in this region's hostile waters?
User ratings: 33
Average rating: 9.0
S04E10
Special: Killer Weapons
2012-05-22
A look at the ways marine animals attack and the physical attributes that make them so dangerous.
User ratings: 18
Average rating: 8.6
S04E11
Special: Lethal Legends
2012-05-23
User ratings: 20
Average rating: 7.8
S04E12
Special: Deadliest Encounters
2012-05-24
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 8.7
S04E13
Special: Deadliest Catfish
2012-05-27
Jeremy discusses a few species of catfish he has come across that strike him as the most deadly and dangerous of the catfish family
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 8.7
S04E14
Special: Untold Stories
2012-05-25
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 7.9
S05E01
Face Ripper
2013-04-07
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.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.4
S05E02
Atomic Assassin
2013-04-14
After venturing to over 20 countries in search of monster fish, biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade is thrown headfirst into his most dangerous challenge to date. Stories of grizzly attacks in a remote rural corner of Ukraine lead him on the hunt for an elusive lake monster but the centuries old trail soon lands him at the most unlikely location: the site of the worst nuclear accident in human history, Chernobyl's reactor number 4. In a nerve-shredding race against radiation and time, can he uncover the culprit and could it really be the gargantuan mutant of his innermost nightmares?
User ratings: 31
Average rating: 8.0
S05E03
Killer Torpedo
2013-04-21
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.
User ratings: 30
Average rating: 8.7
S05E04
Colombian Slasher
2013-05-05
Angler Jeremy Wade pushes himself and his gear past breaking point to discover what killed a bride in the Colombian Amazon. Amidst dense jungle and hostage-taking rebels, Jeremy discovers evidence that turns the investigation on its head.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.6
S05E05
Vampires of the Deep
2013-05-12
Extreme angler Jeremy Wade embarks on a punishing mission to the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Pacific Northwest to battle an ancient river monster said to rise from the murky depths to attack swimmers.
User ratings: 31
Average rating: 8.0
S05E06
Legend of Loch Ness
2010-05-27
Jeremy Wade is on a mission to track down the famous monster of Loch Ness, but can he succeed where so many have failed? The journey will take him from the depths of Loch Ness to the volcanoes of Iceland, all in pursuit of the mother of all monsters.
User ratings: 48
Average rating: 8.7
S06E01
Amazon Titanic
2014-04-06
It was hailed as the safest boat on the river, but when the Sobral Santos sank on a pitch-black night, it's said many of the passengers were eaten alive. The death toll ran into the hundreds and dwarfs all of angling explorer Jeremy Wade's previous investigations combined. So, what was to blame? A river this vast hides many dangerous secrets, and Jeremy will have to travel hundreds of miles to retrace the doomed boat's last voyage. On the way he faces adversaries, old and new, as he goes to extreme lengths to uncover what was behind the Amazon Apocalypse.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.6
S06E02
Jungle Terminator
2014-04-13
Biologist and freshwater detective Jeremy Wade continues his year of Amazon exploration, investigating three mysterious deaths in three separate countries: Peru, Colombia and Brazil. The bodies have been recovered with bizarre injuries, the likes of which Jeremy has never seen before. In a bid to get to the truth, Jeremy embarks on his most remote mission yet, crossing dangerous borders and passing through the territories of warring tribes to live with the Matis, a mysterious, secretive tribe, deep in the Brazilian Amazon. Can they get him closer to the terrifying creature he's come so far to find?
User ratings: 20
Average rating: 8.4
S06E03
River of Blood
2014-04-20
Investigating reports of a brutal riverside mutilation, Jeremy Wade heads to remote wetlands. There, he comes face to face with one of South America's greatest freshwater fighters and uncovers the slasher stalking Argentina's River of Blood.
User ratings: 24
Average rating: 8.3
S06E04
Man-Eating Monster
2014-05-04
For years Jeremy Wade has hunted a legendary Amazon giant. Locals call it the lau-lau - a creature said to swallow men whole. The evidence he needs, a single colossal specimen, has so far eluded him. But this time he's not coming back without one.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.5
S06E05
Bone Crusher
2014-05-18
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.
User ratings: 28
Average rating: 8.4
S06E06
Body Snatcher
2014-05-26
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.
User ratings: 26
Average rating: 8.2
S06E07
Special: Monster Hunting Secrets
2014-04-07
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 8.2
S06E08
Special: American Horrors
2014-05-22
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 8.2
S06E09
Special: Killer Mysteries
2014-05-20
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 8.3
S06E10
Special: Lethal Encounters
2014-05-21
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 8.8
S06E11
Special: Worst Nightmares
2014-05-17
Jeremy revisits the stories that have haunted him the most.
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 8.6
S07E01
Canadian Horror
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From Canada's waterlogged wilderness come stories of a twenty-foot lake monster that attacks humans. Freshwater detective Jeremy Wade tries to track down this shadowy predator with a mouth said to resemble a bear-trap.
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 9.2
S07E02
Mekong Mutilator
2015-04-12
Jeremy Wade is lured to the shores of the Mekong River in Cambodia to search for a monstrous fish that has mauled and mutilated several people.
User ratings: 23
Average rating: 8.7
S07E03
Jurassic-Sized Prehistoric Terror
2015-04-19
Jeremy Wade is on the trail of horrifying killers from the depths of time. Fearsome, prehistoric beasts are brought back to life using cutting edge technology and recently unearthed fossils in a quest to find the greatest river monster of all time.
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 8.4
S07E04
Alaska's Cold Water Killer
2015-05-03
For years fishermen have been vanishing in Alaska's remote and unforgiving wilderness - their deaths unseen, their bodies never found. For freshwater detective Jeremy Wade, a recent fatal incident sends him on a search for possible suspects.
User ratings: 25
Average rating: 8.6
S07E05
South Pacific Terrors
2015-05-10
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.
User ratings: 23
Average rating: 8.1
S07E06
Africa's Deadliest
2015-04-12
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.
User ratings: 23
Average rating: 8.7
S07E07
Prehistoric Terror
2015-05-24
Jeremy Wade is on the trail of horrifying killers from the depths of time. Fearsome, prehistoric beasts are brought back to life using cutting edge technology and recently unearthed fossils in a quest to find the greatest river monster of all time.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 8.9
S07E08
Special: Flashback to the First
2015-01-01
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 8.6
S07E09
Special: Jeremy's Favorite Moments 1
2015-04-26
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 8.5
S07E10
Special: Jeremy's Favorite Moments 2
2015-04-26
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 8.6
S07E11
Special: Size Matters
2015-05-19
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 8.7
S08E00
Season 8 Sneak Peek
2016-03-16
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 8.0
S08E01
Deep Sea Demon
2016-04-07
Jeremy takes a look at the ancient legends about sea serpents and tries to figure out what creature is possibly behind these tall tales.
User ratings: 31
Average rating: 8.8
S08E02
Death Down Under
2016-04-14
When six men vanish in the remote waters of northern Australia, extreme angler Jeremy Wade travels to the scene and embarks on one of his toughest investigations yet - taking on some of the deadliest animals on the planet in his search for a suspect.
User ratings: 34
Average rating: 8.9
S08E03
Razorhead
2016-04-21
Something is terrorizing the Florida Keys, attacking both visitors and locals alike - striking its victims so violently it is slicing open flesh, even smashing bones. Jeremy Wade is determined to identity the assailant, but is quickly out of his depth.
User ratings: 27
Average rating: 8.7
S08E04
Devil of the Deep
2016-04-28
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 unchartered depths in search of the red devil.
User ratings: 25
Average rating: 8.3
S08E05
Terror in Paradise
2016-05-05
Jeremy investigates tales of a mysterious shark-octopus hybrid called the Lusca
User ratings: 22
Average rating: 8.5
S08E06
Special: Into the Ocean
2016-04-07
Extreme angler and underwater detective Jeremy Wade goes in search of the real creature behind the enduring legend of the sea serpent - starting with a violent attack in the English Channel, and culminating in the dark depths of the Mediterranean Sea.
User ratings: 16
Average rating: 8.4
S08E07
Special: Secrets at Sea
2016-04-14
Jeremy goes behind the scenes and we see what went into the making of a season at sea.
User ratings: 21
Average rating: 8.8
S08E08
Special: Invisible Killers
2016-04-21
Jeremy Wade has hunted down freshwater killers for 30 years, but those waters are infested with darker, deadlier creatures - parasites.
User ratings: 17
Average rating: 6.9
S08E09
Special: Deadly Superstitions
2016-04-28
Jeremy relives some of his greatest catches when superstitions and unseen forces seem to have played a helping hand in his success.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.7
S08E10
Special: Blood River
2016-05-05
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 8.7
S08E11
Special: Killer Discoveries
2016-05-19
Jeremy revisits old cases and reveals new data received from his many scientific collaborations.
User ratings: 15
Average rating: 7.7
S08E12
Special: Aftershow
2016-04-07
User ratings: 10
Average rating: 7.0
S09E01
Coral Reef Killer
2017-05-07
When a snorkeler is impaled and killed by an unseen underwater assailant in the waters surrounding the tropical island of Sulawesi in Indonesia, Jeremy Wade travels to the remote islands to investigate a spate of similar attacks across the region.
User ratings: 14
Average rating: 7.4
S09E02
Volcanic Island Terror
2017-05-21
On a volcanic island in the Pacific, terror grips a fishing community when something in the water leaves a trail of bloody victims in its wake with only a large puncture wound as evidence.
User ratings: 11
Average rating: 7.0
S09E03
Ice Cold Killer
2017-04-30
When a sea monster washes up on an English beach, Jeremy Wade sets off to unmask the beast. His journey will take him to the ice sheets of Greenland and the fjords of Norway, where he races against the Arctic storm threatening to end his quest
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.8
S09E04
Return of the Killer Catfish
2017-05-14
Jeremy Wade investigates a case in Nepal that sounds strangely familiar - a lone fisherman dragged off his feet and into a mountain river by an unseen creature. Could the original river monster, the goonch catfish, be back from the brink?
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.2
S09E05
Malaysian Lake Monster
2017-05-28
After two men vanish from a remote lake in Malaysia, Jeremy Wade sets out to track down the possible culprit. A trail of evidence leads Jeremy into an ancient rainforest, where an old adversary lies in wait.
User ratings: 13
Average rating: 7.7
S09E06
Special: Killer from the Abyss
2017-04-23
Fishing detective Jeremy Wade embarks on the biggest and most complex investigation of his career; to unravel the mystery of what happened to passengers of a ship torpedoed in the mid-Atlantic during World War II.
User ratings: 12
Average rating: 8.6
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