Battling vicious Goliath Tigerfish

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Subduing 400 pound stingrays. It’s all in a day’s work for River Monsters host Jeremy Wade. Interviewed by Yang-Yi Goh For most people, fishing is a peaceful way to relax. Jeremy Wade — host of Animal Planet’s River Monsters — is not most people.

The British biologist and extreme angler has spent more than 25 years chasing down the rarest and most fearsome freshwater creatures — from man-sized killer catfish to bloodthirsty piranha that could tear a human apart. Last year, River Monsters quickly became Animal Planet’s best-performing series ever, thanks in no small part to Wade’s intrepid, freewheeling hosting style.

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