SEASON 5 (2013)

 

Episode 1: Face Ripper

For more than a quarter of a century angling sleuth Jeremy Wade has investigated horrific deaths of people encountering fresh water monsters. Now he embarks on his most disturbing case yet - a man’s face was ripped off in a remote Bolivian river. To track down the beast, he sets off through a dangerous jungle riddled with cocaine smugglers. This epic journey ends up challenging his core beliefs about one of his oldest adversaries and this time he may have gotten himself in too deep! Premiere: April 7, 2013

HOW TO CATCH A RIVER MONSTER: How to Catch a Black Piranha

VIDEO: Man's Face Ripped Off, Eaten by Black Piranhas? | Hunting a Face Ripper, Freshwater Stingray Caught |

PICTURES: Piranha Photos | Season 5 Photos

 

Episode 2: Atomic Assassin

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? Premiere: April 14, 2013

HOW TO CATCH A RIVER MONSTER: How to Catch a Wels Catfish

VIDEO: Will Jeremy Capture a Legendary Radioactive River Monster of Chernobyl? | Fishing for Mutated Monsters in Contaminated Chernobyl Waters |

PICTURES: Wels Catfish Photos | Season 5 Photos

 

Episode 3: Killer Torpedo

In the heart of Central America, in a land known for its drug smuggling and remote jungle waterways, there lurks a man-sized killer - a creature that instills fear in all who encounter it. It is said to reach eight feet in length and weigh possibly 300 hundred pounds! And, when it leaps into boats it causes fatal injuries as it knocks fishermen unconscious and smashes their bones. Jeremy Wade will be taken to the breaking point and beyond, as he relearns everything he knows about fishing, in an attempt to catch this elusive River Monster. Premiere: April 21, 2013

HOW TO CATCH A RIVER MONSTER: How to Catch a Tarpon

VIDEO: Hunting a Killer by Night | Showdown with a Tarpon Killer Torpedo |

PICTURES: Tarpon Photos | Season 5 Photos

 

Episode 4: American Killers

In the heart of Central America, in a land known for its drug smuggling and remote jungle waterways, there lurks a man-sized killer - a creature that instills fear in all who encounter it. It is said to reach eight feet in length and weigh possibly 300 hundred pounds! And, when it leaps into boats it causes fatal injuries as it knocks fishermen unconscious and smashes their bones. Jeremy Wade will be taken to the breaking point and beyond, as he relearns everything he knows about fishing, in an attempt to catch this elusive River Monster. Premiere: April 28, 2013

 

Episode 5: Colombian Slasher

A honeymoon bride is dragged to her death in the Colombian Amazon. The most dangerous country in South America, Colombia is known for drugs, remote jungles and hostage-taking rebels. Jeremy Wade’s investigation is turned on its head by a crucial piece of evidence. He concocts a farfetched hypothesis about the bride’s death and in proving it he uncovers a little known method of killing which reveals the true horror of this tragic story. To complete the puzzle Wade pushes himself and his gear past the breaking point to understand what killed the bride in Colombia’s Rivers of Blood. Premiere: May 5, 2013

 

Episode 6: Vampires of the Deep

On the Canadian-U.S. border lies a vast and brooding lake that hides a dark history. For Native Americans, it’s an ancient and sacred site home to underwater spirits. But recently, something has risen from the murky depths to attack swimmers and stories abound of a nightmarish invasion of primordial bloodsuckers. In a journey that will take him to the heart of a thundering waterfall in the Pacific Northwest, extreme angler Jeremy Wade embarks on a punishing mission to battle the most ancient river monster he’s ever encountered, and reveal the true identity of the Vampires of the Deep. Premiere: May 12, 2013

 

Episode 7: Legend of Loch Ness

For more than 30 years, hardened angler Jeremy Wade has taken on the world’s most legendary river monsters bar one - the Loch Ness Monster. It’s a challenge he’s been reluctant to take on … until now. But can the freshwater detective succeed where so many have failed and uncover the true identity of the creature behind the myth? On an epic mission to track down the world’s most famous cryptid, he travels from the depths of Loch Ness to the volcanoes of Iceland and beyond. But will his Nordic Odyssey really uncover the mother of all monsters, the legend of legends? Premiere: May 27, 2013

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