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Jeremy Wade is a fishing GOD!
on August 4, 2015
Jeremy Wade is a fishing god -He's been all over the world, and caught some of the toughest fish - and far before the River Monsters show aired, he had already been to India and Africa - if you can find it, I HIGHLY recommend his Book (co authored by Paul Boote) "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" which details his early years as a fisherman, and his years in India chasing one fish that's never mentioned in the series (I guess it's never killed anyone!) the Mahseer, a giant (potentially topping 100lbs) migratory fish in India, travelling from the foothills of the Himalaya's to the mouth of the Ganges River, looks sort of like a super muscular Carp - but not a bottom feeder. (Unfortunately it's selling for $345 on Amazon, $245 for a paper back. I got mine when it was first published, but had to have a friend in London buy it for me in exchange for a bottle of Jack Daniels.)
Jeremy Wade is a self effacing super angler - he doesn't take himself too seriously (but takes fishing seriously indeed - he show's the sort of passion that is needed to fish for days in bad conditions, waiting alertly for that one strike. He's also a gifted teacher, and doesn't ham it up for the camera, nor is he a whore for the industry, one of those "Pro" anglers with logos plastered all over his clothes and boats (I don't think he ever is shown fishing in a boat he actually owns - usually it's a beaten up local's boat that has seen quite a bit of use. (But his tackle is top rate, and he obviously knows his way around either a bait rig or a lure, any and all). My only criticism is that there seems to be less footage every season, it's repeated quite a bit. But it's always entertaining, and informative.