Monsters (the book) is now available in PAPERBACK
(UK edition, published by Orion,
This revised, updated edition is available
from bookshops and online. Signed/dedicated copies are available
Also available in Kindle format.
US/Canada edition is published by Da
Also available as a recorded book (US).
This is Jeremy's behind-the-scenes account of the stories
featured on TV, as well as other incidents from his quarter-century
On TV: River Monsters SERIES 4 is airing in the UK
from 1st January 2013. Tuesday nights on ITV1 &
extended one-hour versions on Wednesday nights on ITV4. See
TV listings for times.
Meanwhile SEASON 5 has now been filmed.
It will air in the US (Animal Planet) in spring 2013,
and in other territories worldwide (Discovery) after that.
The number of man-sized fish, of different inland
species, that we have caught on camera now stands
at a dozen (all but 2 of them weighed over 150lb, and 6 of
these were way over that). But it's not just about size.
Is it safe to get in the water?...
Nearly half the world's fish species live in just 0.01% of
the world's water - our lakes and rivers. Yet most people
know less about what lives in fresh water than they do about
Because some rivers are very hard to get to - and/or too
murky to see into, using normal means - many of their inhabitants
are rarely or never seen in conventional natural history programmes.
Monsters takes a different approach. Biologist and fishing
detective Jeremy Wade starts by examining myths and fishermen's
tales, subjecting them to scientific scrutiny to separate
fact from fiction. Then he homes in on his targets using a
fishing line. The results are some fish of staggering dimensions
and appearance, including some spectacular TV 'firsts'.
To catch up with seasons 1-3, River
Monsters DVDs are available from the Animal Planet online
shop (US/NTSC format). In the UK, DVDs of series 1 & 2
(PAL format, produced by ITV) are available from retail and
River Monsters is produced by multiple award winning Icon