Jeremy Wade Biography

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"Jeremy Wade" is a British biologist, television presenter, extreme angler and writer, specializing in travel and natural history. He is best known for his television series "River Monsters", produced by Icon Films. He holds a special interest in fresh water, and has been traveling around the world fishing for giant fresh water fish .

Personal life

Jeremy Wade was brought up in Suffolk, England, UK, he has a degree in zoology from Bristol University and a postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences from the University of Kent, and has worked as a secondary school biology teacher. He is now a writer and TV personality. In order to further pursue his career as a fisherman, Wade made his first trip to India in 1982. Other trips of Wade include traveling to Congo and South America .


According to his biography on the Animal Planet website, Wade first began fishing at a relatively young age, primarily for catfish and carp in the River Stour near his boyhood home in Suffolk. In his early twenties, however, he decided to take a hiatus from fishing as an antisocial response to overcrowded British lakes. In 1982, inspired by a magazine article about fishing for mahseer, he took up fishing once again and made a trip to India.

Over the next twenty years, he made expeditions to Southeast Asia, Central Africa, India and the Amazon, fishing for and recording extraordinary fish. His exploits led him eventually to star in the British television series Jungle Hooks in 2002, and currently on the Animal Planet show "River Monsters", which has become the U.S. network's best-performing series ever.

He published a book in 1992, which was co-written by Paul Boote and called 'Somewhere Down The Crazy River' which has been widely accredited and is considered a gem in angling literature. The book goes into some background about Wade and his first overseas trip to the mountain rivers of India in 1982 .

External links

(The official website of River Monsters)


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