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  • FISH WARRIOR

  • Saturday 25 October 2014 at 17:00
  • Nat Geo Wild

DESCRIPTION

Lurking in the murky depths of the world’s great waterways are bizarre giants — specimens of such enormous proportions and odd appearance they boggle the mind. Remarkable freshwater fish that can reach astonishing lengths of 3.5 metres, weigh a scale-busting 200 kilograms and carry heavy suits of scaly armour. Some breathe air and are even rumoured to prey on people! Other aquatic giants have survived since the dinosaurs but now are dwindling in numbers and face an all-too-real threat of extinction.

Fish Warrior features lifelong adventure angler and world record-holding fisherman Jakub Vágner as he embarks on extreme fishing expeditions to the most remote regions of the world. Deep in the South American jungle, Vágner searches for a true “dinosaur of the deep” — the arapaima, which can weigh 180 kilograms and roams the Amazon River system/basin. And on Kenya’s Lake Turkana, he tracks a 1.8-metre-long perch — a valuable source of food for the region. Along the way, he meets the locals, observes their customs and hears surprising fishing legends.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Fish Warrior: Amazon Giant
    In search of the big fish, adventure angler and conservationist Jakub Vagner embarks on an expedition into the heart of the Amazon.
  • Fish Warrior: Colossal Catfish
    Adventure angler Jakub Vagner embarks on an extreme expedition into the heart of the Amazon in search of a mammoth Piraiba Catfish.
    Next Showing:  
    Saturday 25 October 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
    Repeats:  
    Sunday 26 October 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Fish Warrior: Nile Mammoth
    Adventure angler and conservationist, Jakub Vagner, travels to the world's largest permanent desert lake in search of a Giant Nile Perch.
  • Fish Warrior: Living Dinosaur
    Jakub Vágner goes face-to-face with an ancient fish from the time of the dinosaurs, the white sturgeon.
  • Fish Warrior: Texas Titan
    In Texas, adventure angler Jakub Vagner is on a quest to find the Alligator Gar, the prehistoric river goliath with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth.
    Next Showing:  
    Friday 31 October 2014 at 17:00 - Nat Geo Wild
    Repeats:  
    Saturday 1 November 2014 at 04:30 - Nat Geo Wild

  • Fish Warrior: Fresh Water Stingray
    Jakub Vágner goes face-to-face with an ancient fish from the time of the dinosaurs, the white sturgeon.
  • Fish Warrior: Living Dinosaur (aka Fresh Water Stingray)
    Jakub Vagner sees the white sturgeon, face-to-face. It is an ancient fish from the time of the dinosaur.
  • Fish Warrior: Catfish Attack
    Adventure angler Jakub Vágner embarks on an extreme expedition into the heart of the Amazon searching for a mammoth piraiba catfish.
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PHOTOS

  • Amazon Giant photo

    Amazon Giant

    It’s a gruelling expedition, but after days in an extreme environment, Vágner makes the catch ...

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VIDEOS

  • Powerful Beast photo

    Powerful Beast

    Vágner ventures into the world’s largest rain forest to go head-to-head with the giant piraiba...

    (03:08)
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