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Fishing for Giants

Fishing for Giants

  • Premiered: 
    April 25, 2018
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  • Network: Smithsonian
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Adventure
  • Tags: fishing

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Plot Synopsis

FISHING FOR GIANTS is a one-hour docuseries that follows South African naturalist and extreme fisherman Andy Coetzee, who embarks on a journey to reel in some of the world's biggest fish. In many of the planet's wildest places, Andy comes face-to-face with the giant swallowing mouths of THE NILE perch, the heavyweight power of the Dogtooth Tuna and the razor-sharp teeth of Giant Barracuda. Andy goes to great lengths to make the most dangerous catches, but he doesn't rely on expensive tackle or hi-tech gadgets. Instead, Andy depends on his expert skill and hard work -- whether it's free-diving submerged wreckage to face a catch head on, staying calm in crocodile-infested waters on the Nile, or using an old-school wooden-spooled reel, the Scarborough which he calls his 'old-faithful' to bring in these 100-plus-pound giants. The series opener, "The Nile Swallower," brings Andy to the remote waters of Uganda in search of the Nile perch. A freshwater fish that can weigh up to 300 pounds, the perch is a legendary monster and a ruthless cannibal -- the Holy Grail to anglers around the world. To find him, Andy journeys north up The Nile River to the notorious Devil's Cauldron at the base of the Murchison Falls -- one of the most powerful surges of water on the planet. A swirling maelstrom of white-water, this Nile perch hotspot is virtually unreachable, but Andy's expertise and determination lead him on this extreme quest to add this gluttonous fish to his catch list.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Earth Touch