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Madman of the Sea

Madman of the Sea

Photo Credit:  Animal Planet
  • Premiered: 
    March 2, 2010
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  • Network: Animal Planet
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Animal
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Plot Synopsis

Daredevil fisherman Matt Watson heads out to search for and tag top-level predators like mako sharks, striped marlin and bluefin tuna. From a dinghy to a jetski to a helicopter, no challenge is out of bounds as he takes on these flesh-ripping, skull-crushing species. Matt completes extraordinary stunts, such as jumping from a hovering helicopter into the ocean to wrestle a giant marlin and even capturing a fierce great white shark with only a hand line. At the same time, the show contains an underlying message of conservation. Matt practices techniques in catch-and-release fishing, emphasizing tagging the fish that he catches so that researchers may better track these species' behavior and migration patterns. This six-part series takes the best footage from his recent adventures to The Bay of Islands off the coast of New Zealand, an area legendary to sport fishermen.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Hoff Productions