The second series of Jungle Hooks – Jungle Hooks: India, exclusive to Discovery Real Time, sees adventure fisherman Jeremy Wade once again tackle extreme fishing as he takes on his biggest challenge yet; to catch some of the largest, most bizarre and most dangerous fish he can find.
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This is NOT fishing for the fainthearted. Across this dramatic five part series Jeremy’s quest sees him search for the mighty golden Himalayan mahseer, the carp-like rohu, the serpentine ‘latchi’ catfish and the vermin of the water – the hideous ‘goonch’ catfish. Trekking to a variety of known angling hotspots as well as through unchartered territories to seek out his catch, Jeremy’s journey is both physically and emotionally exhausting – he even has a near-death experience during filming.
Along the way he meets a range of local characters from angling expert Vinay Badola to an Indian prince and his entourage, but whether he can catch any of the elusive monsters on his hit-list remains to be seen…
Friday 3rd March, 10.00pm
Episode 2: Fishing the
After solo wanderings in the mountains, in search of the mighty Himalayan mahseer, Jeremy acquires a traditional Indian ‘shikar’ support team. After initial misgivings, he is all too soon reliving the life of a privileged ‘sahib’. But they are unfortunately not the only team on the river, as he discovers when his path crosses with the son of an Indian maharaja.
Friday 10th March, 10.00pm
Episode 3: Reservoir Cats
Taking a break from the mountains and his search for the golden Himalayan mahseer, Jeremy goes to investigate the weird and wonderful
Friday 17th March, 10.00pm
Episode 4: The Goonch
While fishing a large snow-fed river, Jeremy hears a horrifying story. In this region – once notorious for its man-eating tigers – a large catfish has allegedly developed a taste for live human flesh! Descriptions of the goonch, also known as the giant devil catfish, are hideous – a huge head full of teeth and a body dripping with tentacles. Although described by Victorian fishermen as the vermin of the waters, they are now very rare.
Jeremy takes up the challenge and becomes obsessed with catching one…
Friday 24th March, 10.00pm
Episode 5: The Last Pool
Determined to taste more of the experiences described by the Victorian fishermen, Jeremy visits a stretch of river protected by a temple. Looking for a new challenge, he also visits a stretch of river that was once heavily dynamited to see if the fish have returned, before he heads back to the notorious waters of the ‘junction’ to try his luck once more.
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