The Best Episodes of River Monsters

Extreme angler, Jeremy Wade, is on the hunt for freshwater fish with a taste for human flesh. This rip-roaring ride through the dark side of nature mixes action and adventure with mysteries, edge of the seat chase and a battle of wills between man and almost supernatural beasts who lurk in the serpentine waterways of the planet, mooching murderously underwater, growing to truly awesome sizes. Watch as Jeremy Wade deconstructs exactly how these river monsters are constructed to kill.

Pack of Teeth

#1 - Pack of Teeth

Season 4 - Episode 2

In Southern Africa there are rumors of a terrifying river monster lurking in the eerie waters of the Okavango Delta. Witnesses say the fish have shark-like teeth and hunt in frenzied packs on schools of fish — and maybe even on human bodies. It sounds mysteriously like the work of giant piranhas, but there's nothing like that here. Or is there? Jeremy Wade sets out to uncover the truth.

star 8.26
66 votes
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Hidden Predator

#2 - Hidden Predator

Season 2 - Episode 7

The biggest bull shark ever recorded was caught in South Africa, in a river. Was this monstrous freshwater catch a horrifying fluke, or are there more shark giants prowling this river? Jeremy Wade heads to South Africa to see if he can land a monster!

star 8.15
46 votes
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The Mutilator

#3 - The Mutilator

Season 3 - Episode 1

Jeremy Wade travels to Papua New Guinea to investigate a spate of bizarre deaths on one of the world's last great unexplored rivers, the Sepik. A creature there is tearing chunks from unsuspecting fishermen and devouring certain male body parts. Jeremy has never fished in this part of the world and knows little of what might be there. Nothing could prepare him for what he discovers.

star 8.09
60 votes
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Colombian Slasher

#4 - Colombian Slasher

Season 5 - Episode 4

A honeymoon bride is dragged to her death in the Colombian Amazon. The most dangerous country in South America, Colombia is known for drugs, remote jungles and hostage-taking rebels. Jeremy Wade’s investigation is turned on its head by a crucial piece of evidence. He concocts a farfetched hypothesis about the bride’s death and in proving it he uncovers a little known method of killing which reveals the true horror of this tragic story. To complete the puzzle Wade pushes himself and his gear past the breaking point to understand what killed the bride in Colombia’s Rivers of Blood.

star 8.09
69 votes
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Silent Assassin

#5 - Silent Assassin

Season 3 - Episode 3

Jeremy Wade travels to the Paraná River in the remote northeast corner of Argentina to investigate the death of a young girl. Once there, he discovers a second death. The people who live along this river bank fear the creature they call "River Dog." This is a new species to Jeremy, a river monster that somehow got under his radar. His discovery is not only the most alien of all river monsters, it is also the largest totally freshwater river monster Jeremy ever has caught!

star 8.09
56 votes
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Atomic Assassin

#6 - Atomic Assassin

Season 5 - Episode 2

Extreme angler Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a monster that leads him to the site of the worst nuclear accident in history - Chernobyl. In a nerve-shredding race against radiation and time, he searches for the perpetrator of a series of grizzly attacks.

star 8.07
95 votes
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Invisible Executioner

#7 - Invisible Executioner

Season 4 - Episode 3

It's common knowledge that crocodiles and hippos are deadly predators in Zambian waterways, but it seems there's another monstrous beast stalking the treacherous Zambezi River. The locals call this river monster "the Mazunda" but Jeremy Wade is unfamiliar with any fish by that name. Will he uncover what the sinister creature — said to be able to swallow a child — really is?

star 8.05
63 votes
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Cold-Blooded Horror

#8 - Cold-Blooded Horror

Season 3 - Episode 6

Having never been to Japan, Jeremy Wade is entering new territory in more ways than one. The river monsters there are like no others he ever has encountered, from the devastating "Namazu," which legend says causes earthquakes, to a child-snatching killer called the "Kappa." Can our extreme fisherman uncover the truth behind these legends? Can he catch a monster in the rivers of Japan that reveals the reality behind these horrific tales? He is about to find out.

star 8.00
47 votes
Amazon Apocalypse

#9 - Amazon Apocalypse

Season 6 - Episode 1

Looks back at one of the Amazon’s largest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Sobra Santos. Witnesses and surviving passengers retell the story of the event, in which as many as 200 passengers lost their lives. Something in the water is being blamed for many of the deaths, and Jeremy Wade wants to find out what that might have been

star 7.99
102 votes
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Flesh Ripper

#10 - Flesh Ripper

Season 3 - Episode 2

Jeremy Wade is on the trail of a mysterious man-eater. New Zealand's fresh waters have been a safe place for swimmers, yet as Jeremy finds out, its remote rivers and deep lakes provide refuge for an ancient and slippery predator that can stay hidden for more than a century. To flush one out, he must put himself on the menu.

star 7.96
51 votes
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Mongolian Mauler

#11 - Mongolian Mauler

Season 4 - Episode 6

In Mongolia, Jeremy Wade hopes to reel in a rare river monster that’s become legendary. Pound for pound, this man-sized monster is said to be one of the world's strongest fighters. Could the rivers here still be home to a beast that many have heard about but few have seen? While Wade is on the hunt, he may be hunted himself as armed outlaws lurk in the wilderness surrounding the remote river.

star 7.95
44 votes
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Face Ripper

#12 - Face Ripper

Season 5 - Episode 1

Angler Jeremy Wade investigates his most disturbing case yet - the story of a man who had his face ripped off in a remote Bolivian river. The journey through dangerous jungle ends with a confrontation with one of his oldest adversaries.

star 7.94
83 votes
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Death Ray

#13 - Death Ray

Season 2 - Episode 2

Jeremy Wade heads to The Mekong River in Thailand in search of one of the world's largest, most terrifying river fish, the Giant Freshwater Stingray. Armed with a venomous 10 inch barbed tail, this 700-pound monster tests Jeremy to his physical limit.

star 7.94
65 votes
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Jungle Killer

#14 - Jungle Killer

Season 3 - Episode 7

Jeremy Wade sets out to discover the true river monster of South America. Piranhas get all the press, but is there a more fearsome predator lurking in its rivers? Tipped off by an account of an attack on a diver, Jeremy soon discovers that there is a real monster to find. Tipped off by the the local Amerindian tribe, Jeremy heads deeper and deeper into the remote jungles of Suriname to come face to face with a jungle killer like no other.

star 7.93
42 votes
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Ice Cold Killer

#15 - Ice Cold Killer

Season 9 - Episode 2

Traveling from London to Greenland and on to Norway, Wade follows the trail of an unknown sea monster; fishing through ice to extreme depths, he attempts to reel in this monster before the full fury of an Arctic storm hits.

star 7.91
144 votes
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Asian Slayer

#16 - Asian Slayer

Season 4 - Episode 4

When Jeremy Wade travels to India's Himalayas to investigate grisly river attacks, he is surprised to learn that the suspected culprit is a sacred animal. Does he heed warnings from the local people that he'll be cursed for life if he touches the creature, or will he pursue his need to solve the mystery?

star 7.91
55 votes
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Amazon Assassins

#17 - Amazon Assassins

Season 1 - Episode 5

In the darkest depths of the Amazon lurks a dinosaur. Legends tell of an evil spirit inhabiting an enormous fish. Taller than a man, it is covered in scales and crushes its prey with a tongue made of bone. Jeremy Wade has encountered this creature once before, and he came out second best. He's taking no chances in the rematch.

star 7.90
72 votes
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Russian Killer

#18 - Russian Killer

Season 4 - Episode 5

The eerie disappearance of three men in far eastern Russia proves to be a baffling case for Jeremy Wade. His first visit to Russia takes him on a three-day trip to the Amur River where he seeks to uncover what happened to the fisherman and others who have met their demise on these waters. The prime suspect is a predator that can top a ton and exceed 18 feet in length — yet for some reason, not a soul will help him find it. Stonewalled at every turn, Wade begins to believe there is there a dark secret he's not meant to discover.

star 7.90
58 votes
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Coral Reef Killer

#19 - Coral Reef Killer

Season 9 - Episode 3

On the tropical island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, a tourist snorkeler and several local fishermen have been killed and injured by a mysterious sea creature that impales its victims; Wade travels to the scene to investigate.

star 7.89
129 votes
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Chainsaw Predator

#20 - Chainsaw Predator

Season 3 - Episode 4

Jeremy Wade heads to a remote river in the Australian Outback to try and catch the rare but fearsome freshwater sawfish. This shadowy predator is reputed to reach 18 feet long and attacks boats — but does the fact that it could slash Jeremy to shreds make it a killer? And why is this bizarre-looking sea monster swimming hundreds of miles inland?

star 7.87
62 votes
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Demon Fish

#21 - Demon Fish

Season 2 - Episode 1

Jeremy Wade journeys to the infamous Congo River in Africa in search of the world's most ferocious fish. This supernatural monster predator pushes Jeremy to his physical and mental limit. It requires all of his skills and the help of a witch doctor.

star 7.86
98 votes
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Congo Killer

#22 - Congo Killer

Season 2 - Episode 4

Jeremy Wade travels to one of the few rivers left on earth that will still test a fisherman. The Congo, a river steeped in legends... and soaked in violence. One spirit in particular is said to lure fishermen from their boats to their death.

star 7.84
45 votes
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Alaskan Horror

#23 - Alaskan Horror

Season 2 - Episode 5

Extreme angler Jeremy Wade searches for the lethal lake monster of native legend that's been dragging people down to an icy grave for centuries. He ends up landing the largest fish he's ever caught, but is this the monster?

star 7.83
55 votes
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Jungle Terminator

#24 - Jungle Terminator

Season 6 - Episode 2

Three mysterious deaths in three countries lead Wade on an adventure where he must team up with a remote and secretive tribe that has a unique and death-defying way of catching these culprits.

star 7.83
108 votes
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Legend of Loch Ness

#25 - Legend of Loch Ness

Season 5 - Episode 6

For more than 30 years, hardened angler Jeremy Wade has taken on the world’s most legendary river monsters bar one - the Loch Ness Monster. It’s a challenge he’s been reluctant to take on … until now. But can the freshwater detective succeed where so many have failed and uncover the true identity of the creature behind the myth? On an epic mission to track down the world’s most famous cryptid, he travels from the depths of Loch Ness to the volcanoes of Iceland and beyond. But will his Nordic Odyssey really uncover the mother of all monsters, the legend of legends?

star 7.83
58 votes
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