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JUNGLE HOOKS INDIA: Mahseer with Jeremy Wade

Victorian anglers told of monster fish in the Himalayas. Jeremy Wade sets out to see if these stories hold true today.

Jeremy Wade is a writer and TV presenter with a special interest in rivers and freshwater fish. Vinay hosted Jeremy for this 5-part TV series for Discovery Real Time.

MONSTER FISH: With Zeb Hogan

India’s river devil: With the help of local expert Vinay Badola, Dr. Zeb Hogan investigates the legend of the Goonch.

Together, they set out to examine the scenes and stories. Can Goonch can actually do as much damage as villagers claim?

Filmed for Nat Geo Wild.

HOOKED: Goonch with With Jakub Vagner

Vinay helps Jakub land his 75kg IGFA record Goonch on this National Geographic Channel expedition

Vinay Badola joins Jakub Vágner to seek out the rare and mysterious Goonch, a legendary catfish in the Indian Himalayas. During the expedition, they landed two specimens of this rare fish, the biggest weighing in at 75kg and the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world record.

Filmed for National Geographic Channel.


In this scene from “River Monsters: The Lost Reels,” Vinay helps Jeremy Wade catch his first goonch catfish.

It is not the giant Jeremy was looking for though, which is why he returns to us in India in Season 1 of "River Monsters."

Filmed for Animal Planet