Lurking in the murky depths of the world’s great waterways are bizarre giants — specimens of such enormous proportions and odd appearance they boggle the mind. Remarkable freshwater fish that can reach astonishing lengths of 3.5 metres, weigh a scale-busting 200 kilograms and carry heavy suits of scaly armour. Some breathe air and are even rumoured to prey on people! Other aquatic giants have survived since the dinosaurs but now are dwindling in numbers and face an all-too-real threat of extinction.
Fish Warrior features lifelong adventure angler and world record-holding fisherman Jakub Vágner as he embarks on extreme fishing expeditions to the most remote regions of the world. Deep in the South American jungle, Vágner searches for a true “dinosaur of the deep” — the arapaima, which can weigh 180 kilograms and roams the Amazon River system/basin. And on Kenya’s Lake Turkana, he tracks a 1.8-metre-long perch — a valuable source of food for the region. Along the way, he meets the locals, observes their customs and hears surprising fishing legends.
Fish Warrior: Catfish Attack
Jakub Vágner gets a vicious bite from a six-foot-long catfish in France - a lucky escape, given it is rumoured to eat animals and even people.
Fish Warrior: Amazon Giant
Jakub faces his biggest challenge to date when he goes head to head with the arapaima, a huge fish that will eat almost anything in its path.
Fish Warrior: Colossal Catfish
No fish is too big or small for daredevil angler Jakub Vágner! Here, he travels to the heart of the Amazon in search of the huge piraiba catfish.
Fish Warrior: Nile Mammoth
Jakub travels to the world's largest permanent desert lake, Kenya's Lake Turkana, in search of the giant – and fearsome – Nile perch.
Fish Warrior: Living Dinosaur
Continuing his search for freshwater giants, Jakub goes face to face with an ancient fish from the time of the dinosaurs: the white sturgeon.
Fish Warrior: Texas Titan
Jakub is in Texas on a quest to find a prehistoric river goliath with a mouth full of razor-sharp teeth: the alligator gar.