River Monsters – Season 6 Premieres April 6th at 9pm

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River Monsters is back and in your life. The 6th Season of River Monsters featuring Jeremy Wade will begin Sunday, April 6th at 9 pm with a 2 hour premiere episode. Once a preview is available on YouTube I will post a video but for now you can click this link to a preview video on Facebook.

Update 3/12/14 – New Trailer on Facebook available here, just click here. <- River Monsters Season 6 promo video 

As always the show will air on Discovery Channel, so make sure your DVR is set to record. The 6th season will surely feature some impressive catches. The premiere episode is titled “Amazon Apocalypse”  but I can’t say what kind of fish he will be searching for as you can’t tell in the preview video. If you have any ideas please leave a comment below. As always we’ll be posting episode recaps and summaries so check back often for plenty of River Monsters clips and information.

All episodes this season will be based in the Amazon, so anyone hoping for a European or American monster fish are out of luck. There are at least 6 episodes announced currently, which was about what we estimated this season would consist of. You can check out descriptions below. Episode 4 will feature the massive Piraiba Catfish, they only mention the “Lau Lau” in the description but I know that in the Amazon that means a Piraiba.

Episode 1 – “Amazon Apocalypse” — April 6th 9pm ET/PT.  The 2 hour Season 6 premiere will investigate one of the Amazon’s largest maritime disasters, the sinking of the Sobra Santos. Eye witnesses and surviving passengers will retell their story of the event. An estimated 200 passengers lost their lives in this tragic disaster. They blame something in the water for many of the deaths and Jeremy Wade wants to figure out what could have possibly caused it.

Episode 2 – “Jungle Terminator” — April 13 at 9pm ET/PT. 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.

Episode 3 – “River of Blood” — April 20 at 9pm ET/PT. A brutal underwater mutilation of a young man leads Wade to a face-to-face confrontation with one of South America’s greatest freshwater fighting fish that slashes and stalks its prey while living in one of Argentina’s most dangerous waterways.

Episode 4 – “Man Eating Monster” — April 27 at 9pm ET/PT. Locals call it the lau-lau (Piraiba Catfish), a creature so huge it’s said to swallow men whole, and Wade sets his sight on a specimen that is colossal in size and strength.

Episode 5 – “Bone Crusher” — TBA date. When Brazilian locals uncover a corpse with highly unusual injuries and then an increase in missing persons cases are reported, Jeremy Wade must confront one of his greatest fears to solve the mystery.

Episode 6 – “Body Snatcher” — TBA date. In the remote rivers of Guyana, Wade is on the hunt for a potential news species and newest candidate for largest freshwater fish in the world – a legendary predator freshwater mermaid or siren that could be real.

34 Comments

  • Liam M says:

    The injuries sustained after the Sobra Santos capsized are attributed to Piranhas, so I could see this episode playing out a lot like the original Piranha epsiode in season 1 with the bus. Episode 3 sounds a lot like the Dorado epsiode, with the giveaways being “Argentina’s most dangerous waterways,” and “South America’s Greatest Freshwater Fighting Fish.” I’m certainly interested in the last episode, as the statements “potential new species” and “largest freshwater fish in the world” are intriguing to say the least. Maybe it’s the Guyanese Arapaima from season 4, as the Arapaima has often been labeled as the largest freshwater fish species, although I don’t know where the “mermaid” or “siren” thing is coming from. I’ll just hope to god that this isn’t a follow up to those fake mermaid documentaries that did wonders for Animal Planet’s reputability.

    • TankTerrors says:

      I agree with you on all of that 100% Liam. I sure hope there are no Mermaid shenanigans either. I would say you are correct on the Arapaiama comment for sure, no way there is another new species that is larger than any other freshwater fish in the world. I just hope he catches a truly massive specimen this season, something in the 12-14′ region would be ideal as many people doubt they even reach those sizes but I believe they can. I think he probably spent the entire season in the Amazon in order to give himself a better shot at catching a big one of each specific species instead of spending a ton of time traveling all around the globe. I have to say I am pumped for this new season.

      • turtle lover says:

        one problem with the dorado idea: dorado don’t attack people.

        • turtle lover says:

          but remember, in nicaragua, they also talk about a mermaid and it was really a fish after all. After all, the tarpon and arapaima has similar MO.

  • Karen says:

    Remember how last season’s premier showed him wearing the shirt with one sleeve ripped off and him walking over a river bed of bones in a corroded looking landscape??? I waiting excitedly all last season for THAT show, and it never came! I thought surely then it would appear this season. It looked fascinating and I’m disappointed. I do adore him and I mean LOVE. Haha, but yes;)

    • Nick Carlson says:

      They filmed that trailer at a specific location at a salt lake in California, I think. There were no fish at all in there. They only did that for the trailer.

      • TankTerrors says:

        I read something similar as well, I too was hoping it would be an actual fishing location though. As it turns out just a cool place to shoot an intro.

  • Joe McBride says:

    Hey guys, been a big fan of the website and a serious fanatic of River Monsters since the 1st episode. I really hope we have seen the last of the piranah buisness, not saying I dont like them just saying unless he finds a species that is much bigger than a foot long then I really dont look forward to seeing them on a show called River Monsters ya know.. But, on the whole “mermaid” buisness I do wanna ask you guys something,, As did most people I tuned in and watched the 3-4 episodes of “mermaids, the body found” and “the new evidense” as did my 8 year old daughter and yes we were fasinated! I wasnt sold until I watched the part where the guys where on the ocean floor and found a whole school of them “or so it seemed?” But after that I didnt watch anything or hear much about it or them until now. After reading your guys posts im guessing there was some kind of statement or release saying it was made up? What did I miss? thanks for the time and interest guys..

    • TankTerrors says:

      All the Mermaid and Giant Shark Megalodon shows were scripted fake documentaries. I didn’t watch the mermaid one myself but did watch the shark one and it was fairly well done. I am sure many people think both shows were real. I wish they had put a disclaimer stating it was false.

      • JOseph McBre says:

        Wow, Really? I honestly didnt know that. I know that dosnt mean that the idea of a huge whale sized shark has to be false and that it very well could be true but I didnt know anything at all about both of those shows having disclaimers. Thats crazy! Really makes me rethink how I feel about Animal Planet. I thought they were a National Geographic type of network supported by facts and truth. Guess not huh lol. So anyways season primere of RM is tonight!! Cant wait! I saved a pic that I saw on twitter showing him with a 6.5 LB Black Piranah! Yeah that would be cool and all but I think the fans wants real MONSTERS! So we shall see soon,,

  • Joe Mcbride says:

    And correct me if im wrong but isnt the lau lau a Paraiba? I really hope there is something new this season, and wouldnt it be great if somehow Jeremy could hook into a ray as big as the one that got away when his pole snapped?

    • TankTerrors says:

      You are correct, so we should at the very least see some giant Catfish this year. It would be nice to see a world record sized ray, we’ll just have to tune in to find out.

  • Joseph McBride says:

    Well, season premeire is over and it was ok “i guess”. Really starting to wonder if Jeremy is seiously just out of monsters to fish for? I guess somewhere in the back of my mind I keep hoping for something like the size of a whale shark with the attitude of a snake head. lol And thats probably more less likely then me winning the lottery. Oh well, guess ill just have to build a huge aquarium and try and raise some of my own monsters lol…

    • TankTerrors says:

      I’d say that Piraiba at the end was a River Monster. Jeremy makes a point though, which he brought up in the after show. The fish just aren’t as big as they used to be. Over fishing, dams, and pollution have really dented the mega fish population. It takes a long time for them to reach even the sizes he caught. We’ll see how the rest of the season is.

      • Joseph McBride says:

        Oh no doubt, I agree. Just wishful thinking on my part lol. I really do hope he atleast catches some bigger fish than Zeb Hogan did. Did you ever catch his show called “Monster Fish”? Seemed like he pretty much fished for every fish Jeremy did. Last year I found a site that gave teasers and stated what fish Jeremy was fishing for each episode. If you or anyone on here finds a site like thathat please post. And lastly, is TankTerrors on Twitter?

        • TankTerrors says:

          Zeb Hogan did catch some massive fish, I enjoyed his shows a lot. We do not use twitter, but do have a facebook page. The link is at the top of the site. :)

  • Joseph McBride says:

    found this- http://press.discovery.com/us/apl/press-releases/2014/extreme-angler-jeremy-wade-travels-amazon-emb-2970/

    i dont know how to send a link for you guys but if you can cut and paste in your browser it shows the episode descriptions, and looks like the next episode he is once again fishing for the lau lau..

    Amazon Apocalypse: After more than 200 passengers perished on a river boat on a pitch-black night and rumors circulated that something picked off survivors in the water as they attempted to get to shore, Wade is on the hunt to find out exactly what fish was behind this massive attack.

    Man-Eating Monster: Locals call it the lau-lau, a creature so huge it’s said to swallow men whole, and Wade sets his sight on a specimen that is colossal in size and strength.

    Bone Crusher: When Brazilian locals uncover a corpse with highly unusual injuries and then an increase in missing persons cases are reported, Wade must confront one of his greatest fears to solve the mystery.

    Jungle Terminator: 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!

    River of Blood: A brutal underwater mutilation of a young man leads Wade to a face-to-face confrontation with one of South America’s greatest freshwater fighting fish that slashes and stalks its prey while living in one of Argentina’s most dangerous waterways.

    Body Snatcher: In the remote rivers of Guyana, Wade is on the hunt for a potential news species and newest candidate for largest freshwater fish in the world – a legendary predator freshwater mermaid or siren that could be real.
    *was thinking if anyone was interested maybe we could comment on what we all think the fish he is looking for in each episode will be?

    • TankTerrors says:

      This is pretty similar to what I was given but in a different order. I’ll probably just adjust it as the shows happen, they may be shifting the episodes around or someone got some mixed up in the press. I would say we will see more Catfish, Arapaima, Rays, and maybe some other toothy fish.

      • Joseph McBride says:

        Yep, I have noticed some different orders as well, the one that really peaks my curiosity is the one that talks about Jeremy seeking out mermaids or sirens. tho we know he wont find any I am very curious about what he will find..Sunday is gettin close, I am just hoping that this season can prove the skeptics wrong that say he has ran out of fish to search for..

  • Joseph McBride says:

    Also very very intersted to find out what the Bone Crusher episode is about, says Jeremy must confront one of his biggest fears,,that one should be good

  • Joe McBride says:

    Well after thinking on it for a bit last night I started coming to the conclusion that I think I am just expecting too much from the show and probably should just be thankful for Mr Wades efforts. Was nice to see that massive redtail and am hoping he gets to fish that area a little more, who knows how big some of the other species in there are,,
    Kinda thought that episode was going to be about the electric eels but was just hoping it wasnt, anyway it was still a cool episode I suppose,,what did you guys think?

    • TankTerrors says:

      I was not super impressed, the episode was sort of boring for me. I am hoping next week has a bit more fishing action and less drama.

  • Joe McBride says:

    So i just rememberd the origional reason I came to your very cool website, I came in to ask if you guys knew of any kind of fish that was close to the snakehead that is legal to have in a tank? I remember having a few really big ones growing up and had them in a 125gal tank,, and about 7-8 years ago when I got back into aquariums I went to a few local shops and when I asked about snakeheads you can probably imagine the responses I got,,lol
    I was told a wolf fish would be a close bet to a snakehead but from what I have seen wolf fish are so lazy,,except for when they are hungry anyway,,but anyways that is what I origionally came to the TT website to ask when I stumbled on the river monsters postings..let me know when and if you get a chance, thanks in advance for your time and always love to hear what you guys think..

    Joe

    • TankTerrors says:

      I would say whoever told you Wolf Fish was spot on, they are vicious much like a Snakehead. You could also look into Bichirs, some of the bigger species are quite impressive. They are some of my favorite fish, but will be hard to find in some areas.

      • Joseph McBride says:

        thanks for the info,
        Ya know I never thought about Bichirs but am without a doubt thinking about them now,, do you think a wolf fish would be more active in a huge tank or does that not really matter? I have kept some temporarily from time to time as favors for a local pet shop a good while ago but cant remember much aside from them usually laying on the bottem until it was feeding time and and that was only fun if they were good and hungry. But then again going back to my tank size question I kept the ones I had in no bigger than a 55 gal tank..
        Bichirs are one of the few freshwater fish that I havnt had or know much about but interested since you said some of the bigger ones, how big do they get?

        • TankTerrors says:

          It depends which species you get. They range from 8″ – 30″, so tank sizes range from 55g – 300g. I doubt tank size would matter much for activity level for a Wolf, as long as they are good sized tanks, since of course it wouldn’t be active in a tiny tank. The Bichirs are not the most active fish but they are super cool and pretty rare. You are sure to impress visitors with them, pretty much no one has seen one before besides fish people. They are also aggressive feeders. Good luck, be sure to share some pics when you get them. You can check out the page about Bichirs here, just click here.

  • Joseph McBride says:

    Hey does anyone know for sure if this river monsters episode whish is supposed to be episode 3 is just a re run of last years finale?
    Really hope not,,please let me know if anyone knows for sure,,thanks

    • TankTerrors says:

      I guess it must have been, our DVR didn’t record anything.

      • Joe McBride says:

        I cant imagine how scary it would have to be being in the water with a “Lau Lau” tthe size of the one Wade caught last episode. And to think there bigger ones that!
        Wanted to ask what I hope isnt a dumb question. Its been about 10 years since I have had my last tank,(55gal) basic setup,up and going. Sold that one and hoping sometime in the very near future ill get to buy one again. Hoping to get one a little bit bigger than 55gallons but my question is this- are the majority of tanks today acrylic? just trying to get an idea or round about number that I can start planning on paying. Are acrylic tanks more expensive? Thanks in advance for any answers.

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