Jeremy Wade, star of Animal Planet's "River Monsters", was born in Suffolk, England.
He enjoyed fishing since he was 7 years old, but lost interest when he was in his 20's. After reading an article about a Mahseer in India he traveled there, on his own, and the interest picked up again.
Wade had a TV show on British TV called "Jungle Hooks" , has written several articles over the years, before starting "River Monsters". This show has show his journeys all over the globe; Brazil, Argentina, the Congo, Australia, the US, and many more.