Wade in 2011
||Jeremy John Wade
May 5, 1956
||television presenter, author
Jeremy John Wade (born May 5, 1956) is a British television presenter and author of books on angling. He is known for his television series River Monsters and Jungle Hooks.
Wade was brought up in Suffolk, England, where his father was a vicar. He has a degree in zoology from Bristol University and a postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences from the University of Kent and has worked as a secondary school biology teacher in Kent. Wade's journeys around the world have not only included fishing. At various times, Wade has been detained as a suspected spy, caught malaria, threatened at gunpoint, survived a plane crash, and survived drowning.
Wade's interest in fishing began when he was a child living in south-east England, on the banks of the Suffolk Stour. In 1982, Wade made his first overseas trip to India's mountain rivers. He has since made trips around the world in search of elusive fish species. He has taken many trips to the Congo and Amazon rain forests. With the aid of local fishermen, Wade travels the world to catch various fish. Wade has also written books during his lifetime. 1982 saw the release of his book, "Somewhere Down the Crazy River" which he co-wrote with Paul Boote. Wade also wrote "River Monsters" which details his hunts and journeys around the world.