For some, fishing is a relaxing solitary experience, but for extreme fishermen and best buddies
Chris Owens, Brian Jill, Thad Robinson, and Jay Johnson, it’s a passion that drives them to explore
some of the most remote and dangerous destinations on the planet in the hopes of finding fish
where no one has ever fished before. From glacial streams in Greenland to raging rapids in Borneo,
this team of adventurers travel the globe to chase rumors of giant fish in untouched waters. They
are not survival experts, but these close friends are determined to work together and boldly follow
their dreams to be the very first to fish some of the most uncharted waters left on Earth! FISH OR
DIE premieres Sunday, April 21 at 10 PM ET/ PT.
In this largely self-shot series, Animal Planet audiences will trek beside this fearless and dynamic
foursome as they journey through remote regions, meeting and befriending locals, and trailing
some of the most remarkable, elusive fish in the world. Chris is the king of chaos on all expeditions;
he fearlessly rallies the group during their expedition while Brian, a boat captain with nerves of
steel, keeps the group on track towards their goal. Thad, the cautious family man of the group aims
to make safety their #1 priority, while Jay, the wild-child of the group keeps everyone’s spirits
high no matter what comes their way. In the end, these four men are bonded by one idea – the only
difference between an obstacle and an adventure is your attitude.
In the premiere episode of FISH OR DIE, rumors of giant golden dorado in an uncharted river in
the Bolivian jungle lead the team on a grueling expedition to discover if this fisherman’s dream is
a reality. With help from a native tribe, the guys push dugout canoes 60-miles upriver towards the
foothills of the Andes, where they battle rain and poisonous insects all in their quest for these
golden fish. Throughout the season, the team will travel deep into the heart of Zambia, chasing
reports of large tigerfish; across Mongolia in search of Hucho taimen, the largest, most ferocious
member of the salmon family; and to Greenland in pursuit of massive Arctic char, among other
destinations and fish.
FISH OR DIE is produced for Animal Planet by Warm Springs Productions and Watson Pond
Productions. Marc Pierce, Chris Richardson, Nathan Charlan and Vince Cusomato are the
executive producers for Warm Springs Productions. Brad Johnson is the executive producer for Watson Pond Productions. For Animal Planet, Patrick Keegan is supervising producer and
Meredith Russell serves as coordinating producer.