Photo by Animal Planet
What better way to celebrate seven seasons River Monsters than having our fans take part in the season premiere and River Monsters Aftershow Sunday night? All you have to do is post your best fishing picture to Twitter, Instagram or the River Monsters Facebook page with #ReelMonster, and it may appear on TV!
We were lucky enough to hang out with Jeremy Wade this week when he visited our Animal Planet office. We told him about #ReelMonster and he couldn’t be more excited to see what you guys have in store (we even showed him a few pictures)! But before you post, here are a few tips he shared for taking and submitting the best fish pics possible:
Hold the fish horizontally, not vertically. Have you ever noticed that Jeremy usually holds his catches like that? Doing so supports the fish’s body and makes it more comfortable before returning it in the water.
Keep the fish in the water if possible. If the fish is particularly large, you’re better off keeping it in the water and jumping in for the picture!
Don’t be afraid to get wet. It’s great to support your fish by holding it against your body. Just remember to wet your shirt so the fish doesn’t lose its natural slime!
Do NOT hold the fish by its gills. Don’t, just…don’t. It’s as uncomfortable as it sounds.
Get your pictures ready and we hope you tune in for the River Monsters season premiere at 9/8c, followed by the River Monsters Aftershow!
IMPORTANT! Please note that your photo may be featured in an episode of River Monsters that may be exhibited in any media. Please only submit photos that belong to you and that all people appearing in the photo consent to the submission. Only photos of adults will be considered. No kids photos please.