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NGCI taps Shiver for fishing competition series

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned ITV Studios-owned Shiver to produce King Fisher, a series that takes anglers from across the globe and challenges them with different kinds of fishing.
March 21, 2013

National Geographic Channels International has commissioned ITV Studios-owned Shiver to produce King Fisher, a series that takes anglers from across the globe and challenges them with different kinds of fishing.

The 10-part series criss-crosses the globe to find top fisherman, and pits anglers from three different countries against each other to find which one is the most versatile. The series will make its debut on National Geographic Channels International this summer, with a premiere in the U.S. to follow.

Competitors will challenge each other in their home waters, with a fly fisherman from Belize competing against a Swedish ice fisherman on his home turf. In addition, the home turf fisherman needs to impress their competitors by having the best overall fishing trip, including food, lodging and entertainment.

King Fisher is the latest fishing-related series from NGCI, joining Wicked Tuna, in which a group of fishermen search for elusive tuna in North Atlantic waters.

“The beauty of King Fishers is that fishermen are naturally competitive, and during these spectacular expeditions around the globe there is plenty of rivalry along with the bonding, banter and big catches,” said Hamish Mykura, executive VP and head of international content for NGCI. “Tempers may flare, and the fishing is thrilling and intense. It’s gripping, and sometimes hilarious.”

“From the crocodile-infested waters of Botswana to the freezing wilderness of the Arctic, King Fishers is a fantastic fishing adventure packed with competition, camaraderie and cunning tactics,” added Shiver exec producer Jeremy Phillips.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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