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Exclusive: Nat Geo casts Blackfin angling series for March debut

National Geographic has reeled in a six-part angling series set to explore legendary fishing exploits in the making from New York-based production studio Blackfin. Legendary Catch follows world renowned angler and ...
March 11, 2019

National Geographic has reeled in a six-part angling series set to explore legendary fishing exploits in the making from New York-based production studio Blackfin.

Legendary Catch follows world renowned angler and guide Carter ‘Big Boy’ Andrews as he journeys across the globe to catch and release some of the planet’s greatest fish species.

The series will also document Andrews as he experiences various Native cultures and taps in to the local knowledge and learning some of the secrets these fish have to offer.

Andrews serves as one of the most complete anglers in the world today, managing nearly 300 days of fishing annually over three decades. He has topped a number of fishing tournaments including the Jackson Hole One Fly, the ESPN MadFin, the ESPN Great Outdoor Games and he also owns a spot on the US Fly Fishing Team.

The series is executive produced by Blackfin’s Geno McDermott¬†alongside National Geographic’s Pamela Caragol. Sean Stack¬†serves as showrunner and executive producer.

Legendary Catch premieres Friday (March 15) at 10 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic.

“As an avid fisherman myself, working with the likes of a word class angler and person like Carter Andrews has been a dream project,” said McDermott, executive producer and founder of Blackfin, in a statement. “This series is a continuation of Blackfin’s quest into adventure programming coupled with the company’s ability to track an investigation as Carter searches for fish of legend.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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