National Geographic has ordered Legendary Catch, a six-episode Blackfin production that explores the planet’s most storied fish with world-renowned angler Carter “Big Boy” Andrews.
The series is set to premiere on the network on Friday, March 15, at 10 p.m. Blackfin’s Geno McDermott and National Geographic’s Pam Caragol serve as executive producers, with Sean Stack on board as showrunner and executive producer as well.
Legendary Catch follows Andrews as he does everything from traversing rapids in the Pacific Northwest to navigating the Amazon in search of the planet’s greatest fish, tapping into the unique knowledge of local cultures and guides along the way. Andrews is one of the world’s foremost fishing experts, having spent over three decades crafting a resume that includes building fishing lodges, training guides and leading exploratory fishing expeditions in over 20 countries. He has also won global competitions like Jackson Hole One Fly, The ESPN MadFin and The ESPN Great Outdoor Games, among others.
“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. “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.”
Andrews added, “Fishing isn’t a pastime or a hobby for me, it’s a way of life. It has led me around the world in pursuit of some of the greatest game fish known to man and on adventures to some of the most remote places on our planet both in saltwater and in freshwater. Come join me as I share with you the people, the places and the legends of these great fish.”