Fishing is not a part-time hobby, it’s a way of life. And if you don’t believe us, you can ask Jeremy Wade. One of the most well-known anglers in all of Britain, Jeremy has dedicated his entire life to fishing. From getting a degree to suit his career to writing books on angling, Jeremy has always stayed true to his purpose. At 64 years-of-age, Jeremy is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down. A TV personality, Jeremy first rose to fame following his appearances in the TV series, River Monsters, Jungle Hooks, Mighty Rivers, and Dark Waters. In this article, we take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Jeremy Wade.
Jeremy Wade was born on the 23rd of March 1956 in Ipswich, United Kingdom. At a young age, Jeremy moved to Nayland with his father and attended the Dean Close School. While his father was a Vicar, there is little to no information about his mother. After graduating, Jeremy enrolled at Bristol University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. He went onto work for his postgraduate teaching certificate in biological sciences from the University of Kent.
As a young kid living in East Anglia, Wade spent much of his life on the banks of Suffolk’s River Stour. As a result, he developed a strong affinity for fishing. When asked about his early influence, Wade comments,
“The village where I grew up had a river flowing through it. So it was inevitable, I think, that I should be drawn to it in the same way that people born in sight of Alpine peaks become climbers. My first attempts to catch fish, age 7 or 8, were unsuccessful, but then I had some guidance from a school friend and after my first catch, I never looked back. My parents were happy for me to stay out all day and a big part of my fishing was wanting to find new places, a process that has continued to this day”
After finishing college, Wade journeyed to the rivers of India. With just 200 pounds in his pocket, Wade traveled around the country and even managed to catch few fishes including Himalayan mahseer. Even though Wade returned to Britain, his heart was still in the rivers of India. In 2005, Wade made another journey to the South Asian continent. After hearing stories that several people ate up by a fish, Wade began investigating and discovered the culprit was a Goonch catfish. This inspired Wade to work on the reality TV series, River Monsters.
The series began airing on the 5th of April 2009 and is Wade’s most popular appearance to date. The series had a ten season run and wrapped up shooting in 2017. Since then, Wade has been working on several other TV shows including Animal Planet documentary series Dark Waters. The series revolves around Wade as he investigates the disappearance of freshwater giants from the world’s most iconic rivers.
Over the years, Wade has also written more than his fair share of books. His first was released in 1992 which was co-written by Paul Boote. Entitled Somewhere Down the Crazy River, the book documented Wade’s experiences in India. Since then, Wade has gone onto write several other books including River Monsters: True Stories of the Ones that Didn’t Get Away (2011) and How to Think Like a Fish: And Other Lessons from a Lifetime in Angling (2019).
As of 2020, Jeremy Wade has a net worth estimated to be around $3M.
Personal Life: Is Jeremy Wade Married?
Little is known about Wade’s personal life. He is believed to be unmarried and has no children. Wade often talks about how he is bad at handling relationships and work-life. This can be a major reason for his single. Wade is also huge on charities and is a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.