Something is lurking in the shadows--the Mighty Mahaseer (or Barbus tor putitora) – the biggest freshwater fish in the world, renowned as the hardest fighting river species on the planet! Catching the storied Himalayan Mahaseer on a fly is truly a remarkable feat that gives bragging rights to even the most modest angler.
After an eighteen hour flight from Toronto, a sixteen hour car ride on the Grand Trunk Highway going north toward Kashmir, and a two hour hike along a narrow mountain path carved out over centuries by animals’ previous tracks, the mountain air fragrant with lavender and the chorus of song birds that welcomes Kathryn’s arrival into the Himalayas provides her with a much-needed sense of calm. It is harvest time on the mountain and fresh grain is being harvested; the chaff removed by the air as the local men sieve the baskets of wheat and launch the grain in the air. Amidst this tranquil scene, however, something is lurking in the shadows… the Mighty Mahaseer (or Barbus tor putitora) – the biggest freshwater fish in the world, renowned as the hardest fighting river species on the planet! Catching the storied Himalayan Mahaseer on a fly is truly a remarkable feat that gives bragging rights to even the most modest angler.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
Because fishing is about the journey…
Brave the waters and travel with Kathryn to some of the world’s most remote and exotic destinations in her quest to conquer the top game fish. With What A Catch!, Kathryn pushes the limits of the great outdoors and her personal physical endurance to capture the essence of a true adventure. See Kathryn as she tackles unparalleled challenging elements and extreme wilderness conditions to bring viewers closer to the thrill of the catch.
What A Catch!represents a slice of Kathryn’s own life. From Iceland to the Bahamas, the show takes the viewer on a breathtaking journey to remote countries to explore the prized game fish and the extraordinary surroundings that include panoramic views, and a look into diverse foreign cultures and foods. An encounter with sharks, bouncing a Bass Popper off a Cayman’s head, standing chest deep in Piranha and snake-filled waters… these are just a few of the blood rushing and exciting experiences that Kathryn shares with viewers.
Each episode is filmed in high definition using as many as three HD cameras to capture the majesty of these unchartered waters and vistas. What A Catch!is filmed in exotic locations. Focus on landing a different species of game fish per episode.