Do you like seafood? Is fish an important part of your diet? Do you indulge in fishing? If your answer to any of these questions starts with a yes, then you couldn’t have been at a better place. In its repository, Netflix houses some great programs for its varied audience. You like the sea and all the cuisine that it offers to the world? Here you will find some of the best series that show you where exactly your food comes from. They will also be of massive help in case you want to learn something about fishing or simply want an education on sea life.
Before introducing you to some of the best fishing shows available on Netflix, I’d like to make an honourable mention of a documentary. ‘Fire at Sea’ is available on Netflix right now. It is not a fishing documentary per se; however, it does focus on life at sea. The film was nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2017. It uses the premise of the European migrant crisis to tell the story of a 12-year-old boy and a doctor. With such a strong subject matter, the film successfully fulfills its responsibility of giving people a taste of a migrant’s life. It is a moving tale and whether or not you like shows about sea and fish or any other aquatic thing, you must watch this documentary. With that said, here’s the list of really good fishing shows on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
7. Trawlermen Tales (2016)
Going out into the sea is somewhat like going to war. You are in enemy territory, you need a plan and your weapons and things can easily go south for you. It all comes down to survival. Another common factor is that while you are battling the storm, your family anxiously waits for you back home. Every time you go out, you have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. ‘Trawlermen Tales’ follows this side of a fisherman’s story. While he is out there making a living and facing the sea with utmost bravery, his family wishes for his safe return.
6. Monster Fish (2009 – 2018)
You have no idea how many types of fish there are unless you are an ichthyologist or someone who works in the fish or seafood business. Just as different places on land have a different climate which further decides the type of flora and fauna of that place, the aquatic life is rather specific too when it comes to having creatures in different waters. Shallow and deep, freshwater and saltwater, equatorial and polar regions — these are only some minor and rather obvious categories when it comes down to segregating the animals. Things get even more interesting when you find a patch of freshwater in a place surrounded by salt water on all sides. Mother Nature tends to get creative in these things, and it gives rise to exotic species that can only be found in certain circumstances. In ‘Monster Fish’, Dr Zeb Hogan takes you on a journey to find out all these exotic fish.