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Off The Hook: Extreme Catches Debuts Tonight On The Discovery Channel

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"Extreme Catches" with Eric Young debuts Monday night on The Discovery Channel with repeats airing on Animal Planet. TNA Wrestling issued the following to promote the show:

Showtime Eric Young is about to embark on the ultimate amateur angling road trip and quench his thirst for adventure on the new series Off the Hook: Extreme Catches. Each half-hour episode follows Young as he crisscrosses the country to try his hand at various fishing practices, ranging from wildly dangerous to all-out weird!

The series gets a special pre-Shark Week promotional premiere on Discovery Channel Monday, July 30, at 9 PM (ET/PT), with repeats on Animal Planet Sundays at 9 PM (ET/PT). Animal Planet will premiere new episodes regularly beginning Sunday, August 19, at 9 PM (ET/PT).


Showtime Eric Young, an avid yet novice outdoorsman and professional wrestler, is getting out of the ring and turning in his tights for some tackle. He’s on the adventure of a lifetime to hear, smell and taste big and small stories of the one that got away. All across America, some fisherman go to extremes to haul in their catch – from using pantyhose on a rod and reel to catch sharks in the Atlantic Ocean to launching live bait with fire extinguishers on Lake Michigan – and Young will try his hand at all of them. Using all sorts of unique bait, tackle, poles and transportation (and a little SPF), he is aiming to be the makeshift MacGyver of fishing while learning the best and most unique techniques this country has to offer!

“As an adrenaline junkie, when I come home after a hard day’s work, I like to kick back and enjoy some fishing,” says Young. “But in OFF THE HOOK, this is hardly relaxing because I’m setting out to do some of the world’s wildest, craziest fishing techniques. But I’m up for trying anything once!”

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