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Shark Grabs Fish From Kayak Angler's Hand

Season 2 of Heliconia's 'Ocean Kayak presents The Kayak Fishing with Jim Sammons' premieres this week as Jim has a 40-pound fish ripped from his hands by a 7-foot shark in New Zealand.

The second season of Ocean Kayak presents The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons kicks off this week on the World Fishing Network (WFN) with renowned big game kayak angler Jim Sammons heading to New Zealand, where he has a 40-pound king fish ripped out of his hand by a 7-foot shark.

The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons represents a fresh new style of fishing show, which entertains, inspires, educates, and appeals to viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Every episode follows Sammons around North America and beyond on the fishing adventure of a lifetime. In addition to his New Zealand adventures, Season 2 takes Jim marlin fishing in Costa Rica, monster pike fishing in Northern Canada, to the world’s biggest kayak fishing tournament in Florida, Chinook Salmon fishing in the Pacific Northwest, and trophy bass fishing in Mexico.

The show premieres Sunday, Feb 6, at 9:00pm ET on WFN and WFNHD, with additional showings taking place Monday at 5:00am, 1:00pm and 10:30pm, and Tuesday at 6:30am and 2:30pm.

Watch the TV show trailer and learn more about the show at

Brendan Mark (613) 582-7154 or


About Jim Sammons: A San Diego California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of modern day kayak fishing and an expert big game kayak fisherman. With his trademark fedora and his numerous special appearances on a variety of national fishing shows, Jim has become the most recognizable kayak angler in North America. But it’s his infectious enthusiasm for the sport, his lively personality and his passion for sharing the sport with others which has made him the most popular kayak angler in the world, and an ideal host of The Kayak Fishing Show

About The Heliconia Press: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been a leader in outdoors media production. For more information about Heliconia’s various TV and WebTV shows, visit

Special Thanks To Our Sponsors: Ocean Kayak, ExOfficio, Yakima, Standard Horizon, Maui Jim, Scotty, Werner Paddles, and Seaguar Fluorocarbon. Interested in being involved in Season 3? Please contact
Brendan Mark (613) 582-7154 or