The Kayak Fishing Show

Heliconia TV Series Set to Air in 100+ Million Homes and over 90 countries: Video Production Company Expands Distribution with FOX Sports and the National Geographic Channel-ASIA

Heliconia, the Telly Award winning video production and marketing company, is pleased to announce a major expansion of their already-impressive broadcast distribution footprint. Heliconia’s shows will now be available in over 80 million US households through the FOX Sports Network, and available in 90 countries through National Geographic Channel-Asia, including China, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Viewers will be able to watch new episodes of Epic Trails, Facing Waves, Chad Hoover Fishing, and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on all 27 regional networks making up FOX Sports Network beginning in June 2020. Seasons 1 and 2 of Epic Trails, recently dubbed as one of the top adventure-travel shows to watch in 2020 by The Washington Post, will begin airing on the prestigious National Geographic Channel-Asia in the fall, 2020.  Heliconia TV series are already available in the US on OutsideTV, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

“Heliconia is thrilled to be able to provide our content to these distribution partners, and to share our shows with more viewers around the world” explains Heliconia Vice-President, Brendan Mark. The additional distribution provided by our partnerships with FOX Sports Network and the National Geographic Channel-ASIA is a huge milestone for our company, as well as a big win for our project partners.”

Heliconia’s new distribution partnerships come at a time when television viewership is at an all time high. According to data from Comcast, the average household is watching an additional 8 hours of TV more per week. In early March 2020, the average household watched 57 hours of content per week – that number is now up to 66 hours per week.  


Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces seven unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Peak Experience, Chad Hoover Fishing and the Kayak Fishing Show. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.   


Heliconia is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Season 8 of Seaguar’s Extreme Fishing Challenge and Season 10 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show. Both hosted by renown kayak angler Jim Sammons, Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge will premiere on Sportsman Channel, Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 PM EST, while Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show will premiere on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, April 7th at 6:30 PM EST. Fans of shows can look forward to weekly airings on Sportsman Channel and WFN beginning in April.

The two shows follow host Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. A San Diego, California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is known worldwide as a pioneer of big game kayak fishing. This season, Jim targets huge gamefish in the Bahamas, Louisiana, Canada’s Algonquin Park and the Ottawa Valley, Panama, Sweden, Costa Rica, California, Brazil, and Florida.

“This past year of filming has been super exciting!” explains Jim. “We traveled to some amazing locations, met so many wonderful people and experienced their food and culture. We fought some pretty stubborn fish and had a number of truly memorable moments on the water. I know the viewers at home will get a kick out of each episode.”  

The season premiere episode of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge sees Jim and special guest Esteban Gutierrez fishing incredibly beautiful and remote sections of the Amazon River in Brazil in search for huge peacock bass.

As for Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show, this season kicks off with Jim and special guests from the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team chasing down various species of fish on the fly in the clear blue water of Bahama Island. Without giving too much away, viewers will get to witness the kayak anglers fight with more than eight different species of fish including: tarpon, permit, bonefish, wahoo, ski jacks and barracuda.

Those interested to learn more about the two series can do so at www.kayakfishingshow.com. Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Jim Sammons by checking out The Kayak Fishing Show page on Facebook.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 264,000 YouTube subscribers and 64,900 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.