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The Carp channel brings you a fantastic selection of carp fishing films, TV series and tips from top experts. Whether you are new to carp fishing and looking for some help getting started or a more experienced carp angler, there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into, learn from and enjoy.
Carp fishing has become the fastest growing part of angling over the past 30 years, particularly in Europe and is gaining popularity in many new countries around the world such as the USA. Various freshwater fish belong to the carp family, Cyprinidae, but commonly anglers target common carp, mirror carp and grass carp. Carp are a somewhat controversial species, adored in some countries where they are native and hated in others where they are considered invasive. Originally a fish for the table in many countries such as the UK, carp are now regarded by anglers primarily as a sport fish and carefully returned. Carp can live for up to 50 years and reach prodigious sizes, yet despite their bulky appearance, they are wary fish, sometimes fussy eaters and can be difficult to catch.
In order to consistently catch carp, anglers often fish with 2 or 3 rods and fish long sessions (24hrs, 48hrs or even longer) on their chosen water as time is needed to pull carp into their baited swims. Its for this reason that carp anglers often have a lot of equipment as they need to camp and feed them themselves over long periods as well as just fish. To succeed, carp anglers need to have a good knowledge of rigs and baits, understand how conditions affect carp behaviour, have excellent watercraft and have a good deal of patience.

What’s on the Channel

The Carp Channel has a wealth of top TV series, films and hints and tips featuring some of the biggest names in carp fishing today including Ian Chilly Chilcott, Dave Lane, Chris Yates, Adam Penning, Mark Pitchers, Lee Morris and more.

TV Series

Our most popular TV series is Carp Wars which features some the biggest names in Carp fishing going head to head in a series of matches. Available are 2 full 16 episode series, plus an Eliminator, lots of free Extra videos and a Live Carp Wars match which featured on World Fishing Day.
Other popular series include Chilly on Carp 1 & 2, The Year of the Compulsive Angler, Day Ticket Carping, Addicted to Carp and the World According to Chris Yates.

Films

If you’re looking for something more meaty to enjoy, we have an excellent selection of full length carp movies on the channel. Narrated by broadcaster, Nick Hancock, Carp Up Close follows a youthful Tom Maker in his quest to catch a UK 40lb carp. If you like road trips, you’ll love In the Pursuit of Carpiness which follows big hitters, Mark Pitchers and Harry Charrington across Europe and over the Atlantic to the USA in search of big carp. The Tuition with Lee Morris and Iain MacMillan is an excellent full length film that will help novice and intermediate anglers improve.

Hints and Tips

We’ve a wealth of videos with top tips from the UK’s best carp anglers to enjoy most of which are free to view. Rig Board is a comprehensive set of videos demonstrating some of the best rigs for carp fishing whilst Bait Sense and Joe Turnbull’s Bait Kitchen will give you some great ideas of what to use for your hook baits. There’s also a load of free tips and rigs from the stars of Carp Wars 2 in our Carp Wars Extra series.

Latest Carp Videos

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As part 11 of Simon McCabe’s visually masterful series, ‘Roots’ captures the joy every angler knows of returning to where...
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Simon McCabe introduces this fascinating series as he makes his return to Carp fishing after a few years absence. Having...
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They said they'd never do it again, but Carp angling maestro's Mark Pitchers and Harry Charrington are back with an...

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Top 10 Free Carp Videos

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Host Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott joins fellow top carper Adam Penning to share some day ticket tactics at The Quarry in...
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A One-off Carp Wars Live Special Edition in which 4 top carp anglers from Series 1 and 2 go head-to-head....
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It doesn’t get much better than the Warwickshire Avon. In this episode of Chilly On Carp, Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott has...

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Carpy Movies

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Carpland
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Carpland is a documentary-style adventure film about the history of carp in the United States. This non-native invasive species was...
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The gallic adventure continues and Tony and team head to Brocard and Lac Des Lesmont to see if they can't...
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Top UK carp angler, Adam Penning returns to Fishing TV in The Summer Hunt,   a new film about a...

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Top Carp Series

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With more than 100 30lb+ carp to his name, there are few anglers in the UK better placed to offer...
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The popular competitive carp fishing show returns for a second season, with 16 new episodes featuring a few familiar faces...
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Cheese and wine, bangers and mash, chips and gravy. Some partnerships are timeless. Others, though they seem doomed to fail,...

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Stars of Carp Wars

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Ian Russell runs through a carp sack full of top tips to help you catch carp on a venue you’ve...
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In this hour and half film one of the UK's top carp fishing coaches Ian MacMillan shares his wealth of...
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Ian Talks to Chilly about his early days in carp fishing and his breakthrough into the trade while fishing week...

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Best of Chilly

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Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott is chasing monsters in this episode of Ebro Maniacs, as he goes fishing for huge Wels Catfish...
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This episode sees two great mates go up against each other - Dave Lane and Ian Chillcott put their friendship to one...
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This is what Carp fishing is supposed to be. In this episode of Chilly On Carp, Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott get’s...

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The Complete Carp Wars

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Carp Wars, the ultimate fishing challenge. We've assembled five of the UK's top carp anglers - Jerry Hammond, Ian Russell,...
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The popular competitive carp fishing show returns for a second season, with 16 new episodes featuring a few familiar faces...
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A One-off Carp Wars Live Special Edition in which 4 top carp anglers from Series 1 and 2 go head-to-head....

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Learn from the Professionals

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Top UK carp angler, Adam Penning returns to Fishing TV in The Summer Hunt,   a new film about a...
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More great advice for fishing day ticket carp waters from Mark Pitchers, as he runs through his five items of...
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This is a film about the basics of carp fishing. Different experienced carp fishermen will run through pre-baits, chumming, hook baits...

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