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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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There's unfinished business at Cavagnac Lake in Provence, France so Alessandro Baccoli returns to once again try and tempt the...
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In this episode of Reel Africa we join freshwater specimen anglers Werner Lubbe and John Dearden for a session at...
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In this extra length one off special, two titans collide in a winner takes all showdown on Loggies Lake in...

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Top 10 Free Carp Videos

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Chilly is desperate to get a monkey off his back - he's never caught a carp from a British river. ...
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Carp Wars gets off to an explosive start as two of the sport’s heavyweights Ian Russell and Dave Laney Lane...
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Mark Pitchers starts this series by explaining why choosing the right swim is so important to being successful on day...

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Most Popular This Month

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Watch carp fishing superstars, Mark Pitchers and Harry Charrington, as they leave the U.K and set off on the mother...
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Adam Penning doesn't deny it - he's a dyed-in-the-wool carp addict. More than thirty years of angling has given him plenty...
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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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Carpy Movies

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Watch carp fishing superstars, Mark Pitchers and Harry Charrington, as they leave the U.K and set off on the mother...
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The Golden Pursuit of the King Carp - 'Carp Up Close' is an hour long documentary following young fishing star...
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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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The Complete Carp Wars

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In this extra length one off special, two titans collide in a winner takes all showdown on Loggies Lake 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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The popular competitive carp fishing show returns for a second season, with 16 new episodes featuring a few familiar faces...

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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 second series of the ever-popular Ian Chilcott's Chilly on Carp show. Join Ian as he explores the UK and...
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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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Best of Chilly

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Ian Chillcott enjoys the best three mornings of carp fishing of his life - it's just awesome carp fishing. ...
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On the first day of the season, Ian Chillcott makes his way to a glorious stretch of river in search...
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Carl Smith from Carl & Alex gets the chance to put some viewers' questions to top angling star Ian Chillcott,...

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Learn from the Professionals

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All our hints and tips clips 
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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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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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Stars of Carp Wars

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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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Relive the Carp Wars 2016 experience as freelance carp fishing journalist Hassan Khan meets up with Carp Wars 2016 champion...
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We delve into the passion of one man, Jerry Hammond, and his love of and obsession for carp fishing as...

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