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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.

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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. This feature-length episode (1hr 45 min) was filmed live on World Fishing Day and not only sees the long awaited return of Harry Pratt, series 1 champion,...
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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 of all fishing road trips.... In Pursuit of Carpiness. This epic, near 3hr film kicks off in Slovenia where Mark comes face to face with his worst nightmare. The...
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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 and tackles. Everything is shown and explained in minute detail. NB - In GERMAN with ENGLISH Subtitles. We will be concentrating on the underwater elements of the fishing. In...
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Episode two sees Tony and friends fish a number of lakes, including a 2000 acre wild lake called Spingbok, which presents the challenge of finding wild carp on the huge waters. Amid the stunning scenery of Africa’s high veldt and the peaks of the Drakensberg mountains, surrounded by rhino,...
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Tony Davies-Patrick, the globetrotting angler, returns to the home of some of the biggest carp in the world: France. He visits a number of lakes,  in the company of his fishing buddy "Big Ron". Since Tony's a keen wildlife photographer, there's some great scenery, animal and birdlife in this film,...
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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 beat their excellent record so far on this trip. Some silty - and big - waters require some specific tactics and long-range fishing. Expect Tony's usual gentle presenting style and...
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In Episode one of Carp and Catfish Adventures Europe Globetrotter Tony Davies-Patrick heads to the continent. Their first port of call is a lake in Northern Italy, but first Tony recalls some underwater filming he did at a lake in France the previous year, where he manage to capture some 60lb+...
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Episode two of Tony’s European adventure sees he and Roberto have one last attempt to hook up to a big carp. Some interest from resident catfish prompts a look at the baits, and eventually, on their final night on the lake a common close to 40lb comes to the net....
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Tony Davies-Patrick is back in Italy and there are some massive carp to be caught, so he's prepared to take his time and wait out some less than perfect conditions. Tony gets his scuba gear out to provide some great underwater shots.  
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Starting off in Italy's Lake Maggiore, a water measured in kilometers, presents some unique challenges, before Tony heads to the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, where he and his friends capture some stunning fish.  
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The Golden Pursuit of the King Carp - 'Carp Up Close' is an hour long documentary following young fishing star Tom 'The Machine' Maker and his quest to catch a magical forty pound Carp, the fish all dedicated anglers pursue but few achieve. Narrated by Nick Hancock the film contains...
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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 introduced to U.S. waterways as a food source, and quickly spread to almost every state within a century. Carp pose a significant threat to numerous wild ecosystems and native flora...
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Jerry Hammond returns with an awesome sequel to the original "Compulsive Angler" with more passion, more tips and tactics and some stunning fish from one of the Colne Valley's finest day ticket waters Thorney Weir.  
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It's early spring at Carthagena Lakes and Jerry has a bonanza session before the carp start their annual spawning ritual.  
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It’s summer and Jerry Hammond is after carp at Carthagena Fisheries in the Lea Valley. Great aerial and scenic shots complement even better underwater footage of the carp in amongst their natural habitat looking for food. Jerry sets his corn tipped tiger nut and lays a trap close...
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We delve into the passion of one man, Jerry Hammond, and his love of and obsession for carp fishing.  
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We delve into the passion of one man, Jerry Hammond, and his love of and obsession for carp fishing as he catches no less than four 40lb plus UK fish for the cameras.  
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We delve into the passion of one man, Jerry Hammond, and his love of and obsession for carp fishing as he catches no less than four 40lb plus UK fish for the cameras.  
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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 knowledge on carp fishing. Filmed at a private syndicate lake, known to hold stunning carp, there's no better looking instructional film available. Ian covers all the topics that he...
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Rob Hughes talks to Martin Salter from the Angling Trust about the work they have done to help carp angling and the reasons why carp anglers should join the Angling Trust to help protect their sport.  
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