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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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The popular competitive carp fishing show returns for a second season, with 16 new episodes featuring a few familiar faces and a few new ones. Lining up in the race for the Carp Wars 2 title are: Ian Russell, Dave Lane, Lee Morris, Iain Macmillan, Dave Levy and this year's...
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Your prayers have been answered! All through series one we heard the same thing: "We love Carp Wars but wish that there was more of it!" Never ones to disappoint, we have created some extra-special, bonus content that only FishingTV members get to see. Featuring post-match analysis and more!
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Top Northern carper Mark Pitchers reveals a number of his favourite hints and tips on how to be successful on day ticket carp waters.
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Cheese and wine, bangers and mash, chips and gravy. Some partnerships are timeless. Others, though they seem doomed to fail, endure against all odds. The relationship between Lee Morris and Iain Macmillan is very much in the latter category. In this series they bicker, snipe and fish their way around...
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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 of time to ponder what it is that makes carp fishing such an obsession for so many people. In this series Adam goes fishing with well-known carp anglers and...
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When it comes to bait, everyone has their own preferred techniques and tactics. There's no right or wrong way, but learning what the experts use can't hurt can it? In this series of short videos some of the UK's best carp anglers share their bait secrets.
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These brothers from Sussex, Carl and Alex have been fishing since 2005 and making angling films since 2010. They are part of a new generation of web-based fishing filmmakers and have quickly developed a strong fanbase. Although drawn to carp fishing, they are true allrounders and enjoy using a wide...
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Every angler has a piece of equipment that's as old as the hills, and has certainly seen better days, but will never leave the tackle bag. Be it superstition, fond memories or a passion for old kit, we all have our reasons for hanging onto that one item that we...
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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, Dave Lane, Mark Bryant and Ian Chillcott - plus one rookie - Harry Pratt - and we've pitted them against one another in a series of fifteen head-to-head matches. The...
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All our hints and tips clips 
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All-round angler and fishing legend Matt Hayes, and livewire German angler Babs Kijewski are on the fishing road-trip of a lifetime in the wild places of Canada. They're in Ontario, home to 10% of the planet's fresh water, and going after some truly iconic species - musky, pike, carp, walleye,...
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Cemex was once the biggest holder of fishing rights in the UK, with some incredible fish and some amazing venues. The network of fisheries was broken up and sold off in the years 2012 - 2014, but don't miss this beautifully made spotlight on some of the most famous...
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Ian 'Chilly' Chilcott is a legend of the carp fishing world in the UK and in this five-part series we learn why. But this is more than a 'how to': Chilly asks what it is about this sport that keeps people coming back for more, and questions some of the...
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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 further afield, taking on his fishy foe in a wide range of conditions and situations. As usual, Ian doesn't keep his enormous knowledge to himself, but shares a wealth...
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From the dark and dankness of January to the sparkling waters and blue skies of June, each month brings a new experience and new trials to we anglers. In this series of short videos Ian Chilcott takes a moment each month to share his thoughts and tips for that...
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A mad, manic adventure to Spain’s legendary River Ebro in the company of two of England’s best specimen anglers. Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott is desperate to catch his first 100lb catfish and he thinks he can beat it on his normal carp tackle. Mark has been here before and after...
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Join carp legends, Ian Russell, Ian Chilcott, Derek Ritchie in this entertaining series of discussions of all things carp, from the comfort of their bivvies.
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Some of the best carp anglers in the UK chewing the fat over some of the perennial debates and hottest topics in the sport
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With more than 100 30lb+ carp to his name, there are few anglers in the UK better placed to offer hints, tips and advice on how to snare those big fish than Ian Russell. In this series Ian examines a wide range of tactics, tackle and techniques that have...
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Joe Turnbull is a bait guru devising and creating his own baits from scratch and also giving off-the-shelf products an added extra twist.  
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Mark Bryant and Richard Farnan look to discover what really happens sub-surface on gravel pits.
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Rob Hughes and Andy Ford's popular fishing show covering a wide range of fishing in the British Isles  
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Carp legend Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott heads out to some of his favourite venues, to meet some old friends and some of the new guns in the Carp world, to find out what's making them tick
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With so many set-ups to choose from, it can be sometimes be tricky to know what will work best. Equally, trying a new rig for the first time without guidance can be tricky. We're here to help with this series of short videos in which our top anglers share...
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Action packed videos with advice on how to make the most of a day ticket venue 
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The Fishing TV Show is a 24 episode series featuring Rae Borras and Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott as hosts.  Each episode the pair enjoy a day's fishing with a variety of expert anglers across all genres of the sport, whilst introducing a selection of  highlights, short clips, hints and tips to...
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Chris Yates, one-time holder of the UK's heaviest carp record and vintage tackle enthusiast, is one of the country's most well-known anglers. His approach to fishing is different to that of many, placing great importance on a closeness with nature. In this intimate four-part series Ian 'Chilly' Chilcott spends...
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Jerry Hammond is a lifelong angler who also happens to own one of the country's top fisheries. Follow him through spring and summer as he pits his wits and skills against the carp at Carthagena Fisheries in Lea Valley. Some stunning arial and underwater shots compliment Jerry's thoughtful explanations...
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