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For the first time Matt has some help, as he’s joined by Babs Kijewski, a German carping expert angler from Cologne, but the challenge is doubly hard: they must both catch two carp: one from the top, one from the bottom.

 
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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott heads across the channel on a French carping adventure to Abbey Lakes.  
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Dave Springall explains how to use bright pop-ups in your PVA mix to improve your baiting accuracy.

 
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Top carper Adam Penning runs us through his variation on a Chod rig that he’s had an unbelievable amount of success with.  
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Adam Penning wants a rig that doesn't tangle, has super sharp hooks and blends in with the bottom. His Multi Rig fits the bill.  
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In this first episode, Adam Penning meets up with die hard, carp addict, Scott Maslen who, when he's not in front of the camera spends a lot of time chasing carp. They discuss their joint carp addiction whilst fishing the legendary Quarry fishery in Essex, in what turns out to be quite an epic session.
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In the long awaited second episode of 'Addicted to Carp' host Adam Penning meets carp farmer extraordinaire Simon Scott. The pair head to Shillinglee, a day ticket water near Simon's fish farm, for a 'cheeky overnighter' and a chinwag. Among other things they discuss are Simon's first memories of carp fishing, his preferred styles of carp fishing, and what it is that makes him such a carp-addict.
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Ian Russell runs through his particle spod mix for runs waters.  
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Joe Turnbull shows how to air dry your boilies and why the latest Taska and Aqua bags are particularly good.

 
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Carp fishing in winter can be tricky but if you pick the right venues you can have alot of fun!  
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Alex has left Carl at home and he's taking advantage of a change in the weather to sneak in a quick session on a local pond, while trying to catch up on some work. He gets a couple of welcome interruptions, and shares a couple of recent captures from the same water.
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A short compilation of all of Ian's runs from his match vs. Steven Coe.
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Dave Springall shows how to make make this simple, but very effective anti tangle rig.  
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Ian Chillcott passes on some of the lessons he has learnt when it comes to taking on a new carp venue.  
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Gary 'Milky' Lowe tells us why he’s a long term fan of the padded Armo Unhooking Mat from the Trakker stable.  
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European carp are a noxious pest in Australian waters... but the fact remains that they’re here, and we’re unlikely to get rid of them any time soon. Bearing this in mind, we might as well take advantage of carp as a sport fish. As Peter Morse eloquently explains "Carp make a wonderful target for sight fishing with the fly rod. Once you’ve watched this great story, we’re sure you’ll want to grab a fly rod and head for some nearby carp water!"
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Autumn may be the time you start thinking about buying a bivvy heater or perhaps a warm sleeping bag, but Ian Chillcott reckons it’s the time to get on the move and stalk some carp.  
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Ian Chillcott completes his cold weather carp stalking quest on a day ticket lake and the one he first used a hair rig on.  
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Tim Childs successfully targets carp to 27lb on solid PVA bags on day ticket Baden Hall Fishery.  
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Joe Turnbull gives a few tips on how to get the best results from spods, spoms and catapults.  
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Balanced Baits
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Joe Turnbull gives you his quick and easy tip by showing how to make your own balanced baits.  
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Dean moves on from the beautiful carp of the Canaries and targets freshwater bass and huge, cruising saltwater rays.  
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Ian Chillcott makes a pit stop at Yateley Angling Centre to discuss the gear you need to have in your kit when the carp show themselves on top.  
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Ian Chillcott dons his Boy Scout cap with tips and tricks for getting yourself fully prepared for those carp sessions in winter.  
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Adam Penning explains why watercraft is key and having a good set of polaroids and a cap is paramount for fish spotting, not forgetting climbing the odd tree.

 
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Big Hit Baits
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Big hit anglers Billy Flowers and Jamie Londors on some of their favourite boilies.  
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Duncan Charman spends two days on Badshot Lea Big Pond, where he uses clever baiting tactics to target the Grass Carp which can be found at up to 30lbs.  
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Boilie Cutters
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Joe Turnbull demonstrates the best methods for crushing or cutting your boilies.  
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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott discusses his views on the ‘ultimate winter bait’ – the boilie.

 
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Joe Turnbull with a quick and easy tip on how to give your boilies an extra layer of attraction.  
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In this episode the Gordon Ramsay of carp baits, Mark Bryant, takes on the formidable force that is Ian Russell at the Birds Green Fisheries. There's four anglers within a point of each other at the top of the leaderboard, so there's everything to play for.  
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An inexpensive baiting technique that very few anglers are using, but one that when done right can see anglers take carp waters apart year round.  
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Rather than sit by a well stocked lake, Chilly opts for a challenging two days on the Basingstoke Canal, a teenage stomping ground, stalking its wild carp.  
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The canaries, home of windsurfing, beaches and nightlife and as Dean Macey finds out, some great carp fishing.  
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In the first episode of Carp Adventures - Africa from Globetrotter World Tony travels to South Africa to see if he can't tempt some carp to his bait. Part travelogue, part wildlife documentary, part fishing film, on this adventure he's joined by longtime fishing companions Dean, Gary and John. Within hours of arriving they land a big mirror carp - and there's more in store, including some serious African weather that forces them to reconsider their location. They fish a huge lake that forms the focal point of a large private game reserve, but have to contend with big African animals, and severe floods. On these big lakes, they make good use of canoes to give themselves the best chance of hooking up.  
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The USA is one of the most untapped carp fishing destinations in the world. Along with our American friends Brendan and Austin Pass we caught carp from some of the most incredible waters in States. But also Brendan and Austin discovered what English carp fishing has to offer when they visited the UK and caught many fish, including some lovely scaly mirrors. An amazing adventure and one we will never forget! Hope you enjoy the video!
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The lads are off on holiday, this time to the Canary Islands to a lake high in the mountains, in search of enormous carp. Can they fool one of the lake's monster fish?  
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One of the best things about carp fishing and indeed all types of fishing is exploring and finding new places to wet a line. In this video we discover a few new venues and catch some lovely carp! Long lean commons, a chunky fully scaled and a big linear!  
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Ian Russell heads a day ticket water in Berkshire holding mainly carp smaller than he's used to and compares big fish tactics to match methods...  
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In this extra length one off special, two titans collide in a winner takes all showdown on Loggies Lake in Kent. Champions of series 1 and 2, Harry Pratt and Ian Russell will need to pull out all the stops to become the Carp Wars Champion of Champions. With Harry getting the better of Ian in series 1, will he have the psycological edge or will Ian's confidence be too high after his masterful performances in Series 2?
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Carp Wars returns with a special show to select the next Harry Pratt - four young hopefuls go head-to-head, but there's only one place available in the main series. Join us as amateur anglers Luke Gilvrey, Steven Coe, Cafer Gunay and Mitchell Massey slug it out in an epic 8 hour carp fishing battle.  
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Fifteen gruelling matches. More than 360 hours of fishing. Kilo upon kilo of bait, pound upon pound of carp. Records have been smashed, hopes and dreams cruelly crushed. And now it comes down to this: A vast French lake full of huge carp, and 48 hours to claim the Carp Wars 2 trophy.
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All good things must come to an end but there's always room for a little more bankside humour from the finalists Ian Russell and Lee Morris.
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This one tiny thing is something that Ian picked up from some serious match fishing masters, and he reckons it gives him the tiny edge that can be oh so important. Try it yourself next time you're out fishing!
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Two of the UK's finest carp anglers... apparently. Why does Ian always insist on taking his trousers down? Very odd, if you ask us!
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The pressure of a must-win match-up and a chance of a place in the final seems to have sent Iain 'Ting Tong' Macmillan and Lee 'Mozza' Morris loopy even before the starting hooter has gone. Contains foul language, rain dances and even more inexplicable behaviour from two of the UK's finest carpers.
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Iain and Lee put the previous twenty-four hours behind them - all the insults, mind-games and dirty tricks - and let bygones be bygones. Or do they? It can be a bit hard to tell whether either of them is sincere in what they say...
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Carp Wars Promo
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An FTV viewer will join 5 top anglers in a battle to discover our Carp Wars Champion - coming soon to Fishing TV  
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Jerry Hammond shows you how catch carp with his all time favourite summer bait - the tiger nut.  
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Cavagnac Lake
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In the first of a new 2 part film, Italian film maker and keen carp angler Alessandro Baccoli takes a trip to Cavagnac Lake in the South of France. The fishery's manager Arnaud Frenchou introduces us to the lake and explains the tactics and rigs you'll need for success in this stunning location.
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Find out about how CEMEX, the country's biggest controller of stocked angling venues, creates so many fantastic waters.  
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Jerry Hammond catches a high 'thirty' for the cameras at the tough Fox Pool - includes fabulous underwater footage.  
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A quick preview of the upcoming Champion of Champions special show featuring Harry Pratt and Ian Russell, the winners of the first two series. Who will take the honours in this winner takes all showdown?
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Ian 'Chilly' Chilcott takes on Mark Bryant in the latest installment of Carp Wars 2016 - it is a crunch time for both of these anglers - Mark could go top with a win, while Chilly needs victory to stay in the race.  
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This is what Carp Wars is all about: two of the UK’s most respected and knowledgable carp fishermen going head to head. In tricky conditions, which of the two Ians will come out on top? Two points for Russell would see him leap-frog Mark Bryant to join young Harry Pratt at the top of the leaderboard, and three would catapult him into first place, while Chilly is still hunting his first points of the series, so it’s all to fish for.  
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Chilly endures trials and tribulations with Nigel Sharpe at CEMEX Angling's famous North Lake, and latches into some stunning fish.  
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Ian Chillcott is in for something of a shock as he takes on the the River Ebro's catfish... or are they taking him on?  
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More pearls of carp fishing wisdom and insight from that man Ian Chillcott.  
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Ian Chillcott passes on some carp fishing pearls of wisdom for the high summer months.  
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Ian Chillcott with some carp fishing pearls of wisdom for those chilly December sessions.  
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Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott has some thoughts on carping in the bleak mid-winter.  
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Ian Chillcott rounds up January’s issue of Carp Channel Monthly with thoughts on his LEAST favourite month of the year.  
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Chilly passes on his advice for making the most of your carp fishing all year round.  
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More pearls of carp fishing wisdom from that man Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott.  
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Ian Chillcott talks about the month when the spring turns to summer and the fish move into the upper layers and into the margins.  
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Ian Chillcott on the month when he expects to catch a target fish.  
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Ian Chillcott with gems of carp fishing wisdom.

 
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Ian Chillcott can’t get enough of June when he finds single hook baits are the way to go, but stresses the need to be vigilant about carp safety at this time of year when the fish might be getting ready for spawning.  
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Church Lake
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Big carp fishing at the one and only Church Lake in Essex. Kevin Nash and Alan Blair very kindly offered to let us fish the lake for a weekend session and this is how we got on!  
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Ian Chillcott catches up with Adam Penning as they discuss their preferred approaches to successful winter carp fishing.  
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Two products to keep your baits in tip-top condition.  
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Ian Russell takes the opportunity to flag up two new Avid products.  
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Find out how adding a traditional Christmas tipple to your spod mix can transform your catches on those tougher days.  
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Joe Turnbull demonstrates how you can make your own baits, here with his version of a critically balanced hookbait.  
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Carp guide Adam Penning reveals one of the ‘secret weapons’ that has seen him continue to catch carp through the colder months while others are struggling.  
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Dave Benton rungs through two of his favourite rigs which he uses for most of his fishing, the braided dumbell and snowman rigs.  
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Dave Levy takes a breather from Carp Wars 2 and shows you how to make a wafter rig, and explains when, where and why he uses it.
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Dave Springall outlines all the fine details that go into making his version of the Chod Rig so effective.  
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Kevin Green goes 'short and long' to show you how to make the most of your commercial fishery sessions in the warmer months.  
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Host Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott joins fellow top carper Adam Penning to share some day ticket tactics at The Quarry in Essex. Steve Cullen recommends using lures, when winter fly fishing for Trout. John Watson is boat fishing for pike on the rivers of Norfolk and Julian Shambrook and Jansen Teakle are after plaice from Chesil Beach.
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Ultra sharp hooks and spicy boilies are just a couple of elements Adam Penning employs for a very successful short session at the Quarry in Essex.  
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Carp legend Derek Ritchie talks about how he uses all his senses to read a carp water before deciding how to tackle it.  
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Carl and Alex head to a new water to see what surprises the crystal clear waters can deliver - the target species are perch and dropshotting is the tactic, but when they stop biting, the lads head to a nearby canal to see what that holds - the results are somewhat unexpected!
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An adventure into the sidestreams and lakes of the Ebro Valley with Ian Chillcott and Mark Barrett.  
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Chris Yates chats to Ian Chillcott about how Dick Walker influenced his fishing, his introduction into the world of photography and his escape back to Redmire.  
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Ian Russell shows how to give your boilie hook baits and attractive oily kick.  
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The final leg of Matt Hayes and Babs Kijewski's trip takes the pair to Rice Lake, famous for the carp fishing. A lakeside apartment, blue skies, and a lot of carp. In Canada, carp aren't really considered sportfish, so they've barely seen a boilie before - will this help our dynamic duo end their trip on a high?
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The heat is really on now as Carp Wars 2 nears the end of the group stage. Only two anglers can make it through to the final, but who will they be? Two who can still make it are Dave 'Age Unknown' Lane and Iain 'The Tuition Magician' Macmillan.
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Episode 11 sees Dave 'The General' Levy and Ian Russell locked in a top-of-the-table battle. Can Ian bounce back after his defeat to Mozza in their epic encounter? Dave's been quietly accumulating points steadily throughout the competition. Whoever wins this will open up a gap at the top of the leaderboard.
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Steven Coe, this year's wildcard entry, has only managed to score 2 points in the competition so far, and in Carp Wars there are no easy matches. His opponent this time around is fresh off the back of a breathtaking victory over Ian Russell is Lee 'Mozza' Morris. Who will win?
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If there is such a thing as a Carp Wars grudge match, this surely is it. Ian Russell was disappointed with his performance last season and is on a mission to right the wrongs. However, Ian was the only one to beat Dave Lane. This time... it's personal.
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The penultimate match of the group stage and for Steven Coe its all about fishing for pride, meanwhile if Dave Levy can bag all three points he puts himself in second place and in with a great chance of a ticket to the final in France, joining Ian Russell Carp Angler.
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With 14 matches down and one to play, there's one spot in the final up for grabs. Iain Macmillan needs three points to book his ferry ticket, but Lee 'Mozza' Morris needs just two points. Dave Levy, currently in second place in the table, will hope they both blank!
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The first match-up in the new season sees the two new boys face off: Iain 'The Tuition Magician' Macmillan takes on Dave 'The General' Levy. Both anglers are looking for a strong start: the gloves are off and they come out swinging.
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This is what Carp Wars is all about. The youngest angler in the competition, this year's rookie Steven Coe, enters the battlefield and it is straight in at the deep end for the 17 year-old, as he's against not only a Carp Wars veteran, but the machine Ian Russell.

Steven won the qualifier to be here, and he's known among his fishing buddies as The Preparator, so one thing is for sure, neither angler is in for an easy ride?

The match takes place at Fryerning Fishery, which produced a Carp Wars record total last season, and with some pretty epic weather rolling through, sparks are guaranteed to fly.

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Last year's runner-up Dave Lane means business this year, but he's up against one the best carpers in the land, Lee 'Mozza' Morris. Lee's new to Carp Wars this year, but that's no reason to write him off, despite Laney's impressive pedigree.
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Match 4 sees Iain 'The Tuition Magician' Macmillan (try saying that quickly!) take on Ian Russell. At this stage there are three anglers all tied on three points each, so a win for Russell would see him take the overall lead, while Macmillan is still seeking his first points.
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Rookie Steven had his confidence shaken in his first match, having been well and truly dismantled by Ian Russell. Life's not about to get any easier as he's up against another Carp Wars veteran in the form of Dave Lane. Can he pull something out of the bag in his second outing?
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Newcomer to the series Lee 'Mozza' Morris is languishing at the bottom of the table with zero points after losing his first match to Laney. Dave 'The General' Levy took all three points in his match. A similar performance in this match would see him join Ian Russell at the top of the leaderboard. There's all to fish for!
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Carp Wars 2 Episode 7. After Steven 'The Preparator' Coe scored his first points of the competition against last year's finalist Dave Lane he's got some of the old guard looking a bit worried. Iain 'The Tuition Magician' Macmillan is yet to register his first score, so it's no wonder he's resorting to intimidatory tactics.
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Episode 8 is the Battle of the Daves, and it may go down in Carp Wars history! A hard fought match between one of the most in-form anglers in the land, Dave Levy, and one of the most consistently brilliant, Dave Lane. But, there can only be one Dave!
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We enter the second half of Carp Wars 2 its do-or-die time. For Lee 'Mozza' Morris, languishing at the bottom of the table with a single point, nothing less than a win will do. But what follows in this match against Ian Russell will test his skills and his nerves.
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Dave Springall lets us into a few secrets on how to get the most out of his favourite line.  
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Chilly is as excited as a child at Christmas as he finds himself the only angler on lake that's full of huge carp.  
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Do bright baits scare fish? Adam Penning gives you the heads up on Sticky Baits White Ones versus the more natural colour of The Krill pop up boilies.  
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We join Korda’s Elliott Gray to find out his thought process for locating carp on those winter sessions.  
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More great advice for fishing day ticket carp waters from Mark Pitchers, as he runs through his five items of terminal tackle that he would never go carp fishing without.
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Flexi Hinge Rig
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Joe Turnbull demonstrates how to make one of his favourite rigs, the Flexi Hinge Rig.  
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In this video we visit a little pond in search of some pretty looking carp on the float. Hope you Enjoy!  
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Mark Pitchers visits Carp Vale Fishery where he shows how he’s honed his surface fishing skills to enjoy some great off the top fishing for carp.  
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Elliott Gray has a very good reason to be a big fan of his Warrior landing net from the Fox stable.
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Ian Russell is your guide to probably the best water for big common carp in the country.  
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The Carp Channel Monthly crew get under the carp fishing skin of Trakker's Rich Farnan. Part 2 of 3.  
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The Carp Channel Monthly crew get under the carp fishing skin of Trakker's Rich Farnan. Part 3 of 3.  
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The Carp Channel sent one carp legend, Ian Russell to find out what makes another, Derek "The Don" Ritchie tick. Part 1 of 7
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Carp Channel Monthly finds out what makes top carper Derek Ritchie tick.  
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In the third part of Derek Ritchie’s look back through a life in carp fishing, Ian Russell digs a little deeper into the mad world of The Don as we enter the Waveney Valley lakes and Essex Manor era.  
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In the second part of Derek Ritchie’s look back through a life in carp fishing, Ian Russell digs a little deeper into the mad world of The Don as we enter the Waveney Valley lakes and Essex Manor era.  
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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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Ian Talks to Chilly about his early days in carp fishing and his breakthrough into the trade while fishing week on, week off at Harefield.  
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Ian Talks to chilly about his early days in carp fishing and his breakthrough into the trade while fishing week on, week off at Harefield.  
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Ian Russell talks about the launch and development of his company Heathrow Baits, the creation of his classic pop-ups and his many bait making disasters.  
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Ian Chillcott talks to Ian Russell about Heathrow Baits, fishery rules, freezer baits versus shelf lives, and how bait making has changed since his early days.  
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Ian Russell concludes his bivvy chat with Ian Chillcott as they talk about jealousy in carp fishing and his favourite lakes.  
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The Carp Channel Monthly crew get under the carp fishing skin of Trakker's Rich Farnan. Part 1 of 3.  
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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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Ian Russell talks to Ronnie Buss about the early days of making his own carp tackle.  
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Ian Russell talks to Ronnie Buss about the early days of making his own carp tackle.  
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Ian Chillcott gets the lowdown from Linear Fisheries head bailiff Roy Parsons.  
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For the angler who likes to record what they capture with photography, but can find themselves fishing alone, the Gardner Camera Angle is a saviour.  
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If you want to be able to cast accurately every time then you need these wrapping sticks from Gardner.  
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Gary Lowe's five essential tips to keep you catching carp in winter.  
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Roy Marlow illustrates the versatility of Marukyu’s groundbaits and how you can alter their performance to suit the depth you are fishing in.  
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Jerry 'The Sarge' Hammond takes on bait and rig wizard Mark Bryant in the latest Carp Wars clash. Filmed at the Fryerning Lake in Essex this is a showdown between an obesessive carper who owns his own lake, and one of the most innovative anglers in the UK, who owns a bait company - a real clash of titans.  
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The competition’s two military men go up against each other this week, with Jerry “the Sarge” Hammond locking horns with Ian “Chilly” Chillcott. It’s a bottom-of-the-table clash, with Jerry hunting down his first win of the season, and Chilly desperately trying to stay in the running.

 
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Hammond vs Lane
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With both Jerry and Dave languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard, both on zero points after one match each, there's every incentive for them to go all out for the win in the latest installment of Carp Wars. Two expert carp anglers slugging it out - that's what Carp Wars is all about.  
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Things are starting to get serious. This week's episode sees veteran carper Jerry Hammond go up against the rising star of the carp world Harry Pratt. Jerry desperately needs a win to avoid losing all of his five matches, while Harry, currently sitting in fourth place, could leapfrog Chilly and Dave Lane to take second place, *if* he can take all three points.

 
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Jerry desperately needs a win in order to break his losing streak, but Ian, currently in fourth place, could go top with a win... Both guys gave it their all in this match, but who'll take the honours, and the points?  
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Mark Pitchers lands a lovely 20lb plus day ticket carp on a zig rig and uses the opportunity to show how to handle, weigh and safely return a big fish.
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Carp Channel Monthly's Ian Russell passes on some bite indication advice including when he chooses to 'slack line'.  
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Chilly is on his hols in sunny Devon, the carp are on the surface enjoying the sunshine, but are proving a little elusive. Will he be able to pull it off or will the Carp prove too canny. The local Fish & Chip shop might prove a more fruitful solution.  
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Korda’s Elliot Gray on how he ties up a hinged pop-up boilie set-up, and when he would use it.  
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Hook Patterns
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Ian McMillan with advice on what style of hook will best suit your rig and the water conditions.

 
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Featuring quite stunning underwater footage of some huge fish, part one of this 12-part series presented by Jon Bannister, spotlights the famous Horton Church Lake.
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Ian Russell shares bivvy chat with Gary ‘Milky’ Lowe to discuss how NOT to approach a day ticket carp venue.  
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Ian Russell and Gary ‘Milky’ Lowe run through some of their preferred hook link selections for different carp fishing scenarios, including when and why they use braid and fluorocarbon.  
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Ronnie Buss and Ian Russell talk through when you should, and when you should definitely NOT, incorporate a quick release lead clip system into your carp set-ups.  
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Ian Russell and Gary ‘Milky’ Lowe discuss when they would choose to use a single hook bait approach to their carp fishing and talk about hook baits and hook bait strategies.  
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Ian Russell and Gary ‘Milky’ Lowe discuss when they would choose to use a single hook bait approach to their carp fishing and talk about hook baits and hook bait strategies.  
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Ian Russell and Ron Buss chew the fat over the use of fluoro baits in the colder months.  
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Relive the Carp Wars 2016 experience as freelance carp fishing journalist Hassan Khan meets up with Carp Wars 2016 champion Harry Pratt. Harry talks us through his time on the show, from how he ended up taking part to an in-depth analysis of each match up.    
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Iain "The Tuition Magician" Macmillan shows you how to set up a rig that's given him plenty of success over the years - the Chod Rig, and explains why its a useful rig, especially when fishing over weedy areas.
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In an exclusive extra clip from the new Carp Wars 2 series, Iain Macmillan talks us through the finer points of his favourite Ronnie Rig: why he likes it and how he likes to fish it, including some sneaky tips on how to use it most effectively.
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Ian Russell runs through how he gets the best from PVA mesh.  
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Ian reveals another of his secret weapons and tells us when and where to he uses his PVA clip rig.
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Adam Penning has a tip to maximise your chances when things seem a bit slow.

 
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Mark Pitchers talks about how he adapts his free baiting and hook bait strategies to the venue he is targeting and the size and quantity of fish in there.
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Ash Bradbury tackles one of the UK's toughest carp waters - and has a right result.  
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Lane vs Bryant
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In the penultimate match in the group stage Dave Lane and Mark Bryant face off. Dave is looking to book his place in the final, but if Mark can pinch just one point it leaves the competition wide open ahead of the final group match.  
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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 side in this crunch match from Brightlingsea Fisheries. They're tied in third place, but with a match in hand, Laney must feel like he's got the best chance of a place in the final.  
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Lane vs Pratt
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Currently top of the leaderboard, Harry ‘Potter’ Pratt takes on the old warhorse Dave Lane. Can Laney topple the young pretender or can the young wizard continue to cast his spell over the experienced heads?  
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Lane vs Russell
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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 slug it out in the first episode of the ultimate carp fishing competition.  
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It's late October and Jerry has popped over to Etang le Fays in France. Set in an ancient forrest this stunning fishery was created by Jerry's old mate Mark Eldrich and hosts some monster fish to over 70lbs. The conditions are tricky though, with warm sunny days followed by frosty nights. Will Jerry be able to pull off his dream of a new PB?    
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In a new series of Ian Chillcott’s carping travels, he bumps into carp record breaker Lee Jackson and mulls over swim selection.  
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Mark Bryant and Richard Farnan look to discover what really happens sub-surface on gravel pits.  
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Mark Bryant and Richard Farnan look to discover what really happens sub-surface on gravel pits.  
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Cash Farnan and Mark Bryant conclude their gravel pit masterclass on Hardwick Lakes at Linear Fisheries.  
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Concealing your mainline from pressured carp can be vital. Taska’s Andrew Dennis shows how.  
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A handy piece of kit from Gardner that Dave Springall always uses to attach his rigs to his mainline.  
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Chilly is on Loggies Lake at the Stour Valley Fishery in Kent, but in his first swim it just isn't happening. So he moves and proves that good observation and a quick change of tactics can really pay off. To watch this episode, just login or register now
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Ian McMillan goes back to basics with a simple but very effective long bottom bait rig.

 
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Essential tips on making your bait last and re-envigorating it from Ian Chillcott.  
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Ian Chillcott takes a break from another long stay session on a tough water to pass on some pearls of wisdom on how to go about finding the fish when it’s not really happening.  
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Chris talks about a Redmire Fish he hooked that was even bigger than his British record. Also his views on the close season, antique tackle and the great Donald Leney, the man who first stocked Redmire and arguably made carp fishing what it is today. He also tells Ian how he came to write 'Casting At The Sun' and how it led to 'A Passion For Angling'.  
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The action comes thick and fast as Ian Russell's hair rigged maggot tactics account for carp after carp at Farlow's Lake in Bucks.  
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Joe Turnbull demonstrates how to make a glug - here using liquid food and oil to create a slow release cloud through the water column.  
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Mark Pitchers demonstrates how to build up a picture of the lake bed using a marker float set up, with braid mainline the key component.
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Tim Hodges explains how to get the best from the Marukyu boilie range year round.  
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‘Chilly’ and Mark Barrett head towards the most famous catfish centre of them all, and target the river’s big carp and zander.  
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John Bailey joins magazine editor Stu Dexter for a varied, enjoyable and instructional session on a small gravel pit.  
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In the first of a new series Joe Turnbull shows how easy it is to make your own baits, starting with a versatile stick mix.  
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3 years after their first carp fishing trip to America, the lads return looking to explore the huge untapped potential for carp fishing there. They arrive in Michigan for a couple of week's epic carp fishing catching some incredible fish, both Common and Mirror carp from a variety of watercourses. This 1hr free film is a must watch for keen carp anglers.
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Des gets a sneak preview of RH Fisheries' new lake Monument 2, and the chance to catch some pristine carp.  
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Big carp fishing at the amazing Monument Lake 2. We catch loads of big carp on a range of tactics and have a really enjoyable trip.  
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In this short excerpt, Top angler Ali Hamidi explains the what to look for, where to do it and why, when tackling a new carp water and targeting bigger fish.
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Learn from Ali Hamidi about feature finding, fish location, spod and marker float use for carp fishing. 60 seconds in - has interference  
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More great tips and tricks on catching bigger than average carp, with Ali Hamidi.  
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Alex introduces this episode giving an update on the brother's latest fishing exploits including Carl catching sharks on a carp rod, some bass fishing of Brighton with Matt Roberts and a sesssion carp fishing with Marina Gibson in Yorkshire. Finally the lads head to the crystal clear waters Lake Bled in Slovenia for some carp fishing where Alex lands something very special.
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Dean Macey visits Northern Spain taking in the Pamplona Bull Run and some wild river fishing for carp and barbel.  
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No-Nut Spod
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Dave Springall prepares a tasty spod mix for venues with bait restrictions.  
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Episode One of Open Access sees Iain Macmillan and Lee Morris head to Merrington Fishery, a day-ticket water of a kind that most carp anglers will be familiar with. A decent head of wily carp mean that there's a good chance of a fish, but Iain will have to work for it!
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Mozza and Iain head to Q Lake near York for episode two of Open Access. Tong tries his hand at some floater fishing on the top, but its something he's happy to confess that he's not much good at. Will he stick with the surface tactics or go to something he's more comfortable with?
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The terrible twosome - Iain ‘Ting Tong’ Macmillan and Lee ‘Mozza’ Morris - return for the third episode of the DNA Open Access Series, this time from Mallard Lake on the Stanwick Lakes complex. Tong sets about tempting some of the stunning carp that reside in this fantastic Northamptonshire venue. Can Tong keep his cool despite being faced with no sleep, savage mozzies and the usual barracking from Mozza?
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Chris recants the spooky story of the brown teapot, first told in his iconic book ‘Casting At The Sun’, and concludes with stories of Matt Le Tissier, Harry Redknapp and his experiments with rocket science and explosions.

 
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Chilly is at Patching Pond in Sussex. Its winter so things can be tricky but with a good head of carp in the lake, Chilly hopes to get the fish competing for his bait. Stocked by Donald Leney in the early 1960s, Patching is one of Chilly's favourite lakes and he talks us through swim selection, pre baiting, winter stalking and all the tactics you'll need to put fish on the bank. To watch this episode, just login or register
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Top carper Dave Benton shows how to get the best from artificial baits.  
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Steven gets a chance to reflect on his Carp Wars debut with the man he was up against.
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After a challenging 24 hours the Dave Levy and Lee Morris sit down to discuss what went right and what went wrong. Is either angler happy with the result? Why? And how could they have done better?
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After their first bruising Carp Wars experience Iain Macmillan and Dave Levy sit down for a well-earned rest and discuss the highs, lows, what worked and what didn't.
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In this episode of Carp Wars Extra Iain Macmillan and Steven Coe take the weight off after another gruelling round of Carp Wars to mull over the previous 24 hours of fishing at Stanwick Lakes Fisheries. Would either of them have done anything any differently?
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Pratt vs Bryant
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Harry "Potter" Pratt has already caused one upset by beating carping legend Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott in his first match. Now he has the chance to go top of the leaderboard by beating Mark Bryant, the rig and bait specialist. But since Mark’s also got a chance to go top, expect sparks to fly!  
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Its youth vs experience in match two, as we see the new boy Harry Pratt take on the old war horse and veteran campaigner Ian Chilly Chillcott. But can the young gun teach the old dog a trick or two?  
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After 14 hard hitting rounds it all comes down to this - Harry Pratt vs Ian Russell for the second spot in the final. Both anglers can claim that place, and no doubt Ian will be desperate to protect his reputation, but having already caused one or two of the pro’s a bit of a headache so far in the series, Harry must fancy his chances too. Can he defeat the odds and keep his Carp Wars dream alive?

 
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Chris Lowe passes on some tips that have seen him score when other carp anglers are struggling.  
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A PVA bundle of bait that’s ideal for fishing over blanket weed.  
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Ian Russell uses a fish tank to demonstrate all you ever need to know to help you catch more fish using PVA bags, mesh and tape...  
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Rich Wilby reveals how he tweaks his PVA bag mixes when he’s fishing pressured waters.  
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Dave Springall takes us though all the stages of preparing his very own version of a PVA stick mix.

 
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Q&A With Chilly
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Carl Smith from Carl & Alex gets the chance to put some viewers' questions to top angling star Ian Chillcott, and we get a chance to find out what lights the great man's fire.  
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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott puts his tried and trusted methods to good use on a recent session at The Quarry Fishery in Essex.  
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Welcome to our biggest carp fishing challenge yet, the Reservoir Diaries. We first started these diaries back in late September 2014, but it was only Spring 2015 when we finally started catching carp consistently. In this video we show all the bait, rigs, tactics and locations we fished, to catch some of the best carp we have ever caught.  
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After the success of Reservoir Diaries, the lads are heading back to an enormous reservoir to see if they can’t capture a big scaly mirror carp that they’re sure the 300 acre lake holds.  
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Matt’s on the way to a reservoir that’s famous for holding big predatory fish, but to win this one is going to need the fish of a lifetime, and there’s only 24 hours in which to get it.  
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On the first day of the season, Ian Chillcott makes his way to a glorious stretch of river in search of wild carp.  
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Ian Chillcott and Adam Penning are short day session fishing for carp at Blasford Hill Fishery in Chelmsford. Julian Chidgey is in Falmouth Bay fishing over ‘The Manacles’ onboard Austen Goldsmiths Zen2 after bass on light lure tactics over 35 to 65ft of water. Rob Wooton features in Quick Tips. Duncan Charman is targeting big roach and shows you how to maximise feeding times and how to make the most from a swim.

 
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Kevin Green is joined by UK Carp's Steve Broad for a tip-filled fish fest on how to make the most of your carp fishing when time is short.  
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Dave Benton mixes it up with colours he believes in, plus has a great little trick for presenting pellets.  
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Ian Chillcott realises that size isn’t everything as he catches some of the most beautiful, lean, torpedo shaped carp he has ever seen....  
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Ian Chillcott has one fish on his mind as he heads 250 miles from home to Rob Hughes' Birchwood Farm Lake.  
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Adam Penning is a big fan of the Solar Strong Arm Line Clip, and here explains why he wouldn't go fishing without one on each rod.  
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Chris Lowe talks us through his solid PVA bag mix with a few additions that you can find on the supermarket shelf.  
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Ian Russell gives the lowdown on the spods he uses, and recommends.  
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Join Bob James as he explains yet another great skill of his – stalking carp.  
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The Carp Channel gatecrashes Ian Chillcott’s springtime campaign to find out how he’s been using a stiff link pop-up set-up to catch UK fish to nearly 40lb.  
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Mark Pitchers starts this series by explaining why choosing the right swim is so important to being successful on day ticket carp waters.
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Mark Pitchers continues his series on day ticket carping by running through the gear he uses on stocked venues.
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Plenty of laughs and the odd PB too as Rich and Trev take a tour of Tanyards Lakes in East Sussex.  
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Terry Hearn is fishing on Yately Lake. After a nice 23lb carp, he sits down and talks about some of his early campaigns on the complex and how he caught his first 40lb carp, Basil. In 1996, Terry started fishing Wraysbury and here he discusses his campaign there in detail,  how he approached a water much larger than he was used to, and the clues he learnt along the way that led to his famous capture of Mary. At 55lb 13oz, Terry Hearn broke the British record with Mary and held it for 2 years until another Wraysbury angler, Kev Cummins broke it again with Mary at 56lb 6oz. To watch this fascinating insight into the mindset of a true carping legend, just register or login now.  
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Ian Macmillan explains to Ian Russell why he's a convert to crimping his Chod rigs, and shows how.  
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Derek Ritchie reveals a rig that’s caught him thousands of carp.  
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Ian Chillcott meets up with one of his all time heroes, Chris Yates, who starts by telling him about his early years and how he was introduced to fishing.  
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Ian covers many a mile in his search for a river carp on the beautiful Royalty stretch of the Hampshire Avon - and eventually bags a PB.  
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The Final
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It's the final showdown. Six anglers started the on this journey, this epic quest for greatness, this bid for Carp Wars glory.

Jerry Hammond was the first to fall, with Mark Bryant and Ian Chillcott falling soon after. Ian Russell nearly made it all the way but was just beaten at the bell in the final group match.

In the end it was Dave Lane and the young challenger Harry Pratt who came out on top after the group stages, and it is they who made the journey to Etang Le Fays in France for the 48-hour final. And this really is it, what it's all been about. Winner takes all.

 
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Ian Russell runs through a stack of tips and advice for catching more carp off the top.  
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Andy Dennis shows how to make up the Heli Chod rig he uses for bottom bait presentation.  
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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott spends three very successful days on the famous Mangrove Lake, managed for the past 25 years by his old mate Tim Paisley.  
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The Naked Chod
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Stu Cobb talks about the benefits of the Naked Chod rig, which gives the option of fishing this popular silt set-up direct to the mainline; ideal for venues where leadcore leaders are banned.  
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Carp fishing can be soul destroying one day and then incredibly enjoyable the next, and as you follow us over the next 50 minutes you can see the highs and the lows of our Park Lake Campaign. Watch to see how we target the water, what fish we catch, the types of carp in the lake and most importantly whether we catch our target fish.  
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Mark Pitchers continues his series on making the most of day ticket carp waters by showing how he ties up what he calls 'the perfect PVA rig'.
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Zig rigs have become increasingly popular in recent years as proven catchers of carp when the fish are feeding high in the water column or up on the surface. Carp fishing expert, Mark Pitchers has had massive success with zig rigs, summer and winter, night and day, so here he gives a step-by-step guide on how to tie the zig rig he prefers to use.
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The Carp Channel joins Ian Chillcott as he shows us the rig he used to catch spike from Linear Fisheries’ Manor Farm Lake.  
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Derek Ritchie with a great tip for locating the position of your rig so that you can feed freebies accurately.  
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'Chilly' is making the cat-fishing on Spain’s River Ebro difficult for himself already, while Mark Barratt’s dreaming of his first ever 30lb carp…  
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Stuart Cobb shows how he sets up the famous Withy Pool rig, a set up that utilises a curved shanked hook that’s perfect for fishing with pop-up hook baits. To watch this video for free, just register on Fishing TV now.
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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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Iain MacMillan shows us his favourite naked, no lead core chod presentation. Using a free running rig with just a couple of beads allows the bait to sit above weed and silt without getting buried.  
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Ian McMillan shows us his solid bag set up, great for weedy conditions and with a clever lead drop off system.  
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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 never fished before…  
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Tom Maker shows off his preferred set-up when fishing a solid PVA bag, a rig he’s used to ‘smash’ venues all over the UK.  
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Tom Maker discusses zig rig tactics including spodding with slop to get the fish moving through the surface layers.  
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There’s no easing into things here – Matt’s carp fishing skills are put to the test at a venue he’s never been to before. Can he start the series with a win?  
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Angling consultant Dave Springall explains why he wouldn't be without his top three Trakker products when he's planning an overnight on the bank.  
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Ever wondered if carp sleep or if roach swim in formation? Rob shares some fascinating underwater footage that should help any angler catch more carp. He then tries to put some of that into practice at a match venue, in the company of Mark Bartlett. Later on Tom Maker takes the PVA Bag Challenge, and Andy heads to a neglected stretch of the River Meon to conduct an electro-fishing survey, with some very exciting results.  
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Derek Ritchie's tip for locating the position of your rig so that you can feed accurately.  
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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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Winter Boilies
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Korda’s Elliot Gray reveals his boilie preferences for those cooler sessions.  
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Carl and Alex talk us through their winter's carp fishing at the Tanyards Fishery - watch the video to see if they've had much success.  
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Rich Wilby talks about what hook baits he prefers in colder weather....  
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Winter Snowman
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Ronnie Buss runs us through his favoured winter rig; almost impossible for a carp to reject.  
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Chilly finds a little gem of a water in Somerset as he shows how effective maggots can be for big carp in the colder months.  
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Chilly finds a little gem of a water in Somerset as he shows how effective maggots can be for big carp in the colder months.  
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A tour of the iconic Wraysbury No1 Pit, home of British carp and tench records, but tough as old boots!  
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Carp Channel Monthly’s Ian Russell spotlights the Shimano reel that he uses for spodding.

 
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Ben Hamilton gives a guided tour of the most famous CEMEX water of all, home to some of the country’s most sought-after and biggest carp.  
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Join Jerry Hammond on opening day at perhaps the toughest carp fishing venue of them all...  
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Solar Tackle's Martin Locke discusses carp rigs and tactics as we spotlight on one of CEMEX's top day ticket waters.  
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Ian Chillcott catches up with Tom Maker on the banks of Brasenose 1 to get the low down on a zig rig set up that has been doing the business all over the UK.  
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Ian Chillcott catches up with Tom Maker on the banks of Brasenose 1 to get the low down on a zig rig set up that has been doing the business all over the UK.  
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