Anglers Paradise is a huge fishing complex in Devon, but that doesn’t mean this challenge is going to be easy. Matt’s got 24 hours to catch 5 of the different ornamental species of fish that old stomping ground holds, but there’s a twist. He’s got to do it on the fly.
Ian Chillcott joins Rae Borras for a spot of trout fishing in the crystal clear, chalk stream fed Avington trout fisheries in Hampshire. Des Taylor visits a marina and goes drop shotting for canal perch whilst Adam Penning features in the quick tip section. Chilly has a red letter day at a carp fishery in Essex and Dave Barham is catching some live baits with an interesting story to tell about the live well on board the days charter.
Rae meets up with Dave Barham and Jim Midgley aboard Shaun Heath's boat Great White II for some winter bass fishing on lures. John Bailey goes fishing for winter chub on the Wensum and Chilly gets on a train to Abbey lakes in France and uses a high tech bait boat.
Jansen Teakle shows Rae Borras how to catch bass in the Bristol channel. Ian Chillcott put his watercraft to good use in ‘Out And About With Chilly’. Duncan Charman offers up some tips by scaling his tackle down. Nick Hart is fly fishing for carp using a floating line and some fluorocarbon leader. Joe Turnball features in our quick tip section and shows you how to fish a normal boilie hook bait ‘wafter style’ for carp.
A fish for all seasons? Ian Chillcott joins Des Taylor for a days chub fishing on the River Test in Hampshire. Jerry Hammond is targeting carp in amongst the lilies on a beautiful summers day. Dave Barham features in Quick Tips and talks through grip leads for up-tiding off a boat at sea. Nick Hart is after budget price salmon on a small clear water river in the south of England.
Rae Borras and Steve Cullen fish Hampshire's river Anton for grayling whilst Ian Chillcott swaps his fixed spool reels for centrepins as he targets river carp. David Chidzoy has some handy beach casting tips and Duncan Charman shows us his techniques for big summer eels.
Rae Borras pairs up with England International Scott Nellins to catch stillwater trout at Vale End Fishery. Des Taylor takes us float fishing for tench and shows us how to identify bites from liners. Ian Chillcott quotes Richard Walker ‘one hour in the right place is worth five in the wrong’ and gets mobile in his pursuit of carp. Chilly finds a likely looking spot to set his carp traps. Jansen Teakle features in Quick Tips.
Steve and Jo explore the remarkable Fitzroy / Dawson River catchment west of Rockhampton to chase wild southern saratoga using light spinning gear and surface stick baits. This is topwater sight-fishing at its very best, and the close-quarters, hand-to-fin combat amongst the tangled snags and sticks will definitely get your blood pumping and your casting arm twitching! But as well as being entertained, you'l learn valuable lessons about finding, spotting, stalking and luring sharp-eyed, wary predators.
Rae Borras takes Ian Chillcott for a days trout fishing on the famous River Test in Hampshire. Adam Penning talks about short session success for bigger carp whilst fishing at The Quarry in Essex. Duncan Charman features in the Did You Know with some early season tench fishing. Barbel are on the cards as Des Taylor enjoys an early morning start on a misty River Severn.
Rae Borras joins Dave Barham on-board Shaun Heaths Great White charter out of Langstone Harbour in search of blonde rays. Ian Chillcott gets off to a bad start having to put up with other watersport users whilst targeting river carp on the Warwickshire Avon. Duncan Charman is stalking Barbel. Joe Turnball says 'baits don’t have to be round’.
Duncan Charman and Rae Borras target big roach at Mill Farm, whilst Dave Barham and Jim Midgley catch smoothhound off of Anglesey. Ian Chillcott meets up with David Burgess at the Royalty Fishery on the Hamshire Avon where he fishes for carp but catches a 10lb+ Barbel!
Rae Borras and Ian Chillcott go stalking for carp at Par Fisheries in Essex. Steve Townsend is out with his guide George on the Lower Zambezi river. In ‘Quick Tips’ Duncan Charman reveals a super bait that picks out the bigger carp. Dave Barham jumps on-board Jeff Clarkes The Duchess II out of Weymouth Marina. Des Taylor goes in search of carp at The Monument in Shropshire.
Matt is back for another series of punishing fishing challenges. In the first episode of series two he’s off to the Wye valley for a multi-species hunt. But to make things interesting, he needs one of them to be a game fish. He uses his natural charm to get access to someone’s private water in a picturesque village on the River Arrow before heading to the Wye proper.