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 his old stomping ground holds, but there’s a twist. He’s got to do it on the fly.
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.
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 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’.
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.