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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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Simon has decided to try something new, and has put the Carp rods away this time. Its December and having only caught one Pike before, really fancies having a proper go at it so joins Savage Gear Pro, Robbie Northman on Billingford Lakes in Norfolk for a 24hr tutorial. After picking up the casting pretty quickly, Simon's enjoying this active style of fishing lures, which is in complete contrast to his usual Carp fishing. Robbie teaches Simon how to break down a swim into sections so its easy to cover the water effectively. Robbie then shows how its done as he stealthily creeps down the bank and casts gently into a likely looking spot, and nicks out a 10lb plus fish. Simon has the Carp rods out overnight but to no avail and in the morning, gets in the van and heads to their next location in Cambridgeshire this time, meeting Robbie in Benwick. They start with some dropshotting under a lovely old bridge on the river Nene. Moving downstream they get the lures out and Simon has a follow from a nice Pike, but it refuses his lure. The rain comes at lunchtime which colours the water a little and Robbie thinks this will help their chances. He's proved right as he hooks and lands another nice sized Pike in the afternoon. Its not to be for Simon today but he's learnt a lot and is full of confidence as his visits Heybridge Basin on his own a few weeks later, but will this solo Pike mission prove successful?
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Simon heads to Asbury Fisheries near Hatfield Peverel in Essex, for a weekend on the 9 acre Mere lake. There's a good head of big English carp here with the lake being known as the home of Hendrix, a warrior of a fish that sadly died last year. Simon's drawn peg 1 and has clear water in front of him with the water ranging from 6-16 ft and a few Carp already topping. Simon's neighbour catches a clonker, a Mere original, so he heads over to take a look at Swirlytail, a 35lb 10oz Common. Simon patiently sits it out but with no reward, he spends some time with Ash, the lake's owner who gives him the lowdown on the lake and it's impressive stock. Ash explains how he's changed the lake since taking over from a syndicate only to a mix of syndicate and exclusive bookings and how a stealthy approach is key here. Simon visits the stock pond and hears how Ash got some of the spawn from Hendrix's last outing to create a new generation of this famous fish. Returning to his swim, Simon decides to make up a new bait mix but instead of spodding it out which he knows will scare these spooky fish, he gets out his all singing all dancing bait boat to deliver the payload. Evening passes, as does the night and as day 2 gets underway, Simon's staring down the barrel of a blank. It seems the fish have moved to the other end of the lake, but can he salvage something from the session?
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Simon takes an early Autumn trip to St Andrews Lake at Halling in the Kent North Downs. Its a stunning lake with crystal clear water and at 75 acres and up 90m deep is probably more akin to venues on the continent. After selecting a swim on a promontory which goves him a good ambush point he gets his 3 rods out in areas that he's been seeing fish, in the open water and on the far bank. With nothing ding early on, Simon decides to have a look a few swims down and finds some fish patrolling in some clear shallow water. Using a popped up sweetcorn on a 360 rig, he manages to catch a small but perfectly formed Common in short time. Returning to his manin swim for the night we pick up with Simon in the morning to see his overnight capture, a lovely little fully scaled Mirror. After meeting Andrew, the head bailiff, Simon decides to alter his tactics a bit as he's worried about his presentation on the steep dropoffs this lake has. The changes pay off as Simon lands, in his words' the most beautiful carp I've ever caught', a stunning Mirror Carp with deep dark scales. A couple more fish follow but its that Mirror Carp that will live long in Simon's thoughts.
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Simon finds an old pencil drawing of a Common Carp that was given to him on his wedding day and he thought was lost. It triggers memories of an old friend and he takes a trip to Devon, to Emperor Lakes near Kingsbridge. He's joined for 2 days fishing on this stunning syndicate water with new friend, Frank Warwick and his son Guy who has followed in his father's footsteps and become quite a carp angler himself. Guy had caught a fish the evening before Simon arrived and shows off a proper scaly Mirror Carp that he'd found. Simon meets up with the lake's owner, David Lidstone and talks about the lake's history and his philosophy for managing the water since he took over. Frank then shows Simon how he makes one of his go to rigs which is easy to put together and also deadly. Simon spends some time with Guy and talks to him about his angling journey which was kind of inevitable with such an illustrious father. Guy takes Simon down to an intimate corner of the lake that he's been baiting up and as they stealthily approach, Guy thinks there are fish here so allows Simon the chance to have a go at them. With a delicate little underarm cast Simon hits the spot and it isn't long before his line shoots off and all hell breaks loose. Its a small fish but beautifully proportioned and in perfect nick. Early in the morning and Frank shows his class by landing a stunning 40lber which is over 40 years old and a real warrior of a Carp. With the fishing done, Simon meets up with an old friend Tobes, and his Dad, Micky Loates who inspired Simon to start fishing as well as become a naturalist and artist.
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Its Friday afternoon and as Simon finishes his week's work, he takes an unexpected call and an invitation to go and fish with one of his carping heroes. He packs his gear and heads off in the van to Shrewsbury where he meets up with all time legend, Frank Warwick on a syndicate lake. After picking Frank's brain for some local knowledge, Simon sets his traps and settles down for the evening. As dawn comes around, Simon and Frank reveal the 3 stunning fish that they caught overnight. Frank gently slides his fish back in under the lilies whilst Simon manages a slightly comical release which involves a great deal of water being splashed on him. Simon hooks a nice fish takes him into a snag and although Frank helps him get it out by grabbing the line and teasing it out, it immediately gets back in again and its a lost fish. Simon then sits down to have a proper bankside chinwag with Frank and finds out why he loves this syndicate lake so much and how his approach to fishing has changed over the years. Frank also discusses some technical elements to his current Carp fishing including his reasoning behind using a heavier weight than most anglers for improved hooking capability. As the session comes to an end, Simon once again reflects on his journey back into Carp fishing and how this experience with Frank will stand him in good stead in the future.
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Simon's return to Carp fishing was a big success but now he's taking on a more challenging water, a 10 acre lake called the Rise and part of the Chelmsford Angling Association's fisheries. The lake boasts some impressive stock with many 20lb and 30lb fish, a sprinkling of 40lbers and 3 over 50lbs. After putting his rods out, Simon uses a throwing stick to put out a few boilies and then sits down and waits. After a while of worrying whether he's doing the right thing, Simon starts spodding his fishing areas. Evening comes around and Simon settles in to sleep, but isn't woken up by the sound of alarms and as he rises the following morning, worries about what to do next to solve the puzzle. A change in wind direction and a chat with the bailiff convinces Simon to move to the other side of the lake but can nick a fish before his 48hrs are up?
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Simon has a 24hr session planned on a local day ticket water, so starts getting ready the day before, making some rigs and preparing his baits before packing up the van with all his newly acquired carp gear. He also takes some time to study the lake Google Maps and formulate a plan of attack. Arriving at the Mill, he unpacks his gear onto a barrow and moseys on down to one of the stunning swims on this beautiful 3 acre lake. He's fishing in a corner, so puts 2 baits out along the margins with one straight out into the lake where he saw a fish roll earlier. The rain starts and doesn't let up at all, lasting all night into the next morning. As Simon is fearing the worst, in the morning, his line shoots out and a fish is finally caught. The left hand rod down the margin soon goes too, and more fish follow and its beginning to turn into a red letter day for Simon. Simon's return to carp fishing is a resounding success and he's naturally delighted.
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Simon is trying to discover his love of fishing after some time away. After buying all new gear from his local tackle shop, he takes a trip Braxted Lake, one of the Chelmsford Angling Association waters. Simon has some happy memories here, especially helping his son catch his first 20lb fish over 15 years ago. He starts with one rod fishing the margin whilst his second is fishing with floaters further out. Simon's welcome back to fishing is a chunky little Common Carp which eagerly slurped down his floater and Simon seems pleased as punch with it. Another bigger fish follows and Simon seems be enjoying his return to Carp fishing. A couple of smaller fish come along before Simon lands a proper un with a lovely 21lb fish. It caps a brilliant return to fishing and Simon reflects on today whilst looking forward to his next trip
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Simon takes a trip to the Mill, a beautiful syndicate Carp lake deep, in the Essex countryside. As he wanders the banks, camera gear in hand and enjoying the lake's wildlife, he reflects on his decision to sell his carp gear a couple of years ago to invest more time in wildlife photography. Being near the water's edge and near these majestic fish, he starts to realise what he's missing and comes to the conclusion that its time to start fishing again.
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Although Des is generally thought of as a river angler, he admits that he loves Carp fishing and here at the Sitch Lake in Shropshire he is able to indulge himself during a two day session in the famous Holiday swim. It's April and although the sun is shining in clear blue skies it's unseasonably cold and the water temperature has dropped, so Des is taking a cagey approach, not over feeding. He's casting a slow sinking pineapple wafter hookbait that he hope's will sit just above his free offerings, halved Scopex Squid 20mm boilies soaked in Tigernut juice with Betaine and Hemp Oil that he's strung on a short PVA thread and attached to the hook. He's hoping that the wafter will sit just above these and be the first thing sucked into an unsuspecting hungry carp's mouth. The lake is a consistent 4 feet deep with a silty bottom and Des has seen carp breaking the surface about 70 yards out, so he's casting his two rods into this area. There are plenty of Carp in the lake ranging from 20lbs to one just over 50lbs but in these conditions Des will be happy with a bite or two. He doesn't have to wait too long before he gets a drop back on the alarm and the game is on. Des has been carp fishing for many years and has plenty of tips on reading the conditions, casting techniques and bait presentation making this a great film to watch. To watch Carp at The Sitch now, just login or join
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In this episode of Reel Africa we join freshwater specimen anglers Werner Lubbe and John Dearden for a session at Aqua Paradiso on the outskirts of Johannesburg. John has pioneered specimen fishing in South Africa for over 20 years, he is a contributor to The Carp Angler magazine and the creation of Aqua Paradiso as a specimen carp lake is due in no small way, to the interest he has generated in the sport. He and Werner are on a session just before the lake is officially re-opened and they are fishing pop-ups off the bottom with PVA bags of bait. The crystal clear water makes the fish exceptionally wary, but John is able to bag a couple of lovely 20 pounders. To watch Carp Fishing South Africa now, just login or register
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ian reveals another of his secret weapons and tells us when and where to he uses his PVA clip rig.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Top tips from Carp Wars star Ian Russell, who talks us through the rigs and baiting tactics he uses in his match against Dave Lane, on Honeypots Lake, a water known to hold several catfish: how will he avoid getting bites from those slippery customers and land the carp?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Steven gets a chance to reflect on his Carp Wars debut with the man he was up against.
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A short compilation of all of Ian's runs from his match vs. Steven Coe.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dave Springall takes us though all the stages of preparing his very own version of a PVA stick mix. 
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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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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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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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Ian Russell shares bivvy chat with Gary ‘Milky’ Lowe to discuss how NOT to approach a day ticket carp venue.  
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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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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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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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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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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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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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Join Jerry Hammond on opening day at perhaps the toughest carp fishing venue of them all...  
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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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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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The Carp Channel Monthly crew get under the carp fishing skin of Trakker's Rich Farnan. Part 3 of 3.  
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Ian Russell runs through his particle spod mix for runs waters.  
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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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Joe Turnbull gives a few tips on how to get the best results from spods, spoms and catapults.  
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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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More pearls of carp fishing wisdom and insight from that man Ian Chillcott.  
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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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If you want to be able to cast accurately every time then you need these wrapping sticks from Gardner.  
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Before he became mega-famous through Monster Carp, Korda legend Ali Hamidi gave us a masterclass in how to move up to bigger carp. In a session at Chigborough Farm Fishery, Maldon Essex, he starts with the basics of what to do when arriving at a new venue. He explains that watercraft is the most important thing, what features to look out for and where to find the fish. Shows how to set up and use a marker float, clip up all your rods to the right distance, prepare and use a spod mix. It's not long after his first cast that he gets a bite, so he demonstrates how to play a large carp and then how to handle it on the bank, returning it in better condition than it came out. Look out for plenty more in part 2. To watch this video now, just login or register
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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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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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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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Chilly is desperate to get a monkey off his back - he's never caught a carp from a British river.  
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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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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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Ian Russell takes the opportunity to flag up two new Avid products.  
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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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Find out how adding a traditional Christmas tipple to your spod mix can transform your catches on those tougher days.  
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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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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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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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Carp Channel Monthly’s Ian Russell spotlights the Shimano reel that he uses for spodding. 
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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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A handy piece of kit from Gardner that Dave Springall always uses to attach his rigs to his mainline.  
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Ian Russell talks to Ronnie Buss about the early days of making his own carp tackle.  
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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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Cash Farnan and Mark Bryant conclude their gravel pit masterclass on Hardwick Lakes at Linear Fisheries.  
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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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Ian Chillcott on the month when he expects to catch a target fish.  
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Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott has some thoughts on carping in the bleak mid-winter.  
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Ian Russell shows how to give your boilie hook baits and attractive oily kick.  
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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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Joe Turnbull with a quick and easy tip on how to give your boilies an extra layer of attraction.  
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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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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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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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Rich Wilby reveals how he tweaks his PVA bag mixes when he’s fishing pressured waters.  
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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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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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Dave Springall outlines all the fine details that go into making his version of the Chod Rig so effective.  
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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott discusses his views on the ‘ultimate winter bait’ – the boilie. 
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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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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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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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The final installments of Carp Channel Monthly’s exclusive interview with Derek ‘The Don’ Ritchie.  
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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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Find out about how CEMEX, the country's biggest controller of stocked angling venues, creates so many fantastic waters.  
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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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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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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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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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Ian Russell gives the lowdown on the spods he uses, and recommends.  
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Ian McMillan goes back to basics with a simple but very effective long bottom bait rig. 
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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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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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Mark Bryant and Richard Farnan look to discover what really happens sub-surface on gravel pits.  
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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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Rich Wilby talks about what hook baits he prefers in colder weather....  
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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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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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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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Derek Ritchie's tip for locating the position of your rig so that you can feed accurately.  
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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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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 Chillcott has one fish on his mind as he heads 250 miles from home to Rob Hughes' Birchwood Farm Lake.  
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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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Boilie Cutters
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Joe Turnbull demonstrates the best methods for crushing or cutting your boilies.  
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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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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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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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Ian Russell runs through a stack of tips and advice for catching more carp off the top.  
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Join Bob James as he explains yet another great skill of his – stalking carp.  
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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 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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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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Dean moves on from the beautiful carp of the Canaries and targets freshwater bass and huge, cruising saltwater rays.  
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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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Gary Lowe's five essential tips to keep you catching carp in winter.  
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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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Carp Channel Monthly's Ian Russell passes on some bite indication advice including when he chooses to 'slack line'.  
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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 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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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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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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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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Dave Benton mixes it up with colours he believes in, plus has a great little trick for presenting pellets.  
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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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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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Dave Springall shows how to make make this simple, but very effective anti tangle rig.  
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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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Ali Hamidi continues his carp fishing masterclass at Chigborough Fishery, Maldon Essex by showing how to tie the famous KD Rig, a balanced yellow pop-up on a short hair. How to add pva bags of bait to your rig. He also shares the amazing salt trick that allows you to put wet baits into PVA mesh and finishes by covering the basics of stalking carp from the cover at the tight end of the lake. To watch this video now, just login or register
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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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Ian Russell and Ron Buss chew the fat over the use of fluoro baits in the colder months.  
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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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Essential tips on making your bait last and re-envigorating it from Ian Chillcott.  
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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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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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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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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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Ian Chillcott with gems of carp fishing wisdom. 
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Ash Bradbury tackles one of the UK's toughest carp waters - and has a right result.  
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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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Concealing your mainline from pressured carp can be vital. Taska’s Andrew Dennis shows how.  
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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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Ian Chilly Chillcott is on the famous Royalty Fishery, on the Hampshire Avon in this episode. He's looking for a river carp and covers many a mile in his search before eventually bagging a PB. To watch this video, just login or register
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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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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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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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An adventure into the sidestreams and lakes of the Ebro Valley with Ian Chillcott and Mark Barrett.  
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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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John Bailey joins magazine editor Stu Dexter for a varied, enjoyable and instructional session on a small gravel pit.  
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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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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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Adam Penning has a tip to maximise your chances when things seem a bit slow. 
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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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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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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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Jerry Hammond catches a high 'thirty' for the cameras at the tough Fox Pool - includes fabulous underwater footage.  
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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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Dave Springall explains how to use bright pop-ups in your PVA mix to improve your baiting accuracy. 
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Ian Russell talks to Ronnie Buss about the early days of making his own carp tackle.  
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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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Two products to keep your baits in tip-top condition.  
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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 Macmillan explains to Ian Russell why he's a convert to crimping his Chod rigs, and shows how.  
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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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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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Derek Ritchie with a great tip for locating the position of your rig so that you can feed freebies accurately.  
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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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Mark Bryant and Richard Farnan look to discover what really happens sub-surface on gravel pits.  
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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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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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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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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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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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Ian Russell talks to carp fishing legend Ron Buss about his life in carp fishing.  
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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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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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Ian Chillcott passes on some carp fishing pearls of wisdom for the high summer months.  
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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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Dave Springall lets us into a few secrets on how to get the most out of his favourite line.  
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Tim Hodges explains how to get the best from the Marukyu boilie range year round.  
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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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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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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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More pearls of carp fishing wisdom from that man Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott.  
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Chilly passes on his advice for making the most of your carp fishing all year round.  
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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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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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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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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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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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The canaries, home of windsurfing, beaches and nightlife and as Dean Macey finds out, some great carp fishing.  
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Ian Russell runs through how he gets the best from PVA mesh.  
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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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Joe Turnbull demonstrates how you can make your own baits, here with his version of a critically balanced hookbait.  
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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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Mark Pitchers continues his series on day ticket carping by running through the gear he uses on stocked venues.
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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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Joe Morgan shows how to get the best from Kryston’s Bogey – a product the firm rates as perhaps its most under-rated.  
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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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Ian Chillcott enjoys the best three mornings of carp fishing of his life - it's just awesome carp fishing.  
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Derek Ritchie reveals a rig that’s caught him thousands of carp.  
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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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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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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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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. To watch this video now, just login or register
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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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Host Ian Chillcott joins Adam Penning to share tactics for short session fishing for carp, at Blasford Hill Fishery near Chelmsford. Meanwhile Julian Chidgey heads out into Falmouth Bay fishing for Bass on light lures. Rob Wooton has a quick tip for casting your waggler float into the current and Duncan Charman targets big roach and shows how to make the most of their feeding times.
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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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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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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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Dean Macey visits Northern Spain taking in the Pamplona Bull Run and some wild river fishing for carp and barbel.  
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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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A PVA bundle of bait that’s ideal for fishing over blanket weed.  
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Ian Chillcott gets the lowdown from Linear Fisheries head bailiff Roy Parsons.  
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott heads across the channel on a French carping adventure to Abbey Lakes.  
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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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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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Carp Channel Monthly finds out what makes top carper Derek Ritchie tick.  
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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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The Carp Channel Monthly crew get under the carp fishing skin of Trakker's Rich Farnan. Part 1 of 3.  
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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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Ian Chillcott with some carp fishing pearls of wisdom for those chilly December sessions.  
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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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Top carper Dave Benton shows how to get the best from artificial baits.  
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