With more than 100 30lb+ carp to his name, there are few anglers in the UK better placed to offer hints, tips and advice on how to snare those big fish than Ian Russell. In this series Ian examines a wide range of tactics, tackle and techniques that have served him well over the years - there's something there for absolute beginners and expert anglers
The Tuition with Iain Macmillan
In this hour and half film one of the UK's top carp fishing coaches Ian MacMillan shares his wealth of knowledge on carp fishing. Filmed at a private syndicate lake, known to hold stunning carp, there's no better looking instructional film available. Ian covers all the topics that he gets asked about most often, from spooling a reel to fish handling and care. With several fish in the net over the course of the film, there's a great mix of hints and tips and fishing action.
Carp – Below the Surface
This is a film about the basics of carp fishing. Different experienced carp fishermen will run through pre-baits, chumming, hook baits and tackles. Everything is shown and explained in minute detail. NB - In GERMAN with ENGLISH Subtitles. We will be concentrating on the underwater elements of the fishing. In most of our fishing situations, we have had an underwater camera placed in the chumming area. We will see carp entering the chumming area – and we will see how they react on the pre-bait and hook baits. These sequences will be interesting to very experienced carp fishermen, too. Other species of fish enter the chumming areas too, and we see tench, roach, perch, and bream – and even spectacular footage of a pike. Apart from that, the film is full of beautiful scenery, moods, and carp catches.
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.