Big Fish Off star Dappy: "Carping is my life!"

Ultra-keen carp angler Dappy, who embarks on a UK-wide tour this autumn and supports superstar Taio Cruz at the Liverpool Echo Arena on July 18th, also stars in the ITV repeat of The Big Fish Off on Tuesday 2nd June at 11.10pm.

A pretty 18lb linear mirror

And the other half of a brace of 20s at 21lb

Big Fish Off star Dappy has been putting the skills he learnt on the bank with Ali Hamidi and Dean Macey to good use with a great run of fish in recent sessions at Stanborough Lakes in Hertfordshire.

After tackling the local club water armed with a few new Korda and Kiana Goo products, resulting in a string of scaly mirrors and hard-fighting commons to 23lb, Dappy revealed: “I’ve been catching some nice fish lately – Ali taught me a lot in The Big Fish Off!

In his latest session at the venue, which is minutes from his house and also the water where he broke his PB with a 34lb mirror two years ago, Dappy landed a brace of 20s plus back-up doubles on Cell pop-ups soaked in Goo and tipped with Fake Food plastic corn over spod mix.

“I’ve been doing well on Squid Supreme Goo-soaked pink pop-ups, with a bit of fake yellow corn popped-up, plus some hempseed, Cell boilies, groundbait, rock salt, tuna and pellets in the spod mix. Then finally that good old smelly Squid Goo! I've caught my two biggest ones on a rig that Ali showed me,” detailed Dappy, who tackles the Linear Complex in Tuesday’s The Big Fish Off episode in a fast-paced carp challenge against Made In Chelsea’s Ollie Locke.

“Now I’m back with my own sold-out tour, but when I'm not on stage or in the studio, I'm on a bank somewhere! Carp fishing is my life,” added the Camden, London-born singer.

Stanborough Lakes is located near Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, near Dappy’s home, and offers carp to 34lb on a £7-a-day ticket or Welwyn Garden City Angling Club yearly permit at £85 for an adult.

Check out http://www.wgc-angling-club.co.uk for more on the venue and follow Dappy on social media for the latest on his tour dates and ticket sales.

Season one of The Big Fish Off is currently being repeated on ITV with episodes being aired on the following dates:

Episode 3- Tuesday, June 2, 11.10pm
Episode 4 - Tuesday, June 9, 11.10pm
Episode 5 - Tuesday, June 23, 11.10pm

Dappy is back with a big July gig in Liverpool and UK tour

Double take time for Dappy and his fishing buddy!