01.07.17

Monster Carp is Back - This Tuesday!

MONSTER CARP IS BACK! The show that combines the thing we love most (huge carp, right?), with travel, crazy stunts and lashings of culture kicks off for a second season at 8pm on ITV4, THIS TUESDAY, July 4th!

Ali Hamidi is joined by his close mates, Tom Dove and Neil Spooner, as they investigate carp-filled waters across the face of our beautiful planet. Huge reserves with wandering big game, isolated mountain lakes, and prolific commercial fisheries all feature in this action-packed series. The guys indulge in some friendly (yeah right!) competition and soak up strange culture and customs along the way. Get your series-link set for Monster Carp Season Two!

SHOW ONE sees the lads on hunt for the biggest of the big, in the big ol’ US of A! To get fully acclimatised, the guys kicked off targeting a species that’s HUGE in America, even if it doesn’t grow to the size of a carp… the bass! Top bass anglers are household names in the US, and our lads fancied getting in on the action, so they headed out with local guides to have a go for these pocket-sized powerhouses. The action hotted up on lures and the lads (well, Spoons and Dovey at least) took great pleasure in catching a species that’s become a national icon.

With the first round out of the way, it was onto the main event, and the crew took to the road, heading for a lake in Austin, Texas. The quarry was to be a 40lb buffalo carp, like our carp but, well, different! The great unknown was whether ‘English’ carp tactics would work for the buffalos. Luckily, the lads didn’t have long to wait to find out, with the ever-reliable Dovey being away very quickly indeed! It was a big one too! Perhaps our favourite moment of the challenge was seeing Ali snap his rod, trying to blast a method ball out into gale-force winds!

Ali had lined up a spectacular challenge for this leg of the tour, and Nascar racing fitted the bill. The lads took to the track to decide who would be crowned king of speed. Back at the lake, Dovey changed tactics and began to catch in tough conditions in an attempt to be crown king of the buffalo hunt! In true Dovey style, he managed to bank a very special carp indeed, the whole affair making compulsive viewing!

*************FULL SCHEDULE:***********

SHOW ONE: TEXAS – JULY 4TH 8pm ITV4
SHOW TWO: CROATIA – JULY 11TH 8pm ITV4
SHOW THREE: MOROCCO – JULY 18TH 8pm ITV4
SHOW FOUR: SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 25TH 8pm ITV4


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