Two fantastic new TV shows on Sky Sports next week!

At a time when it is more important than ever before to get youngsters involved in fishing, Korda is keen to do its bit through its involvement with a couple of events which will be hitting your TV screens next week!

Carp Academy has been a massive success over the years since it was first set up, and gives youngsters a chance to learn from some of the best anglers in carp fishing, by spending a couple of days actually fishing with them. Every year, following the event, we receive catch reports from the students, often with a new PB, showing that they have put what they learnt to good use!

The 2016 event took place at Furnace Lakes, where the youngsters enjoyed some great sport from carp to mid-20s, and as usual the TV cameras were in attendance to capture all the action as it unfolded.

You’ll be able to see exactly how they got on by watching ‘Carp Academy’ when it airs on Sky Sports 4 on Tuesday, May 2. The show is an hour long and premieres at 5pm, but if you miss it the first time around, then don’t worry, as it is repeated at 7pm, 9pm and finally at midnight, on the same day.

That follows hot on the heels of the screening of the last ever British Young Carpers’ Angling Championship in its current format, another event which was covered by the Korda TV crew.

The BYCACs had run continuously for 14 years and the final event took place at Linear Fisheries’ Oxlease Lake, in Oxfordshire, where the action was fast and furious, as the youngsters taking part got amongst the many carp which inhabit the day ticket venue. Although this was a carp match and most were focused on trying to bank as many fish as possible, some big ‘uns also put in an appearance, including mirrors to nearly 40lb!

With the weather being hot, a lot of the fish were in the surface layers, where zig rigs and floater fishing scored heavily, and this ended making it a very fair event which went right down to the wire, with several different anglers still being in with a chance of winning it on the final morning.

The standard of angling was very high, and as usual it was encouraging to see just how proficient they were at fishing different methods and getting the most from there swims – including a number of familiar faces who had attended Carp Academy in the past.

To see how the event unfolds and who is ultimately crowned champion, tune in to Sky Sports 5 on Monday, May 1 at 8.30pm for the hour long show. It will be repeated again at 10:30pm on the same channel, and then again on Sky Sports 4 at midnight and 2am.