Carp Adventures France Part 1
- Episode 1
Tony Davies-Patrick, the globetrotting angler, returns to the home of some of the biggest carp in the world: France. He visits a number of lakes, in the company of his fishing buddy "Big Ron". Since Tony's a keen wildlife photographer, there's some great scenery, animal and birdlife in this film, as well as some serious carp.
Carp Adventures France Part 2
- Episode 2
The gallic adventure continues and Tony and team head to Brocard and Lac Des Lesmont to see if they can't beat their excellent record so far on this trip. Some silty - and big - waters require some specific tactics and long-range fishing. Expect Tony's usual gentle presenting style and plenty of other wildlife alongside with the fishing.
Carp Quest Part 1
- Episode 1
Tony Davies-Patrick is back in Italy and there are some massive carp to be caught, so he's prepared to take his time and wait out some less than perfect conditions. Tony gets his scuba gear out to provide some great underwater shots.
Carp Quest Part 2
- Episode 2
Starting off in Italy's Lake Maggiore, a water measured in kilometers, presents some unique challenges, before Tony heads to the Canary Island of Gran Canaria, where he and his friends capture some stunning fish.
Carp and Catfish Europe Part 1
Carp and Catfish Adventures - Episode 1
In Episode one of Carp and Catfish Adventures Europe Globetrotter Tony Davies-Patrick heads to the continent. Their first port of call is a lake in Northern Italy, but first Tony recalls some underwater filming he did at a lake in France the previous year, where he manage to capture some 60lb+ carp on film.
Once at the glacial lakes of Viveroni – a huge body of water – it takes some patience before the action really begins in the cooler weather of the mountains and American Signalclaw Crayfish causing some trouble. In the end he and his Italian fishing buddy Roberto head to the River Po where, after some heavy rain, things start to go their way, a few nice carp and a gorgeous tench for good measure. Most of these fish have never been caught before, and fight hard.
Carp and Catfish Europe Part 2
Carp and Catfish Adventures - Episode 2
Episode two of Tony’s European adventure sees he and Roberto have one last attempt to hook up to a big carp. Some interest from resident catfish prompts a look at the baits, and eventually, on their final night on the lake a common close to 40lb comes to the net. Later, while out on a dingy, Tony hooks into a huge fish which gives him an almighty battle before eventually succumbing.
From Italy Tony heads to northern Spain to target some more European carp and also the catfish that make the Iberian peninsular a mecca for anglers. Here the weather is kinder, and the first signs of spring are showing. The fish are friskier too, with several sizeable carp and a few huge catfish landed.
Carp Adventures Africa Part 1
Carp and Catfish Adventures - Episode 3
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.
Carp Adventures Africa Part 2
Carp and Catfish Adventures - Episode 4
Episode two sees Tony and friends fish a number of lakes, including a 2000 acre wild lake called Spingbok, which presents the challenge of finding wild carp on the huge waters.
Amid the stunning scenery of Africa’s high veldt and the peaks of the Drakensberg mountains, surrounded by rhino, hippo, this is wild fishing in the truest sense of the word. Despite a catalogue of set backs including more storms, broken lines and… inquisitive hippos they remain confident when they hit their third 2000 acre lake of the trip, and that confidence eventually pays off, as several gorgeous fish are brought to the net. As well as lots of carp fishing action, Tony joins some local lads targeting big bass.