C&M Latest Releases
Chub, Grayling, Carp and Bailiffs
On The Bank - Episode 1
In the first episode of On the Bank with Andy Ford and Rob Hughes the pair begin by visiting the Nadder and the Avon, both Wiltshire chalkstreams, for some winter river fishing. They run into a few dace, lots and lots of grayling, and even a decent chub. Later on Rob heads to France to target his favourite species - carp - at a little known small stillwater; and Fordy meets the Angling Trust's volunteer bailiffs, to learn about their important work.
Match fishing and wild rainbows
On The Bank - Episode 2
This week Andy joins Des Ship at a causal weekday fishing match in sub zero conditions, to find out what it is that separates elite matchmen from the rest of us mere mortals. Rob's at the Carp Society's Winter Show, where he's catching up with all the latest innovations, gossip and controversy in the carp world. Finally Andy heads north, to the Derbyshire Wye, to try to capture his first wild UK rainbow trout, with the help of local expert Glen Pointon.
The Illustrated Angler - Eels
The Illustrated Angler - Episode 3
Charlie's back, this time with one of the people who inspired the series, the aptly named Barry Fisher. Barry's a keen eel fisherman, so the lads head out for an overnight session at a park lake to see if they can't capture a few of these slippery customers.
The Illustrated Angler - Carp
The Illustrated Angler - Episode 2
Charlie Coppolo heads to picturesque Wales to meet up with fellow tattooist and angling nut Lee. They head to a local lake to try to land Charlie his first Welsh Carp, and for a change he finds himself on the recieving end of the tattooing needle.
The Illustrated Angler - Catfish
The Illustrated Angler - Episode 1
Meet Charlie Coppolo, expert tattoo artist and fanatical fisherman. In this episode Charlie hooks up with an old friend and inks an amazing catfish tattoo. The pair then head out for an overnight catfish session in search of monsters.
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 1
Matt is back for another series of punishing fishing challenges. In the first episode of series two he’s off to the Wye valley for a multi-species hunt. But to make things interesting, he needs one of them to be a game fish. He uses his natural charm to get access to someone’s private water in a picturesque village on the River Arrow before heading to the Wye proper.
The Trent and Mersey Canal
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 2
Matt’s at Kings Bromley Marina on the Trent and Mersey Canal with a double mission – to show that canals can offer top-notch fishing by catching a 3lb+ fish from the network. He’s keen to show just how much fun predator fishing in marinas can be.
The Dove of Hope
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 3
Matt heads to a river he’s never fished before – the Dove - and he’s got a serious challenge ahead of him - to catch a 2lb grayling and a 4lb chubb, but the cold weather isn’t going to make things easy for him.
A Testing Time
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 4
To the famous Testwood Fishery this time, with a 2lb roach or a 12oz dace in his targets, either of which would be the fish of a lifetime. Once again the wintery conditions look like making life a bit tricky.
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 5
Anglers Paradise is a huge fishing complex in Devon, but that doesn’t mean this challenge is going to be easy. Matt’s got 24 hours to catch 5 of the different ornamental species of fish that old stomping ground holds, but there’s a twist. He’s got to do it on the fly.
A helping hand
24hr Rod Race Season 2 - Episode 6
For the first time Matt has some help, as he’s joined by Babs Kijewski, a German carping expert angler from Cologne, but the challenge is doubly hard: they must both catch two carp: one from the top, one from the bottom.
The 'Gray' Lady
24hr Rod Race - Episode 6
Matt heads to the famous chalkstreams of Hampshire with Grayling in his sights. But this won’t just be an idyllic fly fishing experience… especially with that hat.
24hr Rod Race - Episode 5
This time Matt heads to an old stomping ground – to a hotel with private fishing on the River Windrush – hunting specimen chub. Despite former glories, recent years have seen various issues impact the fishing, so he’ll have his work cut out.
Pound for Pound
24hr Rod Race - Episode 4
The challenges aren’t getting easier, even though the target species seem to be getting smaller…
24hr Rod Race - Episode 3
Matt’s on the way to a reservoir that’s famous for holding big predatory fish, but to win this one is going to need the fish of a lifetime, and there’s only 24 hours in which to get it.
24hr Rod Race - Episode 2
From last episode’s one-species special, this time it’s a multi-species challenge on a fishery complex including gravel pits and a stretch of river.
Top to Bottom
24hr Rod Race - Episode 1
There’s no easing into things here – Matt’s carp fishing skills are put to the test at a venue he’s never been to before. Can he start the series with a win?
Our dad's first fish
Carl and Alex - Episode 21
Back to the River Wye, and this time Carl and Alex have their old man with them. Believe it or not he's never caught a fish before... can he break that duck on this trip?
Carp fishing in Gran Canaria
Carl and Alex - Episode 20
The lads are off on holiday, this time to the Canary Islands to a lake high in the mountains, in search of enormous carp. Can they fool one of the lake's monster fish?
Our First Zander
Carl and Alex - Episode 19
The Boys head to Rutland Water to try some lure fishing for Zander in some tricky weather conditions. They’re joined by expert lure angler Steve Collett - can he help them to hook their first ever zander?
Salmon Fishing on the Tyne
Carl and Alex - Episode 18
After such success with Marina, the boys have got a new species in their sights: Atlantic Salmon. They meet up with the winner of the BBC show ‘The Big Fish’ in Northumberland to fish the Tyne, James’s local patch for some tips.
Fly Fishing with Marina Gibson
Carl and Alex - Episode 17
In a change from their usual fishing style, the boys meet up with Orvis ambassador Marina Gibson on the river Test and on some nearby lakes to try to catch some trout on the fly.
River Wye Barbel Fishing
Carl and Alex - Episode 16
Join the boys on the banks of the idyllic River Wye as they spend a session targeting barbell and chub using swim feeder tactics.
Reservoir Diaries Season 2
Carl and Alex - Episode 15
After the success of Reservoir Diaries, the lads are heading back to an enormous reservoir to see if they can’t capture a big scaly mirror carp that they’re sure the 300 acre lake holds.
The Fish of My Dreams
Mahseer, the name given to a number of different carp species native to the Indian subcontinent and southern Asia. But these are no ordinary carp. Known to British anglers in the Raj as Indian Salmon, they’re an important game and food fish across the region.
In The Fish of My Dreams, British angler Stu Walker heads into the Indian Himalayas, close to the boarder with Nepal, to the snow-fed Kali and Sarju Rivers to try to catch the fish he’s been dreaming of for ten years - a Himalayan Golden Mahseer. This is not fishing for the faint hearted: four hour treks and flycamps, not to mention the lurking danger of hungry leopards which prowl the riverbank after dark. But will he catch that fish he’s been dreaming about for so long?
Winter Carp Fishing
Carl and Alex - Episode 14
Carl and Alex talk us through their winter's carp fishing at the Tanyards Fishery - watch the video to see if they've had much success.
Fly Fishing for Carp
Carl and Alex - Episode 13
In this episode bad weather postpones a trout fishing trip, so rising star of the fly fishing world Marina Gibson joins Carl and Alex to try to catch a carp on the fly.
Float Fishing for Carp
Carl and Alex
In this video we visit a little pond in search of some pretty looking carp on the float. Hope you Enjoy!
Fishing with Des Taylor - Episode 10
Des heads up to the Big Smoke for a session out of Kingston-Upon-Thames. He joins local skipper Warwick Salzer onboard Fling Your Hook, and they try trolling an assortment of live and dead baits targeting pike and if possible an elusive zander.
Carl and Alex
In this video we go fishing fish for pike at a number of different venues and catch some awesome fish! We also show our favourite tactics and baits to use when pike fishing.
Bomb, PVA and Cone
The Truth About Feeder Fishing - Episode 4
In this instructional 'How To' DVD guide, Alex Bones demonstrates the art of winter Bomb and PVA fishing. Filmed at one of the West Midlands finest commercial carp waters Alex puts his theories into practice to help you land more winter carp than ever before.
The Bomb is a tactic many assume is a 'chuck it and chance it' style but, as Alex demonstrates, there's quite a bit more to it if you want to be successful.
Then it's a switch of tactics to demonstrate PVA fishing - what is it? how does it work? how can you get the most from it? All these questions are answered along with many, many more in this action-packed DVD!
Big Pond Grass Carp
The Session - Episode 30
Duncan Charman spends two days on Badshot Lea Big Pond, where he uses clever baiting tactics to target the Grass Carp which can be found at up to 30lbs.
Beneath the Waterline
Wildlife filmmaker Jack Perks uses the skills he's perfected working on shows like BBC Springwatch to showcase the various freshwater fish found in the UK's rivers, streams and waterways.
As a keen fisherman and conservationist Jack has long felt that the UK's freshwater fish species are often overlooked, both by natural history filmmakers and environmentalists. In this film he meets some of those people working to safeguard the diverse species, and captures footage of some captivating residents of Britain's waters.
Sway Lake Roach
Fishing with Des Taylor - Episode 9
Des visits the famous Sway Lakes to try and catch a 2lb roach, but he has to put all his experience to the test, overcoming conditions made tricky by high winds.
Commit to Bream
Will Raisons Match Year - Episode 13
Our resident match expert with tips on how to target bream on a large waterway such as the venue for last year's Nationals, the Gloucester Canal.
Chub and Dace Fishing
Carl and Alex - Episode 3
We do some float fishing on a river and catch some dace and chub on the stick float. River fishing is always good fun and on this particular session we catch numbers of nice dace and a bonus chub or two!
The Truth About Pole fishing - Episode 4
Paste is one of the most popular baits on commercial fisheries and the best way to fish it is on the pole. However, fishing paste can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it and in this DVD Alex Bones shows you the simple route to success.
With nothing more than a bag of pellets and half a bag of groundbait, Alex demonstrates paste fishing made easy on the Thames Pool on Phase Three at Makins Fishery. It's a typical Snake Lake that contains a good head of carp and Alex explains the best areas of the swim to target, how to prepare the paste, rigs and the feeding techniques required to catch more fish on this deadly bait.
Grayling On The Float
The Session - Episode 29
Join big fish ace Duncan Charman as he targets grayling on the beautiful Lower Itchen Fishery in England.