Chilly on Carp, Five Part DVD from OnlineFishing.tv - Review
Angling TV channel OnlineFishing.tv is starting to put some of its 15 exclusive TV series to DVD. One that will really interest the carp angler is ‘Chilly On Carp’, starring Ian Chillcott.
Chilly on Carp, Five Part DVD
Presenter: Ian Chillcott
Running time: 150 Mins
Genre: Carp fishing
Colour System: PAL
Number of Discs: 1
Year of Release: 2009
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
There are five classic episodes:
Chilly At Yateley (22 mins)
Chilly visits the resting place of ‘Basil Forty’, the first true English 40lb-plus carp. So revered is this fish that it actually has a gravestone at the waterside! Learn about the story of this historic 12-acre venue and its topography, including shots of when it was controversially drained after Basil died, and restocked with ‘quintessentially English’ Sutton Lake carp, perpetuating the Basil legend.
Three Manic Mornings (30 mins)
Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott enjoys the best three mornings of carp fishing of his life, and all in front of the OnlineFishing.tv cameras. Incredibly he starts catching within 30 SECONDS of casting out, after pre-baiting the night before, and within just ten minutes he’s got a ‘thirty’ on the bank! As Chilly says himself: “It’s better to be lucky than good!”
The Famous Royalty Fishery (29 mins)
Join Ian ‘Chillcott on a tour of the sumptuous Royalty stretch of the Hampshire Avon, a river that gives the carp angler a genuine chance of a running water 30-pounder. Our ace passes on some great instruction on targeting river fish by adapting your stillwater carp approach, but unfortunately the fish are not impressed, and Ian finds himself having to move hither and thither to try and wet his landing net.
Small Water Stalking (34 mins)
Chilly has his stalking head on at Rob Hughes’ Birchwood Farm Lake – baiting spots and creeping up on feeding fish with the simplest of set-ups. He knows his luck’s in when he finds a four-leafed clover, and he’s soon slipping the landing net under quite literally the fish of his dreams, the lean, mean fighting machine known as ‘The Black Mirror’. Great stuff!
Size Isn't Everything (37 mins)
A ban on all loosefeed at Boyton Cross Lake in Essex has resulted in a population of slow-growing carp that are up to 35 years old, yet mostly under 20lb in weight. However, they are some of the most stunning carp you have ever seen. This is both an insight into tackling a new water, and a journey into the mind of Ian Chillcott, as he begins to question his carping ethos…
‘Chilly On Carp’ the five part series is available for £16.99 plus P&P by going online to http://shop.onlinefishing.tv, or by calling 0207 267 4010 or you can watch them online by going to www.onlinefishing.tv.
I enjoyed this one, it's different than most carp DVDs in that it has plenty of variety, and even includes a session on a river, the famous Royalty stretch on the Hampshire Avon. Ian confesses that it's been 30 years since he fished a river but makes it look like it was only yesterday.
The picture and the sound are, as we've come to expect from Online.tv, top quality, and the presentation from Ian is very professional and natural.
Carp anglers would do well to buy this one as they're sure to be entertained as well as instructed. Not to mention seeing some big fish caught, and a look into why he, Ian, fishes for carp and why so many anglers spend night after night in pursuit of their dream fish.
By the Same Author
- New Products from Zippo and a Review of the Zippo Hand Warmer
- Review - Polaroid’s Latest Sports Sunglasses
- Review - Squabs Shelf Life Bait Range
- Book Review - Fishing Flies for Africa
- Fishing for Pleasure
- Chilly on Carp, Five Part DVD from OnlineFishing.tv - Review
- Tactical Pike Fishing - A Review
- Has the Skill Gone Out of Fishing?
- The Fallacy of Slack Line Fishing
- Positive River Piking