State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 1
"State of the Art Underwater Carp Fishing" shows you, for the first time, how fish feed by putting a camera right in front of their nose! Never before have anglers been able to study the behaviour of their quarry in totally natural surroundings, at such close quarters, in an angling situation...
Forget everythning you have learned and start again! Presented by Danny Fairbrass, the video is set on one very small clear patch on the Carp Society's famous Horseshoe Lake in Gloucestershire. Follow Danny as he moves through a host of rigs and as he uses the advantage of seeing the fish pick up his rigs to answer many previously unanswered questions in this massive 4-hour epic.
Watch as rigs are introduced to the swim once the fish's confidence has grown; see how they approach the rig and note if they are aware of it. See for the first time what really happens when a feeding frenzy starts.
For years anglers have debated what really goes on underwater, this video settles many of those arguments with underwater footage that leaves no room for debate. These are just a few of the myths we will answer for you...
We watched in amazement as we shot this video and it has without doubt made a massive difference to our own fishing. You will never stop learning from this groundbreaking new footage!
What will you learn? Q. How does a spod full of bait land on the bottom? Q. When do they feed on it? Q. What is the right amount of bait to introduce and how important is location? Q. Do Carp and Tench feed differently, are the Tench really as cute as we have been told? Q. Do the Carp really muscle the Tench out or will they feed together? Q. Do they pick out their favourites from the spod mix or are they indiscriminate? Q. How much bait do the nuisance fish eat and does the whole spod mix get to the bottom? Q. What's the reaction to pop-ups? Q. What is the fish's reaction to a slow sinking bottom bait and is a bait hard on the bottom less or more effective? Q. Does the tubing spook the fish and does the colour of the lead system make a difference? Q. How does a stiff rig work underwater and how does a combi rig act differently?
State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 2
Once again Danny Fairbrass, Korda Developments and Dive Out Productions bring you never before seen underwater footage which answers questions anglers have debated since Isaac Walton first dipped a quill into his local pool!
This footage will without question have a massive influence on the effectiveness of your fishing. For the first time you'll have a clear and definitive picture of how your tackle looks and works underwater.
Part 1 concentrated on fish activity in the swim and gave us an insight into fish feeding that has put many extra fish on the bank.
Part 2 continues in that vain but concentrates on the look and mechanics of modern day tackle. You get a jaw-dropping, fish's-eye-view that will either massively affect your fishing or make you sell your tackle! You will see how many of the carp you have caught have been in spite of your approach not because of it!
Expect the unexpected! We follow a marker float from 80 yards out, right up to the margins; through gravel and sand. Using split screen technology we marry this footage with exactly what Danny is doing on the bank so you can see if what we think is out there is really out there. You will never find out more about feature finding in one video. We film from the rig to the rod tip with 4 of today's most popular braided, mono and fluorocarbon lines. We note their appearance from every angle. How much is on the bottom and show you ways of hiding the line better than ever.
How do modern leader materials appear?We were surprised, to say the least, at the results.And not only do we show you some new toys from Solar Tackle and the new Delkim Txi, but we give you a priceless insight into just how effective, or otherwise, modern day rigs and indicators are. Does braid make a difference? Are running rigs better than bolt rigs?
Add to this an in-depth look at how rigs settle on the bottom, camouflage tricks, rigs for weed and gravel, how weed lies on the lake bed, inline and swivel lead options and too many other edges to mention.
Additional bonus features. Danny shows you how to make "The Best Food Bait Pop-Ups in the World" with the new Mainline Polaris Pop-Up Mix. Shot overhead, as well as from the normal angle, the principles Danny uses can be adapted to any food bait from any manufacturer.
Long Range spodding. Re-shot during the filming of Parts 3 and 4 (Part 3 due out December 2004) in May 2004 to show you the very latest long-range spodding kit and techniques, including super-fast retrieve reels and ultra-fast taper rods as well as the Korda Skyliner Spod, will put yards on your spodding.
State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 3
Can you affort not to watch this DVD? Part 3 continues the groundbreaking underwater footage in Part 1 that has amazed carp anglers worldwide. Shot at RMC's aptly named "Blue Pool" in the south of England this film again concentrates on studying the carp feeding on the lake bed from a fishes eye view.
In footage that far exceeds that achieved in Part One, we are able to show you how the carp feed on free baits and those connected to a rig, and you will see carp actually hooking themselves on, and getting away with, many of today's most up to date rigs.
Follow Korda's founder Danny Fairbrass as he moves through a host of presentations in order to achieve consistent action from these very cute clear water carp. Getting the first bite proved far more difficult than expected, Danny's problem solving mind is stretched to the limit which has in turn given carp anglers everywhere a far more informative film on how to fool wary carp.
Danny recalls "Shooting and editing this film has made an immeasurable difference to my fishing and I challenge any carp angler alive to not learn from this footage. With a new super wide angle fish eye lens and a narrow angle close up we are able to cut from a view of the whole swim to just the rig allowing you to study the carp in its natural environment like never before." Add to this new space-age graphics and chaptering by rig, this two disc, 3.5 hour epic can be enjoyed in a single sitting or broken up as you wish. So pull up an easy chair, relax and prepare to enter the world of the carp!
State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 4
Following on from the groundbreaking footage in Part 3, Part 4 concentrates on the carps reaction to practical baits.
For the first time ever watch the carp feed and get caught on maggots, the feeding response they create is different to that of boilies alone. Follow Danny as he continues to look at new ways of fooling these very wary creatures in the clear waters of RMC's Blue Pool.
Action comes from the first cast and no less than 9 carp are caught on camera from the moment they pick up the bait to rolling over the cord of the landing net, add to this lost fish, aborted takes and countless occasions when they sense something is wrong and avoid the rig. Plus, watch Danny falling in and being caught with his trousers down!
Part 4 features more underwater footage than ever before and many detailed sections on how Danny puts his maggot and particle rigs together, including a totally new way of camouflaging the hook which will put more fish on the bank for you.
This film features several totaly new rig items and a sneak preview of some of the up and coming developments on the rig front based on Danny's experience of watching carp underwater.
Danny says "This is without doubt the best of the series so far, with more fish, more technical info, more rig close ups and more carpy going's on. We had a ball making it and I'm sure you enjoy watching it just as much. Tight Lines."
"Korda's professional approach to film making with the usual "Space Age" graphics and chaptering enable you to enjoy this near 4 hour epic in a single sitting or broken up at your convenience. So once again its time to hang up the rods for an evening and get ready to take your carping to a new level!"
State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 5
You've seen the rest now watch the best! Korda's continued commitment to giving information to the angler has been pushed to the limit with this the latest instalment in the Underwater Carp Fishing Series.
Join Danny and the team as they undertake the mission to catch and film from start to finish an English 30lb carp on the banks of the beautiful Wellington Country Park. Filmed more in the style of a documentary you will be able to watch from the moment the cameras go in. See the frustrations the team have with technical problems then witness the excitement as the crystal clear waters give host to the best footage of big carp feeding ever filmed.
The cameras follow Danny as he tries to fool some of the wiliest carp the team have ever filmed and with new technology watch as the 'close up' really does give a fishes eye view of the rig and the carp picking up and getting away with lots of different presentations.
Danny says "Filming part 5 was in parts very frustrating, loosing a really big fish at the start of the film was heart breaking, as trying to catch a 30 lb carp in front of the cameras was perhaps a tall order. But with help from the team, we achieve what we set out to do and I think we have delivered a film that anglers of all abilities won't fail to learn more about carp and there behaviour in the swim. The footage in parts is incredible; it's like having an aquarium full of 30 lb carp in your living room it will get everyone thinking!"
Part 5 is without doubt a "must see", sit back and prepare to be taken to the edge of your seat by possibly the best carp fishing film ever made!
State of the art underwater carp fishing. Part 6
Part 6 of State of the Art Underwater Carp Fishing was filmed back to back with Part 5 and details the ongoing session on the now famous "clear patch" at Wellington Country Park.
Because the fishing is in full flow and the carp have already been fed on the spot for over a week, the action is instant. Bites come from the first few minutes and Danny and Damian suffer the traditional "highs" and "lows" of big carp angling in front of the cameras.
This film is concerned almost exclusively with "Boilie Fishing" which many followers of the series have been asking for. Many new rigs are used, including, Stiff Rigs, The Long Hair, D Rigs, The Chod Rig and The Drop Off Inline. As such the film boasts new underwater footage which will leave you both inspired to try new things and perplexed at what to try next!
In a totally new "twist" Danny invites top anglers Nick Helleur and Steve Fantuzzi of Yateley Angling fame to survey the scene on the underwater camera's and design a rig to suit. Their respective styles of fishing are "distinct" from Danny's which adds a whole new dimension to the film.
Danny says "You can see instantly that we are in full swing the moment the film starts, and those big Wellie 30's are hungry and ready to out smart us, or so they think! This film "flows" more than any other with new rigs, plenty of bites, special guests, stand up rows in the swim and an average weight of 29 lb's! So sit back, get your note pad and pen and be prepared to add another dimension to your angling. Part 6 cannot fail to put extra fish on the bank for you!"