Carp Wars New 15-part TV series hits our screens in December.
Sky Sports snaps up new series that kicks off in December
ABUMPER year for fishing on TV is guaranteed with the launch of a brand new show.
Big-name stars from the world of specimen angling will feature in the highly-anticipated Carp Wars series, to be shown on Sky Sports every week starting from December 1.
Carp fishing legends Dave Lane and Ian Chillcott are two of the big names on show as the anglers battle it out in a host of actionpacked, head-to-head matches.
Dozens of aspiring carp anglers also entered an online competition to be one of the six involved in Carp Wars, with teenager Harry Pratt winning the opportunity to compete in front of the cameras.
Points will be awarded for the biggest fish and largest overall weight in each contest, and the scores will be totted up after 15 rounds of action to decide the two finalists.
The second series of The Big Fish Off and Monster Carp are angling shows that have won rave reviews after they hit our screens earlier in the year, and Fishing TV, the creators of Carp Wars, are confident their latest project will be equally popular.
Commercial director Ed Burgass said: “There is nothing else like this out there, and we believe the unique format will have anglers glued to their TVs.
“We approached Sky Sports to see if they’d be interested, and within minutes of watching an episode they agreed it was a great show that was perfect for their channels.
“It will give anglers an insight into the minds of some of the greatest carp anglers in the land and the battle to become champion is certain to go right down to the wire.”
The series will run weekly until the end of March, with the final being staged in France at the famous Etang le Fays fishery where the champion will walk away with £3,000.
Even at this early stage, discussions are already underway for a second series of Carp Wars.
Banter underway as Carp Wars is filmed on the bank.
Carp fishing legend Dave Lane will appear.