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Episode #015 | December 2018

Duration: 2h 31min

It simply doesn’t get more ‘big-carp’ than this month’s lineup!

We grabbed the cameras and headed to the wilds of Lincolnshire (ok, it wasn’t that wild) to film a gripping interview with Jason Hayward, a true big-carp man who’s perhaps best known as the first man to bank the Black Mirror. Now, while our chunky interview concentrated on many aspects of Jason’s life and fishing, we just couldn’t resist having him tell the story of that monumental capture for you to enjoy. The capture was iconic, and the tale is suitably epic too! We also got his thoughts on hook sharpening, rigs (and he’s a serious secret squirrel too) and the mentality that makes him so consistent.

Our Session film took us to Reading & District Angling Association’s unique Junction 12 lake, with another angler that dared to do what other only talked about and crossed paths with the Black Mirror… Jon McAllister. As well as being quite the character, Jon has amassed a CV of big, history carp that would rival anyone, and we made sure to record exactly how one of the finest big-fish men of his generation goes about his fishing. Now, while filming our session, things took a surreal turn in the best possible way, when we got a call from former CYP guest, Jimmy Armstrong; he’d bagged a new PB, and Elliott and Dave hightailed it to record the event. Not to put to fine a point on it, what awaited them when they reached James is frankly one of the best commons in the UK right now, so you're in for a treat!

If that wasn’t enough live, big-carp footage (told you this was a BC issue…), we also caught up with Darrell Peck just in time to film him hoist an incredibly beautiful 40lb mirror for the cameras! What followed is a fascinating insight into his winter tactics which, let’s face it, seem to work pretty well!

The rest of CYP #015 features the welcome return of Elliott’s Cypographer diary, an in-depth look at his club water campaign, which includes the capture of a truly incredible common carp!

We also have Mark Bryant’s brush with A&E, Martin Pick’s best blag, Simon Bater’s game changer, the moment that made Dave Levy exclaim, “What the f*@k?” as well as a review of new kit from Thinking Anglers and a life hack to keep you warm this winter!

Phew…. take a breath…

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