Monster Carp is back on ITV4

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The first weekly episode, set in Thailand, was aired at 8pm on Thursday, August  27, with it then being repeated on Mondays and Wednesday evenings and available on the ITV Hub.

Ali Hamidi, Tom Dove and Neil Spooner travelled around the world prior to the Covid-19 nightmare to do battle with huge carp of various species. 

The second and third episodes take in Hungary and Holland.

The fourth and final episode is a first-ever Monster Carp staycation in England, as travel restrictions set in, so the boys headed to Berkshire’s Wasing Estate.

Gary Newman, Korda TV production manager, said: “The fishing they encounter varies hugely, from an idyllic estate lake in the heart of the British countryside, where they fish for the king carp that we are all familiar with, to a luxury fishing resort in Thailand on the other side of the world, which is home to all sorts of weird and wonderful species, including some that grow to huge sizes.

“As well as being a highly entertaining watch, with laughs aplenty, the shows are also a mine of useful information that will help any angler catch more fish themselves,” added Gary.

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