Carp shows 8th season starts Thursday.

One of the most popular carp-fishing shows on TV is back for its eighth season, starting this Thursday.

Danny Fairbrass and Ali Hamidi present most of the shows, which feature guest appearances from the likes of David Seaman, Tom Dove, Darrell Peck, Simon Scott, Jake Wildbore, James Armstrong, Neil Spooner, Elliott Gray, Jon Mann and Richard Stewart.

A more detailed itinary of what can be expected on each show is displayed below:

Show One:
Danny Fairbrass’ own Road Lake, on the Gigantica complex, is the picturesque setting for two shows. This first one sees Danny, Jon Mann and Richard Stewart passing on their tips for planning and executing a successful holiday trip to France.

Show Two:
Thinking Tackle favourite Darrell Peck joins Ali Hamidi at top day-ticket venue Farlows Lake, as they try to extract a spring carp or two in cold conditions. The show features some cracking carp and you’ll certainly learn plenty along the way!

Show Three:
The second Road Lake show sees Ali Hamidi, James Armstrong and Richard Stewart make a return to the lake to show you that you can bag up in France using familiar tactics! James in particular enjoys truly spectacular action from this prolific venue.

Show Four:
In one of the most prolific big-fish shows ever filmed, Ali Hamidi and Tom Dove haul the thirties on Essex Syndicate water, The Rise, a water that they’ve never set eyes on before. This is set to be one of the most popular shows we’ve ever filmed!

Show Five:
The Gold Lake and Blue Pool in Berkshire play host to Ali Hamidi and David Seaman, as they try to stalk big carp from these intimate waters. Ali even finds time to quiz David about his football career and passion for fishing. The show closes with a very special capture indeed.

Show Six:
Neil Spooner is joined by Elliott Gray at well-known day-ticket water, Sandhurst, as they try to tempt a pressured carp or two. The lads pass on their secrets for success on these busy waters, getting to grips with some stunning carp along the way.

Show Seven:
Continuing the day-ticket theme, Danny Fairbrass heads to Brasenose One on the Linear Complex with bites merchant, Jake Wildbore. The lads discuss day-ticket tactics while getting stuck into the residents of this popular venue.

Show Eight:
Staying at Linear, Danny is joined by big-fish man Simon Scott, who gives us a stalking masterclass on Hardwick Smiths Lake, banking several crackers to round off season eight nicely!

Each show premieres on Sky Sports on the Thursday night, before being repeated several times before the following episode airs. Set your TV to series link TT and you’ll have hours of carpy entertainment at your fingertips! For those of you who don’t have Sky, you can catch the shows on DVD just before Christmas!

HERE’S THE FULL SCHEDULE…

12/09/13 Show One 19:00 Sky Sports 4
13/09/13 Show One 01:00 Sky Sports 4
13/09/13 Show One 06:00 Sky Sports 4

19/09/13 Show Two 19:00 Sky Sports 4
20/09/13 Show Two 02:00 Sky Sports 3
20/09/13 Show Two 13:00 Sky Sports 4
20/09/13 Show Two 15:00 Sky Sports Ashes

26/09/13 Show Three 19:00 Sky Sports 3
27/09/13 Show Three 01:00 Sky Sports 4
27/09/13 Show Three 09:00 Sky Sports 4
27/09/13 Show Three 12:00 Sky Sports 3

03/10/13 Show Four 19:00 Sky Sports 4
04/10/13 Show Four 02:30 Sky Sports 4
04/10/13 Show Four 05:00 Sky Sports 4
04/10/13 Show Four 10:00 Sky Sports 3
04/10/13 Show Four 14:00 Sky Sports 3

10/10/13 Show Five 19:00 Sky Sports 4
11/10/13 Show Five 02:00 Sky Sports 4
11/10/13 Show Five 14:00 Sky Sports 3
11/10/13 Show Five 17:00 Sky Sports 4

17/10/13 Show Six 18:00 Sky Sports 3
18/10/13 Show Six 01:00 Sky Sports 4
18/10/13 Show Six 04:30 Sky Sports 3
18/10/13 Show Six 06:00 Sky Sports 4
18/10/13 Show Six 13:00 Sky Sports Ashes
18/10/13 Show Six 16:00 Sky Sports 4

24/10/13 Show Seven 19:00 Sky Sports 3
25/10/13 Show Seven 01:00 Sky Sports 3
25/10/13 Show Seven 03:00 Sky Sports 4
25/10/13 Show Seven 09:00 Sky Sports 4
25/10/13 Show Seven 11:00 Sky Sports 4
25/10/13 Show Seven 13:00 Sky Sports 4
25/10/13 Show Seven 17:00 Sky Sports 4
26/10/13 Show Seven 05:00 Sky Sports 3

31/10/13 Show Eight 18:00 Sky Sports 4
31/10/13 Show Eight 22:00 Sky Sports 4
01/11/13 Show Eight 02:00 Sky Sports 3
01/11/13 Show Eight 05:00 Sky Sports 3