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Urban Banx Carp Fishing Alan Blair in Bristol – Urban Banx 7

Urban Banx Carp Fishing Alan Blair in Bristol – Urban Banx 7

Well I’m on a mission I’ve travelled up from Essex I’ve been driving for about three hours now I’ve come into the centre of Bristol to see my good friend Jordan Dicks It’s a glorious afternoon I’ve got 25 degrees here which is an absolute scorcher I’m going to quickly stop off at the first spot which is actually a small park lake I’m going to check that out then I’m going to hook up with Jordan We are going right into the thick of it tonight right into the docks I can’t wait I’m absolutely buzzing lets see what happens Boy its busy Carp Loads of carp What a place just had a chat with some of the locals one boy has had one of about eleven pounds He’s had them up to twenty five though and others of eighteen and nineteen so not just little fish and it certainly looks good for a bite Anyway I’m going to head on now and go and meet up with Jordan and go and check these docks out We’re off in search of some bigger fish Lets go find some carp After catching up with Jordan we had a walk round the docks before deciding where to fish for the night First cast Jord With the rods out and the sun setting we kicked back and tucked into a takeaway How do we get on that boat? We had a couple of bream each before midnight and as we settled down to grab some sleep we hoped the carp weren’t far away So its the morning after last night down here fishing in the docks in Bristol and if you can’t tell already by the smile on our faces it was a productive one What happened then Jord we got down here about six? Yeah six had a quick look round it was nice and sunny and looked really good Its just the most amazing place! Yeah its pretty special and we got the rods out It was midnight before we got our heads down it must have been about 1.30am that I had a bite on my middle rod It took me right round the boat Heart in the mouth stuff! I managed to get him out and it was a bit of a mission landing it but we got there in the end A nice mirror What a cracker! Beautiful absolutely beautiful you just wouldn’t think it was living here No you wouldn’t and you can back that up by the number of carp anglers we have seen Absolutely none We have seen one old boy doing a bit of roach fishing but other than that we have got the place to ourselves Yeah So well done mate it was an absolute stunner Yeah and then just on sunrise this morning you had a nice take on your left hand rod Hooked into a fish after casting the choddy a bit further down into the central track its quite a lot deeper I’d say eighteen or twenty feet and it absolutely melted off It was one of those battles where I needed to go above and beyond to actually land it Which involved involved a little bit of swimming at 6am A little bit of knit one pearl one getting lines from out behind boats but I got it in the net and its a cracking common The pair of them have got their scars and fin damage just worn and tired proper proper fish I’m buzzing thanks mate thank you Shall we get them out and have a look at them? Yes lets have a good look Then slip them back and get on with the rest of our day What a stunner What a carp mate Just check that out What a result I can see why you love it so much down here mate Special fish It really is questionable whether these have ever been caught before Definitely Big up Bristol We are going to get them slipped back and Jords taking me on another adventure Bring on the boat Yes the boat Awesome This is Bristol this is Urban Banx I’m down here with Jordan Dicks and I’m having the time of my life See you later mate thank you So whats the plan for today then mate? Well I think we will go and have a look at a few landmarks Maybe head down to Nelson street and then go and have a look round the park lake later I stopped off on the way here there were so many carp A bit different to this style of fishing Totally different its got a much higher stock of fish and we should be able to get them going pretty quick It’s worth pointing out that depending the water you are fishing and the type of fish you are fishing for rig and bait play a really important part What we have been using this session is going to be very different to what we will be using this afternoon We have both been on the Stiff hinges Yeah So ultra strong reliable setups 15lb mono fished straight through with some putty blobbed along it A nice big heavy lead 25lb Armourlink and then a bit of Chod Link on the front with a sharp hook Big baits the moment you put a 15 miller on you catch bream Bream It would be safe to say if we took that rig there to where we are going this afternoon Its not the one But what I have learnt over the years of fishing places like this is they are not riggy are they No not at all The odds are they have never been caught before You don’t need the latest wonder rig to try and trick them you just need something thats strong and reliable That’s the key definitely With the day ahead we decided to pack away the gear and go and see the Harbourmaster to get a permit for Jordan’s boat It’s a seven foot boat and it’s a two horsepower engine Excellent value for money I couldn’t quite believe it was only three pounds Thank you very much, enjoy your the rest of your day Bye bye Let’s go sailing Let’s do it Where are you taking us? Bristol marina Is this the place the gentleman last night said he thinks there are a few fish in? Yeah Again free fishing as well? Yeah free fishing Incredible is all of the docks free fishing? So everything around us now is all free? Yeah Does it get fished much? No not by carp anglers you get a few coarse anglers but hardly any carp anglers at all It’s just marina after marina Get ready for this guys it’s a Banksy exclusive He has got his work in some places hasn’t he scattered all over the place Check it out Badboy What the **** happened to you? It looks like it was just sitting there and then fell off Well what’s this Jord? We have obviously had a little bit of a malfunction with the engine and we are about three and a half miles from the vans and we are now rowing back with one oar We have just found this little box there are some quite weird contents I don’t know what this little fella has got to say for himself A small pig – oink A bead… anyones guess?! Over twelve months ago this little box was put here Thats our message and we will give them a little big up I think the way these things work you are supposed to leave something yourself in the box So what have we got Jord? It’s got to be… a back lead Yeah So we will leave that where we found it Awesome now the big row back We didn’t want to bring the electric outboard did we Jord? No The petrol one will be fine After getting off the boat and packing everything away we decided to take a walk through the city Obviously with the rods in case we stumbled across any fish Have a nice one yeah cheers We needed to find somewhere to get a passport photo for our park lake permit but I still found the time to buy a couple of hats along the way Well we are trying to find somewhere to get our passport photos taken and it’s proving a little difficult We have been on a right mission haven’t we? Yeah We need it basically to get our permits This way? Yeah Here we go After all that the shop had run out of permits but the guy said fish anyway it won’t be a problem Bye bye thank you Honestly I’ve seen them catch them not that big that big honestly That is the classic anglers tale Thats big honestly Hopefully we will have one Yeah have a go Have a lovely day and you bye Well next stop where are we Jord? St George Park Yeah man it’s beautiful I reckon it’s probably 24 degrees what are we going to be doing? A bit of surface fishing I think get the Riser Pellet going in and tie up some zigs Only one thing to do really on a day like this isn’t there go and enjoy the sun go and find some fish and get them taking floaters Let’s do it Have you got any inserts in those? Yeah we have got some inserts My one started wearing out I started getting some gorges in them Grooves in it Thats dangerous it can cut the line So I just snapped the rod up and threw it away and bought another one There are some big ones in there seriously Any carp? You might do but the thing is people are taking them home instead of putting them back What the carp? Yeah so they disappeared They did that at Eastfield park they did the same thing there Do you want a joint before you go? No we are going to try and catch some fish fella You are enjoying the sunshine aren’t you?! You have a nice day mate and you as well Well we are here and just like always I am seriously excited You can see it’s not the biggest lake in the world It’s probably not the most picturesque and probably not the biggest fish in it but I can’t wait to do a few hours fishing on here Let’s do it So I’ve put out between ten and fifteen small pouches and they haven’t come straight up They are going to have seen a lot of floaters over the years and they are not going to be ultra easy But the Riser Pellet will turn them on the feed I’m absolutely sure of that Just to further enhance it I’ve just put on a bit more of the Pure Crustacean Extract oil to pull them up that bit quicker It’s just added attraction you know every little helps and the swans love it Yeah I might as well feed these considering we are going to be fishing fixed zigs on the surface and floaters I might as well make them my friend not my enemy and try and keep them in the margins as opposed to out in the zone where I am actually fishing After hooking my first fish I realised it wasn’t just the cameras that were watching me I couldn’t help myself I can only presume they have put this here because when the park is busy they need this walkway for the general public families wheelchairs to get past But its a Monday and the park is quiet I’ve taken a liberty and fished in the out of bounds It’s still the same bit of water we can cast to from the other side I’ve had a wander round with slow sinking maggots and eventually managed to get one to suck it in It’s not going to be as easy as I first thought having seen so many fish at the weekend and now feeding them for half an hour and the fifteen minutes stalking They ain’t no fools They have seen it all before they have been in here a long time one would argue they are quite pressured So refinement of tackle is going to be the order of the day small baits and fine line They certainly are not monsters so it allows you to scale right down This one has slipped up on the good old can’t be beaten slow sinking maggots Ok so you caught that fish illegally you caught it in there over the fishing line We have just said that and I appreciate that I have also said that I wonder if the reason that they put these lines here is because when it is very busy at the weekend they need wheelchair access No it’s nothing to do with that it’s to do with protecting the wildlife on that island and to keep this unpolluted and yet fishermen keep contravening the rules You have watched me you have seen everything I haven’t been near to the birds I haven’t cast into the island It doesn’t matter your line was there where they are that’s why we say this is the line I mean why you want to be torturing animals at all I don’t know but there you go What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Well not torturing animals Can you please make a note that this is illegal fishing It’s just horrendous So yeah you never answered me what do you enjoy doing in your spare time? What relevance is that we are not talking about me Well you have come over and had a conversation with me I was just being polite I’m a member of the friends of the parks So you like the whole outdoor park thing? I love it yes and that is exactly the same as me No it isn’t you are killing wildlife You have to believe me I have fished since I was four years old that is twenty six years and I have never killed anything We have had fish torn mouths I’ll show you the hook is right on the edge there is no way that you can tear its mouth the fish are actually in quite good condition If you want to do this but to be doing it in the park and people are so distressed about it particularly people with young kids I’ve got the grandchild that I look after regularly and I know a lot of the mums and they say why is the council permitting it It’s horrible it’s horrible You don’t think it would be a good thing then for youngsters to get into the sport? No I don’t! But why is that? Because I think children particularly now need to totally love and respect the environment Not learn to kill things or harm them or chase them because we need to value the environment There are four of us here today and all four of us have fished all our lives Yeah and that one is over the line as well Yeah he is filming he is just sitting under the tree in the shade Well there is a rod there No the rods are all on the right side Yeah we have fished all our lives and it is because of fishing that we have such a great love for nature and the outdoors Do you know I’ve heard that with fox hunting no way no way You love nature because it provides you with a means to torture animals fishermen just seem to think they are a law unto themselves I think you might be being a little bit stereotypical though you are pigeonholing the entire angling community Well…angling community and you are very sarcastic about that comment I’m not saying every single fisherman doesn’t follow the rules I’ve just broken one and I absolutely hold my hands up Well can you put that fish back because it was caught there Yeah it will swim back to wherever it likes to go I appreciate that but I haven’t done anyone any harm I’m certainly not going to leave any litter here I’m definitely not going to harm the fish Well that’s good but please don’t cross this line in future I know I’m not supposed to fish over here but you know sometimes in life you just break the odd rule as long as it’s not hurting other people Well it is it’s been hurting the wildlife It’s not I haven’t hurt the wildlife You may have witnessed things down here in the past You’ll have a really good film Oh it’s perfect! Anyway shall we get him slipped back It was lovely to meet you I’m really sorry No I’m sorry I’m not going to shake your hand You won’t shake a fisherman’s hand well it was a pleasure speaking to you Not unless you start looking at these things as a whole not just what you want to do and there is no reason why you can’t go fishing in the canal or in rivers but not here ok You have a lovely day yeah I only wanted to come fishing Let’s get this beauty slipped back It’s nice to see she is very passionate about what she believes we probably both disagree on a few things I’ve already held my hands up for fishing in an out of bounds area It’s a great shame especially her thoughts about kids getting into the sport she absolutely doesn’t think children should be fishing because they shouldn’t be torturing the fish in her words I sadly disagree I’m afraid I don’t think there is a lot better things to be doing when you are growing up to keep you out of other trouble than fishing and I think the four of us here today Oli Jordan Carl and myself are testament to that I’m sure there are a lot of people in Bristol and other cities right around Europe that haven’t been lucky enough to have the opportunity to go fishing and as a result may well have followed a path and not necessarily the right one Anyway let’s get this one slipped back Do you want to have a look? This is a carp He is a common carp Wow! He is big Would you like to try fishing one day? Yeah It’s really good fun There he goes Bye bye That was a big one wasn’t it wait til you tell your daddy Have you been feeding the ducks? Yeah What weight was that carp? He was probably five or six pounds So a nice one for a little lake like this Oh look a dragonfly can you see it See you later have a lovely day Thank you for letting us have a look No problem This is an over depth zig with a little Riser Bug Just been spodding out Riser Pellet and letting it drift down over the top of it and we are in Well done mate Double hook up Thats the first common and thats the second one This one caught about a foot under the surface on a Mixer Bug Two lovely little park lake commons Well that one has managed to slip the hook Jordan has had a bite on this little Riser imitation The are feeding very finicky so I’m using the smallest coating hook bait I can find It’s strange really you have half an hour of a lot of activity maybe twenty or thirty fish showing an interest in feeding and then nothing Enjoying it loving it and this afternoon we’ll see if we can get one of the better ones As the afternoon wore on there was plenty more action for Jordan on the zigs Third one of the day on the Riser Bug They are being a bit finicky now having fifteen minute feeding spells then stopping for a bit When they go for it they go for it properly in here I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the other ones goes in a minute I’ve managed to take a couple of minutes out now I’ve got the rods back out to run you through my zig Basically starting at the business end we’ve got the Riser Bug and that’s attached to 10lb Zig Flo line running down to an anti-tangle sleeve Which is just attached to a bog standard swivel The inline lead locks onto the swivel and that’s attached to 40lb Cling On leader Just with a spliced loop to loop your mainline on the end and you can change them over nice and quickly so you ca have another one ready waiting to go Have your fish loop to loop it on and you are back out and fishing again That’s my rig really basic The key to this is finding the right depth though I’m fishing them over depth at the moment because they are having it on the top that seems to be doing the business Well we have been here a couple of hours now Jordan has had three I’ve had one and lost one It’s been prolific a great afternoons fishing on this lovely little park lake but I don’t think we are going to give it too much longer We have all got long drives back Bristol has been kind to us Caught two stunning fish from the docks and came here and caught had some beautiful food good company it’s been a great couple of days and rather than tempt fate we will get on the road now I’ve got a third of a bag of Riser left I’ll get that out there and have twenty minutes more fishing and we will call it a day It’s certainly not the last you’ll see of me in Bristol I really have fallen in love with the docks Its a special bit of water hardly fished if at all and who knows what is in there Jordan’s 26lb linear and the common and mirror we caught this trip Real aspirational fishing getting me excited and making me want to go more and more So a quick recast on these two rods a bit more Riser Pellet out there and it’s time to call it a day But the park had one more surprise for us Its a kipper It’s a chunk! It’s so big! Oh you happy so lucky you How long you waiting? Only a few minutes not long Nailed is not the word Huge fish! You need forceps? Yeah man! Yeah Proper nailed that So it looks like the food with just a small hook Ooooh 22lb 10oz There you have it what a way to finish the day session fishing the Riser Pellet and over depth zigs on a park lake £3 for the permit for the year For the year For the year! Well done Jord good effort mate it’s been a pleasure Thank you mate for coming down Get in the picture Al Oooh Quality

100 comments on “Urban Banx Carp Fishing Alan Blair in Bristol – Urban Banx 7

  1. nice leather sandals lady, were do you think the leather for your shoes comes from? giant herds of poorly treated cattle , the same as the milk she drinks in her tea most likely.
    7.29 nice chem trails ๐Ÿ˜‰ seen them in your euro banx videos all over europe actually.. wow think she got more to worry about than the no fishing line!! havent we all!?
    was gonna turn vegan then i found Urban Bankx, whop whop!!

  2. Ffs "torturing animals" stupid women "killing the fish " why would he be killing fish. People like that cause more problems. A stereotypical old person moaning at young people for having fun, it's typical for people like that to tar everyone with the same brush. And people moan at people for doing nothing ๐Ÿ˜‚

  3. tourturing the fish ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ good vid alan im 15 and if someone came over to me like that it wouldnt change my views on fishing.

  4. No wonder they're catching carp that have never been caught before, when they're fishing the bits if the Harbour that are closed to fishing. Don't go down there expecting to fish those venues. The fact is there is only about 5% that you can fish.

  5. I'm 13 year old done every fishing wtf is she on she don't believe in animals being Hert but she's got a park with fish in were u are aloud to fish wtf

  6. fair play on keeping a cool head with that old women, woula deffo had a few strong words with the old busy body, 'torturing and killing animals' haha, cant imagine how her bloke puts up with her looool

  7. That lady in the park hasn't got a clue about carp fishing she finks we hurt them you can tell she hasn't fished in her life

  8. The woman has no idea what โ€˜goodโ€™ anglers do for the environment, nature and the wellbeing of fish. My two Grandsons (10 and 5) have a much better lifestyle than many. They are engaging in the outdoors and appreciate their surroundings- even at such young ages.

  9. She needs to get back on the bench with that guy and finish that J! She's passionate about hating something she doesn't understand. Well done Alan, you kept your cool when so many of us wouldn't have.

  10. Awesome video! how you kept your cool with that uneducated, misinformed and naive old cow is beyond me!
    Good on ya son! Big ups!!

  11. Gotta love an angry old woman they make me chuckle! Hurting wildlife? Carp fishing has created more lakes and that created more pristine habitat for wildlife

  12. The lady needs to look at the bigger picture she don't agree with kids or anyone getting involved with fishing at a young age whats really left for a hobby sport or drugs guns and knife crime the lady needs to wake up and open her eyes and smell the coffee its 2017

  13. Not sure if mentioned already, since the video is quite old, but the little box that you found in the wall while on the boat was a geocache:) they are all over the world! Check geocaching if you're interested, grown up scavenger hunting!

  14. Can anyone assist me in identifying the song that drops at 17:15?? Itโ€™s an absolute hooner! Alan, another AWESOME video from yourself and the team.

  15. Great video and you guys are a tribute to anglers and people like that woman clearly don't know the difference between real anglers and noddys and to say children shouldn't do the sport is absolutely silly as my best memories fishing as a youngster with my uncle and friends and as ya say keeps ya from getting in trouble which is to easy for kids now days. Big up Alan for keeping his cool

  16. Well to be honest Alan couldnโ€™t of handled that woman any better if you ask me she was rude inconsiderate and doesnโ€™t have a bloody clue what sheโ€™s talking about!

  17. The ladys heart was in right place but she was totally ignorant of any wildlife preservation facts. Great video……wonder what that banksys worth…..i got a cordless makita grinder…..

  18. "Put that fish back behind the line!" lmao im sure the fish knows full well he shouldnt cross the line too, like anything is stopping it freely swimming around the pond.

    Should of chucked her in mate

  19. Hi, I haven't fished for over 35 years but thoroughly enjoyed your great video made in my home town.ย  Good on you mate ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Cracking video as always, agree with you totally,and the little lad with his grandparents coming over straight after the jobsworth lady just before put into perspective your argument lol, I'm always amazed at people's reactions when they see you with your catch, 9 times outta 10 it's the same as the the reaction from the boy and family the old lady is the 1 in 10, set in their ways not prepared to see the joy it brings to people

  21. Just cam across this and well done for keeping your cool with that lady. I've fished that place for over 30 years amd I can remeber when there was no line against fishing. And she obviously can't remeber that it was anglers money that cleaned that lake and kept the fish in good condition

  22. Fair play to her for calling him out on breaking the rules and if he hadn't he probably wouldn't have had to listen to her lol

  23. The woman who approached you in the park made a good point in some areas like yes itโ€™s very slightly illegal but everyone probably even her have broken rules. As a child angler i do agree with Alan and he did the right thing in admitting to breaking the rules slightly but she ended up just being stereotypical and rude towards him and the rest of the angling community and comparing catch and release fishing to fox hunting was uncalled for

  24. Iโ€™ve had situations at a local park lake where families have barged into my swim and given me filthy looks while they feed the ducks and walk all over my stuff

  25. great video love how you handled the lady,in a way she just showed her self up by not shaking your hand if only she knew what a decent fella you are, and all you do for the sport, especially encouraging kids etc not sure what video it was but remeber you chatting to some lads and give them a bag off bait,also theres a stretch of my local canal in the town centre st helens called hotties with a inflow off hot water, nice carp and even catfish would make for a great urban banx

  26. thanks to stupid old bags like her with nothing better to do but moan, they have now emptied the lake of fish, NO more fishing!

  27. "It's because of fishing we have such a great love for nature and the outdoors" Hit the nail on the head there Alan Blair. Ive been fishing since I was 7 or 8 with my older brother we have never killed or destroyed wildlife and have only respect for nature. The lady comparing fox hunting to fishing is just a joke killing an fun is completely different her ignorance and sarcasm about the (Fishing Community) as well. I would encourage any age's to start fishing its an amazing hobby/sport and will teach you lesson about nature. Tight Lines

  28. Think most of us can say we fished from a young age and I can honestly say it's something I will pass down with the up most respect and people can have there own views but bat crazy woman like her Jesus well done for keeping your cool

  29. Hi I love your videos I go fishing myself Iโ€™m 10 years old I fish A lake called Trent view fishery my biggest carp fish is 26 lb6 oz keep up the good work ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ

  30. Well handled. A great ambassador and great video. I admire your positivity towards her despite the unprovoked attack!

  31. That woman was a fool who knows nothing at all about nature, or about the environment, but you, too, are a very bad example to the world of fishermen. Fishing in an out of bounds area was a stupid thing to do, and gives people like her every right to dislike all fishermen. You need to obey the law, the rules, and the regulations at all times, whether you agree with them or not. Otherwise, more and more people have negative opinions of anglers, and more and more wanter will be placed off limits.

  32. What a proper cuckoo totally not got a grasp of reality. She's happy for you to torture fish so long as it's not in HER park.

  33. Very interesting if instead of this fishing guys some dirty bustards throuing some rubbish in to the lake the " lady" will be brave enough go and repeat some similar " verbal diarya" I don't think!

  34. Respect! Some would have handled that situation a lot worse and given Anglers a bad rep. She was not open for debate, single minded with too much time on her hands..

    Amazing videos my kids (5&8) love fishing, they cannot get enough of it.

  35. Should have asked that old hag what she eats or drinks? Milk? Cheese? They abuse cows at the dairy farms. Beef? Pork? They kill cows and pigs to put meat in the stores. Fish? Well, how does she think the fish got to her plate? Hypocritical bitch!

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