Carp Fishing: Understanding Underwater 2 – PVA special


In the second episode of Understanding Underwater, Rob Hughes heads to Midland’s venue, Bishops Bowl Fishery where he focuses on PVA particularly solid bags. Rob also looks at how different lake beds can affect your presentation and how your baits and liquid additives, including oil react underwater.


  1. Flip Flop says

    Very informative NBTV. The idea that carp may avoid the cherry on the cake makes sense to me so i may try to take advantage of that but, in competition with others or just plain hungry.. they do trip up from time to time. Steve's left hand rod look like it was over a bed of crushed shells? . What i'd like to know is "Bubbles" what fish makes what bubbles….natural v fish and different species. I know im asking alot but god damn i'd like to know. Ta

  2. Nathan Church says

    I always tend to soak my pellets and ground bait in oil instead of injecting straight into my bags. Does this effect the release? Also I put water soluble liquid into the mix, to try and form multiple levels of attraction. I would like to see a mix of different liquids, either together or on their own when mixed with the pellet.
    Great video by the way!

  3. Hooked off Carping says

    Great underwater vid ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผeven better to see one on a local water that i have graced the banks of .๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  4. Daryl Leddington says

    Please do Tips on float fishing๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  5. Josh Butlin says

    River fishing ?

  6. michael aston says

    Have you ever seen a mermaid?

  7. Paul Johnson says

    Really interesting video, guys. It always frustrated me that the Korda Underwater DVDs never involved bags. I'd like to see how rigs look cast into weed i.e. hing stiffs, chods, using helicopter set up with bead pushed right up and foam nugget on rig, etc

  8. Martyn's Angling Adventures says

    great watch guys! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Ethan Bore says

    Great content Rob. Thank you. Iโ€™m interested in the thermocline and water temps at different levels. Also where there are steep drop offs how this effects the water temp. What is the ideal part to fish in based on temperature etc ?

  10. Continental Waterways says

    Boilie; Hair Rig; PVA; Spomb; Deeper ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Aaron Humphrey says

    Brilliant insight and it goes to show how much bait actually spreads. I am surprised thatโ€™s the first lead Rob has seen considering the amount we drop as anglers. Great watch guys

  12. Daniel Heller says

    Absolutely love these under water diving videos. Always learn something new keep em coming ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

  13. jay uk says

    The clouds behind u look amazing like I am gob smacked

  14. PAUL TAYLOR says

    Brilliant video very immersive and educational, also videos like this give me a welcome break from the nightmare of face mask BS everywhere and the soon to be mandatory VC's coming our way over the next few years!

  15. Darwin Davies says

    Great watch guys really informative ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ‘Š

  16. Martin Greenhill says

    Great work. I will use bags anywhere i can, unfortunatly the venue im on at the moment only has 30ish carp…….and probably 10 times as many bream so bags are a no go really.

  17. Roy Close says


  18. Robert wren says

    Good vid guys๐Ÿ‘if we use bright feed and baits why do we go to such lengths as comoflaging weights,lead core,hooklenths,invisible line Etc should they not be bright to attract as well? In the case of line if its visible surely then fish would not be spooked and spook the others,yes you will get liners but not spookers,do we really believe that hiding it all is the be all and end all? Are fish afraid of what they can't see or can see?not afraid of a big diver,quite the opposite. Where silt is concerned and it's everywhere mega catches are taken is this because all the business end is buried? By nature fish rutt on the bottom it's where most of their food lives. Why not do a vid to put this to bed once and for all,I say fish are not afraid of what they see,it's what they can't see!๐Ÿ‘

  19. Zaki Kabbani says

    This is a great video, Hughes is badass.

  20. Wild Child says

    keepum coming great vids

  21. David Shaw says

    Interesting seeing things underwater but a quick bite in 5mins lol.that depends MASSIVELY on what kind of water you are fishing on,hard venues do not do quick bites runs waters yes maybe but rob let's not shit people with this,pva is excellent stuff though ๐Ÿ‘

  22. PETE RIDDY says

    Great footage and a great insight on the spread of the bait
    Notice you say you've been diving 20 years have you not considered a rebreather as it would allow you to sneak up on feeding fish and not spook them by noise and bubbles

  23. Richard Powell says

    Very good content mate I love this videos and how you go through it, what I was always worried about was if I used to much liquid in my stick mixes or pva bags mixes then it would break down it would just all be stuck together once the pva had melted. I will 100% carry on using it now

  24. Sean Twomey says

    Again … brilliant ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

  25. David Fisher says

    Great insight

  26. day jee says

    If P.V.A is so good ,you drink a cup of water with it in !!!! With people nowadays not eating e numbers , flavours etc ,surely p.v.a must build up ,especially in waters with no inflow , must be bad for fish !!!! It is not good for them that's for sure !!!!!stringers must have some trapped in side the bait for sure !!!

  27. JDam says

    Can you do heli and lead set up, I just want to see what presents better

  28. carlos777uk says

    Christ. 21:21 Is this what fishing has become?

  29. Carl Huby says

    Great video, what line were you using?

  30. Jason Hunt says

    good video been using pva bags for years and is my go to method would have been nice to see the effects with a looser bag to see the spread of bait but much better than the Korda vids with their constant punting of their products.

  31. kevin smith says

    Great film, this is my local venue, love it there.

  32. Mathew Hargreaves says


  33. Jarno Hoogland says

    Where are we going i wonder?
    Drones , electronic gear etc, now just a robotic machine that puts our hook into the fish.
    Keep some charm imh..

  34. TjDolHaus86 says

    I'm not entirely convinced that the phrase 'carp love oil' is true. I definitely wouldn't argue against them being able to get calorific benefit from oil content within food items and enjoying that but I'm yet to see any evidence that they can detect oil in any substantial fashion. I'd buy that the oil can potentially act as a carrier for tiny food particles if it's low enough in viscosity to separate from the food items but as an actual attractant on its own merits I don't think it does anything.

  35. Niamhynooz says

    Great info gents!
    I'm interested in winter fish habits, dive on the fish, where are they? Why are they there? How are they behaving? Are they all in the same location? How tightly grouped are they? And how long do they remain in an area before moving out to feed or find a more suitable area to hold up??
    Keep up the good work fellas I'm looking forward to the next instalment.

  36. Mike Wilson Angling Adventures says

    I absolutely love this series.
    You sir are a fountain of knowledge

  37. Frank Hudspeth says

    Absolutely fantastic so nice to see something that isn't the same recicaled information.we can always learn from others anglers but this is farm fresh , every time I watch one of your underwater video's l learn something new so keep it up Rob it's putting fish on my bank. I've got a question for you Rob I tend to fish Zig's slot and l would like to know what affect undertow has on my zig sometimes I will fish upwind of my bait to combat the tow but it's all guess work I would love to know what you find and I'm sure others anglers will . Keep up the good work Rob great stuff.Regard Frank hudspeth.

  38. fishy 0000 says

    what was the name of that water you were at, sure iv piked fished it years ago

  39. GCT Angling TV says

    very interesting

  40. quinningtons says

    Excellent presentation skills, I could listen all day.

  41. ํ–ฅ์ˆœ์ด says

    Hello,๐Ÿคฉ I am a freshwater fishing YouTuber in Korea. Thank you for the ใ„ฑ video. Thank you for the good video.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  42. Peter Elmer says

    Sufix line is just superb; Iโ€™ve been using Duraflex for the last year and itโ€™s amazing stuff – extremely low memory, very fine diameter, near invisible in the water and super strong. I got into a snag and had to โ€œstraightโ€ pull for a โ€œbreakโ€ – I still canโ€™t believe how much pressure I exerted before it pulled free and all intact. I used Sufix line for my sea fishing years ago and now Iโ€™m converted to it for my carping – itโ€™s excellent !

  43. that was spot on it really opens your eyes up

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