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It’s that time of year again! The ninth series of Thinking Tackle premieres on Sky Sports this week, beginning eight weeks of fresh, exciting shows that we just know you’re going to love! You’ll find the full schedule for the shows at the bottom of this story, so there’s no need to miss an episode. Each show goes to air at 19:00 on a Thursday, and is then repeated at least once soon afterwards.

During this time, the new series of Fishing Gurus also airs on Sky Sports, so if you fancy doubling your fishing fix, then tune in as Dean Macey and friends tackle a range of species and venues across the UK.

Here’s a full rundown of the shows for both new series….


SHOW ONE: Ali Hamidi and Tom Dove return to the famous St John’s Lake at Linear Fisheries, aiming to catch some of the wily carp that outfoxed them when they last fished at the Oxford Mecca, in front of the underwater cameras.

Noted big-carp specialist James Turner joins Ali Hamidi as they attempt to catch carp from a lake that’s open to anyone, Bayeswater, in Essex.

Simon Scott and his guest, Elliott Gray, put on a carp-fishing masterclass at top day-ticket lake, The Quarry. The duo catch stunning fish on their cunning tactics, including some of the biggest in the lake!

Todber Manor provides the backdrop as Simon Scott and his guest, Tom Dove, showcase the clever tricks and tips that help them catch loads of carp on busy lakes.

Simon Scott travels to Digger Lakes in deepest Devon to fish with and old friend and fishery owner, Ben Gratwicke. How will the duo set about trying to trick the crafty carp that live in this intriguing, intimate venue?

Simon Scott travels to Walthamstow reservoirs in North London to meet England internationals, Billy Flowers and Jamie Londors. The lads pass on some of the clever tips that have helped them to become masters of catching large numbers of carp, very quickly.

Danny Fairbrass and Neil Spooner test their tactics on pressured day-ticket venue, Hardwick Smiths. Can the lads outwit the stunning yet crafty carp that the Oxfordshire venue holds?

Day-ticket complex, Bluebell Lakes, holds some of the biggest carp in the UK and Danny Fairbrass and Mark Bryant have them firmly in their sights. There’s plenty of drama as the pair try their luck on the surface and down below.