‘Fix Up, Look Carp’ – Dizzee Rascal goes fishing in Surrey

Rapper reveals love for a hook and rod

It seems that Dizzee Rascal has found a new way to kill time in between recording albums – this time with a spot of carp fishing.

The rapper, who is currently taking an extended break before recording the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Tongue N’Cheek’, is featured in this month’s Angler’s Mail magazine explaining his love for angling. The magazine is on newsstands today (May 24).

“The first time I went carp fishing I caught about 12 of them, but that might have just been beginner’s luck,” he explained of his recent fishing stint in Surrey. “I didn’t think I was going to like it until I gave it a go. It takes a little while to get it right. It’s a relaxing pastime that allows me to take a kick back and switch off.”

Dizzee isn’t the only rapper to enjoyed a spot of fishing, with the boys from N-Dubz and Eminem having both talked in the past about dabbling with a rod and hook. Here at NME we’ve been suitably inspired by the grime chap’s new hobby that we’d like to invite you all to submit your Dizzee/fishing-related puns below.

Here are a few we’ve come up with so far – anything to do with Dizzee or grime artists and fishing goes:

Dance Wiv Breem
Koi (carp) In Da Corner
Flyin’ (Fishin)
Fix Up Look Shark (if Fix Up Look Carp isn’t good enough)
Wearing My Roe-Lex

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