Monday, September 2, 2013

First Carp

I met this guy named Tony a couple of days ago in one of the spots I was fishing for carp.  He was fishing with his family for largemouths.  He saw me catch a carp and came over and asked me a few questions about how to do it.  I gave him some advice and also told him about the blog. He said he was going to check out all the info on the blog to learn more about carp fishing.
Today I went back to the pond and immediately noticed a small crowd gathered around a guy fighting a fish.  It was Tony and he was onto his first carp.  I became a spectator also and later netted the 8-10 lb. common carp for him. We took a couple of photos and then Tony released the fish.  It was his first carp, a beauty, and one to remember.
It's always rewarding for me to see a newcomer to carp fishing land his first carp.  So, congrats to Tony on landing his first carp.  Hopefully, this will be the first of many for him


  1. I have been struggling with the "right" rig for carping. I have caught on a few different styles but was wondering if you could share with me some of your go to rigs based on fishing conditions. Thanks in advance.


  2. Hi Chris, I am sorry to say that I am not the one to be asking for information. I just started fishing for carp. What I can tell you is all the information that is on the blog will tell you everything. You just have to look for it. I found all my information from the blog and asking questions from other fellow fishermen. If you get the chance to speak with Dave, he will head you in the right direction. Sorry I didn't have the answers you were looking for. Tony