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