|This kid's first carp ever turns out to be 15 1/2 lbs.|
The people in the background are stunned.
Suddenly, the kid's reel starts spinning as a fish picked up his offering. Like a real pro, the kid picked up the rod, tightened the drag and fought the fish perfectly. Another one of our members, Nick Pacelli, netted the fish for the kid. I ended up weighing it and taking his photo. The fish weighed a whopping 15 1/2 lbs. This was the kid's first carp, and it was a real beauty. Before he left he shook hands with all of us and thanked us for showing him how to catch these carp. Judging by the smile on his face when he landed this fish, I suspect this was the biggest fish and the biggest thrill of his young fishing life.
Congrats on your first carp and I hope there are many more.