Welcome to my
North American Carp Fishing Web Site!
Yes, I fish for Carp on purpose! And yes, I
really enjoy it. I know that to the average
American angler fishing for Carp is an anathema, but
throughout the rest of the world the Carp receives the
respect it deserves as a large hard-fighting game fish.
My first Carp fishing trip took place in September of
2001. I was fishing Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
Primarily known for the huge Mackinaw prowling its
depths, the "Gorge" as it is known to local
anglers also contains some rather respectable
Carp. After about 4 hours, I had landed 5 fish
from seven to 23 pounds! That 23 pounder was the
biggest fish of my life. Never had I had such a
large average (14.8 lbs) catch! I was and still am
hooked on Carp fishing.
Here in the U.S. the Carp Cyprinius
Carpio is looked upon as a trash fish by
most anglers. While throughout the rest of the
world, and especially in the U.K. and Europe, the Carp
is considered the king of sport fish.
Isaak Walton, often considered the father of modern
angling stated in his opus the "Compleat
Angler" in 1653: "The carp is the Queen of
Rivers: a stately, a good and a very subtle fish..."
My purpose in creating this web site is to provide a
place to disseminate information to carpers
throughout North America and the World.
Additionally, I am certainly no Carp expert.
However, I spend a good share of my time now studying
this creature and the methods used to catch them.
This web page allows me to coalesce that information in
a form that makes sense to me. I just don't seem
to learn unless I write down what I've learned in an
But more importantly, I wanted to give those of you
that have never considered the Carp a sport fish, reason to pause and consider that you may be missing
some of the most exciting fishing of your life.
That fishing may be located less than a mile from your
home in some small pond, canal, river or lake.
This page was last updated on 12/31/01