Here's what he said about the catch, "This was my first carp on a fly rod. After sneaking up on a school of carp sunning in the shallows, I quietly cast my nymph right in front of this guy's nose. It only took a few seconds before my line went tight and I fought this fish for almost an hour. He took me into my backing 3 times; these fish don't seem to ever give up! I was using a 6wt outfit with 5x tippet. Great fun! Kissing the fish was my girlfriend's idea....".