Tom is new to carp fishing. Having started with trout and bass fishing as a teenager, he would often see big giant carp swimming in the water. Always wondering how he could target these amazing fish, he teamed up with a friend using euro techniques. Tom learned very quickly that these fish were not as easy to catch as he had hoped, in fact they were quite a challenge. Tom gained alot of respect for these fish as he has found that they do not fight like any other fish he has caught. He also loves to fly fish and has caught grass carp up to 26lbs on a fly rod.
Tom always uses the most accurate weighing practices. When a fish is landed he uses an unhooking mat and unhooks the fish. He then soaks his safety weigh sling and shakes off the excess water. Afterthat he zeros out the sling on his scale, a reuben heaton, which is mounted on a weigh pod. He then weighs the fish ensuring the fish is balanced evenly. Finally a quick photo and the fish is carefully released to be caught again someday.