I have been in North Carolina since 1996. Active locally since 2006 to discover and catch the biggest wildwater carp we can find, along with a growing number of enthusiastic carpers. Still hunting a reraly big NC carp, 8 thirties to date from 3 big stillwaters. all between 30 and 33-6 and all but one post spawn.
Before that I had seen the UK carp scene develop from late 60's (when I landed my first double from the Royal Military Canal) to the start of the commercial explosion that was becoming evident when I emigrated to work here. I started catching carp on worm, then breadflake and floating crust, potato --- and then we discovered the power of sweetcorn (thanks, Hutchie!!). Robin Red, Geoff Kemp's flavours, tiger nuts, PVA bags and trout pellet.... seen it all, used it all.. steadily withdrew from the Uk 'scene' by fishing lakes that were less crowded and explored...
So the 'discovery' experience we have here in the US by fishing waters where the fish have no names and their maximum sizes are unknown is what still drives me to uncover some of this mystery.
I am married to Susan, with two stepchildren , Rebecca (32) and Paul (30).
I am fortunate in being able to bonefish a couple of times a year in an area of the North East Bahamas - Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, where huge bones live. Have landed 8 doubles to 14 Lb so far, and bigger ones exist...
My other passion is Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, been a fan since I was 10.