It's been a while...plenty of coursework, days at work, and plenty of blanks!!
Finally managed my first carp of 2006 just a couple of weeks ago, weighing in at just a couple of pounds, followed by another of a similar size.
My first carp of 2006
The fish was taken on a local 'runs water' whilst I took a guest. Incidently the lad who accompanied me is a match-angler, so I offered to take him carping and 'show him the ropes', and the cheeky beggar only went and out-fished me...beginners luck and all that....
Ross Woolridge with his first session kipper
...and his second-session lump!
Top Guide I say....