The more I look at the way carp fishing has escalated in popularity, I can’t help thinking of the people in the past, people who helped create such a massive industry. Probably more important than those incredible anglers though, is the carp which made this possible. We all think of our carp fishing in a slightly different way, driven by different things, and my way of thinking has always been driven by the past. To that end, I have been able to chase some of those historic monsters, monsters which enabled me to do the things I do, fishing the waters containing the myths I obsessed about.