“Good Things Come to Those Who Bait”




CarpQuest’s core values are:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Catch & Release Carp Fishing
  • Having Fun and Sharing with Others.

I believe that ALL anglers, regardless of how they choose to fish, their level of experience, be they young or old, language they speak, tackle and gear they use, are equal. I focus on the social aspect of carp fishing, the journey we have together in the never ending Quest for Carp.

You can watch CarpQuest video episodes now at: CarpQuest on YouTube.

CarpQuest’s stories, videos, photo’s and adventures can be seen on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

If you are interested in carp fishing, want to learn more, have a question, comment or feedback, please do contact me through the ”Contact Us” link on the CarpQuest website.

I hope you enjoy my content and choose to share your own carping journey with others.







About Me

My name is John Finney. I am originally from Hertfordshire in England and began fishing for carp in the late 70s on local day ticket lakes. After a decade in the pursuit of my passion I took a 25 year hiatus, emigrating to Colorado in 2001.

In early 2012 my carp fishing addiction was rekindled, not only with rod & reel but with a video camera to capture all my endeavors on the bank side.

I am a passionate advocate that carp fishing can be affordable and available for all to enjoy, whether an experienced angler or someone just taking up the sport. I enjoy chatting about carp fishing, tackle and tactics and sharing all the information and experience I can to assist others in achieving their own carp fishing goals.

For the past 7 years I have chronicled my adventures in over 100 carp fishing related videos on my YouTube channel, “CarpQuest”. I am very active on social media and work hard to promote catch & release carp fishing here in the USA.

I have written articles for FishExplorer, Big Carp News, Born to Fish Media and North American Carp Angler. I am honored to be a member of the Deeper Sonar Heroes team in North America. I am currently testing a range of tackle and baits from Nash. 

You can see my all video adventures at and on my facebook page

You can contact me via email at [email protected]

Years Carp Fishing: 17
PB’s: common carp 37 lb 5 oz, mirror carp 26 lbs 8 oz, grass carp 40 lb’s 8 oz. 

I am a writer/contributor for:

– FishExplorer (
– Big Carp News (
– Mile High Fishing Magazine (Mile High Fishing Magazine)

a Pro Staff Member of:–  Deeper Sonar (Deeper Sonar)

I am the Executive Producer and Host for my Youtube series, CarpQuest.

I am dedicated to the promotion of Catch & Release Carp Fishing.

I am the State Chair for Colorado for the Carp Anglers Group, the oldest club here in North America dedicated to carp anglers.

You can learn more about CAG on their website;

Their charter is:

– To gain acceptance of the carp as an exciting and challenging Sports-Fish here in North America.
– To become better carp anglers, assist others and encourage them to join us.
– To treat carp with respect.
– To promote the release of trophy sized carp and encourage others to do the same.
– Most of all, go fishing, share with others and have fun !



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