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#11 Steve Walker

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:31 PM

Legal to take crays round here - list of postcodes where you can keep them without a licence:

http://www.defra.gov...ater/licreq.pdf

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 08:32 AM

Legal to take crays round here - list of postcodes where you can keep them without a licence:

http://www.defra.gov...ater/licreq.pdf


I think it was illegal to take them at one stage and now that depends on whereabouts in the country you live. It is however still illegal to use them as a fishing bait.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

Yes - it used to be illegal to take them anywhere, then a (free, discretionary) licence to take them became available in the Thames region, then that scheme was extended nationwide, then the licence was made automatic (no need to obtain one) for those areas that are totally infested. It is still illegal to move them, put them back or use them as bait, though.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:44 PM

but seriously, anything over 6'' is good for eating. Stick them in a bucket of fresh water for 24hrs to purge all the nasty stuff from their gut, and then boil them and eat with butter, lemon and crusty bread! There awesome, really really good.

If anyone lives nr Poynton Pool in Stockport, its infested. Walk down the field side bank and just look in the water, you'll find them soon enough!

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:43 PM

I know many of us get all worked up about people taking Carp for the table and I myself get annoyed by Carp poaching.

However I was wondering do all people who take Carp for eating do it illegally because they have no other option. There will always be some who will take fish they should not even if there was an alternative. Therefore I was wondering would it be a good idea to have Carp fisheries were you could take home your catch in the way Trout fisheries have a bag limit.

If lakes existed stocked with cooking size Mirror Carp (Not sure what the right size would be) Would people fish them knowing that they could take one home with them. Not sure what such a ticket might cost, but the idea works for trout, could it not work for Carp?

I'm kind of guessing that if there was a viable business model in this idea some one would have done it already.

I'm also sure many on the coarse forum would be happy to see a few less Carp around :D

I haven't read any of the other replies on this topic(and am only answering to the topic title)so i apologise if my answer is out of context....Who would want to eat a carp??they just don't look very appetizing...

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:12 AM

Great iodea.............but Im afraid the economics just wouldnt work out carp are simply more expensive than trout!
And thats my "non indicative opinion"!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:22 AM

Great iodea.............but Im afraid the economics just wouldnt work out carp are simply more expensive than trout!


Yeah, I thought if there was any mileage in it and a quick buck to be made some one would be doing it.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:11 AM

Yes - it used to be illegal to take them anywhere, then a (free, discretionary) licence to take them became available in the Thames region, then that scheme was extended nationwide, then the licence was made automatic (no need to obtain one) for those areas that are totally infested. It is still illegal to move them, put them back or use them as bait, though.


"move" that means you cook them on the bank or "move" means you put them in another water? it would be difficult to prove your harvest wasn't going to be transplanted only eaten if you were on the way home <_<

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:49 AM

You're not supposed to transport them alive, though I'm sure that's exactly what most people who want to eat them do, and is what I would do.

If anyone lives nr Poynton Pool in Stockport, its infested.


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Didn't think they'd got into that area - only a matter of time before they are into the Mersey catchment and up the Tame and Goyt - these rivers were free of the little buggers last time they were surveyed.

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 11:55 AM

Yeah, I thought if there was any mileage in it and a quick buck to be made some one would be doing it.


Farming carp for food is a huge business in mainland Europe, and there is now a Soil Association approved organic carp farm in Devon.

I don't see why carp farmed for the table should be more expensive than trout - they don't need as good water quality, and they don't need such high quality protein food.