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I would introduce rock salmon, as long as there was a chippie nearby :roll1:

 

I could point you to a mark in Wales where you can catch more than you can carry.


Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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Ken,

 

As much as 80% of common carp diet in the US is crayfish.

 

Has the UK ever considered triploid fish?

 

Phone

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We have no shortage of carp Phone - but they don't seem to take on the big ol' lobsters.

No doubt the carp fishing regulars can tell you of their frustration at having the crays munch through their carefully prepared baits.

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Species caught in 2019: Pike. Bream. Tench. Chub. Common Carp. European Eel. Barbel. Bleak. Dace.

Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.

Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.

Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.

Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub.

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Ken,

 

Ohh yes, no shortage for the "tale of woes" from carp fishermen. For some reason it doesn't occur to Euro style carp fishermen if you leave a bait out more than a couple hours you should expect to bring in a bare hook.

 

We're not at a loss for some pretty healthy stock ourselves.

 

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Phone

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Has the UK ever considered triploid fish?

Back in the 1990s there was a craze for triploid rainbows in put and take fisheries.

 

I had quite a large number, and fed family, friends and neighbours on big triploids (up to 21 lb plus) for five or six years.

 

However, the economics were such that many fisheries went bust. The fish were too expensive to buy from the fish-farms, and too easy to catch by those willing to buy a ticket. What the fisheries needed were anglers who were both willing to part with money, and unable to catch many fish. There were not many of those - so it all fizzled out.

 

I suppose it might have survived on catch and return, but the ease with which big rainbows could be caught meant the novelty and illusion of skill soon wore off.

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World species 471 : UK species 105 : English species 95 .

Certhia's world species - 215

Eclectic "husband and wife combined" world species 501

 

"Nothing matters very much, few things matter at all" - Plato

...only things like fresh bait and cold beer...

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I seem to remember when the funeral of one of the big UK carp was being discussed, I read a post on a carp forum saying that it was a Triploid, and nobody disputed it. I can't remember if it was Two Tone, Benson, or one of the other things.

 

John.


Angling is more than just catching fish, if it wasn't it would just be called 'catching'......... John

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