The European species are quite harmless even in Northern America. They can survive even in the colder environment but the young fish grow too slow and most of them are being eaten by predatory fish fairly quickly. It’s the same in most part of western europe. These fish can get older than your grandma and their intelligence is unbelievable. Since fishing for carp became more popular they have found their own ways to elude the hookbaits. Some of them have become impossible to catch. To catch a fish that was already swimming in the same waters 50 years ago is such a thrill. Us western european carp fishermen treat them with the respect you’d have for the wise and/or the elderly, catch and release.
I’m planning to do some carpfishing in Canada when I’m there in September. I’ll be in the Trenton/Belleville area so if anyone knows any good spots for static carpfishing, let me know :-)
With over 15 years of carp fishing experience I have managed to pick up many tips and tricks that has helped me catch some very nice carp, as well as a few big ones!
Carp fishing Bivvies are an essential piece of fishing kit especially if you’re into night fishing. Or if you’re someone who fishes in all weathers then a bivvy will keep you and you fishing gear nice and dry.