- Aug 22, 2006
Wouldn’t matter if it was match anglers or pleasure anglers, how much would you pay for your peg fee or day ticket to fish that venue, because, to guarantee good fishing it would be a lot more than an equivalent fishery stocked with carp.Genuine question, do you think commercial match anglers would be happy with lakes if they had no carp but a similarly sized population of say good sized tench, bream and Perch or maybe chub and barbel? As in is the issue that it's got to be carp for carps sake or is that those species get harder to catch as they get bigger?
Carp can live 40 years+, tench are probably the next longest lived. Carp are very hardy, they survive being repeatedly caught, being kept in nets, are easy to breed if the fishery has a stock pond and are relatively inexpensive to buy in their thousands when small. Carp survive poor water conditions better than many silvers. The biggest money spinner for commercials is the ‘carp anglers*’ who turn up, feed the fish and often fail to catch much.
Silvers - virtually the opposite of all the above.
* I know some proper Carp Anglers, but I’m sure most will understand the instant carper type I mean in the context of the above.