- Dec 29, 2011
So here’s the scenario. Imagine a mixed fishery (carp, bream, roach, perch etc) and the carp start spawning. Should it be closed. The carp anglers say yes, fish welfare is important, give them the time and peace they require. The pleasure angler says hold on, I don’t want to fish for your carp, I’m here to catch the bream, roach etc keep the fishery open. Adding to the debate, if it was obvious the bream were spawning and the carp had finished would the carp angler be happy to close the water. It’s an interesting debate.