Latest Carp fishing Stories

2013-04-04 15:08:18

“DNA from Asian carp has been found only in areas where Asian carp have been caught, i.e., Chicago area waterway and the western basin of Lake Erie” Scientists from the University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan University presented their findings of Asian carp DNA throughout the Great Lakes in a study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.  “The good news is that we have found no evidence that Asian carp are...

2012-07-12 12:29:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Experts are predicting a decline in native fish populations and researchers are scrambling to find ways to ward off the spread of an invasive aquatic species originally brought to the U.S. to cleanse aquaculture ponds and sewage treatment lagoons, according to recent wire service reports. The culprit is the Asian carp, originally imported decades ago, which have managed to escape during floods and have since spread to more than...

2008-10-11 00:00:20

By TOWN PARKS FISHERY Another week of changeable weather has started to bring Town Parks Fishery in Paignton to its most colourful with autumn now upon us. The fishing has remained patchy with the vast changes in weather conditions. On the top Match Lake, Paignton angler Nigel Cox had a fantastic day session landing 26 carp for 88lbs. Nigel fished ledgered pellet from peg 10 cast tight to the back of the main island. Many anglers have been catching and reporting large double- figure...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Jeff Leonard While working in the Sugar Lake area last week, Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Agent Steve Nichols ran into a Missouri angler with not one but four great fish stories and some arms that ached from handling a fishing rod. Millard McGlothen of Kansas City and his buddy had hooked up his boat and drove to the lake in hopes of snagging a few buffalo or other non-game fish, but what ended up at the end of their lines put them and their equipment to the ultimate test....

2008-07-27 00:00:24

By The Associated Press CLEAR LAKE (AP) - An increase in carp is causing a smelly problem for some Clear Lake residents.This year's wet weather has caused more water to flow from the lake into Clear Creek, and that has pushed more carp into the stream.The carp are so plentiful that people are using bows and arrows, spears and even their bare hands to catch them. That's legal, but often the fish are then being left on the shore to rot. That's littering - and not legal.The stench has become...

2008-07-11 18:00:18

By DAVID HALL THE statistics emerging from a comprehensive report entitled 'What are our fisheries worth?' have been collated by the Environment Agency. It estimates both the annual expenditure and the impact on regional increases or decreases in different types of freshwater angling in all regions of England and in Wales. The report states that in the North East, 889,057 key angling days are taken up by coarse anglers as opposed to only 56,920 for combined salmon and sea trout anglers,...

2008-06-20 18:00:15

Two invasive Asian carp species haven't traveled any closer to the susceptible Lake Michigan, an annual survey by several U.S. federal agencies indicates Scientists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spotted two bighead carp and six silver carp about 30 river miles from an electric fish barrier near Romeoville, Ill., erected to keep Asian carp from reaching the lake, the Chicago Tribune reported. The agencies said they monitor the advance of the...

2007-12-20 06:01:35

By Rod Kloeckner, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Dec. 20--CARLYLE -- Rob Maher and Dick Conner stood on top of the dam at Carlyle Lake and looked down at the spillway below. What they saw on that warm day last summer made their skin crawl. Teaming in the water where the Kaskaskia River meets the steel gates and concrete walls of the dam was an enormous school of invasive Asian carp, one of the biggest ecological threats to Illinois waterways. "There was a school of these bighead...

Latest Carp fishing Reference Libraries

Silver Carp, Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
2013-02-09 08:21:21

Image Caption: Juvenile silver carp. Credit: Mirko Barthel/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The silver carp is a freshwater fish native to north and northeast Asia. It has been introduced or spread into at least 88 other countries around the world for reasons of aquaculture. It was imported into North America in the 1970’s to control algae growth at wastewater treatment facilities, soon after, the silver carp escaped into the wild and spread rapidly. By 2009 the population was abundant from the...

2008-05-06 14:48:51

The Bighead Carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), is a freshwater fish and one of several Asian carps. Although native to China, the bighead carp is distributed globally as a source of food in the fish food market. They have also been introduced into the United States to remove excess or undesirable plankton and thus improve water quality in sewage treatment plants and aquaculture facilities. However, some fish escaped into the Mississippi River basin, where they are now firmly established....

2007-04-10 16:25:25

The Carp bream (Abramis brama) is a species of fresh-water fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, to which about 1,500 species belong. Range The carp bream's home range is in Europe north of the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as in the Balkans. It is also found as far east as the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Aral Sea. Description The carp bream is usually 12 to 20 in (30 to 55 cm) long, though some specimens have been as long as 30 in (75 cm), and weighed 4 to 9 lb (2 to 4...

2007-04-10 08:03:26

The Crucian carp (Carassius carassius) is a member of the family Cyprinidae, which includes many other fish such as the Common carp, or the smaller minnows. They inhabit lakes, ponds, and slow-moving rivers throughout Europe and Asia. The crucian is a medium-sized cyprinid, which rarely exceeds a weight of over 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). They usually have a dark green back, golden sides, and reddish fins, although other color variations exist. It is known for its ability to survive without oxygen (up...

2005-06-14 09:02:00

The Common Carp - or European Carp - (Cyprinus carpio) is a widespread freshwater fish distantly related to the common goldfish, which it is capable of interbreeding with. It gives its name to the carp family Cyprinidae. Originating in Europe and Asia, the common carp has been introduced into environments worldwide. It can grow to a maximum length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) and a maximum weight of 82.2 lb (37.3 kg). The oldest recorded age of this fish is 47 years. The wild, non-domesticated...

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