Back yard carp

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going to need a big bag of chips to go with that :D
 

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wow,but all its good for in to make the veggies,grow better,;):rolleyes:
mud fish,:confused:
 

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Over here moni carp fishng is big money people would pay a lot of money. For a chance of catching that size of fish
 

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just go,s to show you the different between,hear and there,as hear they a pest fish,
and that the main use of them,turned in to fertilizer ;)
if you catch and release them you do get fined,for it,
 

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just go,s to show you the different between,hear and there,as hear they a pest fish,
and that the main use of them,turned in to fertilizer ;)
if you catch and release them you do get fined,for it,
You are correct Monica, carp are not exactly a good eating fish, very oily, boney and earthy but the
Asians love them for soup:rolleyes: We catch them all the time and release them because our pond - er - lake is only three or four meters at it's deepest but spread out over a large area.
The work of a couple of beaver clans who dammed up the creek a hundred yeas ago which created a beautiful lake / marshland with tons of wildlife including snapping turtles over a hundred pounds:eek: The carp are welcome because they graze like cattle and keep waterways from clogging with vegetation;) we catch them using a few kernels of canned corn on small hooks and stout tackle. Average weight 20 t0 30 pounds but this one was well over 50. My boy chopped it into giant steaks and swears he's gonna give it a go over the fire
 

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we eat milkfish,that's a bit like a carp,muddy in taste ,but that's as far as it go,s for me,:D
and with,that monster your son,has,oh my ,he would like to odd carp or so,I would think,
hope you don,t eat them,as its cool looking thing,:smiling3:
 

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They're a 'delicacy' in some European countries, but I've never found them very tasty.
 

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They're a 'delicacy' in some European countries, but I've never found them very tasty.
we eat milkfish,that's a bit like a carp,muddy in taste ,but that's as far as it go,s for me,:D
and with,that monster your son,has,oh my ,he would like to odd carp or so,I would think,
hope you don,t eat them,as its cool looking thing,:smiling3:
Not a turtle soup fan but many do love them:confused: Tastes sort of like fishy chicken:oops:...Not my cuppa tea.

Love venison, can make any cut taste like fillet mignon, but anyway hate to boast but we get some kinda big catfish also beside sizable bass and pike and they are good eating;)
Youngest is an avid fisherman and hunter :cool:
the old man can't keep up anymore:oops:........Jim:smiling3:
 

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oh my never seen a pike,,anywhere near that size, and yes looks very ,very ,BRRRRRRRR,:D