European Carp are an invasive pest species in Australia. They cause massive destruction to the waterways. Clouding up the water making it unsuitable to native species. Basically changing the environment to suit themselves.
However, they are plentiful, pretty easy to catch – and the more folks out there catching them the healthier our waterways will be!
What can I say – catch them – catch them all!!
I’d rather see fisherfolk out there catching Carp on mass than see the government introduce a Carp specific virus to get rid of them. That’s been proposed – I’m not kidding!
Catch them, dispatch them, eat them, use them as fertiliser on the veggies (like I do.)
Note – By Law: European Carp, no matter the size, are not to be returned to waterways. They must be humanely dispatched immediately. What you choose to do with them after that is up to you. Here’s my suggestions on catching European Carp.
European Carp Season: All year round in Victoria