Re: Thank goodness for Carp
Paul - what you describe is what i think has been the problem in a nutshell, repeated in countless small fisheries.
Back in the day i used to spend a couple of months of the season targeting tench, getting some nice bags here and there, then maybe some bream fishing or carp fishing, before targeting the rivers in earnest in the autumn. These were local fisheries good for one thing or the other. At the end of a season the highlights had something of everything in them and i wouldnt have wanted it any other way. Its this diversity that is now quite hard to find i think.