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BEEFEATER

OKAY, SO I'M THINKING ABOUT FISHING IN A LAKE WITH CARP. FROM WHAT I HEAR, THEY ARE A GOOD FIGHT. ARE THEY GOOD TO EAT? I CAN KEEP EM, YEAH?
andrevan

Most urban lakes (in Vancouver) such as Como Lake in Coquitlam, and Deer Lake in Burnaby have carp in them. They're pretty tricky to catch but they do put up a fight with the "right" gear. I herd they taste like crap and if you want to actually eat them, it will take 2-3 weeks of keeping the fish in clean water before cooking them as I think it clears their system or something.

Not sure about keeping them , but I have seen people take a few out good sized ones from Como lake. I'm sure you could keep them as they're no-where near endangered or rare. That shit is everywhere and they breed like mice.

- andre
b_man360

they are a non game fish so you can keep as many as you want. you can also spear fish for them.
ion

For a while I thought that fry carp would be a nice supplement in the stocking program.
I thought that fry carp would feed on mud/plants and rainbows would eat the fry and grow LARGER.
This doesn't work because of pollution. The mud, plants, insects are all full of lead and other crap (look at Burnaby Lake data). Gasoline with lead, produced vapours that condensed into poisoning water which ended up into the lake. The problem with the carp is that accumulates in his body so much lead that if you eat a steak of it you can get into the hospital. I don’t know about rainbows .
The best fish you can eat are hatchery rainbows, soon after their release in the lake.
Don't eat carp from populated areas.
I would be willing to go after some carp and to give it for tests to see the lead level in their body, but I don't know who is interested to make some tests.
BEEFEATER

NOTE TO SELF: DON'T EAT THE CARP. OKAY THANKS
mcs

carp are a bottem feeding fish that eat the remains of other fish, fecies, varieties of plants and other "recycled" stuff on the bottem of lakes and rivers, they extract the good stuff outta what they eat but still their meat is quite tainted by the stuff they do eat....long story short, not a good fish to eat. The only way i've really heard of some people eating it is having it pickled or steaked up small and canned. They are however a decently fighting fish. Some of the best ways to fish for them are with canned sweet corn, a homemade corn blend or sometimes guys use shrimp from a shrimp ring at your grocery store, whatever floats your boat! haha cheers
Burly

So the saying goes you are what you eat. Carp don't eat anything healthy. Latimer lake still has them I've seen a bunch if your interested.

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