To stop the de stocking of Carp in UK canals

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Created January 30, 2011 by Richard

Animal Welfare

British Waterways are allowing clubs to remove carp for no valid reason, that have been present in our canals for many, many years. This is with total disregard for the anglers that do and have enjoyed fishing for them. Canals are the birth place for many UK anglers and removing these fish will have an negative effect on the future of Angling as well as the eco-system. There are not many stretches of Canal that still hold nice carp in the UK and these waters need protecting as the days of a young lad catching a fish of a lifetime from one of these waters will be numbered.\r\nPlans to re-introduce fish should be made in waters where they have been removed. Anglers pay for their rods license/s and there should be more effort to introduce fish into some of the most accessible waters.

There are currently 834 signatures for this petition:

  1. Phil Stanley UNITED KINGDOM

    with you all the way shocking state of affairs, as a matter of interest what are they doing with the removed carp?

  2. sandor horvath UNITED KINGDOM

    absolutely disgraceful !! carp are an amazing fish and I for one would love the chance to land one on my local canal water. seems a bit of elite-ism is at play……….

  3. Andy Klein UNITED KINGDOM

    The only thing that should be put in the canal (preferably in a sack with a brick) are the idiots who came up with this stupid idea of de stocking.

  4. lewis pendle UNITED KINGDOM

    Clearly the club is clueless

  5. rory jones UNITED KINGDOM

    i fish the kennet and avon cannal alot and have had some beautiful large carp and i think this is a complete joke

  6. Stuart Pugh UNITED KINGDOM

    i have fished the canals around my local area for many years and think that these action are totally wrong who ever came up with this idea should have a good think about what he is doing

  7. Ian Cowley UNITED KINGDOM


  8. neil darby NETHERLANDS

    what a totally stupid idea, brains in the anal region springs to mind

  9. Mike Bookham UNITED KINGDOM

    This is a joke many people would love to catch a canal 20!!! STOP removing them!!!

  10. Les Finch UNITED KINGDOM

    I live on a canal narrowboat and fish for carp. I think it is an absolute disgrace to STEAL OR REMOVE (FOR EATING) THE CARP which live in the canals. These practices must stop. Our canals are poorly maintained as it is. If the carp are removed, the fishing will deteriorate with dire consequencies for the canals.


    As has been said there are far too few canals that hold any significant number of carp as it is

  12. Darren edgington UNITED KINGDOM

    Total joke,but not unexpected from clueless match types

  13. leigh UNITED KINGDOM

    why remove carp when there isn’t that many anyways and most pleasure anglers would love to catch a few :{ this is totally wrong there not harming fish stocks,you can catch silver fish any day of the week so whats the these fish should get returned to the canal system.

  14. aran searle UNITED KINGDOM

    I don’t see how the carp are causing any problem with other fish stocks as they live together in plenty of lakes so leave em in and let the canals flourish

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