Anglers furious as carp to be removed from Engine Pool at Earlswood Lakes
Anglers that spend time fishing at Earlswood Lakes are furious at the idea that certain types of Carp are being removed from that body of water. Attendance to the lakes may drop by at least ten percentage points according to the below article. This could have a significant impact on the local economy.
This may be a situation where conservation has gone too far. Conservationists may have assumed that Anglers would not take the time to restock the Carp in question. It appears the conservationists in question did not give the Anglers enough time to deal with the issue.
- Anglers in a small community at Earlswoord Lakes are angry that three reservoirs, that have been present since 1820, are being drained.
- All three reservoirs are scheduled to be drained one at a time but all of them contain a lot of Carp.
- The Angling community is protesting the drainage of these reservoirs because they use the carp for recreational fishing and their daily living.
“The £850,000 Canal and River Trust scheme, to restore waterways across the Midlands, will see larger Carp removed from the pool and placed elsewhere.”