Don't pike anglers buy dead roach as bait . Or roach use for zander fishing.. Would you say same if it was eels on the market after all lot less eels then roach . Rather they buy roach then poach themThis is getting a joke now some of them roach are nice decent size fish such a shame what it’s getting like here now it makes you sick
dean it was meant in a joking way mate sorry if you took it wrong way guess I’ll be serious from now onDon't pike anglers buy dead roach as bait . Or roach use for zander fishing.. Would you say same if it was eels on the market after all lot less eels then roach . Rather they buy roach then poach them
Can't see that these Roach are being farmed for fishmongers Neil, just not the demand from the general public. Wouldn't surprise me if they were a local product from some aspiring entrepreneur, after all Hampstead Heath ponds are a short walk awayAll this disgust about eating coarse fish just makes us look a bit stupid. Especially when the public think we are bit odd anyway, I imagine a lot of these fish are farmed if not all for food anyway.
Seen plenty of British freshwater fish for sale in the pond sections of aquarium shops,small mirror common grass carp rudd chub barbelMost likely farmed and from the same source as what commercial fisheries and aquarium shops buy from. There’s an increasing market in native fish as ornamentals. Gudgeon, minnows, Rudd, Roach, bream all available.
Let's hope they don't jump the gun over this one Neil, I couldn't bear to endure last Sunday's grovelling U-turn againIf that was the case that fish were being poached from local waterways then the supply route should be investigated.
I imagine certain cultures find roach a delicacy.
If my local fishmonger sold these I would certainly ask about how these fish were sourced.
Talk Sports Fisherman's Blues would be all over it .
If it’s where I’m thinking (uwh) theres a few bigger creatures than carp floating around in it, normally with a few bullet holes in themThere's a fair sized reservoir near me, not in the best location, adjacent a major road and surrounded by undesirables. A sailing club think they own the place, they don't. For Donkeys years it held a lot of Roach and nothing else.
That is until a large Oriental food outlet opened nearby selling all sorts of live fish, including Carp.
Some religious sect believe that liberating these Carp and releasing them into the wild, ie. the reservoir, brings them Godly brownie points and the reservoir now has a very healthy head of Carp.
Not interested in fishing it but if I did I'd be heavily armed.