Saturday, August 29, 2009

Carp Fishing Gear

Carp Equipment

Carp fishing gear comes in many different forms, and is much easier to find in Europe and other parts of the world than it is in the United States. Part of the reason for this is that while the carp is revered as a major sports fish by freshwater anglers in other parts of the world, it is seen as more of an invasive species and junk fish in the U.S. This is a shame as the carp is a great fresh water fish that tastes great smoked, and grows to giant sizes for a freshwater fish. In fact, in many places in the United States the carp, along with the catfish, are probably by far and away the two biggest freshwater fish that can be found.

Still, this doesn't mean that good carp fishing equipment can't be found in the United States. This just means that it takes a little bit more work and effort. While you might not be able to get the fancy and professional $3,000 carp rigs that many European anglers enjoy, there is plenty of good angling equipment that should me more than adequate for a start. Of course this might all change by the end of this year, since for the first time ever the world carp fishing championship is going to be right here in the United States.