Carp fishing here is great fun! I much prefer fishing for them here than in England. The carp over there are heavily pressured and being fished for constantly. When you get a fish out you can normally see the hook damage around it's mouth where it's been caught many times before. The fishing venues over there generally have the carp brought in from dedicated fish farms so everyone knows exactly what's in that particular water. That alone takes a lot of the fun out of it for me. It's a bit like a hunter going to the local zoo and hunting!
Danny Fairbrass, a fishing equipment producer and TV fishing celebrity has recently bought a 30+ acre lake in France. He's taking out all the smaller carp and other species of fish. Is that real fishing?
I like the mystery of not knowing what I'm going to catch next, which I definitely get when fishing Oregon waters.