Leeuwarden City Parks, Friesland

Fishing in Leeuwarden City Parks, Friesland

Fishing in Leeuwarden City Parks, Friesland

Grasscarp (I think the English translation would be Chinese Carp) can be caught in almost every park in the city. In fact, in most city parks the Chinese carp have outnumbered “normal” carp.

Techniques: They can be caught in numerous ways, but I would recommend floatfishing. Make a few groundbaited spots and move around. I usually spend a max. of half an hour on each spot, because the carp are mostly patrolling the banks for food. Cast your float near obstacles, corners etc, and as close to the bank as possible. Bolt/rig fishing is of course possible too, but it’s less mobile.

Baits: breadflake, breadcrust (floating or sinking), dough, sweetcorn, pellets, boilies (after introducing), even a few grass leaves… You name it, they’ll eat it.

These carp seem to be quite stupid: I’ve had several occasions on which I got one in the net after a fight of 5 minutes, and ten minutes later I caught another one a yard or two from the first spot.

Locations: all cityparks in the whole city of Leeuwarden.




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