Sorry.... just that carp are public enemy number 1 over here, the biggest pest in our waterways. Makes me shudder everytime I see English anglers cuddle the slimy buggers gently before release. We get fined for releasing them back alive over here.
I feel for English anglers with their limited fishing range.
LOL ok carp care is foremost in the uk as you can see we have a large mat to stop them from damaging them self and as mentioned before some of your Australian carp are ending up here. A 39lb+ carp is worth a fortune here. Have you ever fished for them? It Just amazes me the fight you get off these things is great and as I said earlier you can catch then on a fly carp on fly rod is really good fun go out try it and be a devil and put the poor thing back in the water.
thats me with a 42lber (on its mat) that would sort your fly rod out and how can you say slimy buggers dont you think that the second fish is stunning i would have it in my pond or tank Ok big tank but we are MFK.