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Carp angler Kevin Cox launches a boilie.

The Thrill of Carp Fishing

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Carp are largely considered the mucky, ugly bottom-feeders of the fish world in this country. But in Great Britain and Europe, they're prized fighters and millions of anglers fish day and night to haul in a trophy catch. This week, a hundred young carp anglers and their families descend on the North Country for the inaugural St. Lawrence International Junior Carp Tournament. Organizers hope the event will make the St. Lawrence a premier fishing destination. David Sommerstein recently spent time with a carp guide and a British angler to find out what carp fishing's all about.

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