I've long enjoyed visits to England, not to mention Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to sightsee in places from the Yorkshire Dells to Bath and London.
On those trips I never missed a chance to visit a bait shop, chat with someone fishing along a canal or pond, read British fishing magazines and watch the TV shows.
I was a little amazed that the Brits have a totally different attitude toward fishing from ours, and we can not only learn from that attitude, but much improve our catches on this side of the pond. For openers, they fish mostly for what we'd call minnows, though some reach good sizes. They seek barbel, tench, bream, chub and carp primarily, and always return their catch. There are pike, yellow perch, and something that looks much like a walleye, too, but I never heard of them eating such fish.
The major difference between our two nations is that we like to go fishing, and are happy to loaf around a farm pond or along a stream taking whatever comes along, while they want lots of fish, as many as humanly possible. The fish are kept in a net and at days end, weighed on a scale. "How did you do?" "I caught 5.7 kilos today."