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Common Carp

Common Carp -
Common Name: Common Carp
Other Names: -
Scientific Name: Cyprinus carpio

Length: Up to 20 - 90 cm. 

Weight: Average weight of 5 - 15kg

Habitat: Common Carp can be
found in rivers, cannals, lakes, dams etc.

Widespread from South Africa.

Bait: Will accept a variety of baits such as sweetcorn, maggots, luncheon meat, pepperoni, tiger nuts, pellets and other natural or processed baits.

Description: Light brown colour, mottled black or brown. This large fish can be identified by its scale pattern.

Fishing Strategy:
 This species is common with many anglers as it is easy to catch. Many young anglers enjoy catching them.

Eating Quality:
Excellent eating


Tackle can be light rods and light line with float for the smaller carps
For specimen or larger carps, strong line such as between15/20 lbs breaking strain is required with big strong sharp hooks size 4/8 UK size. Using a bolt rig leadgered with hair rig.

  • Be prepared for large, heavy specimens
  • Due to the species large size - care must be taken when handling the fish.
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Canary Carp Crew
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