Species

This section is dedicated to the carp species

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What is carp fishing?

Carp is the common name given to the species of freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. They are a large group of fish native to Europe and Asia, although they have now been introduced to various destinations around the world with mixed reactions.

Carps are essentially big fish that are popular among anglers around the world. Many are interested in the various species available, while others are fascinated by their fights and difficulty in catching.

In some areas, however, their presence has not been welcomed as they are considered an invasive species. Carp are known to dominate and sometimes found to disturb the environment they are not native to.

Carp is the common name given to the species of freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. They are a large group of fish native to Europe and Asia, although they have now been introduced to various destinations around the world with mixed reactions.

Carps are essentially big fish that are popular among anglers around the world. Many are interested in the various species available, while others are fascinated by their fights and difficulty in catching.

In some areas, however, their presence has not been welcomed as they are considered an invasive species. Carp are known to dominate and sometimes found to disturb the environment they are not native to.

History of recreational carp fishing

For many centuries, many anglers have read more…

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Carp Species and Natural Habitat

Carp, even though native to Asia and Europe is common to many parts of the globe. They can be seen in almost every continent (except Antarctica). With a presence in more than 59 countries, carp is the third most farmed fish species in the world.

The mass introduction of carp over various cultures resulted in diverse influences. People have mixed feeling about carps. Some regions hate them with passion, while people from Europe and the UK consider them as majestic creatures as they come in diverse species.

Carp, even though native to Asia and Europe is common to many parts of the globe. They can be seen in almost every continent (except Antarctica). With a presence in more than 59 countries, carp is the third most farmed fish species in the world.

The mass introduction of carp over various cultures resulted in diverse influences. People have mixed feeling about carps. Some regions hate them with passion, while people from Europe and the UK consider them as majestic creatures as they come in diverse species.

Carp Species

There are many fish in the carp family. They come in varieties with distinctive features spread over various water bodies. We will explore different species of carp with their distinguishing characteristics read more…

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Ghost Carp: An Artificial Breed of the Common Carp

The Ghost Carp or also called Ghost Koi is a variation of the Common Carp, which is a hybrid of the Japanese fish Purachina Koi.

The Ghost Carp or also called Ghost Koi is a variation of the Common Carp, which is a hybrid of the Japanese fish Purachina Koi.

This artificial breed was artificially bred in Germany in the early 2000s and has become quite popular throughout Great Britain. They are easily distinguished by their coloration, which may vary ranging from bright white to yellowish-grey.

Ghost Carp weigh on average from 2 to 14 kg (4 to 30 lb), but the largest Ghost Koi ever caught weighed over 19 kg (41 lb).

Preferred baits

These beautiful fish mostly feed on insect larvae, mollusks, and aquatic vegetation. Other suggested baits are:

  • Semolina Balls
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Pea dough
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sweet Peas
  • Marshmallows
  • Bread with Honey read more…
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Unique Hybrid F1 Carp: A Cross Between Common and Crucian Carp

In a world where hybridization is becoming more and more commonplace, it's no surprise that a cross between the Common Carp and the Crucian Carp would eventually be created.

The Hybrid F1 Carp is just that – a fish that has been bred to combine the best of both parents. These fish are characterized by their lack of barbles and golden coloration, which sets them apart from other carp species. They usually weigh around 0.5 - 1 kg (1-2 lb), but some unique specimens have been known to reach up to 2 kg (4 lb).

The F1 hybrid carp are known to be hardy, and they can adapt to a wide range of environments. Because of this, they have become a popular choice for aquaculture and fisheries all over Great Britain. These fish are omnivorous, and their diet consists mainly of aquatic vegetation, insect larvae and invertebrates. The F1 read more…