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.

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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
  • Boilies
  • Pellets

Recommended Tackle:

Hooks size: from 2 to 6