What type of Carp ?

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AndyA

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Hi Folks,

It's me again (novice angler), my mate caught this today from our usual haunt and we aren't sure what breed of Carp it is, can someone clarify for us ?.

thanks a lot.
 

MALC

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Hi Andy it's a Mirror Carp (although it's as near as you'll get to a Leather Carp) only 1 scale by the tail and a couple by the dorsal fin.

If it had No Scales it would be a Leather Carp which was originaly breed with no scales to make it easier for cooking (no descaleing).

Hope that helps.


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AndyA

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That's great Malc, many thanks for the information ... we thought we "might have had a Ghost".

cheers
 

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Hi as previously said almost a leather carp. I would add that itsa cross between a carp and a koi to give that silver rather than A bronze colour. A pool I fish contains these crosses in both common and mirror varieties. And look almost identical.
I believe that there is some difference in ideas as to what constitutes a ghost carp. When I first encountered fish so called they were silver but had a white line down there backs. When the cruised near the surface all you could see was a white line travelling thru the water. Since then I have seen this silver type described thus. Any way still a damn fine fish. John

chill out go fishing
 
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