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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:05 pm 
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Here is a cutting from local urdu news paper an angler caught 34 Kg Common Carp from Rawal Lake, Islamabad, Pakistan.
dated 22 June 2008

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:25 pm 
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Great Fish,
You say that this fish was caught by an angler so I am assuming it was taken on a rod. WOW... what a fight it must have given.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:40 pm 
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do common carp regularily grow upto those sizes?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:52 am 
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Great Fish :D ...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:28 am 
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Aron Yup they do in Pakistan. In-fact we have a carp infestation here. Unfortunately due to the poor planning and lack of insight of the government run fisheries department common carp have been introduced into all major waters.

It’s the most commonly available fish through out Pakistan now. It has out grown, eaten and out breed every other local fish species. Rather than focusing on our native species like Mahasheer, Rahu, Catla etc.

The fish in the picture I have my doubts about 34 kgs it looks smaller but yes I have seen people catch common carp even bigger than this from Rawal dam and Mangla Dams ( 40 Kgs +) :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:28 pm 
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do they put up a decent fight?
the common carp here dont really get that big..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Aaron,

Yup they do put up a decent fight. See if i was to rate the fish in terms of fighting ability based on the fish I have caught the list would be

1. Masheer
2. Rahu & Kalabonse.
3. Catla/ Theila.
4. Common Carp
5. Grass Carp/ Mirgil( Also called narian ot Mori in pakistan).
6. Singhara/Taingar

Common carp do tend to fight and the bigger ones do give you a though time. 40-45 mins for a big carp. In Pakistan common carp ( The bigger ones are caught on live Bait).


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:01 am 
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Common Carp on live bait wow! What kind of live bait do you guys use?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:41 am 
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Bobby,

The prefered live bait is Luriya ( its a common small scaled fish), usually found in shallow water or at the waters edge in gravel. Its a bottom feeder. Though the silver chilwa is also ok but the luriya is a bit more thougher as compared to the silver chilwa.

This was an amazing thing fro me as well untill i didn't catch one myself a couple of years back.

Just recently one of my friends caught a 3Kg Rahu on live bait :roll: :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 9:21 am 
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Hi Shapan,

Just want to clarify, when you say live bait do you mean a dead fish or a live fish. If dead then is it relevant how fresh the bait fish is?

If dead I presume these fish are scavenging, but I could be wrong. So has any one taken one of these carp fish on a live fish? Of-course we exclude Mahseer from the equation.

My guess is that fish in India take after most of their human vegetarian residents :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:46 am 
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Bobbly,

Live bait means live bait ( live fish). in winters though in Tarbella common carp are caught on dead bait on pieces of silver chilwas :P


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My guess is that fish in India take after most of their human vegetarian residents


Yeah thats a possibility :wink: . Thats why i think live bait is more popular here 8)


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