Welcome to our Carp Fishing Home Page

Common carp are extremely popular with anglers in many parts of Europe and among a small niche of anglers in the United States.  Carp are also popular among spear and bow fisherman.  For this section, we will be focusing on the common carp, however, there are many other species of carp as well.  Common carp can grow up to nearly 4 feet and weigh more than 80 pounds, although, most carp will range from 2 to 3 pounds in most ponds, lakes and rivers.  Bigger fish in the 8 to 10 pound range are fairly common throughout the country and fish over 15 pounds are considered trophy fish.


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Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Carp


Carp Love Corn

Corn is by far one of the easiest and best baits to use for carp fishing.  You will get action and catch big fish too with corn.  Add a little Vanilla extract to your bag or corn and you will do even better.


Carp are Usually the Biggest Fish in the Pond

In ponds, carp are almost always the biggest fish in the pond.  If you like to fish ponds, try fishing for carp if you want to catch a big fish.


Carp Prefer Warmer Water

You can catch carp in cooler water for sure, however, when water temperatures are 65 degrees and above, the fishing is usually a little easier and better for carp.


Carp Feed Heavily on the Bottom

Carp do feed throughout the water column and even on the surface, however, most anglers are going to catch carp by fishing on the bottom.


Carp Can Eat Your Bait and Blow It Out Before You Even Saw the Bite

Carp can blow out so quickly that you really have to be on top of your game if you don’t want to miss fish.  As soon as you see the bite, set the hook and hang on.