Carp Cyprinus carpio
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The Carp family were originally introduced to the UK by the Romans, the majority of which were probably caught in the Danube before being transported across Europe. Centuries of selective breeding have produced the present day deep-bellied and high backed Carp that we are most familiar with today. They can be found in ponds, lakes and slow flowing rivers where they have become an icon for today's fisherman, whether it be the specialist or pleasure angler. The larger specimens can be found in long established lakes, often secreted away, containing a good source of natural food. They are often used as a stock fish in privately owned and club owned waters because of their sporting prowess and agility, presenting the captor with a formidable opponent.