Carp, common (Cyprinus carpio)

Linnaeus, 1758; CYPRINIDAE FAMILY; also called carpe commune, carpa, Asian carp, karp, koi,
The carp's original range was limited to temperate Asia and the rivers of the Black Sea and Aegean basins, notably the Danube, in Europe. Today, they are widely distributed in North America below the 50th parallel south to the Florida panhandle. Besides North America, Europe, and Asia, it is also now found in South America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
This is one of the largest members of the “minnow” family, Cyprinidae, and a close relative of the goldfish (Carassius auratus), with which it h... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
34.35 kg (75 lb 11 oz)
Lac de St. Cassien, France
21-May-1987
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
14.15 kg (31 lb 3 oz)
Schlossteicm, Riegersburg, Austria
24-Aug-2013
M-02 kg (4 lb)
17.45 kg (38 lb 7 oz)
Lake Bergteich, Schonfeld, Austria
07-Sep-2003
M-03 kg (6 lb)
18.80 kg (41 lb 7 oz)
Lake Bergteich, Schonfeld, Austria
09-May-2005
M-04 kg (8 lb)
21.77 kg (48 lb 0 oz)
Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina, USA
11-Mar-1986
M-06 kg (12 lb)
34.35 kg (75 lb 11 oz)
Lac de St. Cassien, France
21-May-1987
M-08 kg (16 lb)
25.85 kg (57 lb 0 oz)
Lac de St. Cassien, France
01-Nov-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
26.22 kg (57 lb 13 oz)
Potomac River, District of Columbia, USA
19-Jun-1983
M-15 kg (30 lb)
30.00 kg (66 lb 2 oz)
Igaueno, Mie, Japan
30-Aug-2015
M-24 kg (50 lb)
24.20 kg (53 lb 5 oz)
Yodo River, Osaka, Japan
18-Jan-2009
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
10-Apr-2014
W-02 kg (4 lb)
10.70 kg (23 lb 10 oz)
Schlossteich, Austria
01-May-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
17.20 kg (37 lb 15 oz)
Schlossteich, Austria
21-Aug-2016
W-04 kg (8 lb)
20.10 kg (44 lb 4 oz)
Schiossteich, Riegersburg, Austria
02-May-2015
W-06 kg (12 lb)
11.25 kg (24 lb 13 oz)
Schlossteich, Waldviertel, Austria
29-Apr-2018
W-08 kg (16 lb)
17.60 kg (38 lb 13 oz)
Schlossteich, Austria
07-May-2017
W-10 kg (20 lb)
14.60 kg (32 lb 3 oz)
Schlossteich, Austria
03-May-2017
W-15 kg (30 lb)
17.90 kg (39 lb 8 oz)
Schlossteich, Waldvierte, Austria
01-May-2018
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
10.85 kg (23 lb 14 oz)
Sakaigawa, Kanagawa, Japan
28-Mar-2001
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
13.34 kg (29 lb 6 oz)
Sydney, Australia
06-Jul-2009
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
14.37 kg (31 lb 11 oz)
Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, USA
30-Apr-2018
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
18.99 kg (41 lb 14 oz)
Lake Erie, Ontario, Canada
02-Jun-2018
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.56 kg (43 lb 2 oz)
Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, USA
22-Apr-2017
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
19.05 kg (42 lb 0 oz)
Annone Lake, Italy
04-Mar-2002
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
13.40 kg (29 lb 8 oz)
Town Lake, Austin, Texas, USA
05-May-1998
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.90 kg (15 lb 4 oz)
Lake Shoji, Japan
30-Jul-2018
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
8.40 kg (18 lb 9 oz)
Tama River, Japan
03-Apr-2018
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
7.23 kg (15 lb 15 oz)
Tama River, Tokyo, Japan
19-May-2016
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
8.45 kg (18 lb 11 oz)
Tama River, Japan
05-May-2017
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Los Angeles River, California, USA
27-Apr-2019
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.76 kg (10 lb 8 oz)
Los Angeles River, California, USA
27-Apr-2019
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.45 kg (14 lb 3 oz)
Sakagawa River, Japan
14-Aug-2016
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
13.10 kg (28 lb 14 oz)
Lake Shoji, Yamanashi, Japan
28-Aug-2013
F-Smallfry
11.20 kg (24 lb 11 oz)
Nepean River, Australia
18-Jul-2009
M-Junior
18.80 kg (41 lb 7 oz)
Yodo River, Osaka, Japan
20-Apr-2013
M-Smallfry
13.15 kg (29 lb 0 oz)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17-May-2008

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