Carp, grass (Ctenopharyngodon idella)

(Valenciennes, 1844); CYPRINIDAE FAMILY; also called amur, white amur, sôgyo, carpa erbivora, graskarpfen
Grass carp are native to rivers of China and Eastern Siberia (Amur River system) that flow into the Pacific Ocean between latitudes 50o to 23 o N. They have been widely introduced around the world for aquatic weed control and aquaculture purposes. Because of the potential negative impact of the fast-reproducing grass carp on sport fish, sterile (triploid) grass carp were developed. Fertilized eggs are shocked with hot or cold water or with pressure, causing them to retain an extra set... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
39.75 kg (87 lb 10 oz)
Piasuchnik Dam, Bulgaria
22-Jul-2009
 

All-Tackle Length World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
102.0 cm
Senba River, Hyogo, Japan
29-Aug-2013
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
102.0 cm
Senba River, Hyogo, Japan
06-May-2014
All-Tackle (Length) (tie)
102.0 cm
Nagara River, Mie, Japan
25-Mar-2016
 

All-Tackle Length Fly World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
cm
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
20.70 kg (45 lb 10 oz)
Motoarakawa, Saitama, Japan
20-Sep-2020
M-02 kg (4 lb)
24.08 kg (53 lb 1 oz)
William R. Logan Wildlife Area, Missouri, USA
27-Jul-2000
M-03 kg (6 lb)
24.40 kg (53 lb 13 oz)
Motoarakawa, Japan
19-Aug-2018
M-04 kg (8 lb)
24.10 kg (53 lb 2 oz)
Motoarakawa, Saitama, Japan
29-Jul-2021
M-06 kg (12 lb)
26.70 kg (58 lb 14 oz)
Lake Ouachita, Arkansas, USA
06-Apr-2002
M-08 kg (16 lb)
36.28 kg (80 lb 0 oz)
Lake Wedington, Arkansas, USA
24-Jun-2004
M-10 kg (20 lb)
26.20 kg (57 lb 13 oz)
Motoarakawa, Saitama, Japan
01-Sep-2019
M-15 kg (30 lb)
24.95 kg (55 lb 1 oz)
Motoarakawa, Saitama, Japan
11-Oct-2019
M-24 kg (50 lb)
24.05 kg (53 lb 1 oz)
Motoarakawa, Japan
18-Oct-2018
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)
5.39 kg (11 lb 14 oz)
Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
12-Jul-2017
W-02 kg (4 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
18-Jun-2017
W-03 kg (6 lb)
10.97 kg (24 lb 3 oz)
Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
13-Jun-2018
W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.29 kg (13 lb 14 oz)
Homestead, Florida, USA
29-Apr-2018
W-06 kg (12 lb)
15.42 kg (34 lb 0 oz)
Trinity River, Texas, USA
27-Mar-2020
W-08 kg (16 lb)
6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
13-Jun-2018
W-10 kg (20 lb)
10.15 kg (22 lb 6 oz)
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
12-Jun-2020
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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)
19.18 kg (42 lb 4 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
26-Mar-2003
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
24.16 kg (53 lb 4 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
13-Apr-2004
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
25.75 kg (56 lb 12 oz)
Hannen Lake, Iowa, USA
25-Apr-2001
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
18.67 kg (41 lb 2 oz)
Ichikawa, Hyogo, Japan
26-Jul-2006
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
28.12 kg (62 lb 0 oz)
Tallapoosa River, Alabama, USA
25-Mar-2005
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
18.34 kg (40 lb 6 oz)
Ibo River, Hyogo, Japan
18-Apr-2006
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
21.31 kg (47 lb 0 oz)
Auburn, Alabama, USA
24-Jul-2002
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
6.21 kg (13 lb 11 oz)
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
12-Oct-2020
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
South Dade, Florida, USA
19-Aug-2015
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
6.58 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Tygart Lake, West Virginia, USA
10-Jun-2018
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
7.31 kg (16 lb 2 oz)
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
05-Dec-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
9.07 kg (20 lb 0 oz)
South Dade Canals, Florida, USA
19-Apr-2016
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
7.14 kg (15 lb 12 oz)
Miami, FL, USA
08-Aug-2020
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
7.00 kg (15 lb 7 oz)
Miami, FL, USA
15-Aug-2020
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
10.97 kg (24 lb 3 oz)
Loxahatchee, Florida, USA
13-Jun-2018
F-Smallfry
16.05 kg (35 lb 6 oz)
Nagashima River, Mie, Japan
09-Apr-2006
M-Junior
16.30 kg (35 lb 15 oz)
Coral Reef Park, Florida, USA
30-Jul-2003
M-Smallfry
17.83 kg (39 lb 5 oz)
Eagle's Landing Park, Orlando, Florida, USA
02-May-1997

Fishing World Records

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