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Mirror Carp Fishing Holidays

Mirror Carp is one of the most targeted and recognizable freshwater species. Many years ago these Mirror Carp were thought to be uncatchable but with modern ideas, these fish are now targeted by many freshwater anglers globally. They are famous for their big and randomly placed scales which has given them their mirror name.

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Name: Mirror Carp

Also known as: Scaleys, Mirrors

Scientific name:  Cyprinus carpio

Description: The difference between Mirror Carp and their wild ancestors, the Common Carp, is both genetic and visual. The Mirror Carp was the first genetic mutation of Common Carp. Common Carp have a regular scale pattern with even-sized scales on the body, whereas mirrors have irregular often erratic scaling, making many fish unique and easy to identify individual fish by sight. This means that most Mirror Carp in the UK over 40 lb are now being named by anglers.

Average size: The average you will catch really depends on the water you are fishing, the average could range from 5lb to double figures depending on the stock of fish in the waters.

Where to catch: This species are found on every continent in fresh and brackish waters. The places we would recommend you travelling to to catch these scaley beasts are Paradise Lake Hungry and the River Ebro Spain. Other well known areas to catch Mirror Carp include France, Croatia and South Africa. There are many UK waters stocked with mirror Carp the most famous being Linear Lakes and Redmire Pool.

Fishing methods: By a fair way the most popular method used for Carp fishing is ledgering with one of the thousands of different flavoured boilies on the market, using one of the hundreds of different rigs designed for this exact purpose. Other more natural ways to fish for Mirror Carp include float fishing with bait like worms, sweetcorn and bread along with fishing on the surface when the carp are in the upper layers using floating bait like bread crust and dog biscuits.



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