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

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle39.75 kg (87 lb 10 oz)Piasuchnik Dam, Bulgaria22-Jul-2009Stoian IlievRecord DetailsHistory Details