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Wow what a giant, and the lake was apparently only 28 acres. 

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Wow what a giant, and the lake was apparently only 28 acres. 

 

Lots of the euro carp fishing is done on managed lakes with feeders, water quality control etc. Still a pretty small lake but it makes a huge difference of course.

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I wouldn't think that would have been much of a fight. So fat it doesn't seen like it could swim very well, kind of like those super fat, fancy goldfish that kind of just limp around a fish tank. Just the massive size would make it some serious work to drag in on the light tackle they usually seem to use across the pond though. 

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What has that thing been eating!

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I wouldn't think that would have been much of a fight. So fat it doesn't seen like it could swim very well, kind of like those super fat, fancy goldfish that kind of just limp around a fish tank. Just the massive size would make it some serious work to drag in on the light tackle they usually seem to use across the pond though. 

Carp is the one of the strongest swimmers amongst freshwater fish. The fisherman who caught it had to sweat a lot before landing that chunk. :fishing1:

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Dear god. It out-fatted 85% of it's scales.

Haha, certainly ain't a pretty one. I know you're just joking but FYI I think that's what they call a mirror carp. Those often come with minimal scales.

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Carp is the one of the strongest swimmers amongst freshwater fish. The fisherman who caught it had to sweat a lot before landing that chunk. :fishing1:

Well aware that they're a strong fish, one of the strongest in freshwater in the US pound for pound without a doubt. At some point though, a fish must get so fat that it becomes difficult for it to function properly. I've caught some grotesquely fat catfish that could do little more than roll and let me drag them in. That giant, distended stomach just seems like it would make it difficult for the fish to even swim very well. Shear size/weight is still going to allow for some pretty serious pulling power though obviously. 

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I can't imagine how much that fought! I cuaght a 4lb carp and it was a 5-10min fight.

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Haha, certainly ain't a pretty one. I know you're just joking but FYI I think that's what they call a mirror carp. Those often come with minimal scales.

 

Yeah definitely a mirror carp.  They are odd looking fish :)

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