A nice 26.5 lb common carp I caught from the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.

A nice 26.5 lb common carp I caught from the Tidal Basin in front of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.

Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Majestic Koi Carp by Dorothy Berry-Lound. Koi Carp are descendants of the common carp and are bred for ornamental purposes. They are characterised by their patterning and bright red, yellow, orange and white colouring. Here a group of majestic Koi Carp swim slowly around, a wonderful image of movement and shapes. #printsforsale

Majestic Koi Carp by Dorothy Berry-Lound. Koi Carp are descendants of the common carp and are bred for ornamental purposes. They are characterised by their patterning and bright red, yellow, orange and white colouring. Here a group of majestic Koi Carp swim slowly around, a wonderful image of movement and shapes. #printsforsale

Fishermen over in Europe and devoted U.S. pay-lake anglers have been blending their own special carp baits and chum in the kitchen for decades. A veteran pay-lake pro handed down this secret recipe to me, and it’s his go-to late-summer mix for everything from common carp to koi and buffalo carp. It’s a salty-sweet cherry concoction these fish can’t resist, with a little alcoholic kick on the back end.

Fishermen over in Europe and devoted U.S. pay-lake anglers have been blending their own special carp baits and chum in the kitchen for decades. A veteran pay-lake pro handed down this secret recipe to me, and it’s his go-to late-summer mix for everything from common carp to koi and buffalo carp. It’s a salty-sweet cherry concoction these fish can’t resist, with a little alcoholic kick on the back end.

Koi Carp Tonal Study by Dorothy Berry-Lound. Koi Carp are known to be bright and colourful but when you strip away the colour you can see their form. You can clearly see that they are descendants of the common carp. #printsforsale

Koi Carp Tonal Study by Dorothy Berry-Lound. Koi Carp are known to be bright and colourful but when you strip away the colour you can see their form. You can clearly see that they are descendants of the common carp. #printsforsale

PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TOXIC WASTE IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT USING COMMON CARP, CYPRINUS CARPIO

PURIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TOXIC WASTE IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT USING COMMON CARP, CYPRINUS CARPIO

Koi or more specifically Nishikigoi (brocaded carp), are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

Fish for container water gardens

Koi or more specifically Nishikigoi (brocaded carp), are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. In Japanese, koi is a homophone for another word that means "affection" or "love"; koi are therefore symbols of love and friendship in Japan.

Nice common carp caught on the Occoquan reservoir in Va. using deer corn as bait.

Nice common carp caught on the Occoquan reservoir in Va. using deer corn as bait.

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