Common Carp ( Cyprinus carpio )


Common Name Carp, European Carp, Mirror Carp, Leather Carp

Local NameKarpa, (Tagalog); 

Max Size:   110 cm (40+kgs)

BiodiversityFreshwater, Benthopelagic

Depth:  1 – ?? meters

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:  None

Recommended Bait/Lures:  masa (dough bait), worms 

IUCN Red List Status Status:  Vulnerable (VU)**

This introduced species can be found all over the country in ponds, rivers, and lakes.  They are bottom feeders that can be caught on worms, corn, doughballs, and other natural baits.

There are many Koi or Ornamental Carp in the Philippines as well.  These fish are closely related to common carp only they have many varied color patterns.  Originally confined to private ponds and aquariums these ornamental fish are now present in wild waters around the country.

Here is a wild caught koi from central Luzon:

carp fishing philippines

**The wild populations of Europe are considered vulnerable not the introduced Philippine population.


Philippines Rod and Reel Record:

Angler:  Franz Villamar

Location:  Bustos Dam, San Rafael, Bulacan


Weight:   6.6 kgs

Bait:  boilies

carp fishing philippines

Posted on June 9, 2011, in Carp (Karpa). Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. yeah it sure was cool but i couldn’t have caught it without you

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