Carp, without any doubt, carp is our most famous freshwater fish. It lives in most lowland water, running and stagnant, but it can also be found in the middle and even the upper river streams. It has adapted well to the life in artificially created water – gravel pits, clay lakes, lakes and storage reservoirs.
Carp can live up to sixty years, if his biggest enemy – man – allows. Fortunately, the carp has highly developed survival mechanisms, including adaptation to the dangers and a quite good memory. Breeds of common carp have been bred from wild carp, which are recognizable by their specific forms: linear carp, wild carp, common carp, mirror carp, leather carp. Wild carp is smaller than common carp and, due to reconstruction of rivers by dams, have become quite rare in our waters. They are very combative and popular in sports fishing.