There are 4 types of carp in Ireland:

  1. Mirror Carp
  2. Common Carp
  3. Linear Carp
  4. Leather Carp

Carp are a fish that can grow to immense sizes - the UK record for a carp is over 61lbs. Carp are predominately bottom feeders but occasionally you can catch one near the surface, however, suspending your bait just off the bottom is invariably one of the most successful methods.