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I was fishing in Middletown at Smith Park lake.

And thanks! It's actually not a mirror but a different mutation called a leather carp. They are permitted very few scales where as mirrors are fully scaled at the start.
A leathers scales are mostly in the dorsal area of the fish.
And are also very slow to grow, so I suppose this guy had been around for some time!


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Nice mirra!
Yes, it is a mirror carp... I don't think there is any real leather Carp in the USA... And I have yet to see any in my travel around in different states...
Congrats on the PB! ^^)

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Well done! There are some big ones at that park.

As crappie said, still a mirror due to having some scales and not a true leather. Great looking carp nonetheless!
 

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Congrats on the new personal best Alex, Lots of Carp Anglers fish forever before catching such a beauty.
However a good number (not all) of the Mirror Carp in Smith Park were intentionally stocked by "Bucket Biologists" and they in fact grow super fast.
 

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Thanks alot !
But what do you mean exactly by "bucket biologists"?
I do know that a lot time ago that like was a pay lake before it was bought by the city.
So I'm not sure what sort of stocking went on then.



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"Bucket Biologists" are people who'll transplant Fish -even if it's not their profession ;)
 
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