Carp, Catla (Gibelion catla)

Thaila (local name)

Dorsal soft rays (total): 17; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 7 – 8. Body deep, with depth 2.5 to 3 times in standard length. Has a large, upturned mouth, with a prominent protruding lower jaw. Pectoral fins long, extending to pelvic fins; scales conspicuously large.The only member of the genus Gibelion, of the carp family Cyprinidae is a fish with a large protruding lower jaw.

Grows up-to  Max published weight 38.6 kg
Where to Catch Rivers and freshwater lakes
When to Catch June – September


Occurs in rivers, lakes and culture ponds, Breeds in rivers Surface and mid-water feeders, mainly omnivorous with juveniles feeding on aquatic and terrestrial insects, detritus and phytoplankton.


Commonly found in rivers and freshwater lakes

Angling Methods

Since its an omnivorous means feed upon plants and animals both therefore one can catch them on both kind of baits.

Fight Characteristics

Fight hard with long long runs and head shakes, a large fish will run in one direction for a couple of moments and then the other,

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