leather carp


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Noun1.Leather carp - scaleless domestic carpleather carp - scaleless domestic carp    
Cyprinus carpio, domestic carp - large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest
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ALAN PHILPOTT, 50, from North London, stretched the elastic shock absorber on a 9-metre pole to hold a tearaway 15lb leather carp at a Hertfordshire lake in Waltham Cross.
John Howells had a 28lb mirror to his credit and Steve Martin banked a 27lb leather carp.
Student Chris Birch, 17, who has finished A-levels and seeks a job, captured a 121b 5oz leather carp from the town wharf of a weedy canal near his home in Walsall, where ounces are the norm.
5lb leather carp caught by Daniel Curran was also a new best for the canal.
Tom Davies set a record for the Pleasure Lake at White Springs when he landed a leather carp that tipped the scales at 22lb.
5lb and leather carp to 22lb landed by other anglers.
Geoff Sergeant banked a common carp of 18lb when he fished the pond, Daniel Galeozzie slipped the net under a 21lb leather carp and Jonathan Casey topped the catches with a 22lb catch.
25lb leather carp and another Irish visitor Aidan Kershaw was rewarded with a 25lb mirror.
25lb leather carp and Eddie Nickson bagged a leather of 25.
Ernie Boyce used floating bread to catch a leather carp of 18lb when he fished peg one and Gareth Jones used boilies to hook carp of 17lb 14lb and12lb from peg six.