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Carp

Common carp

Carp are a large introduced freshwater fish which are common throughout most of NSW. They are well known as a pest because of their destructive bottom-feeding habits, which stir up sediments and muddy the water. Over the years carp have been the focus of countless control efforts by government bodies and concerned members of the community.

Unfortunately, any pest as widespread and abundant as carp is impossible to eradicate completely. All the same, many people around the State are involved in programs to tackle this pest and help restore waterways to tip the balance in favour of native fish.

These pages provide plenty of useful information and links, including a comprehensive section on carp control options and considerations.