Facts About Carp Fish

CARP fishing is an art that is based on fundamental knowledge which habitat and behaviour of carp are a part.

The knowledge of this information will allow the fisherman to carp to anticipate his reactions and thus adapt its fishing techniques to capture this freshwater fish!

Habitats of carp

The habitats of the CARP are part of a global ecosystem that can be broken down into two parts.

On the one hand, direct environment which is the aquatic area. And on the other, an indirect environment that consists of the edge of the water point.

The direct environment of the carp is represented either by ponds, lakes or rivers to current slow.

In this article, we have categorized all of the habitats of the carp and their peculiarities.

In the water, carp is facing several threats. The first of these threats is composed of natural predators as carnivorous fish.

The main predators of freshwater, include Pike or Pike-perch. These are two types of fishing whose hunting instinct is very developed, says Sciencedict.com.

CARP like Sandy and silty funds for their richness in aquatic herbs which serve as food.

She also likes the spaces that are full of natural obstacles like for example submerged trunks, rocks, brush, etc., in order to be safe from possible threats.

In addition to predatory fish, carp must also be wary of its indirect habitat that consists of local wildlife, i.e. other species which visit water points. This is the case of the birds that come to rest at the edge of ponds and lakes.

For example, the heron is part of these threats for the carpeaux or carp small.

CARP Habitat study shows its special place in the food chain: she faced threats directly and indirectly related to his places of lives.

Behaviors of carp

Before you can explain the different behaviours of the carp, we posed the question of what what’s behavior in this groundfish?

After studious researches, we were able to define the word “behavior” by the following definition: “all the observable reactions in an individual placed in his living environment and circumstances donnees∗.

∗Definition adopted by the little Larousse, 2014.

This definition shows that the notion of ‘behaviour’ covers, in fact, a more meaningful term to know the word ‘reaction’ or even the ‘business ‘.

It goes therefore account that there is not a reaction or activity among the CARP but instead that there are multiple. These multiple activities or behaviors are related to external factors. In other words, the actions and reactions of the CARP are initiated by causes consequences.

For example, a change of season (cause), from autumn to winter, accompanied by generally strong temperature variations which has the effect (consequence) the passage of carp, from the surface to the depths of the ponds and lakes, to look for warmer waters.

From this observation, we can define different types of behaviors or activities according to the season where all of the natural climate parameters change.


The first rays of Sun appear and attract CARP to the surface or shallow waters to find warmth and a more oxygenated water.

The temperatures are warmer than the winter and CARP begins to look more actively for the food.


It is the most active period for the carp. The water warms to gradually reach 19 ° C, which marks the beginning of the period of reproduction (usually between the months of May and July).

CARP are very active: they spawn to give life to their offspring and they are looking for food to replenish their stock of energy. Food is more plentiful and varied. To know the diet of carp, you can click on the link.


The peak activity of carp decreases gradually at the same time as the temperatures of the waters of ponds and lakes. The surface of the water becomes colder while the bottom gets hotter.

This time of year, there is a peculiarity that stems from the fact that wind churned to the surface of the water mixes with water from the depths. This standardizes the overall temperature of the water so allowing CARP to find as well to surface waters middle or deep water.

With the decline of temperatures, food becomes scarcer which led the CARP to save their energy to meet their needs.


The temperature drops quickly and led the CARP to join the depths. In winter, the decline continues temperature led to significant thermal changes.

The surface of the water cools while deep waters warm up. This specific period of the year, a reversal from the heat of water is carried out. If the temperature is very low on ponds or lakes (below), the surface of the water may freeze.

At this time of year, the CARP are very active. They can still rise to the surface if there is Sun.

Their goal is to make the least effort possible to consume little power until the end of the winter.

The seasons for fishing carp

Different seasons to observe different behaviors in the carp. The best opportunities for fishing seasons this deep water fish is located from spring to late autumn where the chances of success are high.

It is also possible to try fishing in winter, but the chances of success are reduced.

Knowledge of the habitats of the carp and their behaviors to deepen knowledge about the biology of the carp.

This biology evolves with the seasons. It is up to the fishes will adapt to optimize the chances of fishing carps in any season.