Common Carp Records State & World Records
Common carp are one of the most fun freshwater species to fish for. Below you will learn what makes a trophy common carp and the state and world records.
World Record Common Carp
The biggest common carp ever caught weighted 75 pounds, 11 ounces. This world record was caught in Lac de St. Cassien, France by Leo van der Gugten in 1987.
Common Carp Records by State
|Alabama||35 lbs||Bear Creek||Darrin Jackson||4/19/1980|
|Arizona||42 lbs||Lake Havasu||Gary Ramsfield||1979|
|Colorado||35.31 lbs||Glenmere Park||Adam Wickam||6/23/1905|
|Connecticut||43 lbs||Connecticut River||Michael Hudak||7/4/1905|
|Georgia||35 lb 12 oz||Lake Jackson||Rev. Donald Clark||5/25/1905|
|Idaho||34 lbs||Snake River||Henry Charlier||5/3/2021|
|Indiana||43 lb 4 oz||Pike Lake||Russell Long||6/11/1905|
|Kentucky||54 lbs 14 ozs.||South Fork Licking River||Ricky Vance||3/13/1971|
|Louisiana||35 lbs||Bussey Brake||James D. Rodgers, Jr.||1981|
|Maine||16.3 lbs||Kennebec River||Samuel Foster||9/14/2022|
|Michigan||61.50 lbs||Wolf Lake||Dale E. France||5/27/1905|
|Missouri||56 oz||Rothwell Park Lake||Russell Tarr||6/2/1996|
|New Hampshire||35 lbs 13.12 ozs.||Merrimack River||Donald St. Lawrence||5/16/2015|
|New York||50 lb 6 oz||Tomhannock Reservoir||Charles Primeau Sr.||5/12/1995|
|Ohio||50 lbs||Paint Creek||Judson Holton||5/24/1967|
|Oklahoma||39 lbs 10.40 oz||Grady Co. Pond||Brandon Hughes||4/23/2002|
|Pennsylvania||52 lb||Junita River||George Brown||5/15/1905|
|South Dakota||37 lbs||Waubay Lake||David Koslowski||4/20/2001|
|Virginia||49 lbs 4 oz||Lake Prince||Jeff Graham||6/25/1986|
|West Virginia||47 lbs||Pond (Preston County)||Gary Johnson||6/20/1905|
|Wisconsin||57 lbs 2 oz||Lake Wisconsin||8/28/1966|
What state has the largest common carp?
Michigan is the state with the largest common carp caught in the United States. It weighed 61.50 lbs and was caught on Wolf Lake by Dale E. France on May 27, 1905.
What is the average size common carp?
The average size common carp seen in the wild are 1-8 lbs and 1-2ft long. This is much smaller than the world record of 75 lbs 11 oz.
What size common carp is considered a trophy?
Common carp start to be considered trophy at 35 inches long.