“Our fish are of a unique and discernable quality”
There are seven different strains of carp in the UK, including:
- The Galician Carp
- The Dinkelsbuehl Carp
- The Ropsha Carp
- The Italian Carp
- The Aischgrund Carp
- The Frame Carp
- The Royale Carp
These strains have become indigenous to the UK and are the source of the gene pool which dictates the nature of all the fish which are being produced under the ‘English Carp’ label in the UK. Many breeders have experimented with a ‘Galician’ (Leney) and ‘Dinkelsbuehl’ (Dink) mix which produces the fast growth of the Dink and combines it with the beauty of the Leney strain. Others have also mixed the historical Sutton strain with the Dinks and have also produced an excellent, full-bodied, scaly Mirror Carp.
We recognize the quality of these two strains and are pleased to be able to offer Leney Dinks and Sutton Dinks as well as our trademark Italian strain of carp. We have outstanding fish at various year classes so with all three strains we are able to supply a mix of proven quality fish which provides a little bit of extra variety that characterizes a quality Fishery.
Where Future Fisheries is unique is that our ‘Italian’ fish are pure strain and therefore you can be totally certain of their genetic parentage and you are buying into a historic strain rather than a ‘hybrid’ source. We are also not aware of any other UK source that is currently able to supply Italian strain fish that are indigenous to the UK.