I am new to the forum have been fishing for a 20+ years in Canada and have been catching carp for a long time too as well as every other fish we have here in north america.
I will add some photos tonight to prove my level of carp nerdiness
anyways my goal right now is to catch a mirror and im sure most of you know from the UK carp in North america are the trash fish and no one cares except for a select few hardcore fisherman who see the draw to carp fishing on the fly.
in my search for a mirror my question is can two common carp breed and can a mirror be born.
I understand they are genetically different while being for the most part the same as in they are both carp. in Canada all carp were introduced at some point along the last 50-200 years depending on the body of water so at this point they are basically a wild invasive fish as they have been reproducing for many generations in most areas.
a lot of the water I fish has from what I can see only commons with maybe a couple mirrors here or there, but how did the mirrors get there, did someone have to release a mirror for there to be a mirror or can commons eggs hatch a mirror in a 1:1000 type situation. any info you European carp pros have would be great