Giant Angling Carp

Mega Carp International specializes in locally bred Mirror carp originally imported from Israel which originate from Lake Gigantica in France as well as Lakes in Germany and other Eastern European lakes. 

Our Carp 

Our carp have a diversity suitable to any fishery.  We have Mirrors, fish that are almost Leather and those which are completely Leather.  There are Linears and varying scale patterns. We are starting to produce some Commons in the mix.  It is always good to have a mix of fish for variety and interest. 

We pride ourselves in producing the highest quality carp with exceptional growth rates (see testimonials for actual growth rates) that will become true MONSTER carp.  We are dedicated to ensuring that carp and carp fishing in this country will thrive and reach a new level hitherto unseen in our country. Those who stock these Mega Carp will be delighted and be fully satisfied for years to come.

  • Some of the carp we farm in South Africa have reached 7kg within the first year.
  • Our carp are fed on a complete, specialist carp pellet diet and all sizes are available from 10cm to 60cm
  • Our carp are a mix of Leathers, Mirrors, Fully scaled Mirrors and Commons.
  • These magnificent looking carp have been stocked in a number of local Private angling venues and can easily be identified for their “European” looking shape. 

Fish Farm 

Our fish farm, which is situated in the Waterberg Biosphere is private and members of the public are not permitted on the farm as the farm is kept bio-secure.  No wild fish are allowed to enter the system and no wild fish are allowed on the farm. As we are bio-friendly, we do not kill fish for any reason whatsoever and any fish with growths, deformities or which fish are unable to live a normal life are introduced into a water body where wild birds can consume them, as Nature intended.  We exclude otters from our water bodies, and we encourage natural foods as well as excellent high protein feed for the raising of the carp.

Breeding & Rearing

Our breeding kicks off in September each year and, if necessary, we will do a second breeding in January.  We have numerous raising dams and a suitable spawning facility. Parents are chosen out of a diverse range of breeding stock to provide the best length, height, width, shoulders and scalation.  Colour too, is important. Over a period of between 5 years and 8 years we will pair diverse fish to make sure that the variety of fish is sufficiently noticeable and can be purchased for a fishery over this period, ensuring complete satisfaction for the dedicated angler.  Fry are specially cared for and the grading process starts while the fish are quite young. The grading process is all important. If fish are not properly graded, then deformities can be introduced into your fishery.

Facilities Manager - Jaco Matthee
General Manager - Kelly Matthee

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We introduced 15 fish again on the 28th of October 2018 of which most were around 34cm in length and approximately 1kg. 6 months later two of the fish were caught at between 6kg and 6,6kg which only photographic evidence convinced people of the amazing growth rate of around 1kg per month.

Aqua Paradiso can vouch for the quality of fish produced by Mega Carp and we cannot wait to introduce another batch of 30 fish”.

Gilbert Foxcroft

4 Time World Carp Fishing Champion , Aqua Paradiso, Johannesburg

“The majority of the fish I obtained were stocked at an average weight of 0.300 to 0.750kg on 18 May 2018. One fish was caught in June 2019 @ 7.500kg just over 14months after initial stocking, this relates to a growth of over 6.8kgs in just over a year or an average of 0.526kg per month. Read Johan's full testimonial here 

Johan van der Westhuizen

Owner, Winelands Carp Fisheries, Cape Province

“Dave recently provided us with a comprehensive proposal to re-introduce Carp fish into our dams on the farm. The proposal was informative and well received.

We intend to implement his proposals and it is clear to us that Dave has extensive experience and expertise of an ecological nature and is well conversed with the introduction of freshwater fish, and more specifically Carp, that would flourish within an ideal environment. 

We hereby endorse his capabilities and expertise”.

Neil Maritz

Owner, Ubumanzi Game Lodge & Dam, Naboomspruit

At first when I met Dave I wondered what an Englishman could possibly teach me about a dam on my property in the country I've lived in my whole life. Turns out quite a lot, actually. 

I've found Dave to be incredibly knowledgeable about the eco system in the dam and he has given us valuable guidance in optimizing and managing the fishing business we run on the property. 

His motto of "there are no problems, only solutions" is truly inspiring and makes him a force of nature to work with. It is refreshing to meet someone who does not get stuck simply because he is presented with a curve ball. 

Thank you for the insight and guidance you have given us. It is truly appreciated”.

Louise van der Merwe

Owner, Lapaside - Carp Fishing Syndicate - Pretoria

Contact Us

Shop / General Queries – Dawn 082 441 5720

Carp & Koi Queries – Frederick 082 870 3189 

Facilities Manager – Jaco Matthee 064 604 4758 
 General Manager – Kelly Matthee 064 604 4758

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