Species: Labeo catla
Thai Name: Pla krahor tet/Pla krahor India
Grows to weight/length: 1.5m+/35kg+
Stocked at Hookers: to 5kg, caught at 8kg
The Catla carp is a common fish in Thai freshwater lakes and is also farmed. It is often confused with the Siamese carp because of the relatively large head. However, the Catla’s smaller and more compact scaling, combined with their greenish/golden tinge and more pronounced curve from the dorsal fin to the head set it apart – generally, although they can grow to a decent size they do not grow to the same size as Siamese carp.
As with our other cyprinid species, the Catla will take most traditional baits such as boilies, pellet, bread, worm, poly balls and corn using traditional float or ledger tactics. Although not renowned for their fight, they are good sport on our light tackle rods and certainly need to be respected especially when close to the net.