Carp fishing in New York's Central Park

Carp fishing in New York's Central Park

Carp turn up in the strangest of places, as these pics from New York City demonstrate.

17-year-old Jonas Ginglseder hooked three fish during his five-hour stalking session at the famous oasis in the middle of NYC last week.

 Jonas in action in front of the San Remo apartments building at Central Park

Jonas in action in front of the San Remo apartments building at Central Park

The lake is open to anglers – though strict rules are in place – and has been plundered before by opportunistic British anglers like Simon Crow (see below) and Mark Pitchers.

German teenager Jonas’s fish weighed 13lb 2oz and gave him some unforgettable photos.

He said: “I lost two before, then hooked into this awesome-looking common in front of this mindblowing background. I’m in love with New York City!

“I stalked with bread on the surface, the Nash Bread Bomb and size 6 Floater Claw worked perfectly and the fish was hooked in the bottom lip.”

 One for the album!

One for the album!

Fishing at New York’s Central Park requires the purchase of a New York State licence, which is $10 a day for non-residents.

For more on fishing in Central Park, click here. Note that it appears Jonas’s chosen hookbait is not allowed. Only sweetcorn can be used as bait.