Carps are known to be pests and not common for the table. However I have eaten carp many times and it is tasty and fleshy. Many people catch a big fat carp and kill it. It is easy to scale and clean (chop off the bloody head). Just cut the fish into chunky slices and place into a fry pan with oil. Make sure it becomes golden/brownish and it is hard and crispy on the outside. Simply squeeze some lemon and enjoy. The tastiest part I enjoy is long strips of fat this fish has.