Catla ( Catla )


Elevate your culinary experiences with Catla Fish from Anbarfish – a true masterpiece from the heart of freshwater allure.

The size you get: Approx 100 to 300 grams per fish.

Note: All our prices and billings are based on the pre-cleaning/cutting weight of the seafood. The net weight at the time of delivery will be dependent on the type of cleaning you choose.

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Catla Fish, known as the “Jewel of Freshwater Delights,” holds its place as one of the finest offerings from the pristine waters of Niwan Seafood. With its remarkable attributes and distinctive flavor, Catla Fish has become a favorite among seafood enthusiasts.

Its popularity is rooted in its exquisite taste and adaptability to various culinary creations. From sumptuous fillets to boneless delicacies, Catla Fish stands ready to elevate your dining experiences.

Flavor Profile

Catla Fish boasts a lean, succulent flesh that showcases a firm texture and a captivating blend of sweet and nutty flavors.

Its versatility in accommodating a wide spectrum of seasonings and spices makes it an excellent choice for crafting culinary masterpieces that cater to both delicate and bold taste preferences.


  • English Name: Catla Fish, Indian Carp
  • Local Name: Bhakur, Bhakura
  • Scientific Name: Bhakur, Bhakura


Catla Fish thrives in freshwater havens, primarily inhabiting the calm waters of rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. Its natural habitat grants it a distinctive taste profile, setting it apart as a delicacy deeply connected to the purity of these aquatic environments.

Catching Method

At Niwan Seafood, we prioritize sustainable fishing practices. Our Catla Fish is responsibly sourced using ethical methods such as traditional nets and lines. This ensures that you not only relish its delectable taste but also support the preservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Physical Attributes

Characterized by scales that glisten like jewels, Catla Fish showcases a preorbital width equal to its expressive eyes. The presence of fine granular teeth on the tongue and distinctive scale patterns adds to its allure. With 17–18 gill rakers on the 1st-gill arch, Catla Fish embodies the artistry of nature.Color

Head and body are dusky golden dorsally and silver ventrally. Fins are gray to black. All the fins are generally light grey to black, although fish taken from turbid waters often have yellowish fins, with the anal fin being the brightest.


Catla Fish delights the eyes as much as the palate. Its body presents a symphony of colors, transitioning from rich reddish-orange to a silvery sheen. The scales dance between bronze and silvery white on the belly and underside of the head, creating a mesmerizing visual experience.


Catla Fish showcases a range of sizes, with average weights spanning from 0.5 kg to 5 kg per fish. For those seeking a grander culinary canvas, larger sizes are also available upon occasion, enabling you to craft feasts fit for royalty.

Cutting Preferences

Catla Fish lends itself gracefully to various cuts, be it the elegance of whole presentation, the convenience of boneless fillets, or the culinary artistry of slices. Each cut retains the essence of Catla’s flavor, promising an exquisite dining journey.

Approx. Cutting Yields

  • Whole: 100%
  • Gutted: 75%
  • Headless and Gutted: 55%
  • Slices: 55%
  • Boneless: 40%

Cooking Preferences

Giant Trevally is preferred for curries, deep-frying, and Kababs.

Health Benefits

Indulging in Catla Fish brings not only delightful flavors but also a host of health benefits. Its consumption supports heart health, aids in lowering blood pressure, boosts the immune system, strengthens bones, and enhances skin and hair health. With every bite, you savor a fusion of taste and wellness.

Additional information


Boneless Biscuits, Boneless fillet (2 fillet per fish), Boneless Finger fish, Slice with skin & Bone, Whole (gutted), Whole (uncleaned), Whole but head remove

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