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  1. sad i know mate, but thats just what they do in Australia Yeah that's definitely what we do in Australia... give people a wind up.. looks like he's hooked a few people with that remark. Hate to ruin a perfectly good moment with facts but.... -It's illegal to sell recreationally caught fish in Oz (TP doesn't do that) -No-one would buy carp at a fish and chip shop. -Carp sashimi. I mean really? Who would that fool. -Scales are not considered a delicacy. Carp are not a delicacy. -Carp aren't even considered food, except by a tiny minority -There's that many carp there's no need
  2. You guys are soft. There's not even enough ice on there to collapse the tent.
  3. Hiya Pitch, welcome aboard. Hopefully the flooding missed you and yours, Pete's cattle had to swim back to high ground after the weekend flood.... Pitch is also known as 'the cormorant', I saw him land around 50 carp @ Burrinjuck a few weeks back. And probably 60-80 redfin chucking lures i9n front of camp last cod opening. The 'juck has recently topped out, 100% full and about 30 megalitres a day going over the wall..... fish are loving it. Chris - you gotta head down for a fish/camp with us - we fished near there in Careys reserve,(which is now flooded) we go down the lake proper on
  4. Very nice... Also shows the only correct way to handle fish, get in there with it so the buoyancy of the water correctly supports the fishes internal structures.
  5. I looked at getting an underwater CCTV for the tinny, only 169.99 UK pounds with monitor, case, battery etc. But the cold hard truth that most of the fish I catch aren't cameraworthy, coupled with knowing I'd be seeing what I'd missed sorta killed that idea. Google on underwater cctv and you'll find heaps.
  6. You forgot to add - wearing fluoro work shirts Cheers, E.
  7. Ok.... Fry fishing. In front of macca's. With Fries. Mind teh ducks/coots/swans/insane people. Thermoclines exist. That's why they have a name. ..and its called Isabella Pong, not Pond. Try upper stranger Pond (flows into Isabella Pong, which flows into tuggers weir which flows into lake tuggers) Watch the pelicans for fish location, and the fish there are very shy. Lake Tuggers skate park by the boom hard against the weeds will get you 20's. That rig works. A knotless knot across the shank (30 degree angle to hair) lower down also does a good job.
  8. Hey Steve hope to be hitting the juck end of the month. Probably the digbee arm, natives and introduced species, no 4wd required. Private land, $5/night camping fees, free firewood etc. Herb Smoked rolled roast beef with all the trimmings is of course mandatory. (spit roasting 3 18-20 inchers this weekend for a work trip) E.
  9. I'll trade your lack of motivation for my tennis elbow any day of the week.... You can get a car down the river arm without any problems. To get to the lake camping areas you can take a 2wd in if the weather is fine. You'll leave the spoiler and most of your undercarraige behind getting out though. Easy way around that is to just transfer gear to the 4wd before dropping onto the lake bed and leave the car behind (you can still see it from the camping area) Next trip is a work trip, I'll keep you posted on any future trips up there. Cheers, E.
  10. about 1 hour and 12 minutes away on dirt roads from that would be my favourite. Chris, we did a day trip up there with SB, did well trotting the river, go further down to the lake onto private and it fires even more... 30+ in under 4 hours* is a summer score (most are pasties, but striking colouration and the odd bragabout to be found) Be there 17/18 this month, Oct, Dec, and Jan.... so If you are up for a trip you know how to get hold of me. Chances are you won't see a soul (except for the Dec Cod Opening weekend) 75ha of water when you are the only one present can be a bit crowded.
  11. Spiderwire is crud. Try the Penn brand, though braid and psuedo braid has no place in carp fishing IMO. Stretch and patience. 50lb????? All that will do is cause a hook pull. 3-12lb is the maximum you will ever need. 8-10 is a good all rounder. Heavier/thicker lines result in less bites through line detection. Plus there's no joy in using a rig that could haul out a bogged Pajero. From what I'm hearing i'd say your rod doesn't have much feel to it and doesn't play fish well. Loosen the drag, and slowly work the fish to you. Our waters are snaggy as.... fav trick to it is to use a fre
  12. Two rod legal useage limit down here, and frankly you'd be lucky to keep both in the water. If you need more, ditch the rods and buy a gill net. Though technique specific rods are always a good bet... pays to have options. Float, feeder, fly, downrigger, baitcaster, runner, shorty. Being able to change tactic is always a good idea.
  13. techo


    You just described Australia, but left out all the good stuff. Whats a ticket? The 3 year license you get for $75AU that allows you to catch uncaught wild fish anywhere?
  14. If you can determine what the fish are doing... you'll catch.
  15. 7wt fly rod. Glo-bug, bread fly or something that looks like a small dog biscuit. For bottom fishing a sinking fly that can 'puff' the mud to imitate hiding bait.
  16. I tend to fish rivers rather than lakes when chasing carp. Got out the other weekend after too many months due to a stuffed arm, managed 4 up to 5kg in 3 hours. A bit slow as it's winter. you need to be able to 'read' the river and work out where the fish will be feeding. look for features, weedbeds, bottom structures etc. Give the area a good plumb with a lead. Try and work out where feed would normally occur, back eddies, pools off the main flow, under overhangs and near weed. A lift weighted float is a fave method of mine, as is trotting. Take a couple of bait options, naturally
  17. rest of the plant, i'm sorry but most of Englands fishing is based from a bank as that's what most fisheries only allow. The lake seems to allow paddlers so it could be a viable option. You do need to think carefully about unhooking and fish care unless you like swimming. Generally if you are bait fishing from a 'yak you want to hold position rather than drift, so just back the 'yak into the bank/weeds. Once you go 'yak, you'll never go back. Cheers, Techo
  18. Buy a kayak and fish from it like the rest of the planet does.
  19. Interesting. The east basin is the shallowest average part of the lake. Recent development work along the Kingston foreshore has pretty much killed the weedbeds. The next two weeks should see a migration of fish back to the shallower areas as lake levels temps decline. If you are fond of walking, you cannot go wrong in the area where the Molonglo enters the lake (river part, not lake part) There is a depth map on www.nationalcapital.gov.au that shows depths and also the course of the Molonglo river, though it is a little hard to find. Its in PDF format, if I could... heh.. found my
  20. Bottom left, about 1/4 the way in from the corner, plop a bait between the bar and the weedbeds would be my tactic.
  21. Dunno how powerful the pulses from that particular sounder are, nearly every one I've used has been boat based. I have a castable one but it does scare fish, as well as being a pain in the netehr regions to use. Might be worth testing though, chuck it out past fish in shallow water, then turn it on. If they react at a certain depth you'll know for sure. Be definitely a question worth answering for your sounder. Personally I don't fish for carp in an area I have just sounded. Usually its launch, do a close in sounder near to where I'm camped but at least 30 ft from where I beach the boat.
  22. I do not trust your conclusions. The clicks from a fishfinder will scare fish away, usually to a depth of about 6 feet. One of the first things I learnt was not to use a sounder for fishfinding at those depths..... use it for not hitting tree stumps... and knowing when to trim up the motor. That all the fish are 7 foot down might not really mean much, you may have just scared them down. Lakes also have hot and cold currents going through them at all times. What you want to see are fish feeding on the bottom, this will be an angled arch with one end hitting the bottom - this is fish
  23. It just looks like slime from the photos, though the fish's eyes have me concerned (might just be camera angle) Disinfect your gear, and remove any line from your reels that touched water.... just in case.
  24. 1. You do not require a fishing license. The regs are virtually identical to the NSW regs. ACT fishing regs are available here: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/154655/Recreational_Fishing_in_the_ACT_1Jun07.pdf 2. Carp are in all waterways, except Yerrabi pond. The molonglo river before it flows into Lake Burley Griffin is easily accessible and contains good fish. And toilets. And parking. And not too many loonies. It would be easier to advise if I knew where you would be staying. Waterways containing fish are in easy walking distance (or cycling) from pretty mu
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