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  1. I've been told that the spillway and inlets produce feeding areas and that outside McDonalds is favourable as previously mentioned. My most productive fishing anywhere was at the inlet of Isabella Pond. After any rain, you can float single corn kernels into the main part of the pond on 1kg line in with the inflow. It was in warmer weather, but the "let the food come to you" principle should hold firm in the cold as well. I just realised that I should be able to do that even better with a fly line. Now I've got something to try out. I think that I'll be shot on sight if the fly fish
  2. One of the more fun things that I've tried out lately is the use of a spod. Of course, if you mention one in an Australian tackle shop, they look at you like you've just announced that Kyle Sandilands is your deportment teacher. Still, after watching a few videos, it looked and sounded like the way to go for dumping burley into what looked like a good spot. Ebay once again provided a cheap pair of examples so while I wait for my braid to turn up, the general purpose indestructo-rod was spooled with some 20lb mono. Mono with any kind of memory makes feature finding and depth gaug
  3. Steve, if you go and wander around the lake, you'll find some areas that are inaccessable. Have a look here. The http://maps.google.com.au/maps/mm?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=-35.287364,149.095529&spn=0.002829,0.004951&t=h&z=18 The back edges of the weed beds are over 80 metres away. That's a massive increase in target area if I can get to the back of them. The dam wall is just on 217 metres across. With an 80 metre cast I can fish the majority of it. http://maps.google.com.au/maps/mm?ie=UTF8&hl=en&ll=-35.299641,149.072612&spn=0.001933,0.004117&t=h&
  4. I never said "need". I have a an Interline Surf rod. I can cast that out over 100 metres no problem. I face the same issues in the lake that the Poms have. It's about coverage. I can't GET beyond 60, so I don't know how the fishing is out there, but the lake is bigger than 60m across. I could also mix it up as a float rod and lower down baits and floats near the weed beds without having to cast. Long rods just aren't for one thing.
  5. Well, actually, I've got my heart set on being able to fish an 80 metre radius without moving. But the ability to cast accurately out to places I can't get to would be handy. Carping is only big to me at present because I've found another friend from my main sport is also a mad fisherman. We're surrounded by carp lakes in the ACT and although I don't NEED to go with huge rods, it would be nice. I'm currently able to cover a 50 metre radius with no problem using my little 8ft surecatch sensor and another is coming to make a matched pair. With 6lb braid on some little baitrunner reels, the
  6. Hmm. Bite alarms are 4 for 30 dollars from ebay. Chairs are 7 dollars from Kmart. Bed chairs are about 22 dollars. Anything sewn up isn't a problem. Decent triangle landing nets aren't popular here. About the only thing I can't get easily are carp rods. Royal Mail for three rods from the UK is like, 10 pounds. To the other side of the world, it's a steal. But thanks for never replying to me again. I appreciate it.
  7. Well, convince me of your sincerity. Tell me where I can get the other gear closer to home.
  8. As it turns out, I can get two general purpose 12 foot 2.75lb test curve carp rods shipped to my door for 101 Australian dollars. So rather than giving you the satisfaction, I don't need your assistance. But thanks for demonstrating your pettiness. I'm sure that you'll continue to exhibit it.
  9. The worst part about picking up a specialist practice is that it generally requires specialist equipment. I mean, REALLY! Specialist baits targetting carp. I have tried worms and maggots, but after countless hours of searching on the Internet and ringing people around the world... I have found this "bread" that everyone speaks of. Strangely enough, this haven of well tested carp bait also had other stuff. Like "corn" and "cheese" as well as intense exotica like "strawberry jam" and "condensed milk". I didn't know if I was going fishing or stocking up the set for "Iron Chef"! But as
  10. I think that the best method always is that which is actually armed with information. I have a sneaking suspicion that people who push the "Carp silt up the water" need to have a look in the waters that don't have carp. They're still full of silt. Regardless, you can define what will happen with Carp fishing in Australia by looking at the same thing that happens with every other sport that's popular in other parts of the world. It will be popular here with a small group of enthusiasts. And that's all. Every single argument for carp fishing applies to most other non core activi
  11. I know that I said that I wouldn't post unless you actually said something worth replying to, but you're actually too much fun to toy with and I've got to kill some time before a busy day. As I predicted keenook, you've failed to address anything set to you so far and it appears that you have a limited understanding of the comprehension of English as well as the spelling of it. "Rant" hey? Well, there's only one person coming close to having a rant at the moment. Why should I repost any pictures? As I've clearly identified before, but apparently you can't manage to figure out, it'
  12. Hey, that's up to you and I'll support your choice. I've fished all over the USA and I was very careful with the beautiful rainbows, browns and brook trout that I caught there. All fish in their natural environment are a resource to be looked after. It's just a cultural thing. If it comes to choosing between our native animals and introduced ones, you need to decide what you value more. What do you guys think about Australians shooting Foxes? In the last few years since natural skins have become unfashionable, people have stopped hunting foxes in Australia. I have seen them crossing r
  13. Excellent. Now, if you've got the capacity to go back and actually answer how you feel that I've embarrassed myself, we can get this show on the road. I've expected that you'd fail to do that and I've already remarked upon it. What you'll very likely do now is anything BUT explain your opinions. You've weaselled out of it already and I don't expect that to change. So in terms of debate, you've failed. You'll now offer some excuse and do anything but attempt to answer any previous challenges, including this one. You've also attempted to bring this down into a backseat juvenile a
  14. Yep. As I figured. Full of bluff and when called, you retreat into metaphors. Unable to justify opinions and statements and now tries to infer control over the engagement by pretending that failure to engage is the pinnacle of moral high ground. Off you go keenook. You can leave now and pretend that this never happened. Or just stick around and make innane comments that you don't feel compelled to stand by. Carp angler maybe. Able to follow up with a logical argument... not looking particularly hopeful. Run along or I'll ask you to justify something you've said alre
  15. I don't have to ask myself. I removed the picture myself upon consulting the rules. How are your comments valid? You haven't manage to justify them yet. Saying that they're valid is just your opinion. But as I thought and predicted, you can't back them up with any observations. Care to have a go, or just .. try to dance around it? Or are you just not capable? In case you've missed it, that's twice I've inferred that you are incompetent.
  16. Do try to use proper English in your ripostes, thanks. It's "yourself" And are you able to even explain how you consider that I'm humiliating myself? I'll take the bet that you're not and you're hoping that other people might see this with you based on some unsaid expectations.. This is a common tactic when you appeal to the masses with no real justification but feel the need to rise to the occasion. Just back out now and I will forget that this happened. Does "Nuff said" mean that you're not capable or that you think that will stop the inevitable? If you continue, you'll
  17. In all the forums that I am a member of around the world, there's always someone that I encounter who decides to take the side that you've chosen. So here is your option now and I'll lay it out very simply for you. Do you want to be humiliated? If so, please keep posting in the same vein. But I'll respond now lightly. Of course not, brainiac. Single camera videos in High Definition wide angle that show the action after the hook up, to the first swirl in the water and the carp getting netted. Combine this with limited space and the prospect of dropping the camera into the wat
  18. No problem! As long as I stay out of trouble I'll do some more write ups! We might even be radical enough to put our adventures on youtube..
  19. It appears that in having another check of the rules, photos aren't allowed and people do tend to get somewhat upset. I can understand that in other countries carp are catch and release. In fact, in the ACT, it's one of the few places that don't forbid it, which is why the coarse fishing championships are held here. We should see what the New Zealanders think of our Possums being over there too. As we have been adopting some of the other more well known carp fishing tactics, I was wondering if anyone bothers to map out their casts with their successful positions noted?
  20. The 26th of this month was Full Moon night. It had also rained. My machinist fishing buddy had made up our bite detector / rod holders and my brand new rod had an oversized new baitrunner reel which is a little bit heavy for it. But never mind. So we decided after the first attempt gave us so much fun on a full moon night, we'd aim for another. Nothing exotic in terms of bait, but the best we'd pulled out of the lake so far was a 3.8kg fish. We're teching up at the moment. Bite detectors, accurate digital scales, bait theory and tactics. We've also started plotting our casts bas
  21. Thanks. We've been experimenting with various bait additives to the standard bread. Strawberry jam, curry, chili, cheese and aniseed oil. I was all for curried egg and cheese sandwiches with maybe some sundried tomato, but figured that I'd end up eating the bait rather than go fishing.
  22. Whoa! HNV/BNV? These are technical boilie fishing terms that I haven't yet encounted. I'm only barely a few weeks into the fact that boilies existed at all. Last time I was into bait fishing, the Internet wasn't au fait with carp fishing knowledge. My fishing buddy and I have rediscovered the fun of things and have just got ourselves into the research phase of watching lots of carp stuff on youtube. Can you suggest a more basic boilie primer? However, it seems to be the flavours that are hard to source. I have read about scopex, but haven't found a local supplier yet.
  23. I'm seriously thinking of making one. I have a 12 channel Graupner radio sitting there doing nothing. A block of blue foam glue together and carved into monohull shape with a hot wire. With a lot of fiberglassing and some sandpapering... Fitted out with a 7Ah Gell cell and a reserve battery. Twin 600 or above series motors and a little speed 400 for tooling around with the bait ..... or dragging a lure... I reckon it would skip across the water if there were no fish about. 12 volts will also power a little 2.4 GHz camera... although the Lake in Canberra isn't exactly known for it
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