Hi, I just joined this forum. I am returning to fishing after too many years, also from near Manchester. I am south of Sydney near Wollongong and there are a few carp waters, there is lagoon (Coomaditchy) in the area near Port Kembla and a few creeks that hold carp above the weirs. Don't believe the rubbish you will hear about it being illegal to catch and release carp, you can. What is illegal is transferring them to another water. Cheers, John.