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I reckon Canberra and NSW (Sydney) are the best choices for some carp action.   PM Luked here on the forum, he's a Sydney local and may be able to sort you out.

 

There's some amazing fishing up around Cairns....you lucky [censored]!

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Cool, thanks mate. Sydney may work. We only have 3 weeks and trying to fit everything in is going to be a challenge.

 

I'm already resigned to the fact that I won't get to dive Cairns due to flights back to Melbourne, so will Dive Julian rocks in Byron and go out fishing in Cairns.

 

If I get a chance for carp I just want an easy venue for a little fun, nothing serious. I'll drop him a pm and see what he recommends.

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Yeah....Cairns is where I learnt 12 years a go. I spent a year travelling Australia and Cairns was my first stop in Oz.

 

I dive every year but only tropical waters with temps around 26-28, I've been lucky enough to dive across the carribean, S.E Asia and Australia. I have some pics I can post in a seperate section of you want to see.

 

I have a few goals and they are to dive with Mantas and Whale sharks. I've seen a whale shark of a boat and wanted to get in with the snorkel gear but there were a load of sharks hunting tuna close by so just had to watch it from the boat.

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Sorry guys Im not so sure on this one, snapping turtles don't have that long tail!!!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_snapping_turtle

 

and neither do terrapin's!!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrapin

 

what ever it is has been introduced illegally and should have been put into a bucket and taken to the local RSPCA, just my thoughts for what its worth, I cant believe for a min they do the fish or fishing any good

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In the local park, two of the lakes have terrapins or turtles in them, and they do love to sun themselves on semi-sunken logs or branches showing out the water.

 

In fact years ago, when I was living in Occold, our garden pond had one in it. The pond was connected to a feeder stream, and this terrapin came down the stream, obviously let go by a previous owner and made its home there. Every summer it would appear as the warm weather arrived. I never found out where it would overwinter.

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I beg to differ Trayner.

 

As you'll see here. Snappers do have long(ish) tails.

 

With regards taking it to the RSPCA, if it was being a menace in the fishery and decimating the wildlife, I'd agree. But as it's been there for 25 years and the fishery continues to thrive. I think it's better just to leave it there.

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Sorry guys Im not so sure on this one, snapping turtles don't have that long tail!!!   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_snapping_turtle

 

and neither do terrapin's!!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrapin

 

what ever it is has been introduced illegally and should have been put into a bucket and taken to the local RSPCA, just my thoughts for what its worth, I cant believe for a min they do the fish or fishing any good

 

hahaha, Trayner i had to laugh at your p i ss take.

 

don't think anyone else saw the sooooo obvious pictures of snapping turtle complete with tail in your links :wink:

 

nice one buddy, keep it up :lol: :lol:

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Blame the TMNT for this, many terrapins and such like were bought as pets during the boom in the early 90's and in turn a fair majority were released into various local lakes and water ways

 

Maybe we could tempt Shredder out of retirement to sort the problem

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Blame the TMNT for this, many terrapins and such like were bought as pets during the boom in the early 90's and in turn a fair majority were released into various local lakes and water ways

 

 

 

This is true, and there are waters where they decimate the wildlife. I believe that if you catch a terrapin, legally you are not supposed to return it to the water.

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Am confused re the wiki link... The pics loom exactly like what I got... Share the joke please!

 

Re right or wrong to return. I didn't even think about if I should or not! Didn't really know what to do with it other than put it back! There was a lad that saw me with it and he knew it was in there. Maybe if ibwas by my self I would've found away to keepnet and see what the owner wanted me to do.

 

I think its is quite established as has been there a long time (as mentioned 25+ years) the lake is on private land the owner and bailiff are well aware of it... I do fish there on and off so will now check the law, but also ask the owner what he wants as I don't feel it's my place to decide to remove it or not.

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