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Australian Carp fishing 13

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Nice video mate, very interesting as my sister is living over in Oz and have been considering coming over myself although when I went to visit all of the fishing seemed very macho sea angling focused. Are there many carp anglers in Oz? Is catch and release carp angling viewed as a negative thing? I would love to get some fishing done if I am lucky enough to get back out there but really wouldn't be fond of the idea of killing my catches, I have spent too much time learning how to care for the fish for that to make sense to me!

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Mate, it all depends, All states view them as an invasive "pest" species. despite no actual factual evidence to prove any of the ridiculous claims that are made. like, did you know that carp dig in to the banks to eat the roots of the gumtrees? are they serious??? have you seen the size of a gum tree! honestly mate its laughable.

 

Some states have laws that you are supposed to kill them, others don't. I'm in NSW so they request that you don't return them but there is no law and no penalty for returning them. what state is your sister in? I know a few carpers in other states and they do their best to obey the laws by trying to drown the fish, however those fish are slippery and do tend to manage to wriggle away :wink:

 

I wouldn't say there are "many" specialist carpers down here, but the number is definitely growing, five years ago I knew of two now I probably know of 75. The fishing is free, it is proper discovery stuff, no bark chip pings in the swim or car access or toilet facilities. In reality nobody knows how big they get out here, we know of 40's and there are many rumours of 50+ so it is always exciting when the only buzzer chirps in to life. Let me know what state your going to mate and I'll do my best to hook you up.

 

Luke 

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Hey mate, its is NSW where my sister lives, quite near to Sydney. I am not sure when I will next get the chance to get out but it will possibly be early next year.

 

I will defo give you a nudge before heading out though, if you can give any tips on where to look etc that would be ace. Good to hear the Carp scene is growing out there though, hopefully the more it does the less they will want to dispose of them!

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