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CornaCarpio's Carp Culling Capers!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by CornaCarpio, Jan 10, 2018.

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  1. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    Good idea blair, might have to take the unprecedented step of going down to the creek without my fishing rods!

    CC
    Law-abiding citizen!
     
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  2. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Cant go risking that risk CC! you know what will happen there will be heaps of massive comp winning carp waiting to be hooked, ones that RB could never beat, so you cant go unarmed. if questioned by authorities you are checking to see if the water quality has returned by checking if fish have returned.
     
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  3. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    I can report that the creek has changed from black to brown and the dead Carp (along with the petrochemicals) that the authorities didn't pick up are well and truly on their way to the Yarra...


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  4. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Good one CC, TBX,s enviromental watchdog. I have seen that blackwater somewhere else before cant remember where but. Bloody annoying when your fishing spot gets wiped out should be good now.
     
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  5. Rod Bender

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    You can still get on your bike and recon new spots! Although I would hazard a guess your local area would be pretty well explored!

    Have you fished Tim Neville Arboretum in the last few months? Guessing it never recovered from when it was drained!

    The only thread on fishing forum history to rival your thread was the 'TNA' thread on the other forum!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Knows full well that CC prevailed in the carp challenge cos my superbait supply of pink icing sugar coffee scrolls dried up!
     
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  6. kev209

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    Tell the truth Jim you ate them
     
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  7. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    I have been out to TNA once or twice this summer, coming back from Lilydale and the FTG quarry - not so much to fish, but to have a sticky-beak and reminisce about the halcyon days! These days it's changed into a water treatment plant or something, and is just a weedy wasteland, although I have seen a couple of goldfish swimming around.

    Man, I wish I could find another TNA where the Carp are in untold numbers and always 'on'. There must be another TNA out there somewhere...

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    Top Pond, which formerly housed 'the Colonel', a 100+cm Carp

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    Bottom Pond, which is now shallow and almost fishless
     
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  8. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    It seems the recent Carp kill down at Gardiners has done little to quash their numbers...

    CC
    Poaching Carp!

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  9. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Poach as much as you want! If I could ride a bike and find secluded spots, I would probably do the same! I know you normally stop fishing when it is cold. If I was you I would continue...it may be the only thing that keeps you sane!
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Can't believe he is encouraging CC!
     
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  10. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    Well...in addition to a general dislike of the cold, I am generally busy with work during the AFL season and can't get out much anyway - not this year though!

    The water was rank as today, as it rained in the morning and looked like muddy dam water. Didn't think I'd get one, but they're still biting!

    CC
    Accepts Benders advice over the PM and Chief Medical Officer!
     
  11. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    I went to the Doctors today to get the results of the ultrasound for my troublesome hamstring. Five years ago I went through a running phase and developed 'ishiogluteal' bursitis in my butt. I have never run since. Despite this, I continue to have a constant pain in the butt, so followed up with another ultrasound. The result, I guess, is good. The report reads: "Focal hamstring origin tenderness. The study is otherwise unremarkable". So the Doctor sent me on my merry way...

    With that good news, I headed down the creek. I didn't bother with the worms, as they are too messy and I had enough bread crust anyway. It was another day of cat-and-mouse. The Carp were there, but they didn't appear to be biting. Finally, I got a strike. A fairly decent model, and I had to wade in to try and retrieve him, but the line had got stuck under (around) a rock. As I went to de-snag it you know what happened - the line went poof - and the Carp thanked me for the bread and swam inbetween my legs.

    This kind of put me in a bad mood, because it was a decent fish (around 60cms) and a chance for me to break my recent run of doughnuts down at the creek. When I got back to the bank, I couldn't believe my other rod was having inquires, despite me just wading out into the very shallow pool I was fishing. On the end was a very lightly hooked Carp around the 30cm mark. This lifted my spirits immensely. Not the Carp I wanted, but better than nothing nevertheless.

    A few days of relatively good weather coming up might suggest I have one - or two - Carp left in me yet!

    +1

    CC
    Any month with a 'r' in it is Carp month!

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    Well done maste, they are not easy at the moment.
    Pete
     
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  13. Rod Bender

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    Time to harden the f#$% up, have a teaspoon of concrete, although you may need several bags, and get out on the water Wednesday! :cool:
    What can I say?!!! Amatuers! :)
    Team Bender
    He who catches the biggest carp on Wednesday reigns supreme!
     
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  14. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    Just 2 days before winter and Cornchips is still going strong!

    Headed out to Taylor's Lake in the state's west with the father in tow for a spot of good old fashioned fishing. The weather, while not cold, was absolutely atrocious, with gale force winds! 3 foot waves were breaking on an inland lake and I was wondering if I should have brought the surfboards instead of the rods! It didn't seem to perturb the Carp though, with a steady stream of bites all day, all of a good size too! Not like those finicky urban creek Carp that just 'tap' the bait. Today it was just sit in the (relative) comfort of the car, wait for the rod to 'load up' and reel in an easily and deeply hooked fish. Easy.

    Ended up with 5 all up, with the biggest going just under 70cm!

    P.S. I forgot to add that the 'big' one was caught on chicken, which I was using in search of a native. Never caught a Carp on chicken before...

    +5

    CC
    A man for all season's!

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  15. Rod Bender

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    Let's see how well you go in winter then! May be time to put out a carp challenge. Watch this space!

    As for 3 foot waves, I like fishing into the wind on a lake. I have no doubt the fish will be in close feeding on whatever is stirred up.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Would have been man enough not to sit in car!
     
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    Well done mate, as bender said the waves stir the food up. Also golden Perch and brown trout like fossicking in the stirred up silt. Tomorrow Sally and myself are taking our 11yo granddaughter fishing, she is very keen. Yet to have a decent fight with a carp, i think she will love it.
    Pete
     
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  17. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    First Carp of the winter! Not quite as productive as the other day, but the conditions were better in a way; still cool, but not as windy as the other day, although that may have proven to be a double-edged sword, as there was no Carp fossicking close to shore! It was the only bite I had all day, so I made the most of it. A corn/scrubworm combo did the damage.

    I've got this winter Carp fishing sorted, 'drive thru' style: drive up to the shore chuck the rods out and sit back in the relative luxury of the car waiting for an inevitable bite! Easy.

    CC
    Nothing's going to stop me now!

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  18. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    Snuck out today in almost perfect conditions - not cold and hardly any wind! Unfortunately, the fishing was a little slow, as is to be expected this time of year, but I did manage to land a small one on my 'lucky red rod'. A little while after that I got a more substantial bite, a Carp to the tune of 4-5lb, but it swam away with my hook! That is the trouble with catching 'too many' fish. About 90% of the fish I have caught in the last week have been on that rod, and I fear it may have weakened the knot just a little bit.

    +1

    CC
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    Bait - How and Where to Get It
    There's an old expression in fishing and that is "he's a good fisherman", but perhaps it should be relayed "he's got good bait, because good bait catches good fish. We have all, at one stage or another, been frustrated by a fellow angler catching all the fish and this is usually a result with an angler having a superior variety of fresh bait.

    Fishing Wimmera Waters (1989), by Gary Knight, Sportfish Australia Publications, Noorat, Vic, 3265, p.57


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  19. Master Baiter

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    I have caught in the last week have been on that rod, and I fear it may have weakened the knot just a little bit.
    Maybe a lesson learned here, take it in it might be a monster PB next time. your doing well for this time of year well done.
    Wally
     
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  20. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling all too well MB. In fact, I was fishing this exact same spot when I lost the Carp of a lifetime many years ago. Easily 1m+ with the head the size of a bicycle helmet!

    When will I learn?
     
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