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My old PB carp just got blown out of the water.

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fishing' started by Madfisher, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    As i have related a few times i have a love/hate relationship with Burraga dam and its mega sized carp, one trip in three you do well, one average and the other you bomb out.
    When I arrived today I thought it was a disaster as all i could see was spawning carp, but if you keep searching the odd feeder could be found.
    Then about lunch time they must have been hungary after all the energy expended and started feeding heavily. What a cracker of a day, 7 hooked, 6 landed smallest 66cm and 9lb, another 9lber, a 11lber, two 14lbers and my new PB of 87cm and 27lb. Tail span was 30cm, girth was 64cm, i had to get wet to land her, as she got into the weed on me.
    I felt as though I had taken a pea shooter to a gun fight but eventually i was able to land the biggest carp I have ever seen in the flesh.
    If my young mate, would be good enough to put some pics up I would appreciate it.
    Tight lines Pete
     
  2. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    On behalf a Madfisher:

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    Dreams of catching a Carp of this magnitude one day :eek:

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  3. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for your help Corny. if you ever get up this way I will take you out there.
    Cheers pete
     
  4. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Great effort! When I am on a desktop computer next, I will put the pic on the carp challenge thread.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Believes Mudfisher has peaked way to early!!!!
     
  5. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate, i felt a bit bad putting it there.
     
  6. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    Thumper of a carp well done, massive tail. must have have strained the rod and line a lot.
     
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  7. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Mate if it had not run out into weed, i might still be chasing it. I was only using a 6wt, and the carp in this high country lake are immensly strong even at 10lb. I got broke on 12lb tippet in the same spot the week before. Actually I got broke again yesterday to, too slow letting go the flyline.
     
  8. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I hear what you say Pete about the power of carp. Having caught only a few on fly, I compare them to a 6-8lb, even 10lb and over, wild rampaging rainbow going down a set of rapids in NZs Tongariro River where the water challenges you as well. You have your rod bent near the reel seat and the rest of the rod pointing straight along the line. That's the final lock up point. It's not made easier by being impossible and/or dangerous to get into the water in some places. Then you have to try and follow it downstream. Using heaps of side strain you hope the water pressure on the fly line will force the fish closer to the shore where you may be able get it away from the speeding water as it bounces over the rocks.
    Physically hard work but what a way to go. Wouldn't have missed it for quids. Went there 12-14 times.
    Noel
    Only memories left now.
     
  9. Madfisher

    Madfisher Well-Known Member

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    Noel the closest thing i compate to that with trout fishing was the tail waters below Wyangala dam 9in the 70s and early 80s. Lots of water, and big bows to 8lb, seen quite a few blokes get spooled on spnning gear as they could not follow. You are very lucky to have experienced that fishing in the north Island, theses days I would be more into the crystal clear spring creeks. Wild fast rivers might be a bit to much for me lol.

    Cheers Pete
     
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  10. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    That river would be more than I could handle now Pete but hell, it was fun while I could fish it.
    I recall dream stuff that happened. My NZ mentor and I walked into a pool called Whitakau (pronounced fit a cow) one morning and being one of the most famous of pools, surprisingly, there was nobody there. it was heavy water that needed over 70' casts. Bob Reid got the first; then I pulled three from three casts that would have come in around 80-90' With weighted flies, that's a hell of a long cast. I was delighted but never more than when Bob said "Today's the day you really grew up on the Tongariro. Another was getting eight rainbows, all above 6lb, before 8.30 one morning. done with a witness too; the same bloke that was with me when I got my trophy fish. Three years old, first spawning run and weighed in over 9lb. Totally magnificent as a fish. It's on the wall at Lake Eucumbene.
    Noel
    She still doesn't know how much that fish cost by the time it got back to Australia.
     

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