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    Carp! Love em, hate em, but you canít underrate em

    Beautiful weather today and having worked pretty hard this week thought we deserved some fishing. Had the bride along and sheís not saltwater capable so instead we decided to go carping at Secret Creek. On the way I had to drop some gear into a mate whose heading off on an amazing adventure tomorrow. Fishing remote sea mounts hundreds of miles out in the Coral Sea. This beautiful statue in his front yard typical of the manís style:



    Down to the carp spot. Lo and behold thereís some lads into it already. Matter of fact one had just hooked up as I parked the car:



    We got to talking and I asked to see the boysí catch. Some solid carp there, including a good mirror:



    Super motivated I went a little up river and got started. Frustrating! Pulled the hooks on three good ones in a row. Figuring it was something to do with the business end I went back to the car and ferreted through the tackle box. Have used the Mustad Ultrapoints with some success previously but today they just werenít cutting the mustard (he he.) Flicking through the trays and found a hook UK pro carp angler Roy G had kindly sent me. Curved shank but noticeably more open:





    Tied that on, baited up, hooked up in a couple of minutes. Not as big as some of the boys monsters, but he gave me a good fight on light gear. Iíd forgotten how strong they are:



    Really enjoyed this afternoon, and so did Caro. If things work out Iíll be back chasing them next weekend. Cheers, Andy

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    Re: Carp! Love em, hate em, but you canít underrate em

    Well done Andy. Makes a nice break from the fishing Longy.

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    Re: Carp! Love em, hate em, but you canít underrate em

    nice, have seen plenty of them but never targeted them as I'm always using lures for bass, have heard of people using corn kernels as bait for them. What do you use for bait?
    .......Ash

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    Re: Carp! Love em, hate em, but you canít underrate em

    Quote Originally Posted by gunna View Post
    Well done Andy. Makes a nice break from the fishing Longy.
    Had a ball Gunna, hoping to chase them again this weekend! The carp in the pic above was cut up for bait and produced six gemfish for us at Browns Mountain today. Cheers cobber, Andy

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    Re: Carp! Love em, hate em, but you canít underrate em

    Great fun on light gear, worms, shrimps even lures.

    Best way to get a carp is .22.

    Find a waterhole in a local creek where the are, go to the leeward end of the hole where the green moss will be blown to, and sit up on the bank and watch. The rest is up to you.

    Not necessarily legal but it works.

    Have fun Haji-Baba

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