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    Dont chuck the carp back if ya catch one. Its illegal to return them to the water.
    Corn kernels are ideal for carp. Redfin are just as much a pest fish as carp but you can throw them back but apparently they do taste ok.

    If ya want to have a crack at lures buy a packet of soft plastic squidgies or similar brands.
    You will end up with about 10 lures for the price of one hard bodied lure and in my opinion are way more effective especially for a novice. Just wind them in slowly and hope them a bit if you want.


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    i reckon hard bodies are much easier to use then SP's.......... gotta know how each SP swims and is worked best......... although the erratic movment of a little one reeling it in may jsut do the trick.....
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    It's not illegal to throw carp back in the ACT.

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    Your right . I thought it was for sure. My bad !
    Please dont throw em back if you catch one they are the canetoads of our waterways.


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    I know, but for our first go we may be throwing them back and those couple won't make much of a difference.

    My daughter was so excited about her $10 tackle box that she wanted to take it to school for show and tell. I didn't think taking a few dozen sharp hooks into a Year 1 class was a great idea though. I allowed her to take some of the lures and bobbers.

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    Those couple will make a huge difference, if your learning or teaching someone to fish then you should do it the responsible way, and the responsible way is dispatching pests from our waterways.
    I bet you wouldnt leave your dog poo on the ground and say its only a couple it wont make much of a difference.
    Sorry Beloz im a real keen fisherman and a lover of native waterways and fish, carp have no place here.

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    Unfortunately Peter is right. I have been fishing long enough to know that carp are in fact pests and if not eradicated will kill all our native species. Throwing carp back is illegal in most states, but please even though it isn't illegal where you are, please dispose of the carp.

    It is wonderful that your daughter is excited. Hopefully you will have a mad keen fisherman on your hands

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    LBG has plenty of bins around. Just stab the carp with a spike behind and slightly above the eye (ie directly into the brain) and put it in the bin. If you're feeling kind to other visitors - put it in a placcy bag first. If you're feeling kind to your garden - take them home and bury them - where the dog can't get at them eg out the front. Especially good for citrus - not that citrus do all that well in Canberra.

    Wow - I can't believe it's ok to let carp go but it is.
    http://www.environment.act.gov.au/__...pinfosheet.pdf

    The other people who might like them are the vietnamese. Ie drop some off at the local vietnamese restaurants.

    PS I have caught and eaten carp out the Murray - should have known better. It did taste strongly of mud. Can't think why.

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    5 hours and not one bite. I was fed up well before my daughter!

    And I discovered I'm way too squirmish to thread giant worms onto hooks! I managed a few, but I don't think I'll ever want to do that again. I was fine with the little yabbies. But my daughter picked one bigger one at the tackle shop and I ended up setting it free.

    Our lines got snagged a lot, so we lost most of our bait...

    The dog was great. In fact, I am worried that she is sick, because she was so calm, she was no trouble at all, even though there were people picnicking nearby and other people fishing.

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    lol setting the yabbie free.
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