Carp fishing

does anybody know anything about it? i live in northern suburbs near lake joondalup which is a very large body of water. I assume their would be carp fishing opportunities, could sumbody shed some light on this topic.


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Dont think there is any carp

Sat, 2008-02-09 14:20

Dont think there is any carp in there, it dries out each year so I couldn't see how they would survive.

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Pomme

Sat, 2008-02-09 14:21

Yer not a pomme by any chance are ya?

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actually curious about this

Sat, 2008-02-09 16:30

actually curious about this too as to whether there is any local places, carp being pests are still great fun to catch and can put on a great fight i used to fish 1kg line for them in the yarra in melbourne and used to have a ball catching them up to 8 and 9kg's

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na not a pom at all mate i

Sat, 2008-02-09 17:57

na not a pom at all mate i just heard they where good fun to catch on fly on the fisheries website their is a section on noxious fish like redfin, koi, goldfish and it says their are carp in our waterways.

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Ok

Sat, 2008-02-09 18:34

It's just that they do a lot of fishing for carp in the uk (not a lot else to catch)...Thought you may have been homesick!!

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dont think pommies should be

Tue, 2009-11-24 18:56

dont think pommies should be allowed on this aussie site really..........

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your awesome

Mon, 2008-02-11 22:47

 rev it up hero head....

Bring Them Barra On!!!

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Apparently lake monger used

Sat, 2008-03-01 17:52

Apparently lake monger used to have a decent population, don't know if it still does. Spotted a 3 kilo specimen sunning and feeding in my local duck pond last week, didn't know they were there. Won't be there for much longer mind you ;)

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I use to catch them down

Sat, 2008-03-01 19:56

I use to catch them down near the Nicholson Rd Bridge in Cannington years ago. A couple pound line with a Quill float and very small hook, cant rember the size, used bread or dough for bait. Casted next to the floating lillies and weed, very relaxing fishing! We put them in a keep net then released them. 

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Theyve just taken 400 tonnes

Sun, 2008-03-16 19:49

Theyve just taken 400 tonnes of the bloody things dead & dying out of our local lake.(COLAC)( Thats 20 semitrailer loads)because the lake is receding fast & getting too salty for them to live. There are still heaps of them littering the banks all round, but its too bloody muddy to get them unless by skiff while they are in still floating in water.
The stink can be F#*>"-~ awful depending on the wind!
Some idiots got homesick & brought carp out to Aust along with rabbits, foxes, sparrows, starlings & blackbirds!!
6 good reasons why I am moving from Vic. to WA. Yeah I know you got rabbits & foxes, but please NO carp!!

I`d rather be fishin`!!!

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Perry Lakes

Sun, 2008-04-20 23:48

Seen some XXL koi/carp wallowing about in one of the Perry Lakes when i went to the gardening expo a week ago. Was dead easy to see these things just swimming around. Might be a bit of fun on light tackle!

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there are a few in the

Mon, 2008-04-21 06:03

there are a few in the yanchep lake thing but im sure its no fishing

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North Lake/Bibra Lake

Mon, 2008-04-21 08:58

Many years ago I spotted a large carp in North Lake - don't know if they are still there. 

Colin

 

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Nah

Mon, 2008-04-21 09:19

North Lake / Bibra lake dry up now so doubt much in there anymore

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True Freobear

Mon, 2008-04-21 10:11

Actaully, now that you mention it, yes, they do (dry up). The one I saw in North lake was many years ago. In those days both lakes were constantly full of water. 

Colin

 

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Yeh

Mon, 2008-04-21 10:20

Water level down every year now.....some sort of weed taking over, looks like a paddock at the moment.

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carp

Fri, 2008-05-23 18:49

 Mullafeild /there is a couple of lakes more like excavations near midland I have seen half a dozen  good size CARP. Its not a nature reservend

and I havent seen a sign saying dont eat my goldfish sorry carp

It would be a shame if they got into the river so if you catch

one  make sure you do the right thing kill the mudd sucker

Drop us a line and ile give you the lodown where they are.

 

 

 

 

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bring out the 1kg line and

Fri, 2008-05-23 22:11

bring out the 1kg line and have some fun, they good fighters on light line especially the biggers ones like 7 and 8 kilo

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CARP

Sat, 2008-05-24 21:50

Mullafeild obviously dosen't like the taste of carp

If any body else cares the lakes /excavations are at the corner of great est hwy and roe hwy  diagonaly across from midland brick

There is some good size fish in there.It might be a good afternoons entertainment . 

A good chance to pracice some of the finer points of fishing.

Rather than draging fish up on a winch .Which I would consider to be rather unsporting

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Any Idea???

Tue, 2009-11-24 09:33

any idea if they are still in lake monger?

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golden ponds has a heap of

Mon, 2009-12-21 10:51

golden ponds has a heap of them real big ones two my local pond also has carp in it there only small its in rocko

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Plenty in emu lake,

Fri, 2010-01-15 12:07

Plenty in emu lake, Ballajura. Been catching goldfish, carp and koi in there for at least 12 years.

Just using a quill float - size 6 suicide - with a peice of bread lightly pressed on the hook. Biggest catch was a 117cm koi, absolute monster on light gear.

 

Probably give it a crack in the next few weeks, very relaxing!

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if u catch the koi can u keep

Fri, 2010-01-15 12:08

if u catch the koi can u keep them for a pond?

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Emu Lake

Sat, 2010-01-30 09:47

Looking forward to catching myself an Emu Lake carp :-)

Any advice anyone?

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hey how do you get there and

Sun, 2010-01-31 16:03

hey how do you get there and are you meant fish there? or do you sneak in..

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Carp

Sun, 2010-01-31 19:00

You can get carp in the preston river at boyanup. They aren't big ones but theres plenty in there.

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DieHard, just park up and

Tue, 2010-02-02 09:52

DieHard, just park up and walk down to the banks.. If you want exact location pm me and ill sort you out. Easiest access is to park near the tennis courts, i live only 50 metres from there so im always keen for a fish!

The council have been netting the lake for years but have obviously never got them all. I've had the ranger pull up and tell me its okay to catch them "aslong as i kill them" as they are a pest. Destroying the plantlife and reeds all along the banks.

Gave a few directions to Buz yesterday and he hooked into a 48cm koi. Reckons it gave him a nice fight too!

Personally, night fishing is the go. Carp seem to bite at night moreso than daylight. Quill and glow float and your set! Biggest carp would be close to 4-5kg that i've caught.

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hi Rako Can you please PM

Wed, 2010-02-03 18:28

hi Rako

Can you please PM me the lake/dam/river and possibly with a map of it?

 

thanks

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Carp are a good fighting

Tue, 2010-02-02 10:12

Carp are a good fighting fresh water fish.  I use to enjoy  chasing them when everything else was off the bite.

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Hope you guys realise how much

Tue, 2010-02-02 12:56

big koi cost in the petstores!! You could be onto to a winner if you dont traumatise them too much before delivery. Or maybe keep them in a large tank until recovered then deliver.
Unlike carp, goldfish & Koi are not yet classed as obnoxious pests even if they are in the wild. Guess its kinda like the rabbit situation.

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  Wish i had of got a photo

Tue, 2010-02-02 13:02

 

Wish i had of got a photo of the 117cm Shusui caught years back!

Woulda been worth a dollar or two.

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I used to fish for them back

Thu, 2010-02-04 21:15

I used to fish for them back in geeolng and we used corn for bait and squit vanilla essence in the water to bring them over used to get massive ones

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http://www.swan.wa.gov.au/def

Thu, 2010-02-04 23:30

http://www.swan.wa.gov.au/default.asp?doc_id=4897&doc_type_id=4&parent_id=230

found this while trying to find where emu lake is... the last couple of paragraphs are interesting.

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Eradication didnt work.

Fri, 2010-02-05 00:01

Their attempts to eradicate the feral koi/carp/goldfish population obviously didnt work. Oh well provides a fun and easy fishery to play in when bored.

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ive tried with corn and no

Sat, 2010-02-06 09:04

ive tried with corn and no succes they were just swimming past it butt then if i through any bait to them without a hook they would turn and gobble it up!!!

Maybe i need to "hide" the hook more.

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Well what size hook are you

Sat, 2010-02-06 09:07

Well what size hook are you using and where do you go?

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just a small mustad hook was

Sat, 2010-02-06 09:09

just a small mustad hook was not fishing around perth i was fishing at boyanup near bunbury

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Oh wright im a going to have

Sat, 2010-02-06 09:13

Oh wright im a going to have a look on google earth and see wat spots look good.

then ask any1 on the site if they know of any Carp in them.

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Pm

Fri, 2012-08-24 15:37

 Hay just came accross this post and was wondering if anyone Has caught any bragging rights carp?

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Hell yeah!

Fri, 2012-08-24 21:52

Man, I love the idea and never realised there was a carp population in Perth.  I see the post billstar commented on was a couple of years ago, but I'm guessing the carp are still around?  Noxious pest - no bag limits or releasing allowed?  Me and my two best "drinky n bullshit" mates have been talking about doing a 4 or 5 hour challenge between us, a roll of cotton thread and a barbless hook each, bread for bait, a couple of bottles of shiraz, a botlle of whisky chaser and a few "jazz cigarettes" blah, blah and carp would be the perfect target (always had redfin in mind).

 

If anyone has a "hotspot" to reveal, please note we'll be taking enrolments for the next challenge, term 1, 2013.  Emphasis will be placed on the "jazz".

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 I've been thinking of giving

Sun, 2012-08-26 11:39

 I've been thinking of giving it a crack for a while now and decided today is the day. I've got me corn and bread, a few bream sticks rigged up with 00 sinkers and some small long shank hooks and I'm heading down to kent street to try my luck. As BigDunc said, it would be good to hear of some spots where people have had luck and I'll be sure to post any good results later on. 

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would be interested to hear

Sun, 2012-08-26 21:40

would be interested to hear how you go , Kent street weir is about 2 mins from where I work ,something to do at lunch time.

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Eamon

Mon, 2012-08-27 21:19

Eamon howd you go mate?

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If you want to have a go at

Tue, 2012-08-28 08:09

If you want to have a go at carp fishing in those kind of waters, use sweetcorn. 2-3 on a 6-size hook, 30cm rig and a 1oz running sinker. Put the rod in a holder, loosen the drag (or use a baitrunner) and wait until it goes off. Won' be long if any are around. Ideally you should try and berley with the sweetcorn as well. You'll be limited in distance of the shore, but that shouldn't be a problem as they'll come fairly close in if you keep a little quiet.

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Find a local pond, where

Tue, 2012-08-28 08:29

Find a local pond, where people go to feed the ducks with bread.  Try and burley up with some bread (avoid catching ducks or you will be accused of being an animal hater) then throw out unweighted hook with bread as bait.  Dont compress the bread too much, or it will sink too fast.  I have won a few carp competitions interstate using this method.

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OMG CARP SOUND LIKE ALOT OF

Wed, 2012-09-12 10:41

OMG CARP SOUND LIKE ALOT OF FUN DOES, HAS ANY ONE FISHED IN THE SUMMER LAKES IN BALLAJURA

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Emu lake in Ballajura holds

Wed, 2012-09-12 11:11

Emu lake in Ballajura holds some Koi, Carp and giant Goldfish. Can be hard to get them when the water level is high. I find its alot easier towards the end of summer, when the water level is real low.

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 Heard there's some

Mon, 2013-03-11 08:36

 Heard there's some carp/koi/goldfish in the canning river behind Kent St weir, around the Nicholson road bridge, anyone know if there still is? Would love to have a bit of fun near home while helping to eradicate a noxious pest!

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Carp

Sat, 2015-01-03 14:47

 

 

 

Hi Guys,

New to the forum but thought I would post this mornings Perth catch

Koi / Carp cought on small hook, light line and bread. ( Pome fishing )

Also looking for like minded people around Perth area to go fishing with regardless of target fish.

So far can only catch Carp and lots of Swan river Bream ! Is there anything else landbased worth a try ??

Cheers Lee