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Downunder35m 23-12-14 02:58 PM

Why you should go fishing for carp now!
 
In many european countries carp is a highly priced eating fish, especially around x-mas.
So, after catching one last night, I though I show you why:

http://oi58.tinypic.com/125hopu.jpg

http://oi62.tinypic.com/dzttmf.jpg
That is what you get from in filet from one carp, and yes it is a normal size bin, not kids size ;)

Don't get wrong, a carp kept alive in clean water for a week (or caught in a stream that is not muddy) taste really good but I want to show you why you should go fishing for cap in your x-mas break...
Imagine you like a good fishing spot or lake but every now and then you have to dispose of damn carp.
Being a pest in AU you don't care and put it in the bin.
But right now is the time to catch them in big numbers!
And here is all the reason you ever needed:

Check that the entire inside of the carp is filled with eggs!
The guts are reduced to a thing flat cake between two massive egg "containers" - all the way to the gills...
http://oi57.tinypic.com/veve5y.jpg

Here are they on a full sized dinner plate:
http://oi57.tinypic.com/2yzjtdc.jpg

All up just under 600grams in eggs, that means about 250.000 baby carp in a few weeks time, growing to mums size and eating everything from yabbies over plants and smaller fish (yes, they just suck them in!) and all sorts of bait you can think of.
A good sized carp will be dominant in the waters and a few them can make sure no other fish has a chance to survive.
Tad poles are on their menu too including smaller froggs, so I guess there enough reasons to say:
Damn it! Let's go and catch some carp today!
;)

Mik 23-12-14 03:22 PM

This is true. We are from a European country and eat carp on Christmas eve. We eat it deep fried. Its got lots of bones and not the most tasty fish but we don't mind.

Mik

Goodsy 23-12-14 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mik (Post 410441)
Its got lots of bones and not the most tasty fish but we don't mind.

Mik

Then why do you eat it.:dunno[1]:

Poita 23-12-14 05:47 PM

I caught hundreds of carp as a kid. Tried all sorts to make them taste nice. Gave up and just use them for yabbie bait now.

Dicko1 23-12-14 06:58 PM

They also eat dogs in China, crickets in Indonesia, possums in Kiwiland and rats in Vietnam...

Would rather eat these than carp!! Full of mud, bony and smelly. Have caught thousands of em up to 20lbs years ago in the Murray River. It is also illegal to return carp back into water once caught. Lobster fisherman use them as cray bait.

To each his own.

sub888 23-12-14 07:46 PM

Boil them for six hours with a brick in the pot. Throw the carp out and eat the brick, much more palatable. :)

It is also illegal to return to the water dead or alive or any part of them. Ie: illegal to use for yabby bait.

sub888 23-12-14 07:51 PM

BTW I agree to go fishing for them, they are good fun on light line or flyline, kill as many as possible doing so humanely and dispose of far from the water.

Kirkster72 24-12-14 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sub888 (Post 410475)
Boil them for six hours with a brick in the pot. Throw the carp out and eat the brick, much more palatable. :)

It is also illegal to return to the water dead or alive or any part of them. Ie: illegal to use for yabby bait.

That's gold, but have to agree - would never eat one

Dicko1 24-12-14 10:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sub888 (Post 410475)
Boil them for six hours with a brick in the pot. Throw the carp out and eat the brick, much more palatable. :)

It is also illegal to return to the water dead or alive or any part of them. Ie: illegal to use for yabby bait.


Thats the same recipe for cockatoo....

Steve_H 24-12-14 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sub888 (Post 410475)
Boil them for six hours with a brick in the pot. Throw the carp out and eat the brick, much more palatable. :)

It is also illegal to return to the water dead or alive or any part of them. Ie: illegal to use for yabby bait.

Well its legal to return carp to the water they were caught in, in NSW, ACT and SA. Illegal to return them in Vic, Qld and WA.

Give me a salt water fish to eat over any fresh water fish any day of the week.


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