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Old 11-02-16
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We call the "mud marlin". All they're good for is shark burley.
We have a way of cooking them so that you don't taste the mud at all. We roast it with lots of herbs and spices. There is a saying in Chinese when eating Carp, never have anything else in the mouth.

Its only bony (small bones) past the rib cages and we don't eat that section anyway.
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They are a brilliant sport fish, in that they can be sight fished(That's all we do)
With all respect, any fish caught on light line can be considered a sport fish, when given a sporting chance. I've caught hundreds of carp and yes they can put up a fight when they're a decent size. But pound for pound in reality they don't even rate compared to most similar sized fish and really aren't a 'sports fish' at all.
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They are not classe as vermin without good reason. Muddy tasting scum eaters, thats all they are. I,ve caught everything from roach to marlin. Carp rate -7 out of 100. There is no lower rated fish........
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I can not comment on salt water fish,but the only native fish that will outfight a carp lb for lb is Bass. Silver Perch go very very hard, but not as hard as carp. Now I am talking about high attitude streams like the Turon, Abercrombie etc where the carp are used to fighting fast water .
Well known angling writer Peter Morse will target carp in Australia, but goes to NZ for quality trout angling.
I flyfish for most species and have caught Cod to 85cm on fly, Golden Perch to 60 and Silver Perch on fly to 55cm. In fact I pioneered fly fishing for Golden Perch in Windermere back in the early 90s.
Its the fact that they can be sight fished to similar to Bone fish that makes them and attractive sporting proposition. I removed over 300 last year from the Winbourdale riverlet near Bathurst, if more people used efficient methods to remove them we would not have such a problem.
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Such a shame that introduced animals have and will continue destroying native flora and fauna.
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Chasing carp is a great way to get kids interested in fishing. They are fairly easy to catch, its usually easy to find plenty of fish and benefits the aquatic environment. Unfortunately I don't think we will ever eradicate this pest species from our waterways.
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Last time we went camping up the river (about 4 months ago or so...) the wife caught a carp and for the sake of experimentation, we decided to eat it.
I scaled and gutted it, then we wrapped it in foil and threw it onto the coals.
Once cooked we were able to peel the flesh off of the super bony skeleton and to be honest it wasn't bad in our opinion!
There would be no excuse for starving to death if you were stuck out on the Murray somewhere.
However they are a boring species to try and fish for. Super dumb and they don't put up any form of a fight.
Such a shame that they have taken over our waterways.
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Interesting you are the 2nd person to say they don't fight. I have never fished the murray so can not comment on the carp caught their. But in our neck of the woods the central west of NSw, in rivers like the upper Macquarie, turon etc the carp put up and out standing fight. I use 12lb nitlon tippet material, yet of `12 carp hooked four still broke me off while I was trying to keep them out of the snags. But four of those I landed where over 10lb. I usually use a med action 6wt flyrod on theses carp, and its normal to be run to your backing.
Flyfishing for carp has really taken off in this area in the last few years, and medium sized swtreams like the Winbourdale riverlet are now much clearer.
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I have never tried this but a few years ago an Italian TV chef in the Riverina put several carp in a rain water tank for a few days and when filleting took the extra run of lateral bones out. Cooked up and served with some sort of sauce they were said to be good eating. If this is true and Aussies took to it the carp would be cleaned out in a few years - same as any fishery targeted by the greedy brigade.
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Rod no need to put Turon carp in a tank, its a freestone stream with very little mud, all shingle, as long as they are put straight into and ice slurry they taste fine. I did try one from the Darling once and it was truly discusting. So I think its got more to do with the environment they are caught in.
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