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  1. i look forward to seeing the results.
  2. Thanks for the feedback on the video, its much appreciated. Just putting bait in to try and create a feeding area, I tend to either use Tigernuts or BNV boilies, the whole idea of the boilies is to build a feeding response and then due to the boilies makeup attract fish by supplying a good balanced foodsource so that they start searching out the bait. The beauty of having kids and wife who come fishing with you is that they can offer the chance of extra rods Catch and release is perfectly legal in NSW, and thankfully a growing number of anglers Australia wide are starting to see the draconian laws regarding carp for what they are , pointless and unenforceable. Man has causes more damage to the waterways than all the carp in Australia have since their introduction.
  3. I am honestly gobsmacked Steve, catapults are banned, yet I was looking at a compound bow the other day that can fire an arrow at over 300 feet per second that I (and my 12 year old daughter) could buy on the spot with no licence or even handing over ID. It's also bizarre as I am sure that if you look at importing them the import rules are that you can't import one with a wrist brace, but if it doesn't have a wrist brace it's ok, with no mention of individual states. And yes Australia is harder on guns than the UK or US/Canada. For instance, you have to apply for a gun licence, which takes months to come through and needs the usual checks etc to be completed. However, when you have that licence, you still cant actually buy or own a gun If you want a gun (and i mean everytime you want to buy a gun) you then have to apply for a licence to acquire which has a "cooling off period". Which is utterly ridiculous as legally held firearms used in crime is a ridiculously low %, in fact I think you will find that there is a statistic like washing baskets statistically kill more people a year than legally held firearms.
  4. If I'm honest, I don't know how many of the "aussies" that post on here are "aussies" Technically I'm an Australian, But of the 40 plus "carp anglers" I know of in Australia, only a handful (like less than five) are Australians, the rest are ex somewhere UK, Poland, South African, French. If someone hasn't experienced the widespread "australian" fishing mentality, it's hard to explain. Most that you meet, honestly can't understand why on earth would you want to go fishing for a trash fish that you can't eat if you manage to catch one? whats the point??? (I've toned that language down from what they would actually say) It's not there fault, the government has blamed the state of the waterways on carp for years and hence a large number of anglers see "caring for the waterways" as trying to kill as many "mud pigs" as they can, any impact that the angler has whilst doing that is not of concern as man is not the issue, it is the carp to blame. Its the strangest attitude I mean some of the crimes that carp are apparently guilty of are Digging in to the banks to eat the roots of gum trees (despite it being plain as the nose on your face that the erosion is caused by the V8 wakeboats that are going down the river) Causing algal blooms (despite the fact that the waters of one of the most important river systems in Australia have been polluted massively with fertilisers from farm lands upstream that use such a volume of the rivers water that the flow has been reduced to a standstill) In fact I genuinely read a government study the other day that was suggesting that carp were a problem, because in a shallow natural lagoon that the government were pumping full of raw sewage, the PPM of sewage in the water decreased once they removed heaps of carp, as the carps movements were stirring up the sewage. Now lets think about that for a moment, It's the carps fault that the sewage in the water is above acceptable levels (ACCEPTABLE LEVELS!!!!!! ) How about you don't pump a natural lagoon full of raw sewage in the first place! In regard to leaving Australia, I genuinely think its a fantastic place to live and offers great opportunities for my kids. I don't like the attitude or propaganda that exists in regard to my hobby, but thats ok, I created my blog to promote the responsible catch and release angling of carp and appreciation of my surroundings, If i can get one angler to treat take his rubbish home and even better, understand the futility of killing a carp. Then I will be satisfied that the blogs have made a difference. We all don't like things about where we live, it's just our job to articulate what and why we don't like that thing so as to hopefully change it.
  5. Mate, come to Australia and watch some of the angling programs, or try and tell someone that you are a carp fisherman who practices catch and release (which is perfectly legal in NSW where I am) and you will soon see that it is more than "some" that need educating. The attitude towards fish in general, fish care and the environment is largely appalling and the attitude towards Carp is best summed up as hatred (which is still putting it mildly) If pointing that out upsets some, sorry, but it needs saying. I know what you mean about some places in the UK mate, I lived there for 30 years, but I promise you, the attitudes over here are like nothing I've seen or heard before.and are far more widespread than a "few"
  6. Are you sure slingshots are illegal in VIC? Slingshots with an arm brace are illegal and can't be imported, but i've got about 20 normal fishing catapults at home that have been cleared by customs. Maybe it's different in VIC????
  7. As the person that both made the video and the comments, my point is that every time I go fishing there is a fresh load of crap in the swim and a couple of aussie banksticks (snappped off twigs pushed in to the ground) and to clarify, when I say crap I mean literally, I walked in to the swim once with my wife and there was literally a massive turd laying in the middle of the area with a pile of toilet paper on top of it. Keep in mind that the place is surrounded by bush and hence if someone was caught short, it would only have been a 10 metre walk to put it in an area that nobody would have ever known about. The reason i said "aussie anglers" is that every ex pat catch and release angler I know of over here has the greatest respect for the fish they catch and the surroundings they fish in. Where as most of the angling I see being demonstrated by Australians shows little respect for anything. Lip grips, letting fish lay on the bottom of a red hot metal tinny or straight on to gravel or whatever the bank is made up of. (and thats on the TV programs) then look at the waterways bottles/cans/food wrappers/turds/shopping trolleys you name it I've found it. including set lines on 30lb plus mono with massive hooks that I found because I was attached to it because the hook had gone in to my ankle. please note that I wasn't wading, this was whilst I was on dry land. once I removed the hook, i followed the line to the nearest tree and found three other lines set in the water as well. The blogs I make are to promote responsible catch and release angling and appreciation and care for the fish I catch and the surroundings that I am in when conducting that angling, If I find that anyone doesn't share those values then I will do my best to educate them as to why I think they are wrong. Sorry that you didn't enjoy the video.
  8. Yep got hooks, I'll pm you my number, give me a call
  9. If you are looking for tackle resources, I would recommend either Johnson Ross (great bunch of guys and happy to help when you want to put together some gear and want to be informed of what works with what, also happy to do a deal on larger purchases Tacklebox.co.uk great website when you know what you want, very quick rarely takes more than a week to get here (downside is the price as it is always RRP and freight is not cheap, upside though is speed, i've had gear here in my had in four days before) Ted Carter great for bulky items as they offer freight free (YES FREIGHT FREE!!!!!!!) to Australia when the purchase is above a certain threshold (threshold ranges depending on the time of year.) not the quickest and can take time for them to get all your order items in, but as long as you keep in contact with them it will get here and it will be FREIGHT FREE!!!!!) All of the above will remove the VAT as we are outside the EU when you purchase, but just remind them.
  10. I used to hold Korda gear (and still have a fair bit left over) problem was trying to keep everything that everybody wanted when I had to buy in bulk and everyone wanted to buy one packet. There was also a strange phenomenon where people seemed to feel that if it was local (so you had already paid freight etc etc to have it in the country) that it should somehow be cheaper? than in the shops in the UK????? I still sell Free Spirit rods though, have limited Korda gear still available and also sell boilies.
  11. Latest instalment gents, including some "interesting" camera work from the wife, who was "helping"<SMILE>38</SMILE> http://youtu.be/fVjgdMStBeE Please subscribe, share and comment.
  12. A short video detailing my recent exploits. http://youtu.be/Rz5VH2V1eiE Please subscribe comment and share.
  13. Really? I looked at the Trakker stoves and I saw two you tube clips, one for the Power stove and one for the Armolife LCG the power stove was with 1 Pint (so roughly half a litre and the LCG was with 1l, they boiled in Powerstove 2 minutes 36 seconds LCG 6 minutes Thats why I went and brought the Jetboil, as they are supposed to be efficient down to -6 and boil half a litre in 2 minutes 15 seconds.
  14. I suppose it all depends on what you want the stove for, if it's just for boiling water for tea, the Jetboil is hard to beat as they boil seriously quickly (they are expensive though) However if you want to cook proper food (rather than mountaineering food which tends to just need boiling water) you may find that the jet boil is way to aggressive, if you watch some of the videos where people are using the jetboil frying pan, you will notice that the pan always has a burnt mark in the middle because that is where the flame is focused. I've never had a coleman as I know that I would end up spilling fuel all over me, my gear and the swim and probably start a bushfire.
  15. Gents, Here's my latest video blog which I think contains content that every angler around the world could identify with Please comment, subscribe and share as the more positive PR we give to catch and release carping in OZ the better
  16. Great work Stokecarper, An aussie carpers milestone on your belt. keep em coming
  17. Hi Stokecarper, those were taken in varying depths between 4-6 feet, I have however taken carp in the 16-20 fot range in the same water. Find em, feed em catch em, or at least thats the plan
  18. heres episode 5 as well, different venue and some wild weather.
  19. hey Dave, welcome to the forum mate, i'm not in melbourne but there are some guys down there getting good results. the guys there tend to be a bit precious though (due to the local "attitude" to carp.) keep going though
  20. As I said Macbilly, I'm not trying to make a how to catch carp blog, its a how I catch carp blog. each to their own, and I'm just as happy using a float rod and centrepin. Just not on this particular water. As long as your enjoying it, thats all that matter, not the methods. heres blog 4 though for those that are interested.
  21. episode three for your viewing gents.
  22. Hi gents, I've put a couple of vids together about my fishing down under, hope you enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed making them. Tried to do a link but it didn't work I'm simply to dim And session two
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