Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Lightningx » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:42 am

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Cornacarpio » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:20 am

Boy oh boy, Wowee...

Had a 'day out' down at the creek yesterday, landing two models in excess of 70cm! A 74cm toxic Mirror Carp and a 79.9cm Common (probably a personal best). The Mirror straightened the hook and the 79cm Common snapped the line, but I managed to land both due to a combination of desperation and plain old fashioned good luck!

The Mirror (almost) straightened the hook which 'popped out' as I had nearly had it beached. I literally dived into the (muddy) creek bank to wrestle it to shore. It came from a 'new spot' which I was pretty pleased with.

After I landed it it went a bit quiet and I tried one of my more regular haunts. It was pretty quiet there as well, but just before I was about to leave and approaching dusk, my rod twitched ever so slightly. It was so heavy, I literally couldn't do anything, as I knew with my light set-up it could break my line in an instant, or the hook to pop out if I exerted too much pressure. Surprisingly, the 79cm didn't fight that hard, as in it didn't go for any big runs or anything, but it stayed low and kept swimming around in circles (I was straight above it and it kept trying to dive into an undercut bank). After what seemed like an eternity (probably 10 minutes) it started to tire and come to the surface. It was huge. After several failed attempts to net it with my minuscule butterfly net, I decided to grab the line with my hand and direct it into my net (something I'm not fond of doing), as I was doing that, my leader snapped, but luckily the fish was still on the surface and had enough momentum to propel it head first into my net. I was so lucky.

During all the commotion, I 'lost' my phone in the long grass and spent a good 10 minutes looking for it. The only reason I mention this is because I'm sure the Carp shrunk a good 5cms during that time! When I eventually did find my phone, I took a heap of photos, but a lot of them turned out a bit blurry, because I couldn't keep my hands still I was shaking that much. I couldn't believe it.

Both fish 'got off' but I still landed them. Luckiest day ever! The fishing gods were looking down on me. I could easily be writing this now telling everyone how I had two massive bust-offs. But here I am with two 70cm+ models in the bag! Sometimes you just have to thank your lucky stars...

Boo-yah! I'ms till pumped...

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Lightningx » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:27 am

Great read!
A couple of beauties mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by davek » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:00 pm

They are stonker carp CC, well done, cheers davo :a_goodjob:
It's an exhilarating feeling catching a fish
But it's an even better feeling releasing them

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by westvic » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:15 pm

Well done CC.
Some days fishing everything seems to go wrong so good-luck days like this restore a bit of faith.

Maybe time to up the weaponry.

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Brownie » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:50 pm

Would have been a top battles. :thumbsup:



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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Bugatti » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:33 pm

Very impressive Mr CC, on the catch, both stonkers and this impressive topic well done on all accounts.

The luck you had is at least a turnaround for the bad luck us fishos get, so glad it worked out for you on both fish. Which brings me to your dive.

I so wish I was there to have seen it, it would have been a sight.

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Mind you I would have scored you

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by Cornacarpio » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:26 am

That top pic isn't too far off the mark, Bugatti. I'm not even joking, just a bit more mud.

Yes, after all the stonkers I've lost over the years, it's good to have a change in fortunes.

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by rb85 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:59 am

G’day Cornacarpio enjoy reading your blog.
Have you ever tried surface lures for carp? Have caught carp myself off the top when fishing for bass it’s quite common at places like blue rock.

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Re: Cornacarpio's Cumulative Carp Culling Caper

Post by happyfriggincamper » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:09 am

Nice report as always mate



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