Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

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Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby ChrisD » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:01 am

So and open ended question - I know, but where do people think the top 10 carp fishing spots around Melbourne are?
Lilydale lake used to be one, but since they drained it, it seems to be cleaner. And the Yarra through Wonga park seems to likewise be light on at the moment.
I'm sure there are plenty of spots left, but where does everyone think the big monsters are still lurcking.....and which areas need a good hit to help thin out their ranks a bit?



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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby purple5ive » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:05 pm

Hmm, interested in this, ive never caught carp before and would like to try and catch my first one.
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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Fish-cador » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:12 pm

Ringwood Lake
Blackburn Lake (no fishing here?)
Gardiner's Creek from Box Hill/Burwood area all the way to Glen Iris
Albert Park lake
Rowville Lake
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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby ChrisD » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:25 pm

Ringwood lake - a muddy, murky pond - if anything is alive in there, even carp, I'd be amazed.
Gave it three attempts a year or so back and not even a sniff of a bite.
Yes last I checked Blackburn lake was off limits to fishing.
The other three present a chance, but would they be in the top 10 locations?
Let's see what other suggest.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Fish-cador » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:26 pm

why did you ask if you dont believe the response? Go there and try.
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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby ChrisD » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:32 pm

Not saying I don't believe the responses, just weighing up where they would fit on a Top 10 list



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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby cheaterparts » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:39 pm

the dandenong creek at or near the water sports complex just above patto
I've haven't caught carp there ( as I dont target them as a rule ) but the coarse fishing clubs seem to play there on and off
I'd be surprised if there weren't red fin there as well
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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby poppy62 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:56 pm

ChrisD wrote:Ringwood lake - a muddy, murky pond - if anything is alive in there, even carp, I'd be amazed.
Gave it three attempts a year or so back and not even a sniff of a bite.
Yes last I checked Blackburn lake was off limits to fishing.
The other three present a chance, but would they be in the top 10 locations?
Let's see what other suggest.


A mates dad caught a 23 pound carp at ringwood lake about 15 yrs ago, also I used to go there when i was a kid (eons ago) used to get heaps of yabbies there with a piece of fresh meat tied to a string !!! ( I did say eons ago :) )

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby ChrisD » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:04 pm

I'm always willing to stand corrected, maybe my carp fishing skills are well below par, and Ringwood lake is worth a crack. Might have to try in again in the next few days.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby GTSHoon » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:05 pm

There was a place in ringwood called Mcalpine Reserve which had a lot of carp up to about 4-5kg and also silver perch I havent been in a while but it was definetely a good spot :D
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