Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Boonanza » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:42 pm

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Woollies » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:48 pm

So have we determined a list of the top 10?

I'll put in two spots- Yarra River and Plenty River. I've never donutted on the plenty and on the yarra. If I've donutted (only once or twice) I've at least seen a fish feeding.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby hornet » Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:53 pm

I have heard the river behind the paper mill has plenty of big carp but I've never fished it.. could be in Abbotsford area ?

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby tommyfishunter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:24 pm

So i've caught carp before just by accident, but i was wondering if someone could help me with catching carp i can see floating around the surface. Went down to the local Plenty river the other day and spotted about 40 carp in a 100 metre section of river.
I was using bread on an unweighted hook and everytime i'd cast the bread near the fish they would just disperse. I was well hidden the fish wouldnt have been able to see me, but the hook and bait hitting the water was enough to spook them.

Any advice on how i can pull these buggers out of the river will be much appreciated. The only thing more frustrating than not catching fish is seeing fish and not being able to catch them.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Tyler » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:30 pm

If you see them tearing up the banks lob some worms or whatever a couple of foot in front of them, always worked for me in the Plenty.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby tommyfishunter » Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:35 pm

Tyler wrote:If you see them tearing up the banks lob some worms or whatever a couple of foot in front of them, always worked for me in the Plenty.


What kind of setup would you reccomend?



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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Tyler » Wed Nov 12, 2014 6:14 pm

I used to use a running sinker, but unweighted would probably work better again.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Woollies » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:53 pm

Simple- fish weren't feeding, that's why they were spooky, possibly sun baking. If you do see one 'tailing' stiring up the bottom and obviously feeding, then cast to those fish. Unweighted piece of bread is fine

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby Tonyzee » Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:58 pm

Just Pop a couple of trebles and rip it through the water real quick, thats what they used to do at melton weir, worked a treat.

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Re: Top 10 Carp fishing spots round Melbourne

Postby BIG GAV » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:06 pm

Plenty river has to b a top spot n many stinkers swimming about in the Caribbean gardens lake
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