Hand line or rod ?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:04
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I am doing a spot of canal fishing this weekend and was wondering what might bring me the most success for the various Brisbane River carp ?
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:39

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:39
Nether,
Expanding bait ... a grenade. I've used it in the past, works very well, and catches all sorts of fish. A bit hard to find in the bait shop though!
Bazza.
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Reply By: flappa - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:43

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 14:43
a rod is better then a handline.

Use corn or bread for bait.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 22:07

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 22:07
Had a job in a smallgoods factory near the River Torrens Adelaide saw the guys heading off lunchtime with rods and when asked they said carp fishing - records 5 pound. Right i said tomorrow I bring my rod and the record goes down. Next day sure enough 5 and a half pound by rod. Next day record fell to a fijiian guy with a bit of stray line rapped around a coke can. make of that what you will
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Follow Up By: Member - Mungo Explorer (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 23:36

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 23:36
A 5 pound carp is just an overgrown goldfish :-) Real carp start at 20 pounds...
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 10:59

Friday, Jul 01, 2005 at 10:59
pics pics!!!!!!!!!!!! your right of course I have seen one big enough to be shot by a 303 (not bad eating at that size) the record I talk abot was amongst ourselves fishing in the middle of the city of adelaide
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Reply By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 00:14

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 00:14
As I've always said "Happiness is having a rod in your hands"

Cheers to all,

Smocky.

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Follow Up By: theshadows - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:42

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:42
but dont get caught in public.......
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Follow Up By: Member - Smocky (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:25

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 09:25
Hehe, nothing more embarassing than that!
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Reply By: D-Jack - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:56

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 08:56
Rod and reel better casting (to snags etc), better control of fish because can lift it over snags etc if required, more fun, good shock absorbsion

Handline, more basic, cheaper, not likely to break, easier to pack.

My vote rod and reel because more fun, sport and that is really what you are after especially when carp fishing. Get a really light one and small reel, light line and you will have to use skill to land the fish.

Have fun

D-Jack
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