Monday, November 26, 2012

Fishing in Adelaide- Part 1

 well, since i am to spend another two years (or three) here, why not carry over another hobby of mine and enjoy it here. with the water bodies we got here in aussie, i think it is a crime not to test the beings that dwell within the water.

why part 1? it will be more than one part, as i quest to different trips and such :D

and despite the title mentioning Adelaide, the first part isn't at Adelaide, specifically at Goolwa, 100km++ away from the suburb life at Adelaide Metro, and most people come down over here for its infamous cockles

 but we're here for carps. quite the game fish this one, though not so for consumption over here in Australia where they dwell in and kick the natives off their places. highly invasive they are, so that the government mentions

"European Carp are an introduced species and are not to be returned to the water alive. "

so it seems. as mentioned, they are, for their high abundance, is rather easy to catch and the ones that quite give the fight. a good 2 pounder can run off with your lines multiple times, and forcing it in may result in unhooking it off (had that with my first carp off the Torrens)

 and where we're off to in Goolwa? under the bridge

 one heck of a spectacular place to cast your line :D

 getting there early in the morning to escape competitions with other anglers do prizes you with some nice dawn scene. the bridge is calm and nice, though eutrophication and algae isn't making the water looks good ^^;;;;

looking at the bridge itself. fishing at the bridge construct gives you the problem with snags littering around the base, where unwary anglers can get their rig stuck on the rocks underwater

around 11 rods brandished, though out of our 10++ men power, there are only like 3 or something that actually know fishing ^^;;;; myself included. the rest can be said as beginners, which brings from some common beginner's problems

learned from my first carp-fishing experience on how essential a net is. not gonna make such mistake now

and so it goes~

 some of the catch of the day. total catch was 12 carps, of various sizes, with 3 of notably larger than the rest, possibly a 5 pounder (this is a rather standard size i say. these carps grow bigger!)

nothing beats some ice cream treats after the fishing session :D

oh and as mentioned earlier

while we're at it, why not go for some cockles? :D

gotta love Australian beaches and their spectacular views (now read this line again and think on yourself XD) 

oh and for a personal mark
second biggest of all the catches that day, with is my biggest catch of the day (i myself caught like half of the twelve haha), a good size, almost 40cm in length, and possibly a 5 or 6 pounder,  it sure put up a great fight, and as i set up with double hook rig, this one isn't getting away :D

and for a rather poor personal record in my 8 years of angling, this is my biggest catch. yet. ^^;;;;;

and apparently, courtesy of my big brother, a video of me tackling this one :D

(pardon the language. that's what you get when some international folks on their venture outside their home country XD)

aaaand nothing like home country style treatment to those fish. these carps ain't all that bad in taste :D

that wraps up this part, look forward to any next part coming!

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