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    Posted: 10 Jun 2013 at 2:02pm
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My uncle from the UK is coming over and I was wondering what lakes around Auckland, Rodney, Franklin area can be fished? (if any)
 
Carp. Koi, Grass carp W.H.Y.
Anything is a great help...
 
 
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I've seen some big Koi 10-20lb in the Pakuranga creek when I'm walking my dogs behind the Pakuranga rugby club at Bell Park. I last saw them in February though. It's close to Howick if you wanted to go for a walk & have a look.
I've seen some big ones in Lake Pupuke, a local resident told me they hang around under the willow trees at the north eastern end 
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If you go to Lake Pupuke you will find a ton of carp. 
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Yeah, I've seen the ones in Pakuranga/Highland Park creek, they've been there for about 20+ years, last time I saw them was about 22 years ago...  And they were big then.
Not sure the locals would be happy somebody fishing for them... (as I believe you required to kill carp once caught) and I'm no murderer.

Tried Lake Pupuke a long time ago, (Hospital end) are you still aloud to fish it?
I know that lost a fishing line in a lake causes quite bad damage to the ducks and wild life (if you lose any that is)
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Not that many Koi in Lake Pupuke.  The ones you do see are in good sizes, 3-6kg.  

I'd take your uncle seawater fishing.  Far more enjoyable, productive, and you get to eat your catch too.
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Trust me Rusty I have tried to get him onto salt! Not going to happen...  even caught a 16kg King the other month, showed him the picture and... whaa whaaaaa...  no dice!
He's just too much into his carping, and since we have monster carp here, that's whet hes after.

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The 16 kg off the Manukau... (looks smaller, but I'm 6 ft 3) (released)
If this doesn't turn you on to salt, what will?
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Hmmm Mako Pt?

Gibbs the Waikato River is crawling with carp. There are plenty of drains down side roads that hold plenty of big fish.
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Second that i. Know people that fish close to the landing boAt ramp near us and catch plenty with some big buggers in the mix
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Originally posted by Gibbs Gibbs wrote:

Yeah, I've seen the ones in Pakuranga/Highland Park creek, they've been there for about 20+ years, last time I saw them was about 22 years ago...  And they were big then.
Not sure the locals would be happy somebody fishing for them... (as I believe you required to kill carp once caught) and I'm no murderer.

Tried Lake Pupuke a long time ago, (Hospital end) are you still aloud to fish it?
I know that lost a fishing line in a lake causes quite bad damage to the ducks and wild life (if you lose any that is)
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Yeah mate you're still allowed to fish Poo lake. 
I must say though, last time I was in there we had little luck finding many. Lots of tench but not too many Koi Carp. Night time was best with bread. I was also surprised at the underwater structure in that lake. It's a massive drop off in many places with big freshwater vegetation. Very tall. There were a few holes in the vegetation where if you stood in it it would somewhat tower over you. I'm 190cm and it was well over my head. The fish seem to wedge and hide in those weeds. Goodluck
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Hey too am a carper....

Was interested in reading other anglers are here after these monsters....obviously this is a; old thread, but do you still fish for carp..
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Caught two this morning - note for scale the Buck knife is 9 inches.

Two others were big enough to break my 8lb line. In a stormwater settling pond.


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