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    Posted: 03 May 2020 at 11:43am
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Just in case anyone is interested, we have a booming crop of koi carp in East Auckland right now.

Given that these are in a stormwater drain, and are recent arrivals, they look like a deliberate introduction. We've been feeding the ducks here for years and the koi appeared a wee while back and are absolutely big enough to catch - they all seem to be 1-2 lb and are a surprisingly fast fighter on very light gear.

I took my boys with me yesterday and this is how it ended up - very pretty, but completely noxious fish:



Anyone wanting exact location, send me a message and I'll take you to the exact spot - it's about 200m from my place and there are plenty left. Just need to wait for levels to go back down.
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Interesting!
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bit of bread under a float?
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Not even under a float - just a bit of bread squashed onto a hook and thrown in.

Here's yesterday's effort - 5 minutes is all it took.


Bigger than a legal snapper.

Given the recent overflow from that pond, I'm expecting there to be a lot more further down the system over the next few months, so will report when that happens!


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I see Koi for sale in PnS in Hamilton, now and then - also catfish.
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I didn't think they were able to be sold seeing as they were a noxious species
Why choose either diving or fishing when you can do both. Besides crayfish tail is very good bait!!
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Originally posted by CrayZfish CrayZfish wrote:

I didn't think they were able to be sold seeing as they were a noxious species
 
Surely allowing them to be sold would be an incentive to fish for them thereby reducing the population so long as breeding them is outlawed.
 
Used to be a place in Nth Waikato that used to sell them frozen for bait & many reported it worked well for them but personally I found it to be useless.
 
As for eating them cannot imagine how the revolting smell could be overcome but many Asians seem to manage to ( maybe as a welcome change from bats ) & was told they are revered in Romania where they are mostly only served on special occasions such as weddings / birthdays etc.
 
 
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I met an old Polish guy near Karapiro dam and he asked me where he could catch carp. He said trout were so tasteless and only good for sport fish.
They would catch them in mid-December and keep in a clear-water pond and eat them as a Christmas treat. What do we know??
Definitely sold at PnS, Hamilton along with Catfish, but not for sale that often.
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Originally posted by Fishb8 Fishb8 wrote:

I met an old Polish guy near Karapiro dam and he asked me where he could catch carp. He said trout were so tasteless and only good for sport fish.
They would catch them in mid-December and keep in a clear-water pond and eat them as a Christmas treat. What do we know??
Definitely sold at PnS, Hamilton along with Catfish, but not for sale that often.
That PnS at mill st has an awesome range of seafood ,do wonder what people do with of the fish sold though?
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I have eaten carp from a clear mountain lake and it tasted like ****! I believe the eastern Europeans keep them alive in a bath for a week before slaughter so they can purge themselves. 
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Just a quick update - still oodles of koi about, and they've got a lot bigger, as you'd expect.

Pulled a couple out this morning that were about 2 kg and I can see a 5kg one that refuses to touch a bait - might have to break out the bow for him.
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Use dynamite.

If your not obliterating then your not looking after nz.

Any posts supporting fishing of them is blasphemy.
It's bad enough there here, worse you want to fish them.
You should be reporting them as a pest species and destroying them.

Get with the program.
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pull ya head in mattoo that came across as aggressive I hope it was tounge in cheek.....
what a ridiculous post, the op knows this.... they are everywhere as soon as you take all them out of a place they are back in a week
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Wish we had some in Northland LOL TongueThumbs Up
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No tongue in cheek.
Have to blunt on this one.
It's like possums and rats etc.

Take a hard line.
Let us get our country back with provisions,

My provisions are awkward for me as I like pig and deer.

But crap food,

Terminate.
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Yeah they are a pest Mattoo but don't rain on the guys parade. We may as well catch them!
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If you fish for them, then kill them?????👍😂
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