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Canberra Carp-Out 2012

By johnboy - 13 March 2012 30

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Carp Whacking Day this Sunday. What more do you need to know?

Well they’ve got a whole website for you.

What’s Your opinion?


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Bramina 7:14 pm 14 Mar 12

Disinformation said :

Chop71 said :

lol, mystery weight. Just so happens to be the exact weight of the fish that Jo Blogs catches who really wants the boat and is best mates with the guy running the comp.

Except that the boat is a raffle.

According to the website, the boat is the prize for a mystery weight carp. The raffle is for a kayak.

Bramina 6:31 pm 14 Mar 12

bigfeet said :

Bramina said :

Carp are pretty hardy. As I recall, the original carp were brought here wrapped in peat or moss or something for the 18 month voyage.

I think you will find it was fish eggs and ova transported in moss, not actual live fish.

I guess that sounds more reasonable.

Malteser 5:01 pm 14 Mar 12

p1 said :

chewy14 said :

Malteser said :

I’m surprised they don’t have a prize for biggest haul of carp. Considering the aim of the competition is to rid the lake of them….

Probably because someone would bring carp they’d caught weeks ago down and claim the prize. Pretty easy to keep live carp in a pond.

Damn, now what am I going to do with the Carp in my breeding program?

Actually, someone told me that a previous winner for the heaviest carp was some bloke who had caught a whopper a few weeks before, kept it in his freezer til comp day and handed it in for judging. Sneaky!

Disinformation 3:12 pm 14 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

lol, mystery weight. Just so happens to be the exact weight of the fish that Jo Blogs catches who really wants the boat and is best mates with the guy running the comp.

Except that the boat is a raffle.

p1 2:02 pm 14 Mar 12

chewy14 said :

Malteser said :

I’m surprised they don’t have a prize for biggest haul of carp. Considering the aim of the competition is to rid the lake of them….

Probably because someone would bring carp they’d caught weeks ago down and claim the prize. Pretty easy to keep live carp in a pond.

Damn, now what am I going to do with the Carp in my breeding program?

chewy14 1:08 pm 14 Mar 12

Malteser said :

Chop71 said :

lol, mystery weight. Just so happens to be the exact weight of the fish that Jo Blogs catches who really wants the boat and is best mates with the guy running the comp.

I’ll be there on the weekend, I was going into the competition with high hopes for the boat but now you’ve dashed these :-p

I’m surprised they don’t have a prize for biggest haul of carp. Considering the aim of the competition is to rid the lake of them….

Probably because someone would bring carp they’d caught weeks ago down and claim the prize. Pretty easy to keep live carp in a pond.

Malteser 11:32 am 14 Mar 12

Chop71 said :

lol, mystery weight. Just so happens to be the exact weight of the fish that Jo Blogs catches who really wants the boat and is best mates with the guy running the comp.

I’ll be there on the weekend, I was going into the competition with high hopes for the boat but now you’ve dashed these :-p

I’m surprised they don’t have a prize for biggest haul of carp. Considering the aim of the competition is to rid the lake of them….

Erg0 11:25 am 14 Mar 12

Jim Jones said :

Yeah, but because of the whole global warming thing, nobody has to believe anything ‘sciencey’ anymore and we can go back to urban myths and ingrained prejudice as the primary source of information about the world.

We stopped doing that?

TheDancingDjinn 11:19 am 14 Mar 12

Disinformation said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

Are’nt fish meant to have bad memories ? – was that ever proven, or was it just something people said – i remember hearing it as a child though…

No. That’s just one of those stupid “facts” that are paraded without any proof, like “Daddy longlegs have the most toxic venom, but their fangs are too small to do any damage”.

Anyone who has fish will know that they eventually associate certain things with food.

A few years ago, some schoolkid in Adelaide proved that goldfish can remember that a flashing light meant food up to three months later.

Awesome – learn a new thing everyday 😀

I looked up the daddy longlegs thing recently, to show mum that the “fact” was in fact false – Turns out they do have a venom, but its not super deadly – it will kill other spiders not becasue the venom is strong, but becasue the daddy longlegs is a super fast spider and can fight a bit better, and get a few more bites in than its enemy. – I thought that info was pretty interestig – they’re like Bruce Lee in spiders lol

Chop71 10:58 am 14 Mar 12

lol, mystery weight. Just so happens to be the exact weight of the fish that Jo Blogs catches who really wants the boat and is best mates with the guy running the comp.

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