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    Man catches carp the weight of Kylie Minogue

    Hmmmmmm ...... this will make Happyman and Mathos feel a bit unwell, although personally, I would prefer to net Ky;ie Minogue :


    Man catches carp the weight of Kylie Minogue

    Angler Martin Locke braved sub-zero temperatures in just a T-shirt to break the world record for catching the biggest ever carp.



    Published: 7:00AM GMT 11 Jan 2010

    Martin Locke with the Carp that got him out of his bed Photo: BNPS


    Brit Mr Locke jumped out of his lakeside tent at 6am in temperatures of -3C to net the monster fish that tipped the scales at 94lbs.
    The enormous mirror carp weighed the same as Kylie Minogue and beat the previous record by 3lbs.


    The fish - nicknamed Lockey's Lump - was the first and only bite Mr Locke, 47, had during the week-long freezing fishing trip to the Rainbow Lake near Bordeaux in France.
    Mr Locke was alerted to the catch when his rod alarm sounded during the early hours.
    Wearing only a T-shirt and trousers, he jumped in his boat and motored 200 yards out to the fish and began reeling it in.
    At first he thought he had hooked a sunken tree trunk due to the weight of it but was gobsmacked when he heaved the carp to the surface.
    Getting it in his landing net was like 'trying to land a small hippo with a tennis racket,' but after succeeding he towed it to the shore to weigh it.
    Despite the early hour and freezing temperatures, many other anglers gathered round to celebrate with the new record holder.
    Mr Locke, from South Darenth, Dartford, Kent, left the fish in the shallows until daylight when he photographed the aquatic beast before returning it to the lake in good health.

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    I bet Kylie is overwhelmed by being compared to a carp...

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    You can see the resemblance.

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    Carp !! I thought it read Clap.

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    Not upsetting me - I only fish for ones that can be eaten - I am not Cherman or Jewish so as long as he lets it go - no problem

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    They should get some proper scales at Bumsanlaan (spelling) lake instead of just guestimating. A friend pulled a Carp out of there the other day that looked a lot more impressive than that one. Still a bloody good catch though.

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    Now that is a fish!

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    A good catch, but nowhere near a world record- unless they are talking about a particular sub-species of carp.

    This Siamese carp caught at Bungsumran 2007 was said to be around 265 lb-



    And in the Murray River in Oz, there are many OP size and larger. Problem is nobody weighs them, because they are a noxious species over there. Last thing I knew, when out boat fishing, the locals would just shoot any large carp they saw basking in the shallows. It used to drive my English Dad mad, he was a keen fisherman when he was young- but in Oz, carp are just considered vermin. By law, if you catch one you have to kill it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    but in Oz, carp are just considered vermin. By law, if you catch one you have to kill it.
    Same as most places in US, carp are trash fish.
    When I was a kid in school (hahaha) we would skip school in Sacramento and go down to where we had fishing gear hid out on the river bank of the Sac'to river where the sewer dumped in and catch Humoungus carp, Naturely had big red sores on em, then a darkie would come by and we would sell some or all to them if they had some money, then we would go a couple of blocks, we as down by Skid Row, and have a wino buy us some white port or Tokay and we give them 1/2 and we drink the rest.
    I was a kind of a fuck up when I was younger,, didn't really get my shit together til I was 50. By then it was really to fucking late.

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    Does Kylie smell like it too?

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    In Medieval times carp was a delicacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    rod alarm
    The wife.

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    Man catches carp the weight of Kylie Minogue
    No big deal. I'd be impressed if it had her arse though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    In Medieval times carp was a delicacy
    That was most likely raised in a pond and fed what they should eat and before the days of Raw sewerage being dumped into streams.
    Outhouses were a site more sanitary and less polluting than cess pools or sewerage systems before refining them somewhat.
    There are places today where you can dig a hole and set up a shitter, because a septic system uses water to move it along and then to form the area of bacteria to break it down, which with that amount of water does cause pollution, and an outhouse uses no water so carries coiiforms nowhere and will eventually digest it all without contamination.
    I have never tried to eat one of the carp, but I have heard that they were a Asian delacy and so the many small bones seem like a treat to these folks.

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    In Minnesoooota the Viet and Lao go harvest carp by truckload out the many slews. It's still considered a delicacy.

    I think it's pretty good tasting fish, just all the little bones take getting used to.

    They're a ton of fun to catch on a fly rod, or even spinning gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    They're a ton of fun to catch on a fly rod, or even spinning gear.
    Yea, as I mentioned before, I have caught a shit load of them, used to use a bow and harpoon arrow with a bow reel and shoot em in the sloughs around Sacramento,, lots of fun.

    We don't have them up at my home in Oregon but do or did have some very large suckers.
    and we would gig them or fish em for fun and to get rid of em and we would drag the ones we caught home and bury them in the garden, and I told my gram one day I was going up to the irrigation diversion and gig some and she said if I got a couple big ones to bring em home and she would can them for me, that they were OK to eat cept for the bones.
    So I did and she put some vinegar and spices in the jars with chunks of fish and canned them, the bones were disintegrated and they were good tasting, shit I didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I'd be impressed if it had her arse though.
    I thought only the Poms worshipped Kylie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    In Medieval times carp was a delicacy

    So was Kylie

    Then she starts singing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I'd be impressed if it had her arse though.
    I thought only the Poms worshipped Kylie!
    I still remember her from her Neighbours days!

    And that arse, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I still remember her from her Neighbours days
    You watched Neighbours???????? Never!


    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    And that arse, obviously.
    She never did anything for me and when she started singing I was even more put off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    I still remember her from her Neighbours days
    You watched Neighbours???????? Never!
    Was a point where it was almost compulsory viewing in the Robertson household when I was growing up.

    Looking back now it's one of those childhood trauma things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Looking back now it's one of those childhood trauma things.
    My mum loves watching cricket and the footy so not much chance of putting on second rate soapies mate.

    In fact, and from memory I have never watched Neighbours or in fact any other soap although I stop and look at that Aussie "Somebodies??? Daughters" when passing the TV as there is some cracking birds on there.

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    ^Mcleods daughters? The one about the station/farm?


    Don't ask me how I know that I've honestly never watched it, just seen ads for it I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Mcleods daughters? The one about the station/farm
    Yes, thats the one and it is apparently shot on location up around Killarney in Northern NSW where my dad's family owned a dairy farm.

    Most of my British friends are infatuated with this soap with some of them going home early from the pub to watch it. Something about Aussie soaps that the Brits love and I have no idea why.

    Last week I was in Soi 33 and one of them asked if he could put it on the pub TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    In Minnesoooota the Viet and Lao go harvest carp by truckload out the many slews. It's still considered a delicacy.

    I think it's pretty good tasting fish, just all the little bones take getting used to.

    They're a ton of fun to catch on a fly rod, or even spinning gear.
    Used to fish for channel cats and would occasionally hook a carp... Really couldn't tell the difference as you're reeling them in as both get fairly large and put up a decent fight... Always threw the carp back as all they eat is mud and tasted like crap...
    Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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