It’s always a thrill to have a story in print and you can read my latest article in the current edition of Fishing SA magazine.
Now I know I’m probably going to get flack over this because it’s all about catching European carp in the Murray River, but bear with me and you’ll understand why this pest fish has made it into a fishing magazine.
The whole premise of the story is around fishing and camping / caravanning on the Murray River in SA and let’s face it, if you are a mad keen fisho, wherever there’s water you’re going to wet a line. Unfortunately in the Murray this usually means you’ll be catching carp, but as the saying goes, ‘a bad days fishing is better than a good day at work’ right?
In the story I’ve named some top places to camp right on the river bank, both free camping and in caravan parks, where you can literally be just a few steps from the water. Relaxing in these serene river settings is enough really, but catching fish, yes even carp, is a bonus.
The article also looks at what damage these fish do to the river and how a National Carp Control Plan is researching ways to control the invasive species.
In the meantime though, they are fun to catch and there are some mighty big ones out there. Being so plentiful makes them an easy target and fishing for carp is a great way to get the kids into fishing, especially when you only need corn on a hook to catch them.
The August / September edition of Fishing SA is available now at newsagents as well as fishing and tackle stores, or if you can’t grab a hard copy, you can subscribe and read the magazine online.