Perth storms: Stirling couple fishing for carp at Princeton Estate park

Stirling resident Mino Intini with the carp he caught at a Stirling park. Photo: Jillian Intini.
Stirling resident Mino Intini with the carp he caught at a Stirling park. Photo: Jillian Intini.

STIRLING couple Jillian and Mino Intini have made the most of Perth’s summer downpour after the lake at their local park overflowed.

Mrs Intini said they discovered carp swimming around the flooded park in Stirling’s Princeton Estate so decided to return with their fishing gear.

“We could see the fish, they were just right in front of us,” she said.

Her husband reeled in a large carp before releasing it again.

“It was crazy, the fish took the line, it was so heavy,” Mrs Intini said.

It is the second time the couple have enjoyed water activities at the park, having kayaked at the overflowing lake last year.

“We came down expecting it to be overflowing,” she said.

“This has only happened twice in the 14 years we’ve lived here.”

Abbett Park in Scarborough was also reported to have flooded overnight following the deluge of rain from ex-Cyclone Joyce.

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