Skate ID

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Skate ID

Postby 4liters » Sun May 08, 2016 8:06 am

Caught this in 37m off Port Fairy. I have no idea if we get many different species of them or it's just a Melbourne Skate but I'm always curious when I catch something new. It fought a bit harder than I thought a skate would, went on several slow but powerful runs that had me thinking it might have been a 7 gill shark.
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2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm



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Re: Skate ID

Postby DougieK » Sun May 08, 2016 9:41 am

Looks exactly like a few ive pulled in at woolamai
16/17 Comp total 64cm

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Re: Skate ID

Postby fishpod » Sun May 08, 2016 9:54 am

I am more concerned that you were in 37 meters off Port Fairy in a kayak, very dangerous position you put yourself in there but the choice is yours.
Did you manage to catch anything else? :thumbsup:

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Re: Skate ID

Postby mingle » Sun May 08, 2016 9:59 am

Looks like some species of stingray, since I can see what looks like a barb on the tail in the second picture.

Doesn't look like a Whiteley's Skate (which I think is what people call a "Melbourne Skate") - not enough spines and 'knobbles' along the back.

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Re: Skate ID

Postby 4liters » Sun May 08, 2016 10:09 am

It definitely wasn't a stingray, the 'barb' is just one of the fins seen from above. I thought the Meblourne Skates were a darker colour.

fishpod wrote:I am more concerned that you were in 37 meters off Port Fairy in a kayak, very dangerous position you put yourself in there but the choice is yours.
Did you manage to catch anything else? :thumbsup:

Not dangerous at all if you take precautions. A pike and a ******* gannet were the only other things I caught.
2015/16 Species comp total: 289cm
Brown Trout: 37cm
Flathead: 51cm; Squid: 36cm; Australian Salmon: 51cm; Snapper 46cm; Silver Trevally 23cm; KGW: 45cm


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