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Fish ID

Postby 4liters » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:32 pm

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First time I've caught one of these. It took a whiting bait while drifting along the edge of a kelp covered pile of rubble in 4m. It was about 20cm long.
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: Fish ID

Postby mingle » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:56 pm

Barber Perch...

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Re: Fish ID

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:03 pm

Perch

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Re: Fish ID

Postby cobby » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:20 pm

mingle wrote:Barber Perch...


And they're quite good eating fresh

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Re: Fish ID

Postby smile0784 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:27 pm

What are they like?

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Re: Fish ID

Postby crumpet_avenger » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:23 pm

Nice solid white meat fresh and tasty too. Frozen turns to a soft mush may as well be thrown to the chooks or dog



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Re: Fish ID

Postby Brett » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:23 am

Put a bigger hook in it and drop it back over the side ;-)

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Re: Fish ID

Postby smile0784 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:47 pm

Brett wrote:Put a bigger hook in it and drop it back over the side ;-)


Aiming for a mako or other toothy?

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Re: Fish ID

Postby Brett » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:57 pm

Going by the size comparison of the pliers(unless they are oversize) a gummy would have no issues taking it.

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Re: Fish ID

Postby smile0784 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:21 am

i didnt think a gummy would eat them



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