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Everything posted by Yowie

  1. Not a clue!

    Looks like a species of rattail, also called grenadier. About 300 species in the family Macouridae. Usually a deep water species.
  2. Any Ideas,

    Definitely not a mowie Finin. I can see the lateral line that runs from the top of the gill covering to the middle of the tail. Looks like a pearlie.
  3. ID Fish. "Sand Mullet and Silver Trevally"

    Mullet with smaller tail - sand mullet Mullet with larger tail - flat tail mullet?
  4. Zebra Fish? (Zebra Fish Girella zebra)

    Sounds better.
  5. surface flatty

    That is a dusky flattie in the photo. I have caught the occasional blue spot flattie in the deeper water of Port Hacking, west of Lilli Pilli over the years. Usually one at a time, the best is 3 in the one day, not big ones but most are over legal.
  6. Crowdy Heads

    Nice big pearlie, and good sized spotties.
  7. Wooli - Spanish Mac with video

    Great work there Scratchie, nice chunky fillets.
  8. Daughter no.2 caught 1 too

    Great photos, and a nice kingie to top it off.
  9. Bate Bay

    Heading across the bottom eventually to the southern areas, then north along the coast, a few stops here and there and eventually to Darwin before heading south to home. That's the plan at this time.
  10. Bate Bay

    A mate took me out to his secret spot in Bate Bay last night. Anchored up a short time before sun down. Straight into the bait stealers - maori wrasse, sweep, ling, little red rock cod and others. Was hoping for a bream or reddie but none about. Near full darkness , the rubbish stopped biting. Floated pillies for the tailor and bonnie, and suffered a few bite offs as well. It was a while between bites, then the pillies started getting picked at, so changed to a single hook, half a pillie and the trevally were there, a bit slow at first then they came on the bite. Getting a hit every drop, just over the size limit, threw back a few then gave it away. Also pulled up one squid, used some of it for bait but nothing interested. My last Hacking trip for a while, as I will be hooking up the van and heading to W.A. shortly. Will be travelling a fair bit so not much fishing, but hopefully some. I will be reading your reports, so good luck all, and leave me some fish for when I return.
  11. Bate Bay

    Thank you all. The missus is going with me for the trip Have not planned any boat trips, a Dhu would be nice but just wishful thinking at this stage. I don't freeze any fish (except salted for bait), all caught and eaten fresh. The 3m plus fish at Lilli Pilli had big teeth, could explain why I had fish around the boat at times, then suddenly not a bite at all. And that is not the only one in the Hacking.
  12. A few snapper, first post in ages

    Would rather eat a shit sandwich (well, almost) before eating a common mowie.
  13. Out from Sydney Easter Sunday

    Tried all that, still do not like them at all. The flatties and reddies any day for me.
  14. Easter Sunday funday

    Why I don't go fishing on a weekend, or especially a long weekend. A frigate it is. At least a legal dolly for the table.
  15. Port Stephens- team scratchie

    Good eating sized reds there Scratchie stick out amongst the others.
  16. The Sand Mullet were caught on bread bait at the Ballast Heap in Port Hacking.
  17. First one looks like a Saddle Tailed Cod or Black Rock Cod (protected species, not to be kept in NSW) Second one looks like a Half Banded Sea Perch Third is unknown Fourth looks like a Wrasse species.
  18. Squid again

    Nice bag of squid there. When are you going to convert them to fish, or are you pigging out on squid recipes?
  19. A few snapper, first post in ages

    Nice bag of fish.
  20. Out from Sydney Easter Sunday

    A couple of nice fish, except for the mowie's eating qualities.
  21. Handlining for Crabbing

    I think if you pull them up hard enough, they will stretch and fit. You could stick a mullet head in the feet, put them on then wade through the shallows and grab the crabs that are following you.
  22. Easter Hat parade fishing

    A great feed there Ash, crab entrees and some good fillets for mains. I beat the westerly wind home on Monday by a couple of minutes.
  23. Handlining for Crabbing

    Use a fair sized hook, as you could pick up a tailor or good flattie on the baits, 4/0 or 5/0. Around 15 pound line would handle those fish, unless a kingie or something bigger takes hold. Big strips of a tough bait, such as mullet would do, or fish heads. Fish heads are harder for the little pickers to demolish, however, in some areas the heads attract such things as big rays or eagle rays. Hooking a large eagle ray in a kayak will have your heart pumping.
  24. Oven Baked and Delicious

    Good sized fish, worth the effort.