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For all those Fishraider members who sometimes wonder what everyone is talking about... here's some commonly used 'fishing slang' explained....

bandit - kingfish approx. 90 to 100cms

birds nest incredible knots when casting silly string

blackie - Luderick
blade - thin profile, vibrating metal blade lure mostly used for bream and other estuary fish
blurter - Trevally
bommie - an isolated pinnacle of reef that rises significantly from the bottom often to just under the surface
bonnie - Australian Bonito
Bung - usually the rubber plug/s under transom but can mean live baits like yellowtail

Butchers Pr*ck = moari wrasse

chopper - small Tailor
croc - very large flathead over say 70

dolly/dollies - Mahi Mahi or dolphin fish

donut - catching the donut-shaped '0' amount of fish during a session
eggbeater - spinning reel

elbow slapper usually applies to a BIG whiting who's tail slaps your elbow whilst holding the head
EP - Estuary Perch

finesse fishing using insane light gear (1-2kg rod with 'silly string' - see next line)
flouro - monofilament line made from fluorocarbo
flowerpot - Red Rock Cod
frog - flathead
gelspun - alternative name for braided line

ghost - Mulloway
GSP - alternative name for Gel Spun braided line
GT - Giant Trevally
hard body - molded or carved casting lures usually made from plastic or wood
hoodlum or hoodie - large kingfish... there's no specific size but usually reserved for fish over say 10-15kg or over 100cm
horsie - Slimy Mackerel

hoo - Wahoo

inker - Squid
jack - Mangrove Jack
jacket - Leatherjacket

Jew - Mulloway

Jewfish - Mulloway
Kingie - Yellowtail Kingfish

LGB - land based game, fishing off the rocks
lizard - large Flathead

Long Wand - Fly Fishing Rod

mack - mackerel

man in the grey suit = shark
metal - short hand for metal spinning lures, like chrome slices

M.I.L.F. - mother in law fish!

noodle stick very bendy rod - 1kg or less

mully - mulloway, often referred to as in other states
noah - slang for Noah's Ark or SHARK!

non boater invited angler onto boat owner's boat - boat owner decides where & when to stop & fish. Non boater usually contributes to fuel costs

PE - alternative name for braided line
pig - Rock Blackfish
pinkie - small Snapper
placcy - short hand for soft plastic lures
poddies - poddy mullet... very small mullet sometimes used as live bait
popper - a hard bodied lure that is skipped across the surface by troll or cast & retrieve.
queenie - Queenfish
rat - small kingfish around or under legal size
red - snapper

reddies = snapper
Rubber - Soft Plastic Lure
sambo - Australian Salmon or sometimes, Samson Fish

Secret silver - Mulloway

silly string using 1-2 lb braid in snaggy territory, hoping to hook a Horse

Silver - Mulloway

Slab - Mulloway
Skinny - Queenfish
Slimy - Slimy Mackerel

Schoolie - Intermediate-sized Mulloway often of reproductive age and under 10kg.

Soapie - Juvenile Mulloway say under 45/50cm

smacking them catching heaps of good fish (similar to Braining them)

snag oyster covered rocks or poles where Horses often hang out
SP - soft plastic lure
spot X - a common name for any fishing spot someone wants to keep secret (& not permitted in posts - Mods)
Stick Bait - Long thin soft plastic lure

Stonker - a well-above-average size for a particular species of fish
stripey - Striped Tuna

Squire - Juvenile Snapper
SWFF - Salt water fly fishing

Tax man - Shark of the carnivorous variety

toad puffer fish

the money shot casting to the most productive spot - usually the boat owners perogative
Trev - Trevally
vibe - a hard-bodied, fish-shaped, bibless lure with a vibrating action, often used for bream and estuary fish
Wand - Fly Rod
yakka - Yellowtail Scad... a commonly used small baitfish
yellowtail - confusingly either Yellowtail Scad (baitfish), or sometimes Yellowtail Kingfish (that eat the baitfish)











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great glossary a good one to print out and use to impress ur mates!

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I totally agree with vinksy, what a great idea and A+ for the guide. Helped me out with a few names. Thanks mate.

YG :thumbup:

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Thought I might add a little request for a definition ... what's a 'popper' and where's it fit in to the blade / metal / vibe distinctions between lures?

Seems to me they are more for surface, and could be hard bodied and/or metal???

Signed a confused new fisherman 1prop.gif

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Spot on Gee. Poppers are hard bodied lures that are used on the surface. They make a blooping noise and generate a spray across the surface when they are worked correctly and come in sizes suitable for bream right up to massive GT's and wahoo. They are used to imitate a fleeing prawn or baitfish

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Cut loose

Fishing jargon not msn/sms jargon

feel free to add some question any member or

add some and they will be addded.

cheers

johnno

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Cut loose

Fishing jargon not msn/sms jargon

feel free to add some question any member or

add some and they will be addded.

cheers

johnno

DITTO

This page is for FISHING JARGON only.

Please feel free to PM me your suggestions and I'll add them to the page.

Thanks

Tan

Spot on Gee. Poppers are hard bodied lures that are used on the surface. They make a blooping noise and generate a spray across the surface when they are worked correctly and come in sizes suitable for bream right up to massive GT's and wahoo. They are used to imitate a fleeing prawn or baitfish

"Popper" has now been added.

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Raider Moro Mou has offered more slang.
I have added these to the list!!
Thanks mate

Trev = Trevally
Kingie = Yellowtail Kingfish
Rubber = Soft Plastic Lure
Stick Bait = Long thin soft plastic lure
Wand = Fly Rod
SWFF = Salt water fly fishing

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Sorry but I even tried my best mate google. what are live poddies?

Sometimes google can be to out there. :)

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Sorry but I even tried my best mate google. what are live poddies?

Sometimes google can be to out there. :)

Poddies are poddy Mullet which just basically means very small mullet (like about the length of your finger or smaller), which are often used as live bait. They're a great bait in estuaries for anything from flathead to barramundi (depending on where you are of course).

I've added it to the list.

Cheers, Slinky

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slimy? - is this a squid
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Nope, it refers to a Slimy mackerel. Most people use them as live bait. Edited by mrsswordfisherman
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Top Job Slink,

One more for the list is "SKINNY "which is another name for a queenfish.

I heard this a lot up past your way..

Cheers

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bandit - larger kingfish

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Great Thread, Slinky! I reckon this one should be 'stickied'!!

How about Horse - for really big bream!

smoked usually happens when you hook a Horse

cleaned up by busted off/smoked by Horse

dead sticking in the hope of catching a Horse (Deadsticking - Very useful technique for catching bream: Step 1 - Let the plastic sit on the bottom of the river, step 2 - put your rod down to take a sandwich or a smoke, step 3 - realise fish took the plastic while you weren't paying attention, step 4 - land the PB bream and tell your mates on Fishraider about it and when asked what technique ... "deadsticking".)

finesse fishing using insane light gear (1-2kg rod with 'silly string' - see next line)

silly string using 1-2 lb braid in snaggy territory, hoping to hook a Horse

birds nest incredible knots when casting silly string

toad puffer fish

non boater invited angler onto boat owner's boat - boat owner decides where & when to stop & fish. Non boater usually contributes to fuel costs

the money shot casting to the most productive spot - usually the boat owners perogative

elbow slapper usually applies to a BIG whiting who's tail slaps your elbow whilst holding the head

smacking them catching heaps of good fish (similar to Braining them)

snag oyster covered rocks or poles where Horses often hang out

noodle stick very bendy rod - 1kg or less

Roberta

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This was very helpful. I'll no longer have to nod in dumb agreement when my partner opens his mouth (because it's always about fishing!).

I feel much more comfortable about the blurter I'm having for dinner now that I know it's actually trevally :thumbup:

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Gday all new to the site

Excellent post i had fair idea but it did clear up a few things for me

Cheers

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Squire - Juvinile Snapper

Hope it helps.

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Long Wand - Fly Fishing Rod.

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Hmm several come to mind lol
Butchers Pr*ck = moari wrasse
noahs ark = shark
man in the grey suit = shark .
reddies = snapper
snr

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Hi

Can anyone explain "fishing for donuts" please?

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Soapy: small jewfish

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