dirvin21

north coast trevs

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Headed up to Coffs Harbour this morning and of course the fishing rod came with me Stopped at my favourite tree on the way up with the perfect weather anticipation was high. Its funny how fish can bring you back to reality after about 20 casts not even a bump. As a last ditch effort i tried a rapid twitching retrieve and straight away it was nailed 

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not a big moses perch but a start Now with some inspiration I kept casting with some success

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with some small GT's

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then big eyes also jumped in on the action only small fish but still fun

With some success I headed to Coffs and with some time to fill in I headed to the marina 

started casting a zerek shrimp around and after a few miss hits it was finally taken after a solid struggle a silver trevally came up

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I havn't caught these guys before and I'm amazed how hard they go pound for pound match with a GT all you can do is hold the spool and stop them from burying in the pylons

With a bit of perserverance I started hooking them more regularly 

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mostly around 28-30cm

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got a few with yellow fins I think are a subspecies

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Then a take from a better fish he took the lure out in the middle and ran straight towards me to the pylons had to hang out as far as possible grab the spool and pull as hard as possible and with some luck out came this guy

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he was a better quality of fish going 34cm these guys just dont give up 

 Then another take right at the base o the pylons luckily it ran outwards first all i could say to the guy fishing next to me was "I think I'm in trouble" I was ran up and down the jetty up under the pylons and by some miracle out again and finally the beast surfaced

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he went 38cm but would have weighed every bit of 1.2kg 

don't know exactly how many I caught but it was some of the best white knuckle fishing I have ever done 

lure of choice was the Zerek live shrimp 2.5"

cheers for reading 

Dave

 

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nice report dirvin

looks like you had quite a bit of fun with those trevally

have never seen trevally like that with yellow fins

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nice report 

trevally are hard fighters size aside well done

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good stuff dirvin..sounds like a great session...rick

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Well done Dave. Just reading your report is a tonic at present LOL. Cheers, Neil

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Good stuff Dirvin! Those trevally are hard fighters for their size.

As for the yellow coloration of the fins, I'm pretty sure that's common for juvenile and sub-adult silver trevs. Once they reach adult stage, they lose the yellow in the fins.

Cheers,

Wellzy

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nah those trevs with the yellow fins are a different species - compare them to the silvers in the pics - different body shape but also totally different fin shapes and placement. silvers don't change their fin shape and placement as they grow. don't know what species they are. great little session mate. 

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7 hours ago, bombora said:

nah those trevs with the yellow fins are a different species - compare them to the silvers in the pics - different body shape but also totally different fin shapes and placement. silvers don't change their fin shape and placement as they grow. don't know what species they are. great little session mate. 

I agree best answer I have found is what were collectively known as "silver trevally" Pseudocaanx georgianus are now 2 separate sub species the yellow finned ones being Pseudocaranx sp "dentex" that's my theory anyway

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Nice little session there Dave! It's amazing how one fish after many casts can change your effort! 

Well done :)

cheers scratchie!!!

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