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  1. Yowie

    Friday August 10th - Sydney Outside

    Good work Jim. Flatties are nice, as for mowies they are fish to give away to enemies. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Had a humpback swim under my tinny a few years ago and surface just out the front of the boat. You then realise how big they are.
  2. Yowie

    Is this a luderick? (Black Drummer/Rock Blackfish)

    Good work, you did well to pull it out. Regarded as a "dirty fighter" in the fish world, in that it will try to snag up as soon as possible.
  3. Second one looks like a red mullet, or goatfish, species.
  4. Yowie

    Your Scientific Fish Names

    Never been stung by one. When I catch one big enough to keep, I grab the head, cut the throat and bend the head back to crack the spine. Maybe refer this to the Fortescue species. The little bastards sting like all f*** - stingus like allfukius.
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    Which fish is this ?,Off Beach. (Salmon/Kahawai)

    NSW Fisheries provides fish identification booklets from time to time, with pictures of the more commonly caught species, and bag and size limits. The newer fishos should grab one of these for reference info. and keep it in the tackle box.
  6. Yowie

    Your Scientific Fish Names

    Thanks Jim, but we are only talking about fish, so I thought. My brother's mates age me a couple of nicknames many years ago, but none will be repeated here and anywhere else. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  7. Yowie

    Your Scientific Fish Names

    Rock cale - shitty tasticus
  8. Yowie

    Which fish is this ?,Off Beach. (Salmon/Kahawai)

    I like the flatties as well, more so the blue spots or tigers caught outside than the duskies.
  9. Yowie

    Which fish is this ?,Off Beach. (Salmon/Kahawai)

    Jim, and Silly Salmon: A fillet from a 35 to 40 cm tailor, bread crumbed and pan fried, or marinated in lime juice for half an hour then onto the BBQ plate, nothing wrong with tailor either way. The salmon is not as good as that. O.K. for fish cakes, though the smaller ones can be gutted, stuffed with a home made fried rice mixture including some chopped bacon and egg, drizzled with lemon juice, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven.
  10. Yowie

    Fish ID ?? (Numbfish)

    The hit you can feel is the electric shock hitting your lure or bait when the numb ray is blasting it with 200 volts. This stuns the prey, then the numb ray opens it's mouth to swallow whatever is there. Have seen the rod tip move on a calm day from the vibrations of the 200 volts, then lifted the rod tip to find one ugly mother ** on the line. One day I pushed a nipper pump into the sand to pump nippers, however, there was a numb ray hidden under the sand. The jolt was enough to make me drop the pump. Try it some time. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜œ
  11. Yowie

    Fish ID ?? (Numbfish)

    Numb ray. Have caught a couple on lures bounced across the bottom, and many on baits siting on the bottom. Also a couple have grabbed lives that swam too close to the bottom. Excitement at night time when prawning, moving quietly through the water so as not to create any disturbance on the surface, then you stand on one of them and jump a bit and stir up the water.
  12. Yowie

    Port Stephens- Snapping good fun!

    Nice work there Scratchie.
  13. Yowie

    Port Hacking

    Leave some fish for me when I return in September. ๐Ÿ˜€
  14. Yowie

    Salmon on light gear

    Great work there Jon, Sambos go hard on any gear. Sambos on light landlines make for some excitement. The smaller ones (around 1kg) are reasonable eating if nothing else is biting, and can be cooked in a number of ways. Not like Tassie Salmon, but still quite edible.
  15. Yowie

    John Dory Fishing

    Briefly, my experiences from many years ago was to use any small fish as a livie. I did catch a few on dead fish fillets, and one on a large squid head sitting on the bottom. Dory will swim into shallow water to catch small fish, and I have caught 2 that turned side-on to swim into several cms of water to catch the fish, only to find they cannot swim backwards, so it was a matter of picking them up by hand. My best catch in Port Hacking with one of my brother's was 10 Dory in one morning between us. (many years ago) One year the Dories in Dolans Bay were under the 30cm mark, as small as 28 cm, so they were released, but that has not been done too often. As for the large ball sinker, I only used pea sized sinkers directly above a 5/0 suicide hook. The larger yakkas had their tail fins trimmed off to slow them down, as I watched the small Dories swimming like mad to catch the speedy yakkas. Have observed Dories trying to catch sea mullet longer than themselves, they did not catch any but they were persistent and kept trying. In Gunnamatta Bay, most Dories had small whiting in the stomachs, whereas in South West Arm, the predominant fish eaten were small blackfish. Other places were a mixture of everything that swam past.