Yowie

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  1. Yowie

    Last nights storms

    That's a bummer Fab. About this time last year I was towing the van to Victoria in southern NSW when a big hailstorm hit. Nowhere to hide. The van had every panel replaced under insurance. The car had a couple of tiny dents only on the roof. The van was 6 months old.
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    Botany bay 17/12/18

    Does not look like a full bred yellowtail kingfish. It has the bandit colours around the eyes, but little kingfish colour along the body. The smallest kingie I caught in the Hacking many years ago was 30cm long, and it had the standard kingfish colouring at that size. Could it be a mixed breed of kingfish and amberjack? Fish do interbreed at times like us humans. Many years ago I caught a few fish now and then, that looked like yellowtail/yakkas that had a green tinge along the top of the back (yakkas have a brown tinge) and the row of scutes was only near the tail, not along most of the lateral line.
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    Lilli Pilli

    Thanks guys. Just had some flattie, cut into smaller pieces, crumbed and pan fried, chips, veges, washed down with vino.
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    Lilli Pilli

    Headed out early this morning off Lilli Pilli, hoping for a tailor or legal reddie. Not a tailor to be seen, and only a couple of nowhere near legal reddies. First cast was a 66cm flattie in the darkness, and he snagged one of the ganged hooks on the edge of the net so he would not swim into the net. I had to flip the fish upside down, scoop him up and flip him into the boat like flipping a pizza. He was rather angry when it came to releasing the hooks, so he stayed in the boat. Later on pulled out a 50cm flattie, kept that one, and a short while later pulled out a bigger flattie. Not measured, but somewhere between 70 and 75 cms. That one was released. All fish caught on the same line in the same spot. Pulled out a flounder around the 28cm mark, all fish on fish strips. Pillies did not produce a fish of any size. Plenty of bait fish about, with rat kingies attacking. A few swam under the boat eating the burley. Did not want to stay out too long so headed home early. (the dumb ar*e photo will not upload, so no photo today)
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    Wet-a-Line Wednesday

    I thought you meant BIG, over the 30cm mark. I have caught a few cowanyoung in the Hacking, the biggest was 40cm long.
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    How to stop losing fish around structure

    It was not cheap stuff, may have been incorrectly labelled with the B/S. For mono, I usually use Sufix brand for the rods, and a German brand (cannot remember the name just now) for hand lines.
  7. Another way to keep them alive is to place them in water on a large flat tray, or 10 to 15 in the bottom of a bucket, with water depth less than their body height. This is so they can keep damp and breathe some air. If you use water above their body height, the oxygen in the water soon runs out and they drown and die. A couple will die anyway, or you will need to use a pump to aerate the water. Also used the wet sack method as a kid, and it works very well. Keep them in a cool and damp place - fridge will be too cold.
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    How to stop losing fish around structure

    I tried fluorocarbon once, and found that it broke or frayed at less than the stated line strength, so have not used it since. Keep using my straight through mono. If you are fishing at night, you can increase the line strength, as it won't make much difference to the bites, but will give you added line strength. A longer rod may give you more advantage in keeping fish out from structure, but in close situations around pylons, it will not be too much more of an advantage. If I use a leader, which I do in some situations, I use Toughened Monofilament. It will give you a bit more abrasion resistance.
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    Wet-a-Line Wednesday

    Nice feed of fish, and shark. Regarding the big yakkas, could they have been Cowanyoung? A very close relative but difficult to differentiate between the 2.
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    Port Hacking

    It certainly did fight on a 12 pound hand line.
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    Botany Bay Kings and Squid with Stewy

    Very nice work there boys. The black critter looks like an estuary cod.
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    Port Hacking

    That is the 3rd one I have caught up the Hacking over the years.
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    Port Hacking

    It is. The rock cod fillets were small but chunky, bread crumbed and pan fried with the whiting. Washed down with a bottle of Riesling, quite tasty.
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    Port Hacking

    Thanks Scratchie. A bit quiet but a couple of feeds from that lot.
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    Broughton Snapper

    Nice, the bigger one is a good eating size.