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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. 😂 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.
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    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.
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    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. 😎
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    Your Scientific Fish Names

    Rock cale - shitty tasticus
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    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.
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    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.
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    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. 😂😆😜
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    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.
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    Port Stephens- Snapping good fun!

    Nice work there Scratchie.
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    Port Hacking

    Leave some fish for me when I return in September. 😀
  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.
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    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.
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    Broughton reds not

    A bucket of pannies is better than a bucket full of SFA Rick.
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    New WA specie

    Leaving Kununurra on Tuesday, heading east probably to Timber Creek, a few different stops then Darwin from 25th for several nights. Pulled out a Tarpon (oxeye) at the Ivanhoe River crossing on a lure. Dave.
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    Quick session on Macmasters Beach

    Kahawai? You must be Kiwi. Caught them in N.Z. when visiting as a teenager, and they were better eating than the ones over here.
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    Cracka Drummer session

    Good work there, some nice pigs. Always fun to land in their rocky habitat.
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    New WA specie

    New species there Bruce. Currently at Kununurra right now. Dave.
  21. Yowie

    Any Ideas,(Pearl Perch)

    You have been looking at too many mowies. 😂
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    First barra of trip

    Bruce, We probably will head to Darwin, but not until late July. Dave.
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    ID Please (Eastern Blue Groper)

    Sounds good Blackfish.
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    First barra of trip

    Good work there Bruce. I will be heading to Broome tomorrow, but you have already left. I caught a couple of fish along the way up W.A. coast, not many and not much fishing, but the photos will not upload. Will submit a report when I return around September.
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    Port Stephens- winter reds

    Every 6 or 7 years, the chinaman jackets turn up in plague proportions outside. I noticed earlier this year that some very small ones were in Gunnamatta Bay in Port Hacking, the first for some time. When the small ones turn up in side the bays, then some bigger ones appear outside, too small to eat, then larger ones will be around later, being big enough to eat. When they are in plague proportions outside, they will eat anything that swims past them - hooked flatties, each other if hooked, or anything not fast enough to swim away from the pack, and they do swim in a pack, in bigger numbers than piranha and they have the mentality of piranha. I have killed one or 2 and thrown them into the water, and other jackets will appear in their hundreds to eat their own kind - do not fall overboard. 😂 A couple of larger jackets I caught some years back had just attacked and eaten a blue spotted ray - one jacket had the whole tail in it's fat guts, with just a few chew marks along the tail, and the other jacket had sections of the body in it's fat guts, including an eye that was still intact.