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Fish ID ?? (Numbfish)

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Hey guys, put a line out last night and must of snagged this thing as I was doing my jig.
Any idea on what it was? I didn't touch it at all just used plyers to get the hooks out.

 

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Looks like a numbfish, I've never caught one but did tread on what I think was one getting out of my boat in the shallows years ago at Jimmys Beach near Hawks Nest. Not pleasant.

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Does appear to be a baby numb ray. You really should have touched it to confirm for us

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As above, I believe its a numbfish, also called a coffin ray (Hypnos monopterygius)

Speaking from experience they can give you quite a jolt, I've been hit twice.........slow learner. 

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Yep, numbray. You're lucky you didn't touch him as you certainly know when they zap you. Surprisingly given their appearance but they will happily hit soft plastics worked across the bottom so likely he hit your lure on purpose. 

 

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33 minutes ago, Mr Squidy said:

Yep, numbray. You're lucky you didn't touch him as you certainly know when they zap you. Surprisingly given their appearance but they will happily hit soft plastics worked across the bottom so likely he hit your lure on purpose. 

 

Rich


Yeah if l don't know what fish it is l will NOT touch it! Yeah I dragged the Jig across the bottom and felt the hit, but thought it was just me hitting it.

Cheers mate 

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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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7 hours ago, Fishing.Hooked said:


 Yeah I dragged the Jig across the bottom and felt the hit, but thought it was just me hitting it.

 

 

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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I hooked one last night, and got shocked twice while fetching the rig and releasing it. Just wonder, is it edible? Or tastes like stingrays?

 

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On ‎9‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 8:32 AM, Marmot said:

I hooked one last night, and got shocked twice while fetching the rig and releasing it. Just wonder, is it edible? Or tastes like stingrays?

 

Non edible

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On 9/10/2018 at 5:59 PM, Yowie said:

Non edible

I got another one, and sent it to other people. Actually, the taste is very good, better than baramundi

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10 hours ago, Marmot said:

I got another one, and sent it to other people. Actually, the taste is very good, better than barramundi

Not for me.

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