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Fish I.D Please (Jewfish/ Mulloway)

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My son caught this 42cm fish in Cowan Creek (Hawkesbury).  Its been suggested to me that its a baby Jew fish?

I did put it back but would like to confirm what it is in case there is a next time.

Thanks in advance.

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Sure looks like a Jewfish, but none of the photos are really good enough to be 100%, but it's my guess.

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Looks like a soapy to me! 

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1 minute ago, noelm said:

Sure looks like a Jewfish, but none of the photos are really good enough to be 100%, but it's my guess.

Have to agree best photo is the one with the towel coving it makes it a bit hard 

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Thanks all - Apologies for the quality of the photos, my wife took them with her mobile phone.

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I recon it is a Jewfish, Convex Caudal (Tail) fin seals it for me.

Spots on the Lateral line to.

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1 hour ago, Cozmo said:

Thanks all - Apologies for the quality of the photos, my wife took them with her mobile phone.

It's not the quality of the photos, it's just that they are at an angle or covered by a towel, but that said, it certainly looks like a Jewfish, called a "soapy"  when small.

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I think the boys have it right (I would put money on it)

Looks like a great day out!

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Bub jew, caught 1 as long as my finger few years ago. Cute little fellow.

i often wonder how small they are at birth

legal size to keep 1 of 70cm

 

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Pick up a measure sticker from fisheries or most tackle stores, these have all the common species, with size and bag limits for NSW.  And yes totally agree with the comments, soapy, undersized jewfish, mullaway.

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