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James  Clain

Big eye Redfish in Sydney Harbour

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Just came back after catching 3 Bigeye Redfish at a secret spot somewhere near middle harbour. Has anyone caught them in Sydney? I have video proof and possibly some photos if I zoom in on the video. 

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I know them as Spotted Bigeye and yes in Sydney Harbour up at Clifton Gardens, 3 in one spot certainly of note.

Good work on a not common recognised fish. 👍

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never heard of Bigeye redfish? Nannygai?

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I’m not sure what a bigeye redfish is. If you mean Red Bigeye then if you scroll down in this forum and look for a post by Lukelee then there is a photo of one caught under the Roseville Bridge.

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2 hours ago, xerotao said:

never heard of Bigeye redfish? Nannygai?

They are similar to a Nannygai but different.

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2 hours ago, Volitan said:

I’m not sure what a bigeye redfish is. If you mean Red Bigeye then if you scroll down in this forum and look for a post by Lukelee then there is a photo of one caught under the Roseville Bridge.

Yeah thats the fish mate.

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“Red big eyes” are also called “happy moments”- be very careful handing these as they are very painful if you get spiked by their dorsal fins.

Filleted they are superb eating fish (don’t eat the skin though). The skin is very tough like a leatherjacket.

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We get red bigeye's in the Hacking every now then so they certainly do come into the estuaries and harbours. I know Yowie has caught a few as well.

 

Rich

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7 hours ago, Mr Squidy said:

We get red bigeye's in the Hacking every now then so they certainly do come into the estuaries and harbours. I know Yowie has caught a few as well.

 

Rich

I'll agree with that.

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I meant Spotted Bigeye not Spotted Redeye. Dohhhhhh.

They have come up on here before.

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