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Identify this fish? (Barracouta)

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Hi raiders

i was fishing at port Kembla the other day and caught this fish below

 

can anyone identify it? I initially thought it was a pike based on the teeth and the body

Cheers

Jimmy

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Barracoota.

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As Noelm has suggested, Barracouta, or Couta for short.

Sharp teeth, have seen them have a go at my sinkers on the way up, lost lots of tackle to them over the years.

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1 hour ago, GoingFishing said:

As Noelm has suggested, Barracouta, or Couta for short.

Sharp teeth, have seen them have a go at my sinkers on the way up, lost lots of tackle to them over the years.

@GoingFishing @noelm

 

thanks guys

upon thorough search Through fishraider for barracuta it seems these are not too good to eat 

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Nope. But great bait. 
cheers Zoran 

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Oops, didn't realise I misspelled the name, they are edible, they are a target species in Victoria at times, not many get eaten up this way though.

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snake mackerel commonly known as barracouta 

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barracouta-the smell and the worms and the shiny skin and the teeth gives it away🤪 ,

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I did eat a Barry Couta  once. A mate and I caught some tailor, and a couple of larger Barry's.

Kept one and cut off the fillets. Smoked the fillets in a smoke box with the tailor fillets. It was fairly edible but very bony. First and last time I ate one. The tailor were pretty good eating.

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