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Shoals of fish in South Coast Lake (Port Jackson Glassfish)


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Anyone know what these little guys are? Very small, about 25mm. Vast clouds of them in Burrill Lake open to the sea. Predated upon by Tailor. Be grateful for advice.

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Hi @Holls, those little critters go by a few common names, Donna calls them Glassies, when I was young we called them White Bait.

I think it could be a type of Hardyhead, maybe Common/Smallmouth but if you like I can send it over to people who know more about these than I. Thats if its OK by you.

Or can anyone out in FR Land help out.

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2 hours ago, kingie chaser said:

 

I just call them Tapa's, rolled in seasoned flour & fried.....................beautiful :biggrinthumb:

 

Love your style Adrian!

cheers Zoran 

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If they have relatively thick scales for the size, they are Hardyheads, and that's my call. Grow to about 15cms.

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On 2/5/2021 at 6:21 PM, Blackfish said:

Hi @Holls, those little critters go by a few common names, Donna calls them Glassies, when I was young we called them White Bait.

I think it could be a type of Hardyhead, maybe Common/Smallmouth but if you like I can send it over to people who know more about these than I. Thats if its OK by you.

Or can anyone out in FR Land help out.

Thanks Blackfish. Yes, looks lie it might be Smallmouth Hardyhead! But more than happy for you to send it elsewhere. Cheers.

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Hardyheads tend to be a longer more cylindrical shape, that fish appears more short and flat, they are commonly called Glassies and available in bait shops down south, used them many times for Flathead in the Shoalhaven.

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