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Bream or tawhine


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I make this a tarwhine.

It’s a very small fish - maybe 150mm long. Location is Brisbane Water.

Neither is a target species, so I’ve never bothered to tell them apart.

Any opinions? 

 

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Tarwhine have a much more rounded head, and usually have kind of stripes on their sides, and have a black stomach lining, where a Bream is silver.

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I used to make this mistake so many times, I caught a 40cm and a 38cm one a while back and thought I had caught 2 cracking bream in one day but alas they weren't. Always try pass the message on when fishing of the local jetty with other kids.

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No difference in eating qualities, unless someone told you, it would be hard to pick which one you were eating, caught hundreds of them, you get quite big Tarwhine out deep fishing for Snapper during summer.

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I reckon they are better eating than yellowfin bream . The pattern on the scales  is the usual indicator but according to the document below there is a difference in the scale count between the top and lateral line . Your fish would indicate as a Tarwhine in this case.
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