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Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,392
There are a couple of us who are mad fishermen so here is a spot where you can put your fishing catch pics. I had a great night fishing off the beach last night. Nice when you brave the cold but get handsomely rewarded with fish. 


  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 800
    Dear @Brenda5, what type of fish are they please?
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,392
    Two bream and 10 summer whiting. Size limits are 25cm so they were all well and truly legal size. Bream are tricky to get off the hook due to their sharp spines so now I use a thick rag to grab them and my lymphodema arm doesn't cop a spike. I love eating whiting. Easy to fillet and cook in 2 minutes, 1 minute each side. 
    Last night I caught 4 more whiting but dropped them off to my 80 year old neighbors for their dinner tonight. They were rapt.
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,868
    Woohoo!  Great session, Brenda!!  Terrific fish, too.  Elbow slapping whiting and stonker bream!

    You may regret this thread ..... LOL ..... Here’s a few of mine .... I don’t put them on the mat unless they are ‘real stonkers’. ;)   (as in O M G!!)

    A nice tailor (after being busted off on bigger ones in the same spot!)  He came home for dinner!   ;) 

    A nice blackfish on lure (normally you catch them on weed!)  He came home for dinner!  :)  

    A nice blue nose bream

    A nice whiting on topwater

    A nice flattie - I will usually take a flattie home for dinner!   ;) 

    It's been so windy here recently - if it is nice tomorrow, I'll try & get out!! Looks like rain for the weekend tho .. WOOHOOO!  We NEED IT!!
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,581
    Yours are similar to mine, @tigerbeth.  Mind you, sometimes we are lucky if we go to the shack and my brother-in-law adds his fishing results to the meal.  Whiting galore plus the odd snapper.
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 800
    Dear @arpie,  Awesome fish, especially the Lizard!
  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,392
    The blackfish one, is that also named luderick? What do you do with your catch on a yak. Do you put them down so they don't wriggle around or just leave them flipping in the boat causing vibrations? I am in two minds what to do when and if I eventually catch something nice from the yak.
    I did once catch a 3ft shovelnose ray on the yak but couldn't figure out how it and I could share the yak so I let it go.
    I haven't caught much flat head unless they are tiny little greedy 6 inch things which I let go too.
    I fished for tailor as a girl on hols in NSW at Tuross Heads. I remember they were a great sport fish, never giving up as you brought them in.
  • Annie CAnnie C Member Posts: 717
    Yep that's my idea of fish. Although we do have a friend from Kununurra who works out on the Cone Bay Barramundi farm. He drives from Kununurra to Derby and leaves his car with us for the 2 weeks. In return we get nice big fillets of barramundi.  My freezer is now the go to place for fish.
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,868
    edited August 2018
    hahaha, LOVE IT, @tigerbeth  and @Sister - as a kid, I used to only ever eat Fish & Chip shop 'fish' (even tho my Dad was a good fisho & regularly brought fish home to eat.)  I just HATED bones with a passion!  (Still do!)  

    Hi @Brenda5

    Yes, Blackfish & Luderick are one & the same.  They fight REALLY hard & taste LOVELY but you have keep them alive & only hit them on the head/bleed them as you leave to come home.  They are my preferred fish to 'smoke' for my Smoked Fish Pie.   If they grew as big as Barramundi - they would give a bigger fight!!

    I have a 'holey bag' that I loop over a rod holder, so the the fish sit in it, in the water & get fresh water going thru them all the time.  If I only end up with one fish, I usually let it go at the end of the day.

    I always use a net to for the fish & have a set of Lip Grips too, specially for big flatties!  I always have a couple of towels with which to cover the fish & hold them, to prevent spiking (tho it still happens!  :(  )  I have a pair of pliers to pull the hooks out & then either release them or pop them in the bag.

    If I caught a stingray or shovel nose shark on bait .... I'd probably just cut the line off at the hook!  I've been struck by a stingray & it is NO FUN AT ALL!!  I'll give you a tip - if you ever DO get hit by their barb ...... HOT WATER!   As hot as you can stand - put the 'stung bit' in it for as long as you can stand it (but not BURNING YOU!)

    haha  I think I caught one of those 6" flatties up at Burrum too!  LOL

    Remember what I said about the OMG fish ...... I found it today!  :)  I had a BLAST, catching bream in REALLY shallow water!!  The biggest one was just under 42cm, then a 40cm, then 2 x high 30cms & one about 30cm!!

    It was SO MUCH FUN!!

  • Brenda5Brenda5 Burrum Heads, QldMember Posts: 2,392
    edited August 2018
    Well done! The bream look very sedate in the pics compared to the way they flick spines out and have the hook barb swirling around everywhere. I lost my washer last night. It must have gotten hooked on the anchor and went to the bottom of the sea. The wind is in the North again and the ocean is quite calm this morning. No energy to get out there atm though. Last nights raging East wind seas were enough to cure my yak excursion needs for a while. I emptied about  two buckets of water from the inside of the yak. No wonder it was so heavy towing lol.
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 4,118
    Great pics, bragging rights for sure!
  • kitkatbkitkatb Member Posts: 442
    Great pics and some awesome scenery.  :):)
  • kezmusckezmusc Member Posts: 1,466
    What beautiful photos @arpie.  Great fish too I might add.

  • j9kj9k Member Posts: 98
    Great fish and pics @arpie! I'm longing to get the line in again soon. Hope I can get a catch like that. 😁 
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