Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby smile0784 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:43 pm

4liters wrote:So just say you found the sand and there weren’t any good flatties do you decided to chase reefies??



We did find the sand out on flinders bank and only caught a few under sized flathead and a few size ones

We drifted on the sand for about 45 mins and a few factors we changed to chase reefies



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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby purple5ive » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:23 pm

Haha this is going downhill fast.

So i did have a taste of some curried parrot fish
Verdict - 4/10 rating. Still eatable but maybe next time only a few will go back home if we catch this many
Still yet to prepare it a different way so will let you guys know about that as well.

Smiley. Dint think crumpet was having a go. Just pointing out that we missed the sand near mushroom reef.
Flinders bank is a bit further away which we went to and certainly found the flathead which is a dead giveaway of sand banks. But all of them were undersized or just size.
So we decided to move and target reefies mainly for the fun factor.
Next time we will try where crumpet has mentioned.
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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby ratbag » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:51 pm

Well done lads - great haul.

The only way to know Steve is to try it & at 4/10, you’re better off eating bream :rofl:
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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby Lightningx » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm

4/10 not the best. Anyway good to know. Cheers mate :thumbsup:

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby skifalls » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:14 pm

purple5ive wrote:Haha this is going downhill fast.

So i did have a taste of some curried parrot fish
Verdict - 4/10 rating. Still eatable but maybe next time only a few will go back home if we catch this many
Still yet to prepare it a different way so will let you guys know about that as well.

Smiley. Dint think crumpet was having a go. Just pointing out that we missed the sand near mushroom reef.
Flinders bank is a bit further away which we went to and certainly found the flathead which is a dead giveaway of sand banks. But all of them were undersized or just size.
So we decided to move and target reefies mainly for the fun factor.
Next time we will try where crumpet has mentioned.


One of the strategies I have found is when the flatties are small head further deeper by another a 5mtrs, or put a burley pot down. About half of our catch was undersized and went back, anything not more than 5cm over legal went back as we were getting them within a few seconds of the bait hitting the ground. Squid strips worked very well

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby FlynnFisherman » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:26 pm

Nice work! That's a lot of fish! :fish22:



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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby Fishbref » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:52 pm

Wrasse fall apart if you grill/fry them; however, they are one of, if not the, best fish steamed, Korean style. Totally different level...

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby Kimtown » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:53 am

That 4/10 seems rather generous lmao just the look of the fish to me makes it a 0/10 instantly. Gross big scaled yucky things they are.

I dont knock you for keeping so many though, they have a pretty low survival rate I think

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby Scraglor » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:59 am

I throw them back all the time, and after seeing how crazy some people are over steamed wrasse, I might give them a go.

I am a big believer that we should be eating fish further down the food chain to increase sustainability. Recently I tried Yakka as sashimi, that wasnt too bad tbh, will be trying to expand my horizons with this kind of thing. As an aside, anyone that hasnt tried garfish or leatherjackets needs too ASAP. They are two of my favourite fish these days.

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Re: Mixed bag out im wp and seal rock

Postby purple5ive » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:05 pm

gars and leatheries are great eating mate. and im sure you will make wrasse into a delicacy the way you prepare them mate.
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