Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Yellowtail Kingfish (Scientific name - Seriola lalandi), Kingys, Kings, Hoodlums, Bandits or "Rat Kings" are a strong, exciting gamefish that strike savagely at a wide range of lures, live baits and dead or cut fish fillets. Victorian Yellowtail Kingfish reports right here.

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby Nude up » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:12 pm

Kingfish needs to be eaten fresh it doesn't freeze well it goes mushy



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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby barra mick » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:57 pm

Nude up wrote:Kingfish needs to be eaten fresh it doesn't freeze well it goes mushy


exactly the same as most pelagics....eg Spanish mack, queenies, ...shir when frozen

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby cobby » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:02 pm

Kingfish grow exceptionally fast in their early years. A legal fish even in Nsw is only a few years old at best. They're prolific breeders too and without digging through the internet, fairly sure I read a study that egg batches per fish were fairly large in number. 3-4 minimum 65cm would sit right with me. Depletion now isn't as much of an issue as it was with zero limits and rampant commercial netting/trapping.

To put it all into perspective, a 60cm Snapper is roughly the same age as a 115cm Kingfish. A 30cm snapper as old as a 70cm Kingfish. No one kicks up a fuss with 10 pinkies at 30cm each in photos that pop up every day...

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby poodoo » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:12 pm

Personally only like kingfish done sashimi style and fresh.

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby DougieK » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Most bag limits are at least double what they need to be....

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby hornet » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:15 pm

DougieK wrote:Most bag limits are at least double what they need to be....


I agree Douglas most salt water fish you are able to take 10 to 20 of each species, so you could legally take home 100 mixed species or more.

I find this incredible regardless of the scientific data that states it's ok to do so.

Most dedicated fisho's take a feed home, where as others take excess fish just because it's legal to do so.

If you need to freeze your catch because you can't eat it all in a couple of nights you have taken to many IMO.

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries ... scale-fish



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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby scott__henning » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:56 pm

I don't really see a problem with 5 fish per day, from my experiences the kingfish have been rebounding exponentially, and there are thousands upon thousands of them kicking around.

Saying that, I never usually keep more than 2-4 between the boat, that is plenty for a feed (or a few) and they are definitely best as sushimi, so fresh is best.

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby frozenpod » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:41 am

DougieK wrote:Most bag limits are at least double what they need to be....


Do not agree.

Most bag limits are about right.

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Re: Is 5 Kingfish at 60cm per person per day to many ?

Postby ducky » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:47 am

There's not many bag limits I disagree with. Only minimum sizes. If you can get 5 kings and aren't going to waste them so be it. For most fishos those stars align only a few times.


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